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Layer 1 – Cookie Consent (Pop-up Notice)

Instructions on how to create the pop-up notice for obtaining consent by clicking on an action.

European Data Protection Supervisor’s Guidelines on Valid Consent.

The European Data Protection Supervisor is the EU’s main supervisory body, responsible for adopting guidelines on how the GDPR is to be applied by national data protection authorities in each member state.

The European Data Protection Supervisor’s (EDPS) Guidelines 03/2022 on Deceptive Patterns contains changes on valid consent in the EU.

To comply with the legislation, the banner must be a component of a cookie management solution that handles the following tasks:

  • Ensuring that the user’s consent is requested prior to the setting of cookies in users’ browsers.
  • Continuing to scroll or browse the website cannot be considered valid consent, because the user has to give a clear and affirmative consent in order for it to be considered valid.
  • Ensuring that the website functions correctly, even if the user has chosen to reject all cookies except those that are strictly necessary. Cookie walls (e.g., forced consent as a condition of access to the website) cannot be considered as valid consent as this consent must be given freely and specifically.
  • Providing website users with specific and accurate information on all cookies and other tracking technologies used on the website (name, description of the purpose of the cookie, the provider, type and expiry date of all cookies).
  • Giving users the ability to opt in or out of various types of cookies; and to have access to their settings and to make subsequent changes if they change their mind.
  • The actions of accepting, rejecting and setting cookies must be presented in a prominent place and format, and both actions must be at the same level (same colour, size and place), without making it more complicated to reject them than to accept them.
  • No pre-selected boxes can be set for cookies, i.e., cookies must be deactivated and previously unselected when a user enters the website. Strictly necessary cookies are the only ones that can be marked by default.
  • Personalisation cookies, when the user makes decisions about, for example, the choice of the language of the website or the currency in which they wish to carry out transactions, are technical cookies that do not require consent, and cannot be used for other purposes.
  • Keeping a file of all consents given for documentation and ensuring that this documentation is securely stored.
  • Requesting permission to renew consent every 12 months from the user’s first visit.

Granular pop-up notice:

A granular panel should be used when non-excepted cookies are being used for different purposes or from different third parties, so that the user can select which cookies they want and which they do not want. Or which third-party cookies they do and do not consent to.

Granular acceptance requires the installation of a specific module.

Examples of modules:

Examples of a granular panel for cookie policy pop-ups

 

             

 

 

 

 

Layer 2 – Text for Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

This website uses its own and third party cookies to offer you a better experience and service. By browsing or using our services the user accepts our use of cookies. However, the user has the option to prevent the generation of cookies and to delete them.

WHAT IS A COOKIE?

A cookie is a small fragment of text that websites send to the browser and that is stored on the user’s terminal, which may be a personal computer, mobile phone, tablet, etc. These files allow the website to remember information about the user’s visit, such as language and preferred options, which can facilitate the next visit and make the website more useful by personalising its content. Cookies play a very important role in improving the experience of using the website.

TYPES OF COOKIES

Depending on the organisation that manages them, cookies can be:

  • First-party cookies: These are cookies that are sent to the interested party’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain managed by the editor itself and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
  • Third-party cookies: These are cookies that are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain that is not managed by the editor, but by another organisation that processes the data obtained through the cookies.

Depending on the length of time they remain activated:

  • Session cookies: These are a type of cookie designed to collect and store data while the user is accessing a website. They are usually used to store information that only needs to be kept in order to provide the service requested by the user on a single occasion.
  • Persistent cookies: These are a type of cookie where the data remains stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed for a period defined by the party responsible for the cookie, which can range from a few minutes to several years.

Depending on the purpose for which the data obtained through the cookies is processed, the website may use:

Technical cookies – These cookies allow the user to browse through the website or app and use the different options or services available on it. For example, to control traffic and data communication, identify the session, access restricted-access parts of the website, remember the elements that make up an order, make an application for registration or participation in an event, use security features while browsing and store content for the broadcasting of videos or sound.

Personalisation cookies – These are cookies that allow the user to access the service with some general characteristics that are predefined in their terminal or that the user themselves sets. For example, the language, the type of browser used to access the service, the selected content design, the geolocation of the terminal and the regional configuration from which the service is accessed.

Advertising Cookies – These are cookies that allow the effective management of advertising spaces that have been included on the website or app from which the service is provided. They allow the content of the advertising to be adapted so that it is relevant to the user and avoids showing adverts that the user has already seen.

Statistical analysis cookies – These cookies enable the monitoring and analysis of user behaviour on websites. The information collected through this type of cookie is used to measure the activity of the website, app or platform and to create browsing profiles for users of these sites, in order to improve the service based on the usage data provided by users.

You can view the cookies used on this website in the settings panel and adjust your settings at any time.

The identity of the cookie user, the type of cookies used and other details are set out below:

List of cookies used:

Purpose Cookie Name Owner Description Retention time REQUIRES CONSENT MORE INFORMATION (*)
Required NO
Statistics YES
Advertising YES
Analytics YES
Personalisation YES

(*) You can find out about transfers to third countries which, where applicable, are made by the third parties identified in this cookie policy in their corresponding policies (see the links provided in the “More information” section of the table above).                   

HOW TO MANAGE COOKIES IN THE BROWSER?

The user has the option of allowing, blocking or deleting the cookies installed on their equipment by configuring the browser options installed on their terminal:

  • Firefox:

http://support.mozilla.org/es/kb/habilitar-y-deshabilitar-cookies-que-los-sitios-we

  • Chrome:

http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=es&answer=95647

  • Internet Explorer:

https://support.microsoft.com/es-es/help/278835/how-to-delete-cookie-files-in-internet-explorer

  • Microsoft Edge:

https://support.microsoft.com/es-es/help/4468242/microsoft-edge-browsing-data-and-privacy-microsoft-privacy

  • Safari:

http://support.apple.com/kb/ph5042

  • Opera:

http://help.opera.com/Windows/11.50/es-ES/cookies.html

Some browsers allow you to set specific rules for managing cookies for each website, which gives you more precise control over privacy. This means that you can disable cookies from all sites except those that you trust.