What are cookies?

A cookie (or computer cookie) is a small file that is stored on the user’s device (computer, tablet, Smartphone, etc.). This file stores certain information sent by a website which is retrieved through the user’s browser, so that the website is aware of the user’s previous activity. More information on this can be found on the Wikipedia page (cookie).

Note that the use of cookies does not provide any information on the user’s personal data, which implies that the user’s browsing is absolutely anonymous.

The user, using their browser settings, may accept or reject the use of cookies, giving them less personalisation of the website and worsening the final experience.

What type of cookies does this website use?

Log cookies: These cookies that are generated when the user registers with or logs into the portal. They are used to keep the session open and so know which permissions are associated with the authenticated user.
Analytics cookies: Every time a user visits the website, an external tool (Google Analytics) generates an analytical cookie on the user’s device to anonymously identify them. The purpose of this cookie is to anonymously identify visitors to:

  • be able to count the approximate number of visits,
  • as well as the most viewed pages
  • and their preferences and trends,
  • as well as to know the number of new visitors or whether these are returning users.

Service cookie: This cookie provides services specially requested by end users, such as the inclusion of content on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, etc.

What will happen if you reject cookies?

The user will be able to continue browsing the portal as normal, but the final experience may suffer.

How to disable cookies in various browsers:

If you have already rejected cookies, they will not be generated on this portal, therefore you will not have to do anything. However, if you want to disable them for all pages visited, follow these steps:
Chrome: Settings > Show Advanced Settings > Privacy > Content Settings > Cookies
Firefox: Options > Preferences > Privacy & Security > History > Firefox will: Use custom settings for history.
Internet Explorer: Tools > Internet Options > General > Browsing History > Settings