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A cookie is a file that downloads on your computer when you access certain websites. Cookies allow a website to store and recover information on the browsing habits of a user or a device and, depending on the information that is stored and the way in which you use your device, they can help recognise the user/device.

 

However, they only obtain information related to the number of websites visited, the city assigned to the IP address from which the website is being visited, the number of new users, the frequency and reoccurrence of visits, the elapsed time of the visit, the search engine or type of terminal from which the user is accessing the website.

 

The cookies are only associated to an anonymous user and his/her computer and they don’t give any references that help deduce the name and surname of the user or access other types of data stored in the device.

 

Cristina Gutiérrez Herrero’s cookies can’t read data on your hard drive nor can they read cookie files created by other service suppliers.

 

Cristina Gutiérrez Herrero use:

 

Third-party cookies:

 

_ga It’s an analytical cookie related to Google Analytics. It stores a unique client ID and helps control unique visits, users’ data, campaigns…It expires after two years.
_gat_gtag It includes information from the campaign related to the user. If you’ve linked your Google Analytics and AdWords accounts, conversion tags from websites will read this cookie unless if you disable it. Duration: 90 days.
_gid It’s an analytical cookie related to Google Analytics that is used to distinguish users. It lasts 24 hours. 
pll_language This cookie belongs to those tools that have been used to develop a website and saves the language selected during your browse. It expires a year after the last upgrade.

 

If you don’t wish to accept third-party cookies, you can configure your browser, but you must keep in mind that disabling cookies can also disable the functions offered by them.

 

Disabling third-party cookies

 

Internet Explorer: How to manage cookies on Internet Explorer 

Mozilla Firefox: Enable and disable cookies

Google Chrome: CHow to manage cookies and site data

Safari: Manage cookies

 

 

Frequently asked questions: Cookies

 

Why do so many notices pop up now about use of cookies? In 2012 a change was made to article 22.2 of the Law on Information Society Services and Electronic Commerce (LSSICE) from 2002. Until then, it was presumed that websites warned of their use of cookies in texts that could be found under titles such as “Legal notice”, “Conditions of use”, “Terms of use”, “Data protection policy”…But it was considered insufficient.

After the modification in 2012 it was established that the user must consent the use of cookies after having been duly informed of the reasons of their use.

 

What are the fines for breaching the rule on cookies? Minor offences result in fines of up to 30,000 euros and serious fines can reach 150,000 euros, although it has never reached those extremes, with fines generally going from 500 to 25,000 euros.
Can I eliminate cookies on my computer? Yes, you can control or eliminate cookies whenever you want, although that could result in a different behaviour from the website. Besides, you can also configure the majority of browsers to stop accepting them. If they reject or eliminate them, some of the functions on the website might not work properly.
Are cookies dangerous for my computer? No, a cookie is a text file, it’s not a programme or a plug-in. It can’t be used as a virus and it can’t access your hard drive. It’s the browser itself and a person who stores a cookie from a website when it’s necessary.

 

Can cookies fill my hard drive? Although cookies occupy very little space (a few kilobytes), as you continue to browse the internet they accumulate and can occupy a relatively big space in your hard drive. That’s why browsers and operating systems have automatic systems to stop this from happening, normally with a maximum number of cookies that can be stored. When this number is surpassed, the browser automatically eliminates those that have been used less.
Who must obey this law?
  • Corporate websites belonging to companies.
  • Corporate websites belonging to self-employed professionals, regardless of whether they’re used to inform about their business or if they’re online stores.
  • Online stores and other ecommerce platforms. 
  • Media channels or blogs belonging to individuals that include any kind of advertising. 

This applies to both companies and professionals established in Spain and foreign websites aimed at the Spanish public.