What are cookies?
The term “cookie” normally means “biscuit” but, in the field of internet browsing, a “cookie” is something completely different.
When you access our website, a small amount of text known as a “cookie” is stored in the browser of your device. This text contains varied information regarding your browsing, habits, preferences, personalisation of contents, etc…
There are other technologies that work in a similar way and which are also used to compile data regarding your browsing activity. We will use the term “cookies” to refer to all of these technologies. The specific uses we make of these technologies are described in this document.
What are cookies used for on this website?
Cookies are an essential part of how our website works. The main purpose of our cookies is to improve your browsing experience. For example, to remember your preferences (language, country, etc.) while you are browsing and on future visits. The information collected by cookies also enables us to improve the site, to adapt it to your interests as a user, make your searches quicker, etc…
What are cookies NOT used for on this website?
The cookies we use do not store sensitive information that would identify you personally, such as your name, address, password, etc…
Who uses the information stored in cookies?
The information stored in the cookies of our website is used exclusively by us, with the exception of those identified below as “third-party cookies”, which are used and managed by external organisations that provide us with services to improve the experience of our users.
For example, the statistics collected on the number of visits, the preferred contents, etc… are usually managed by GOOGLE ANALYTICS.
Third-party cookies are also usually used to safeguard the payment transactions made via the website.
If you have accepted them, we will not ask you again unless you delete the cookies saved in your device as indicated in the next section.
If you wish to revoke your consent you will have to delete the cookies and change your settings.
To restrict, block or delete the cookies of this website (and those used by third parties) you can do so at any time by changing the configuration of your browser. Bear in mind that settings are different in every browser, although it is usual to find the cookie settings in the “Preferences” “Tools” or “Options” menu and then in “Privacy and Security” or in “delete browsing data”, etc…
For further details on cookie settings in each browser, you can consult the “help” menu of the browser itself.
What types of cookies are used on this web page?
Each web page uses its own cookies. On our site we use those indicated below:
ACCORDING TO THE ORGANISATION THAT MANAGES THEM
• First-party cookies:
those sent to the user’s device from equipment or a domain managed by the actual publisher and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
• Third-party cookies:
those sent to the user’s device from equipment or a domain that is not manged by the publisher, but by another organisation that processes the data obtained via the cookies.
If the cookies are set by equipment or a domain managed by the actual publisher, but the information they collect is managed by a third party, they cannot be considered first-party cookies if the third party uses them for its own purposes (for example, the improvement of the services it provides or the provision of advertising services in favour of other organisations).
ACCORDING TO THEIR PURPOSE
• Technical cookies:
those that are strictly necessary for the browsing and correct functioning of our web page, such as, for example, to control traffic and data communication, identify the session, enable access to parts with restricted access, remember the elements that make up an order, complete the purchase process of an order, handle the payment, control fraud linked to the security of the service, handle the application for registration or participation in an event, count visits for the purpose of invoicing or licensing of the software used to make the service work (website, platform or application), use security elements during browsing, store contents for the broadcasting of videos or sound, enable dynamic contents (for example, animation when loading a text or image) or share contents via social media.
• Analytical cookies:
these allow quantification of the number of users and thus enable a measurement and statistical analysis of the use made by users of the service provided. For this purpose, browsing on our web page is analysed for the purpose of improving the offer of products or services that we supply.
• Preference or personalisation cookies:
those that make it possible to remember information so that the user accesses the service with certain characteristics that may differentiate their experience from that of other users, such as, for example, the language, the number of results to be shown when the user makes a search, the appearance or contents of the service according to the type of browser with which the user accesses the service or the region from which the service is accessed, etc.
• Behavioural advertising cookies:
those that, processed by us or by third parties, enable us to analyse your internet browsing habits so that we can show you advertising related to your browsing profile.
ACCORDING TO HOW LONG THEY REMAIN ACTIVE
• Session cookies:
these are designed to collect and store data whilst the user accesses a web page.
They are usually used to store information that is only of interest for the provision of the service requested by the user on a single occasion (for example, a list of products acquired) and they disappear when the session is closed.
• Persistent cookies:
These are a type of cookie in which the data remain stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed during a period defined by the owner of the cookie, and it may vary from a few minutes to several years. In this respect a specific evaluation should be made as to whether the use of persistent cookies is necessary, since the risks for privacy could be reduced by using session cookies. In any case, when persistent cookies are installed, it is recommended that their duration should be reduced to the minimum necessary according to the purpose of their use. For this purpose, Opinion 4/2012 of the WP29 indicated that for a cookie to be exempt from the duty of informed consent, its expiry must be related to its purpose. Therefore, it is much more likely for session cookies to be considered exempt than persistent cookies. Details of the cookies used on this website:
Technical (strictly necessary) cookies
Cookies Purpose Duration Management
Used to identify the user, they contain technical details of the session, waiting time for connection, etc…
Used to identify the browsing status of the user: first page, first access, etc..
Used to save the values that have been selected by the user: language, currency, products,
Favourites and latest selections
To make it possible to remember the favourite or latest selections of the user
To store the information regarding the basket and the identification details of the user linked to it.
To enable management of changes of dominion between secure (http) and
To make it possible to offer sufficient safeguards when making purchases. They never include sensitive information such as card details.
Cookies Purpose Duration Management
To enable monitoring via the Google Analytics tool, which is a service provided by Google,
The cookies identified with the domain optimizely.com enable us to optimise the appearance, sensations and, in general, the browsing experience of the user. The data saved for subsequent analysis include the following:
number of updates of the page the user has seen, information per visitor segment, such as the browser used. The setting of these cookies is predetermined by the provider Optimizely Inc. (company with registered office in the USA) therefore we suggest that you visit its web page for further information.
To make it possible to identify the device from which the purchases on the site are made for subsequent analysis. They never include sensitive information such as card details.