What are cookies?
Cookies are files that store and retrieve information when browsing the website. They can serve very different purposes, such as, for example, recognising the user, obtaining information about their browsing habits, or customising the way the content is displayed.
There are different types of cookies depending on who they belong to, what these cookies are used for and for how long they remain on the user's device and which are summarised below:
The types of cookies classified according to who they belong to are as follows:
1. First-party cookies: those sent to the user's device or browser by the owner of the website.
2. Third-party cookies: those that are sent to the user's device by third parties and are managed by said third parties.
In the table provided in the following section, third-party cookies are those whose provider is not the owner of the website but the entities indicated in the table.
The types of cookies classified according to their purpose are as follows:
1. Technical cookies: those that allow the user to browse the website correctly and correctly access all of its sections. And they guarantee, for example, the security of the website, among other things.
These cookies do not require the user to consent to their installation, because we do not use them for advertising purposes but in order for the website to function properly.
2. Preference or personalisation cookies: those that allow user preferences to be remembered on the website, such as the language, depending on the region from which the service is accessed. Or the number of results to show when the user performs a search. These cookies do not require the user's consent if it is the user who chooses these characteristics (for example, if they select the language of a website by clicking on the icon of the corresponding country flag), as it is considered a service expressly requested by the user, and provided the cookies exclusively adhere to the selected purpose.
3. Analytical or measurement cookies: those that allow user behaviour on the website to be analysed, thus providing insight as to which content is most interesting to them and to make it easier for the user to find what they are looking for. They also analyse the level of recurrence of visitors, that is, if they return to the website in order to improve the most visited areas.
Although it is unlikely that these cookies involve any risks to the user's privacy, because they are usually used on aggregate data (which does not identify the user) and for statistical purposes, current regulations do require the user's consent to be requested in order to install them on their device and/or browser.
4. Behavioural advertising cookies: those that store user information based on the monitoring of their browsing habits, which allows them to be shown advertising about their interests both by the owner of the website and by third parties.
The installation of these cookies on the user's device or browser requires their consent.
And among the types of cookies classified according to their duration or time that they remain on the user's device or browser, there are:
1. Session cookies: those that disappear from the user's browser or device when the session ends, or the website is closed.
2. Persistent cookies: those that do not disappear when the session is closed and their duration can be anywhere from minutes to several years, depending on how they are configured.
What type of cookies are used on this website?
The cookies used on this website are indicated in the following table.
Analytical cookies will only be installed on the user's browser or device if the user accepts them by clicking the "Yes, I agree" button on the banner that appears when entering the website for the first time.
Type of cookies
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Analytical: Use statistical data about how the visitor uses the website.
Analytical: Limit the number of requests.
Analytical: Generate statistical data to know how the visitor uses the website.
Acceptance, denial, withdrawal of consent or elimination of cookies
Consent is given for the website https://cofides.es and all its subdomains.
Once the cookies have been configured by the user or if they have all been accepted through the corresponding acceptance button, if the user wants to delete the cookies later on, they can do so from the configuration button that may be accessible on the web or, in its absence, from the configuration of the browser itself. There are also extensions for different browsers, which can be configured to prevent the installation of cookies:
The user can prevent the installation of Google Analytics in connection with their use of the website by downloading and installing the browser add-on through this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.A.
You can also allow, block or delete the installed cookies by configuring your browser options:
What happens if cookies are disabled?
Some of the services' functionalities will be disabled, for example, staying logged in while browsing the page.
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