What are cookies?
A cookie is a file or device that is downloaded onto a User's internet terminal device when
browsing the web. It is used to store and retrieve data that are found on this device and reflects
the User's activities during their browsing. Internet service providers may use the cookie to
perform functions such as:
- Facilitating User navigation on websites visited;
- Facilitate User buying experiences on websites visited;
- Provide information on User browser habits on websites to develop new products or services;
- Provide information on User browsing habits on websites to direct them to behavioral advertising.
Based on how they are implemented, cookies can be:
own: These are cookies that are enabled by the owner of the website the User is visiting,
sending them from equipment or a domain managed by the editor itself and from which the it
provides the services requested by the user; or
third party: These are cookies that are enabled by other service providers with whom the
owner of the site that the User is visiting has contracted for the provisioning of certain
services; they are sent from a device or domain that is not managed by the editor, but
rather another entity that processes the data obtained through cookies.
Based on the time that they remain active, cookies can be:
session: These are cookies designed to collect and store data while the User accesses a
persistent: These are cookies in which the data remains stored on the terminal and can
be accessed and processed for a period of time defined by the owner of the cookie, which
may range from minutes to years.
Based on their purpose, cookies can be:
Customization: These cookies allow Web Users to access the service with some pre-determined
general features depending on a series of criteria related to the user’s device, such as
language, the type of browser used to access the service, the regional setting from which
the service is accessed, etc.
analytical: These are cookies that, processed by the owner of the website or by third
parties, make it possible to quantify the number of users and thus provide statistical
measurement and analysis on how users use the service offered, so as to improve the
offering of products and services provided.
advertising: These are cookies that allow for the most efficient management of the
advertising spaces that, if applicable, the editor has included on a website, application
or platform that is used to provide the service requested based on criteria such as the
content edited or the frequency with which the advertisements are shown.
behavioral advertising: These are cookies that allow for the most efficient management of
the advertising spaces that, if applicable, the editor has included on a website, application
or platform that is used to provide the service requested. These cookies store information
on user behavior obtained through the ongoing observation of their browsing habits, which
makes it possible to develop a specific profile to show advertising based on such habits.
It is also possible that upon visiting a website or opening an email where an ad or promotion
on certain products or services is published, a cookie is installed in the browser that is
used later on to show advertising related to the search performed in order to control ads
related, for example, with the number of time the User visits, where the ads appear, what
time they are seen, etc.
To learn more about cookies:
What cookies can be enabled without the consent of the user?
There are some cookies that can be implemented in the User's terminal without requiring consent. These are as follows:
- Cookies which are used solely to communicate between the User's device and the network.
- Cookies which are used strictly to provide a service strictly requested by the user.
- Thus, cookies excepted form asking for consent are:User login cookies.
- User identification or authentication cookies (only session cookies).
- User security cookies.
- Media player cookies.
- Balance-loading session cookies.
- User interface customization cookies.
- Plug-in cookies for exchanging social media content.
On the other hand, analytical, advertising and tracking cookies do need User consent.
What cookies do we use, who controls them and what purpose do they serve?
The present website currently requires cookies for browsing and other cookies for collecting
statistical and analytical information, which allow us to analyze user browsing habits and
obtain statistical data to improve our services. Cookies used by the website are associated
only with an anonymous user and their computer, thus not providing themselves the personal
data of the User.
By using cookies, it is possible for the server where the website is hosted to recognize the
web browser used by the user in order to make browsing easier, allowing, for example, access
to users who have registered previously, access to areas, services, promotions and contests
reserved exclusively for them without having to register on each visit. Cookies are also
used to measure the audience and traffic parameters, control progress and the number of
How can you disable cookies already installed in your browser?
You can disable them from your browser by entering into the browser's settings menu, where
you can also block them, allow them or delete ones already installed. We hereby inform you
that if you disable any cookies in your browser settings selection, you may not be able to
use the full functionality of this website.
For your convenience, here are some links to some of the major browsers that explain how
to configure your preferences regarding cookies:
- Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647
- Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cookies-information-websites-store-on-your-computer
- Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955/en
- Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201265
- Safari iOS (iPhone , iPad): https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201265
- Flash Cookies: https://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html
- To disable Google Analytics cookies: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
How can you revoke consent to the use of these cookies?
You can revoke your consent at any time. To do so, you must disable cookies from our
website by following the instructions in the previous section based on which browser
you use. We hereby inform you that revoking consent, and therefore the disabling of
certain cookies, may prevent the use of certain features on our website.
Updated on September 5, 2019