The use of cookies

This website, like most other websites, uses cookies to improve your browsing experience. Below, you will find information about cookies, the type of cookies this website uses, how to disable cookies on your browser and how to specifically disable the installation of third-party cookies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that websites send to browsers to be stored on the user's computer or device. They serve a wide range of purposes: to save your browsing preferences, to compile statistical information, to enable certain technical functions, etc. Cookies can sometimes be used to store basic information on the browsing habits of users or their devices, even to the point of being able to recognise them.

Why are they important?

Cookies are useful for several reasons. From a technical point of view, they allow websites to work more efficiently and adapt to user preferences, for example by remembering their language and local currency. They also help the owners of the website to improve the services they offer thanks to the statistical information they provide. Finally, they allow us to adapt the advertising we show you to your needs, meaning we can offer you service for free.

How do we use cookies?

When you use this website, the following types of cookies may be installed on your device:

  • Performance cookies

    These cookies store your preferences for certain tools and services so that you do not have to reset them every time you visit our website and, in some cases, they may be provided by third parties. Some examples are: volume settings for audiovisual players, item ordering preferences or the playback speed of compatible videos. In the case of e-commerce, they make it possible to store information regarding your purchases.

  • Statistical analysis cookies

    These make it possible to monitor and analyse the behaviour of a website's users. The information collected through these cookies is used for measuring activity on websites, applications or platforms and for creating browser profiles in order to make improvements to the service based on usage data.

  • Geolocation cookies

    These cookies are used by programmes that try to pinpoint the geographical location of users' computers, smartphones, tablets or TVs in order to offer them the most suitable content or services, whilst respecting their anonymity.

  • Registration cookies

    When you register on our website, cookies are generated that identify you as a return visitor and indicate when you have been identified on the website. These cookies are used to identify your user account and related services. They are stored until you log out of your account, close your browser or turn off your device. They can be used in combination with analytical data to identify your individual preferences on our website.

  • Advertising cookies

    These may be first-party or third-party cookies, and they are used to efficiently manage the advertising space on our website, adapting the content of adverts to the content of the service requested or to your use of our website. They give us information on your internet browsing habits and let us show you advertising related to your browsing profile.

  • Other third-party cookies

    Cookies may be installed by third parties on some of our web pages, which allow them to manage and improve the services they offer; for example statistical services by Google Analytics.

How can I set my preferences?

You can enable, block or disable the cookies installed on your computer by changing your internet browser settings. If you disable them, you may not be able to use certain services. For information on how to change your settings on the main browsers, please visit the following links:

Google Chrome
http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647

Microsoft Internet Explorer
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies

Mozilla Firefox
http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Enabling+and+disabling+cookies

Safari
http://support.apple.com/kb/ph11913

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Finally, if you go to the website Your Online Choices you will find useful information, including how to set your third-party advertising cookie preferences for each different provider.