What is a cookie?
A cookie is a file that is downloaded to your computer when you access certain websites. Cookies allow a website, 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 computer, can be used to recognise the user.
Types of cookie
According to the different types of classification:
1. Depending on whom the entity is that manages the domain from which the cookies are sent and treats the data obtained, two types can be distinguished:
- First-party cookies: are those that are sent to the user's terminal equipment from a computer or domain managed by the editor itself and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
- Third-party cookies: are those that are sent to the user's terminal equipment from a computer or domain that is not managed by the editor, but by another entity that processes the data obtained through the cookies.
2. Depending on the period of time that they remain stored in the client's browser, they may be:
- Session cookies: are those designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a website. They are usually used to store information that only needs to be kept for the provision of the service requested by the user on a single occasion (for example, a list of products purchased) and disappear at the end of the session.
- Persistent cookies: are those in which the data are still stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed for a period defined by the person responsible for the cookie, and that can range from a few minutes to several years.
3. Depending on the purpose for which the data obtained is processed:
- Technical cookies: are those that allow the user to navigate through a website, platform or application and the use of the different options or services that exist in it, including those that the publisher uses to enable the management and operation of the website and enable its functions and services, such as, for example, control traffic and data communication, identify the session, access parts of restricted access, remember the elements that make up an order, perform the purchase process of an order, manage the payment, control fraud linked to the security of the service, make the request for registration or participation in an event, count visits for the purpose of billing licences of the software with which the service works (website, platform or application), use security features during navigation, store content for broadcasting videos or sound, enable dynamic content (for example, animation of loading a text or image) or share content through social networks.
- Preference or personalisation cookies: are those that allow remembering information for the user to access the service with certain characteristics that may differentiate their experience from that of other users, such as, for example, the language, the number of results to be displayed when the user performs a search, the appearance or content of the service depending on the type of browser through which the user accesses the service or the region from which they access the service, etc.
- Analysis or measurement cookies: are those that allow the party responsible for them to monitor and analyse the behaviour of the users of the websites to which they are linked, including the quantification of the impact of advertisements. The information collected through this type of cookies is used in measuring the activity of the websites, application or platform, in order to introduce improvements based on the analysis of the usage data made by the users of the service.
- Behavioural advertising cookies: are those that store information on user behaviour obtained through the continuous observation of their browsing habits, allowing the development of a specific profile to display advertising based on the same.
What cookies do we use and what is their purpose?
How can I change my cookie settings?
They can also do so by using their browser, with which they can allow, restrict, block or delete cookies used from our website.
In order to facilitate users who wish to prevent the installation of cookies on their computer, SPRI makes available to its users links to the instructions provided for this purpose by browsers whose use is considered more widespread:
- Internet Explorer™: Versión 9 | Versión 10 | Versión 11
- Safari™: Safari™ 5 and 6 | Safari™ 7 | Safari™ 8
- Settings on iPhone, iPad, or iPod: link
- Chrome™: link
- Firefox™: link
- Opera™: link
- Android: link
- Windows Phone: link
In addition, the user can also manage cookie storing in their browser and deactivate it through tools such as:
*WARNING ABOUT DELETING COOKIES: You can delete and block all cookies from this site, but part of the site will not work or the quality of the website may be affected.
Who uses and has access to the cookie information we set?
Only the owner of this website and the company that provides the owner with the service of maintenance and analysis of the site, use and have access to the site’s cookies. Third parties that have stored cookies on your computer will have access to them.