What is a cookie?

A cookie is a computer file that a web server can process on the device (computer, phone, tablet, etc.) with which the user connects, in order to recognize their characteristics or preferences when they reconnect, or to facilitate using or browsing the website, providing various advantages in the provision of interactive services.

Cookies are used, among other purposes, to manage the user’s session (for example, reducing the number of times they have to include their password), to adapt the contents of a website to their preferences (for example, language) or to perform analytical work (for example, to measure the traffic and use of a website).

Cookies can be “session” cookies, so they will be deleted once the user leaves the website that generated them or “persistent”, which remain on the device until a specified date.

What type of cookies does this website use?

This website uses different types of cookies, for the following purposes:

 · Technical cookies: they allow the user to browse this website and use different options that may exist in it, such as identifying the session, managing the parameters entered by the user or sharing content through social networks.

 · Analysis cookies: they allow the user behaviour to be monitored and analysed, during specific periods of time. The information collected through this type of cookie is used to measure website activity, in order to introduce improvements based on the analysis of the usage data made by users (for example, Google Analytics).

Cookie Duration Type Purpose
_ga 2 years Third Party
(Google Analytics)
Distinguishing website users by assigning them a unique random identifier, for long-term statistical purposes
_gat 1-10 minutes Limiting requests to the website, regulating data submission to Google Analytics
_gid 24 hours Distinguishing website users by assigning them a unique random identifier for short-term statistical purposes

How can you disable or delete cookies?

Web browsers are suitable tools for managing cookies. The user, if they so wish, can deactivate or eliminate cookies, totally or partially, at any time. To do this, you must consult the configuration options for the treatment of cookies provided by different browsers.

Paseo Mikeletegi 81 A
20009 Donostia - San Sebastián
Basque Country

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