Definition and function of cookies
What are cookies? A cookie is a file that is downloaded to your computer when you access certain web pages. Cookies allow a web page, among other things, to store and retrieve information about the browsing habits of a user or their equipment and, depending on the information they contain and the way they use their equipment, they can be used to recognize to user. They can also collect, for example, the IP address used by the computer to connect to the website, the URL of the requested website, the time of connection and other parameters related to the operating system of the computing environment used. Non-session cookies are stored in the memory of the user’s browser, even though the information they contain is not used.
Types of cookies
Depending on who is the entity that manages the domain from where the cookies are sent and treats the data obtained, two types can be distinguished: own cookies and third-party cookies. There is also a second classification according to the period of time that they remain stored in the client’s browser, which may be session cookies or persistent cookies. Finally, there is another classification with five types of cookies according to the purpose for which the data obtained is processed: technical cookies, personalization cookies, analysis cookies, advertising cookies and behavioral advertising cookies. For more information in this regard, you can consult the Guía sobre el uso de las cookies de la Agencia Española de Protección de Datos
Acceptance of the Cookies Policy
Given this information, it is possible to carry out the following actions:
- Accept cookies. This notice will not be displayed again when accessing any page of the portal during this session.
- Close. The notice is hidden on this page.
- Modify your settings. You will be able to obtain more information about what cookies are, know the Ministry’s Cookies Policy and modify the configuration of your browser.
How to modify the cookie settings
You can restrict, block or delete cookies using your browser. In each browser the operation is different, the “Help” function will show you how to do it.