What are cookies?

A cookie is a file or device which is downloaded to your terminal device for the purpose of storing data which can be updated and retrieved by the server that placed it. In other words, it is a file that is downloaded to your computer when you access certain websites. For example, cookies allow a website to store and retrieve information about your or your computer’s browsing habits and, depending on the information they contain and the way in which you use your computer, they can be used to recognise you.

Their main functions are:

  • User monitoring: when a user enters their username and password, a cookie is stored so that they do not have to enter them for every page on the server. However, a cookie does not identify a person but rather a combination of computer-browser-user.
  • Gathering information about the user’s browsing habits and any attempted spyware from advertising agencies and others. This can lead to privacy issues and is one of the reasons why cookies have their detractors.

There are different types of cookies depending primarily on the purpose for which they are used. They include the following:

Analytics cookies: these cookies are used to analyse the behaviour and actions of the users of the website and for browsing profiling in order to make technical improvements to its operation and services.

Advertising cookies: they allow efficient management of advertising spaces based on a series of criteria; for example, checking whether or not the user has already accessed a news item in order to update it with a new one.

Behavioural advertising cookies: these cookies store information about users’ behaviour by looking at their browsing habits. This makes it possible to set up user profiles based on their behaviour and use them to personalise the advertising shown.

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What kind of cookies does this website use?

This website uses cookies which make it easier for you to use and browse through the website, ensure access to particular services and enhance the website’s operational settings.

Specifically, this website uses the following cookies:

JCS_INENREF Used for anti-spam features After a short time or when you close your browser.
JCS_INENTIM Used for anti-spam features After a short time or when you close your browser.
PHPSESSID This cookie is used to initiate a user session and is a reference to a unique session ID set by our website code (PHP). It is deleted when the session ends (when you close your browser) After a short time or when you close your browser.
wp-settings-7 WordPress settings  1 day
wp-settings-7-time WordPress settings  1 day
wordpress_test_cookie WordPress sets this cookie when you go to the login page. The cookie is used to test whether your browser is set to allow or reject cookies. After a short time or when you close your browser.
_icl_current_language It contains your selected language for future logins 1 day
_ga It is used to distinguish users. 2 years
_gid It is used to distinguish users. 24 hours
_gat or _dc_gtm It is used to throttle the request rate. 1 minute

How can I manage my cookie settings?

This section contains a brief explanation of how to view and adjust the cookie settings on the most common browsers or the ones most used by users.

Practically all browsers allow you to get general information about the cookies installed on a website, specifically to check for their existence, their duration and the system for deleting them. You can find out more at the links below:

You can also allow, block or delete cookies placed on your device by changing your browser’s settings following the instructions it provides. Cookie settings are usually configured in the “Preferences” or “Tools” menu of each browser. And of course you can always go to your browser’s help section to find a solution or get answers to any problems you may have.

Please note that if you block the installation of all cookies, the content of the website and certain features and services it provides may be affected.