Update: June 2020
Due to the entry into force of the amendment to the "Law on Information Society Services" (LSSICE) established by Royal Decree 13/2012, it is mandatory to obtain the express consent of the user of all websites that use disposable cookies, before the user browses them.
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies and other similar technologies such as local shared objects, flash cookies or pixels, are tools used by web servers to store and retrieve information about their visitors, as well as to provide proper functioning of the site.
Through the use of these devices, the Web server is allowed to remember some data concerning the user, such as his preferences for viewing the pages of that server, name and password, products that interest him most, etc.
REGULATORY-AFFECTED COOKIES AND EXEMPTED COOKIES
According to the EU directive, the cookies that require the informed consent of the user are analytical cookies and advertising and affiliation cookies, with the exception of those of a technical nature and those necessary for the operation of the website or the provision of services expressly requested by the user.
WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES ARE THERE?
About the types of cookies, there are five main groups:
Analytical cookies: they collect information about the use of the website.
Social cookies: these are necessary for external social networks.
Affiliate cookies: they allow to track visits from other websites, with which the website establishes an affiliation contract (affiliate companies).
Advertising and behavioural cookies: they collect information about the user's personal preferences and choices (retargeting).
Technical and functional cookies: these are strictly necessary for the use of the website and for the provision of the contracted service.
COOKIES USED ON THIS WEBSITE
PHPSESSID: technical and strictly necessary cookie containing the session identifier.
GGA: Google Analytics cookie that enables the unique visit control function. The first time a user enters the website through a browser this cookie will be installed. When this user enters the website again with the same browser, the cookie will consider it to be the same user. Only in the case that the user changes the browser, it will be considered as another user. It expires 2 years after the last update.
_gat: This cookie is associated with Google Analytics Universal. It is used to limit the speed of request - the limitation of data collection on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.
ac_cookies: Technical and strictly necessary cookie containing the value of whether the installation of cookies has been accepted. It expires in 1 year from the last update.