What are cookies?
Cookies and other similar technologies, such as local shared objects, flash cookies, and pixels, are tools used by web servers to store and retrieve information about website visitors, as well as to ensure the correct functioning of the website. These devices allow the webserver to remember certain information about the user, such as their page viewing preferences, name, and password, products that interest them most, etc.
Cookies affected by and exempt from regulations
Under EU legislation, the cookies that require the user’s informed consent are analytical cookies and advertising and affiliate cookies, while technical cookies and those necessary for the operation of the website or the provision of services expressly requested by the user are exempt.
What types of cookies are there?
There are five main groups of cookies:
- Analytical cookies: they collect information on how the website is used.
- Social cookies: they are required for external social networks.
- Affiliate cookies: these make it possible to track visits from other websites, with which the website has an affiliate agreement (affiliate companies).
- Advertising and behavioural cookies: they collect information about the user’s personal preferences and choices (retargeting).
- Technical and functional cookies: they are strictly necessary for the use of the website and for the provision of the contracted service.
Cookies used on this website
- _ga: Third-party cookie (Google Analytics) used to distinguish users. Duration: 2 years.
- _gat: Third-party cookie (Google Analytics) used to limit the percentage of requests. Duration: 1 minute
- _gid: Third-party cookie (Google Analytics) used to distinguish users. Duration: 24 hours
- NID: Third-party cookie (Google) whose purpose is to store information about your preferences. Duration: 6 months.
- PREF: Third-party cookie (Youtube) that stores the configuration preferences, such as preferred language, number of search results displayed per page or activation of the Google SafeSearch filter. Duration: 10 years.
- VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE: Third-party cookie (Youtube) that tracks the visited videos that are embedded in the web. Duration: 240 days approximately.
- YSC: Third-party cookie (Youtube) that measures the reproductions of videos made by the user and records the events of “Like” or “Share video”. Duration: Session cookie.
- GPS: Third-party cookie (YouTube) used to enable content, functionality and determine preferences
- Remote_sid: Third-party cookie (Youtube) used to enable content, functionality and determine preferences
How can cookies be deleted from the browser?