Due to the coming into effect of the modification of the Spanish “Information Society Services Act” (the LSSICE) established by Royal Decree 13/2012, users of all websites that use essential cookies must obtain user’s express consent before they can browse them.
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies and other similar technologies such as local shared objects, flash cookies or pixels are tools used by Web servers to store and recover information about their visitors, as well as to offer correct functioning of the site.
Through the use of these devices, the Web server can remember some data about users, such as their preferences for viewing the pages on this server, their name and password, the products they are most interested in, etc.
COOKIES AFFECTED BY THE REGULATION AND COOKIES EXEMPT
According to the EU directive, cookies that require the informed consent by users are analytical cookies and advertising and affiliate cookies. Those that are exempt are those of a technical nature and those that are necessary for the functioning of the website or the providing of the services expressly requested by users.
WHAT KINDS OF COOKIES EXIST?
There are five main groups of cookies:
- Analytical cookies: they collect information about the use that is made of the website.
- Social cookies: they are the ones that are necessary for external social networks.
- Affiliate cookies: these enable a follow-up of visits from other websites with which the website establishes an affiliation contract (affiliate companies).
- Advertising and behavioural cookies: they collect information about users’ preferences and personal choices (retargeting).
- Technical and functional cookies: these are strictly necessary to use the website and to provide the services contracted.
COOKIES THAT ARE USED ON THIS WEBSITE
_icl_current_language: Permits and stores the language selected by the user during their session. Expiry at the end of the session.
ASPSESSIONIDSQDDSADA: This cookie is used to establish the session of the user visiting our website. It is a way of identifying and managing the status —the variables of the session— for a specific user, and of being able to move this information through our website. Expiry at the end of the session.
_utma: BELLA AURORA LABS, S.A. supports the use of Google Analytics on the website to be able to follow up on the activity carried out on it. Expiry after two years.
_utmb: Google Analytics cookies collect standard register information and data about the habits of visitors in an anonymous way. Expiry after 30 minutes.
_utmc: Determines whether a new session needs to be started. Expiry at the end of the session.
_utmt: Used to process the type of request desired by the user. Expiry at the end of the session.
_utmz: Stores the visitor’s origin and the path they have followed to access the website. Expiry after six months.
_utmv: Used to store the visitor’s personalised variable data. Expiry after two years.
Further information: developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies