COOKIES’ POLICY

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a file that is downloaded to your computer when you access certain websites. Cookies allow a website, inter alia, to store and recover information about the browsing habits of a user or his/her equipment and, depending on the information they contain and the way in which he/she uses his/her equipment, they may be used to recognise the user.

They allow an improvement in the quality and security of the website. They have an expiry date which may vary from the time the session, until a specific future date as from which they cease to be operational.

The usefulness of cookies for España Global

España Global uses cookies to facilitate browsing at its website for security reasons and to obtain the greater effectiveness and personalisation of the services offered to Users. They do not obtain data about your name or surnames nor about the postal address you are connecting from. The information they obtained is related with the number of pages visited, the language, the social media where are news is published, the city to which the IP address is assigned from where you are accessing, the number of new users, the frequency and recurrence of visits, the visiting time, the browser and the operator or type of terminal from which the visit is being made.

We use this information to improve our pages, detect any new needs and weigh up the improvements to be made with a view to providing a better service to the users who visit us, adapting them, for example, to the browsers or terminals used most.

Types of cookies used by España Global

The cookies used at thisistherealspain.com can be divided up into:

  1. Session cookies:these are temporary cookies which are not stored on the user’s device, but rather which disappear when he/she terminates the session. The information obtained by means of these cookies is used to analyse the traffic patterns at the website and to provide him/her with the services we offer there, such as the free mail account.
  2. Permanent cookies:these are cookies which are stored on the user’s device and which allow browsing information to be recovered during the next visit. They have an expiry date, but this extends beyond the session termination. These cookies allow us to personalise your visits, using your preferences (for example, country and language).

To be precise, at the website marcaespana.es España Global uses the following session cookies and permanent cookies for the purposes set out below:

España Global Cookies

There are those which are strictly necessary such as, for example, those used for correct browsing or to recognise the user’s preferences when he/she visits the website and first-party analytical cookies to compile statistical data about the activity.

Cookie name Expiry Purpose
PHPSESSID Session This cookie is used by PHP encryption language to allow the SESSION variables to be saved at the web server. These cookies are essential for website operation.
ID_SESSION Session This cookie is used by PHP encryption language to allow the SESSION variables to be saved at the web server. These cookies are essential for website operation.

Third-party cookies

Third-party cookies such as, for example, those used for identification, or for external content complements such as the Google browser.

Cookie name Expiry Purpose
APISID, HSID, NID, OGP, OGPC, PREF, SAPISID, SID, SSID, LSID, GAPS, PREF, OTZ 1-2 years Cookies used by YouTube and Google related with your Google account (if you are logged in) to load the video configuration, history, recent activity, information about your browsing of the site, to measure the activity of several users (statistics). It only directly identifies the user if he/she is logged in with his/her Google account at the browser. These cookies are not controlled by the website. FURTHER INFORMATION
__utmz Six months after configuration or update. It stores the traffic source or the campaign that explains how the user reached the site. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library is run and it is updated each time data are sent to Google Analytics.
__utmc End of browser session. Not used in ga.js. It is configured to interact with urchin.js. This cookie previously acted along with the cookie __utmb to determine whether the user was in a new session or visit.
__utmb 30 minutes after configuration or update. It is used to determine new sessions or visits. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library is run and there is no cookie

__utmb. The cookie is updated each time that time data are sent to Google Analytics.
__utma Two years after configuration or update. It is used to distinguish between users and sessions. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library is run and there is no cookie. __utma. The cookie is updated each time that time data are sent to Google Analytics.
__utmv Two years after configuration or update. It is used to store data on personalized visitor variables. This cookie is created when a programmer uses the method _setCustomVar with a personalised visitor variable. This cookie was also used for the disabled _setVar method. The cookie is updated each time that time data are sent to Google Analytics.

España Global uses third-party services, including cookie technology, to carry out audience analytics. At the address stated below,

HTTP://WWW.GOOGLE.COM/INTL/ES/ANALYTICS more detailed information can be obtained about the way in which España Global uses third-party services to compile and use information about its website.

Blocking or deletion of cookies

To allow, ascertain, block or delete the cookies installed at your equipment, you can do so using the configuration of the options on the browser installed on your computer.

For example, you can find information about how to do so in the event that you use the following browsers:

Firefox at: HTTPS://SUPPORT.MOZILLA.ORG/ES/KB/HABILITAR-Y-DESHABILITAR-COOKIES-QUE-LOS-SITIOS-WE
Chrome at: HTTPS://SUPPORT.GOOGLE.COM/CHROME/ANSWER/95647?HL=ES
Internet Explorer at: HTTP://WINDOWS.MICROSOFT.COM/ES-ES/WINDOWS-VISTA/BLOCK-OR-ALLOW-COOKIES
Safari at: HTTP://SUPPORT.APPLE.COM/KB/PH5042

We do hereby inform you that the configuration of your browser to reject all the cookies or, specifically the cookies of Global Spain, will not prevent you from browsing the website with the sole drawback being that you cannot enjoy those functionalities that require the installation of some of them, to be precise, the functionalities indicated in the Session Cookies. In any case, you may delete the cookies of Global Spain installed on your device at any time, following the procedure set out in the help section of your browser.

Consent

By browsing and staying at the website you will be consenting to the use of the aforementioned cookies for the timeframes indicated and under the conditions contained in the present Cookies’ Policy.

You can obtain further information about us from our legal notice or by sending an e-mail to the address [email protected]