Cookies Policy

Law 34/2002, of 11 Julio 2002, of Information Society Services and Electronic Commerce requires (in its article 22.2) that all owners of a website warn the user about the use of cookies, inform about the specific cookies used and obtain their permission to download them and store them in the browser.

 

Following this legal obligation, on this page you can find all the information about what the famous cookies are exactly and how they are used on this Website.

 

In order to have an overall view about the legal aspects related to the activity of this Website, please also have a look at Legal & Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

 

Thespanishiceberg.com collects and uses the information as mentioned in Privacy Policy. One of the ways in which information is collected is through the use of this technology named as “cookies.”

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files which are stored in the browser which aim is to register the user’s activities on a website. Their first purpose is to provide the user with a faster access to the selected services. In addition, cookies personalize the services offered by the Website, providing and offering each user with information which is of interest or may be of interest to them based on their use of the Services.

 

The Website uses cookies to personalize and make user browsing experience as smooth as possible. Cookies are only linked with an anonymous user and their computer. They do not provide with any information which allows to deduce user’s personal data. The user can configure their browser to notify and reject the installation of cookies sent by the Website, without being detrimental to user access to the contents of the Website. However, I inform you that the Website performance may decrease.

 

Registered users, who register or who have logged in, can benefit from more personalized and profile-oriented services, thanks to the combination of data stored in cookies with personal data used when registration. These users expressly authorize the use of this information for the indicated purpose without prejudice to their right to refuse or disable the use of cookies.

 

Likewise, the Website may know all the services requested by users, so that they can provide or offer adequate information to the tastes and preferences of each user.

What kind of cookies exist?

Cookies, depending on their Permanence, can be divided into:

 

  • Session cookies: The first ones expire when the user closes the browser.

 

  • Persistent cookies: The second ones expire depending on when their objective is fulfilled (for example, so that the user remains identified in the Services) or when they are manually deleted.

 

Additionally, depending on your Objective, cookies can be classified as follows:

 

  • Performance cookies: This type of cookie remembers your preferences for the tools in the services, so you do not have to reconfigure the service every time you visit. As an example, this typology includes:

 

    • Volume settings of video or sound players.

 

    • Video transmission speeds compatible with your browser.

 

  • Geolocation cookies: These cookies are used to find out what country you are in when a service is requested. This Cookie is completely anonymous, and is only used to help direct the content to your location.

 

  • Registration cookies: Registration cookies are generated once the user has registered or subsequently opened their session, and they are used to identify them in the services with the following objectives:

 

    • Keep the user identified so that, if you close a service, the browser or the computer and at another time or another day you re-enter that service, you will remain identified. This fact facilitates your navigation since you don´t need to identify yourself again. This function can be deleted if the user clicks on “log out” button, so that this cookie is deleted and the next time the user enters the service, the user will have to log in to be identified.

 

    • Check if the user is authorized to access certain services, for example, to participate in a contest.

 

  • Analytical Cookies: Each time a user visits a service, a tool from an external provider generates an Analytical Cookie on the user’s computer. This Cookie that is only generated in the visit, will be useful in future visits to Web Services to identify the visitor anonymously. The main objectives pursued are:

 

    • Allow anonymous identification of users through the “Cookie” (identifies browsers and devices, not people) and therefore a rough estimate of the number of visitors and their trend over time.

 

    • Identify anonymously the most visited content and therefore more attractive to users.

 

    • Know if the user who is accessing is new or recurrent.

 

    • Important: Unless the user decides to register for a web service, the “Cookie” will never be linked with any personal data that can identify them. These cookies will only be used for statistical purposes that help optimize the user experience on the website.

 

  • Behavioral advertising cookies: This type of “cookies” allows to expand the information of the advertisements shown to each anonymous user in the Web Services. Among others, the duration or display frequency of advertising slots, the interaction with them, or the navigation patterns and / or user compartments as they help shape a profile of advertising interest. This way, they allow to offer publicity related to the interests of the user.

 

  • Third-party advertising cookies: In addition to the advertising managed by the Web related to its Services, the Web offers its advertisers the option of showing advertisements through third parties (“Ad Servers”). This way, these third parties can store cookies sent from Web Services which come from users’ browsers, as well as access the data stored in them.

What cookies do we use?

This Web uses analysis services, specifically, Google Analytics to help with the analysis of how the users use the website and improve its usability, but in no case are they linked with data that could identify the user. Google Analytics, is an analytical web service provided by Google, Inc., the user can check here  the type of cookies used by Google.

 

Social network cookies can be stored in your browser while browsing thespanishiceberg.com for example, when you use the share button of thespanishiceberg.com on some social network.

 

The cookies on this Website are essential for:

 

  • Allow a properly functioning website.
  • Improve user experience.
  • Allow you to watch embedded videos.
  • Improve site speed and security.
  • Make it possible to share our pages with your social networks.
  • Obtain statistics (anonymous) concerning the use of this Website, essential to offer you the best possible content and for strategic reasons.

 

In particular, the following cookies are used for browsing thespanishiceberg.com:

 

Analytics

 

Name

Function

Duration

_ga It is used to distinguish users. 2 years since installation or update
__utma It is used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library is executed and there is a non-existent __utma cookie. This cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 2 years since installation or update
__utmb It is used to determine new sessions / visits. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library is executed and there are existing non-UTMB __ cookies. This cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 30 minutes from installation or update
__utmc It is not used in ga.js. Setting for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated together with __utmb cookie to determine if the user was in a new session / visit. To the end of browser session
__utmz Store traffic source or a campaign that explains how the user arrived to your website. This cookie is created when the JavaScript library is executed and updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 6 months from installation or update

 

Social Networks

 

You have information about social networks cookies that this Website uses in its own cookies policy as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

Can you clear cookies?

Yes, and not only clear, but also block, in a general or particular way for a specific domain.

 

To clear cookies from a website, you must go to your browser settings and there you can search for those cookies associated with the domain in question and proceed to clear them.

 

In case you need further information with regard to browsers’ settings, click on the one you are interested in:

 

 

 

 

Can we make modifications to Cookies Policy?

The Website may modify this Cookies Policy according to legislative or regulatory requirements, or with the purpose of adapting it to the instructions issued by the Spanish Agency for Data Protection, therefore users are advised to visit it periodically.

 

When there are significant changes in this Cookies Policy, registered users will be notified either through the web or through email.

Contact

In case that any user has any doubt about the Cookies Policy, please send an email to laura@thespanishiceberg.com.

 

The Cookies Policy was last updated on June 30, 2020.