Cookies are files that can be downloaded onto your equipment via websites. They are tools with an essential role to provide numerous information society services. Among other uses, they allow a website to store and retrieve information on users’ browsing habits and their equipment and, depending on the information obtained, they can be used to recognise users and improve the service offered.
Depending on the entity that manages the domain which sends the cookies and processes the data that is obtained, two types of cookies can be distinguished:
In the event that the cookies are installed via a computer or domain managed by the editor but the information collected by them is managed by a third party, they cannot be regarded as own cookies.
There also exists a second classification, depending on the period of time during which they are stored on the customer’s browser, which are as follows:
Finally, there is another classification with five kinds of cookies, depending on the purpose for which the obtained data is processed:
You have the options of allowing, blocking or deleting the cookies installed on your computer by configuring the options of the browser installed on it. Some of the available services may no longer be operational if you disable certain cookies. The method for disabling cookies is different for each browser, but this can usually be done via the Tools or Options menu. You can also go to the browser’s Help menu, where you will find the appropriate instructions. As a user you can choose which cookies you want to operate on this website at any time.
To allow, block or delete the cookies installed on your equipment by configuring the browser options installed on your computer, go to the following help pages:
In addition, you can also manage the storage of cookies on your browser by means of tools such as the following:
Below we identify the cookies that are used on this portal, as well as their typology and functions.
Alastria’s website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service developed by Google which measures and analyses browsing on websites. You will be able to view the cookies of this service on your browser. Depending on the typology outlined above they may be own, session or analytical cookies.
Using web analytics information can be obtained on the number of users accessing the website, the number of page views, the frequency and repetition of the visits, their duration, the browser used, the operator which provides the service, the language, the terminal used and the city to which its IP address is assigned. This information enables the portal to provide a better and more appropriate service.
To ensure anonymity, Google will make your information anonymous by truncating the IP address before storing it, as a result, Google Analytics cannot be used to locate or collect personal information identifying visitors to the website. Google may only send the information collected by Google Analytics to third parties when legally required to do so. In accordance with the Google Analytics service provision conditions, Google will not associate your IP address with any other data retained by Google.