Information on Cookies

Information on Cookies

1. The Website uses a technology called the cookie in order to obtain information on use of the Website and to improve the user experience.

2. Cookies are small data files that are sent via the browser and stored on the hard disk of the user's computer whenever it is connected to a website. Cookies allow a website to, among other things, store and retrieve information about the browsing habits of users or of computers and also can be used to recognise the user, depending on the information they contain and how a computer uses them.

3. Cookies can be classified in different ways:

  • Ownership: own cookies and third-party cookies, depending on what entity manages the domain sending the cookies and handles the resulting data.
  • Duration: session cookies and persistent cookies, depending on the length of time they remain stored in the user's computer.
  • Purpose: Technical cookies, customization cookies, analysis cookies, advertising cookies, behavioural publicity cookies, depending on the motive for processing the data.

Depending on their purpose, the following types of cookies can be defined:

  • Technical cookies: These allow the user to browse in a website or application and to use the different options and services offered (videos to aid purchase decisions, social networks, etc).
  • Customization cookies: These allow the user to access the service according to certain general features predefined according to preferences (language, browser type, configuration, content design, etc).
  • Analysis cookies: These permit anonymous analysis of the behaviour of website users, measurement of user activity and the creation of browsing profiles, all aimed at improving a website.
  • Advertising cookies: These permit advertising space on a website to be managed.
  •  Behavioural publicity cookies: These manage advertising space on the website according to the user's behaviour and browsing habits, allowing a profile to be obtained that enables customized advertising to be displayed on the user's browser.

4. IrsiCaixa website uses its own and third-party cookies. Its own cookies indicate whether the user has Javascript enabled and third-party cookies allow data analysis by Google Analytics. Under no circumstances do cookies process data of a personal nature.

Own cookies:
NAME: has_js       
PURPOSE: Indicates whether the user has Javascript enabled                                                                       
DURATION: Duration of session

Third-party cookies​:
OWNER: Google
PURPOSE: Google Analytics, to distinguish between users
DURATION: 2 years

OWNER: Google
PURPOSE: Google Analytics, to limit the percentage of requests
DURATION: 10 minutes

Cookies are activated every time a new user enters a website or whenever cookies have been deleted. 

5. Below we list links where the user will find information on how to configure and manage cookies in the main browsers:

6. The Website may not work properly if the user does not allow cookies. 

7. Since this Website may modify its information on cookies, we recommend you review this policy each time you access the IrsiCaixa Website.

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