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Cookie policy

This website, like most internet sites, uses cookies to enhance and optimise the user experience. Provided below is information on what "cookies" are, what types this website uses, and how they can be disabled or removed.

What are cookies and how are they used by this website?

Cookies are electronic files that are downloaded onto a user’s device during their visit to a website, in order to store and recover information. Like most websites, this website uses cookies to:

  • Establish protection and security levels that prevent or hinder cyberattacks against the website or its users.
  • Personalise web browsing and make it easier for users. Cookies are associated with individual anonymous users and their device, and do not provide references enabling any personal data of the user to be collected.

Users can configure their browser to receive notification of and reject the installation of cookies sent by this website, without affecting their ability to access the contents. However, please be aware that this may reduce the quality of the website’s functionality.

Type, purpose and functioning of the cookies used on this website

Cookies can be classified as session or persistent cookies, depending on their duration. Session cookies expire when the user closes the browser. Persistent cookies expire either when they fulfil their purpose or when they are manually deleted.

  1. Classification of cookies

    Depending on the length of time that they remain active on the device, cookies can be classified as:

    • Session cookies: These are designed to retrieve and store data while the user accesses a webpage. They are typically used to store information that is only relevant for providing the service requested by the user on a single occasion (e.g. a list of purchased products).
    • Persistent cookies: These remain on the device, and their data can be accessed and processed for a period of time defined by the cookie manager, which may range from a few minutes to several years.

    Cookies can also be classified according to their purpose, as follows:

    • Technical cookies: These cookies enable users to browse a webpage, platform or application and use the various options or services featured. Examples of the functions of these cookies include data transmission and traffic control, session identification, accessing restricted website areas, remembering what items are held in an online shopping basket, performing online purchases, requesting to sign up to or participate in an event, using security elements while browsing, storing content for the dissemination of video or audio, and sharing content through social media.
    • Preferences cookies: These cookies allow users to access the service with some general predefined characteristics, based on a series of criteria in the user’s device, such as language, type of browser used to access the service, settings of the region from which the service is accessed, etc.
    • Analytics cookies: With these cookies, the cookie manager can track and analyse the behaviour of users of the websites to which they are linked. The information collected by these cookies is used to measure activity on websites, applications and platforms and to prepare user browser profiles for them, with a view to introducing improvements based on an analysis of the usage data of service users.
    • Advertising cookies: These cookies enable the management, in the most efficient manner possible, of any advertising spaces included by the publisher within the webpages, applications or platforms used to provide the service requested, based on criteria such as edited content or advertising frequency.

    Finally, depending on the entity managing the computer or domain that collects and processes the data, cookies can be classified as:

    • First-party cookies: Cookies that are sent to the user’s device from the computer or domain that is managed by the publisher and provides the service requested by the user.
    • Third party cookies: Cookies sent to the user's device from the computer or domain managed by an entity, other than the publisher, that processes the data collected through the cookies.
  2. On the basis of the above categories, the following cookies are installed when accessing this website:

    First-party cookies:

    • Technical cookies. These are necessary for browsing the website and using its different options or services, as well as for saving cookie preferences. They are used to monitor data transmission and traffic and to carry out security controls.

    Third-party cookies:

How can users manage their cookies settings?

As this website can be used without cookies, users may block or disable them in their browser settings, so that some or all cookies are rejected. Most browsers can be configured to set up cookie alerts, or to automatically reject them. Although the website can still be used if cookies are blocked, access to certain services may be limited and your user experience may be less satisfactory.

How to access cookie settings in the most common browsers:

  • Internet Explorer: Tools -> Internet options -> Privacy -> Settings. For more information, please consult Microsoft supportAbre en nueva ventana or the Help function in the browser.
  • Safari: Preferences -> Security. For more information, please consult Apple supportAbre en nueva ventana or the Help function in the browser.
  • Firefox: Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> History -> Use custom settings. For more information, please consult Mozilla supportAbre en nueva ventana or the Help function in the browser.
  • Chrome: Settings -> Advanced -> Privacy -> Content settings. For more information, see Google supportAbre en nueva ventana or the Help option within the browser.

It is also possible to restrict the use of third-party cookies by following these instructions:

Updates and changes to the cookies policy

This website of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, the Banco de España and the National Securities Market Commission may change this cookies policy to reflect the requirements of laws and regulations, or to adapt the policy to the instructions of the Spanish Data Protection Agency. For this reason, users are advised to consult it regularly.