Cookie and local storage policy

Browsing this website with cookies and local storage mechanisms activated necessarily implies the acceptance of their use in accordance with this policy. Otherwise, you can configure the browser to prevent its use.

Cookies and local storage are part of the technology required for a website to function and are not inherently harmful, but it is important that you understand the implications for your privacy.

This policy is part of our privacy policy and includes the following:

  • What are cookies?
  • What are cookies used for?
  • What is local storage?
  • What are third-party cookies?
  • Web browsers with a private browsing option
  • How do I block or delete cookies?

What are cookies?

Cookies are small temporary files that are created on the user’s browsing device (computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.) when they visit a website, and which allow the website to store information, for example to save the user’s usage preferences or to recognise them on subsequent visits.

When a website creates a cookie on the user’s device, the following is stored:

  • The address/domain of the website that created the cookie.
  • The duration of the cookie, which can range from a few minutes to several years.
  • The content of the cookie.

The user can configure their web browser at any time to prevent (block) the use of cookies by certain websites, as well as delete previously stored cookies.

What are cookies used for?

  • Essential cookies. They cookies are used to manage the navigation flow within the website or to keep the user logged in. By disabling them, some sections of the website might not work properly.
  • Customisation cookies. These cookies are necessary for remembering certain user preferences.
  • Analytic cookies. These cookies help us and third parties collect information about where visits originated and users navigate within the website, for the purpose of statistical analysis in order to enhance the structure and content.
  • Advertising cookies. These cookies are used to manage the ads displayed on the website and determine the content or frequency of the ads.
  • Behavioural advertising cookies. These cookies help track the user’s browsing habits to create a profile of their interests and to display ads tailored to them.
  • Social sharing cookies. These cookies are necessary for identifying the user in their social networks and thus allow them to share content.

What is local storage?

By local storage we mean any file created by the website on your browsing device. Cookies are a form of local storage, but there are others, for example:

  • The browser’s local storage. Some websites use local storage called “sessionStorage” and “localStorage” to store information; “sessionStorage” is automatically deleted when the browser programme is closed; however, to delete “localStorage” the user must delete the browsing history.
  • Flash local storage (“Flash Local Shared Objects”). Flash is a browser plug-in that allows you to incorporate interactive and multimedia content into a website. Flash also allows the visited website to store files on the user’s device.
  • Silverlight local storage (“Isolated Objects”). Silverlight is a browser plug-in that allows you to incorporate interactive and multimedia content into a website. Silverlight also allows the visited website to store files on the user’s device.
  • The web beacon is a tracking method that consists of inserting an internet server hosted image in the website or in an e-mail so that, when the browser or email programme connects to that server to download and visualise the image, the access is registered. Sometimes these images are very small or transparent so that the user is not aware of their existence.

What are third-party cookies?

Many websites incorporate functions or features provided by third parties, such as

  • Access and use analysis of the webpages.
  • Interactive maps.
  • Videos and other multimedia elements.
  • Social-sharing buttons.
  • Advertising.

The provider of a function or feature may use cookies and other local storage technologies based on its own criteria and purposes. Some providers use cookies and other tracking technologies to collect information about your browsing habits in order to display advertising tailored to your interests.

Browsing this website with cookies and local storage activated necessarily implies acceptance of the privacy policies established by the providers of the following functions or features:

Function or feature

Third-party provider of the function or feature

Privacy policy of the third party

Google Analytics Google, Inc
Google Maps, Youtube Google, Inc

Some of these features can track how you navigate in order to create a profile of your interests and offer you tailored advertising relevant to you. Cookies and local storage are tools that help collect your browsing data.

Web browsers with a private browsing option

If you wish to use this site with a greater degree of privacy and limit the storage of cookies for long periods of time, we recommend that you use a web browser with a “private” browsing option. You may obtain more information about this possibility in the help pages of the main web browsers:


Name of the private browsing function

Get more information

Internet Explorer 8 and later InPrivate
Safari 2 and later Private browsing
Opera 10.5 and later Private browsing
Firefox 3.5 and later Private browsing
Google Chrome 10 and later Incognito mode

How do I block or delete cookies?

Most web browsers allow you to disable cookies completely. Many browsers also allow you to delete the cookies associated with specific websites/domains. To do so, the user must refer to their browser’s help page.

Below are links to the online support pages of the most common browsers to help you find the cookie settings in each one:

Some of the information can be saved in the local storage of the browser or in the Flash storage:

  • To delete the data stored in the local storage of the browser, the user must delete their browsing history.
  • To learn how to delete local Flash storage or to limit the amount of space allowed, see the Adobe support pages:

To block the use of Google Analytics and its cookies:

  • Google Analytics Browser Opt-out Plug-in can be downloaded at

For other browsers as well as for any clarification or question regarding cookies on this website, you can contact us by email at:

Important notice: by blocking cookies, certain services or functionalities of the website might not work properly.

In order to help users delete or block cookies, a list of the domains and cookies that are activated when browsing this website is included. Most browsers allow you to block or delete cookies created by specific domains.

Function or feature and who provides it





Google features (Google Maps, YouTube, +1, Google remarketing, Google Translate, etc.) (Google, Inc.)

Temporary and persistent cookies (VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, PREF, YSC, etc).
Local browser storage.
Local Flash Storage,,,,,,,,,,, etc Years Tracking
Sharing on social networks
Data transfer outside the EU