What are cookies?

The CONSERVAS DE AUTOR, SA website (hereinafter, uses cookies. Cookies are files sent to a browser by means of a web server to register users’ activities on a website. The purpose of the cookies is to facilitate quicker access for the user to the selected services. Moreover, cookies personalize the services offered by the website, facilitating and offering each user information of their interest or which may be of their interest in consideration of how they use the services.   This website uses cookies to facilitate the user’s browsing as much as possible. The cookies are only associated to an anonymous user and their computer. They do not provide references that may be used to deduce the user’s personal data. The user may change their browser settings to notify them and reject the installation of cookies sent by the website without harming the user’s ability to access the content of said website. However, this may cause a decrease in website functioning quality.   Registered users who register or have logged in may benefit from more personalized services oriented towards their profile with the combination of data stored in the cookies and the personal data used at the time of registration. These users expressly authorize the use of this information for the purpose indicated, without prejudice to their right to reject or disable the use of cookies.   Likewise, the website may know of all the services requested by users so as to facilitate or offer information that is adequate to their own tastes and preferences.

What types of cookies exist?

Based on their permanency, cookies can be divided into:

  • Session cookies: they expire when the user closes the browser.
  • Persistent cookies: they expire whenever the purpose for which they are used is fulfilled (i.e. so the user remains identified for the services) or when deleted manually.

Based on their purpose, cookies can be classified as:

  • Performance cookies: they remember user preferences for tools found in services so the service settings do not have to be changed each time you visit.
  • Geo-localization cookies: used to determine the country the user is in upon requesting a service. It’s totally anonymous and may only be used to help orient the content to their location.
  • Registration cookies: generated when the user has registered or logged in. They are used to identify the user in the services for the following purposes:
    • To keep the user identified for easier browsing.
    • To check whether the user is authorized to access certain services.
  • Analytical cookies: they are generated during user visits to anonymously identify the user. The main purposes are:
    • To anonymously identify the users through the cookie (identifies browsers and devices, not people) and count the number of visitors and trends over time.
    • To anonymously identify the most visited content.
    • To know if the user is new or repeating their visit.
    • Important: Unless the user decides to register for a web service, the cookie will never be associated with any personal data that may identify him/her. These cookies will only be used for statistical purposes that help enhance the user experience at the site.
  • Behavioural advertising cookies: they make it possible to expand the information from advertising displayed to each anonymous user in the web services. The duration and frequency of advertising position views is stored as well as the interaction with them, browsing patterns and/or user behaviour to create a profile of advertising interest. Thus, they make it possible to offer advertising that is appropriate to the user’s interests.

Which cookies do we use?

In particular, the following cookies are used when browsing the website:   Analytics

  • Cookie _ga : Used to distinguish users. They remain for 2 years after installation or updating.
  • Cookie __utma: Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when JavaScript is run. It is updated each time the data are sent to Google Analytics. They remain for 2 years after installation or updating.
  • Cookie __utmb: Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when JavaScript is run. It is updated each time the data are sent to Google Analytics. They remain for 30 minutes after installation or updating.
  • Cookie __utmz: Stores the source of traffic or a campaign that explains how the user arrived at the site. The cookie is created when JavaScript is run and is updated each time the data are sent to Google Analytics. They remain for 6 months after installation or updating

How can cookies be disabled?

It’s possible to stop accepting cookies in the browser or stop accepting cookies for a particular service. All modern browsers allow you to change the cookies settings. These settings are normally found under the browser menu options or preferences.   The website offers guidance to the user on the steps to access the cookies settings menu and; as applicable, private browsing in each one of the major browsers:

  • Internet Explorer: Tools – Internet Options – Privacy – Settings.
  • Firefox: Tools – Options – Privacy – History – Custom settings.
  • Chrome: Settings – Show advanced options – Privacy – Site settings.
  • Safari: Preferences – Security. 

Is it possible for the cookies policy to change?

The website may modify this Cookies Policy based on legal and regulatory requirements or to adapt this policy to the instructions issued by the Spanish Data Protection Agency. Therefore, users are advised to visit it periodically.   When significant changes occur to this Cookies Policy, they will be communicated to users through the website or through the registered user’s email.   If you’d like more information on browser settings, click on the browser you want information on: