What is a cookie?
Cookies are files containing small amounts of information downloaded to the user´s device and used when visiting a FYCMA website. The main purpose of cookies is to recognize the user (through identifiers that never recognize physical entities) each time he/she accesses the website, while enabling us to improve the quality and usability of our websites. Cookies are essential for the Internet to function; they cannot damage the user´s equipment/device and will help you to identify and deal with possible operational errors if they are activated in your browser´s settings.
Types of Cookies
Our website uses the following types of cookies:
Depending on the responsible entity:
Own cookies: are those sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain managed by our company and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
Third-party cookies: are those that are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain that is not managed by our company, but by another entity that processes the data obtained through cookies. These include those used by social networks (such as Facebook) or external content plug-ins (such as Google Maps).
Depending on their purpose:
Technical cookies: those that allow the user to navigate through a website, platform or application and to use the different options or services that exist therein, including those that the company uses to allow the management and operation of the website, to enable its functions and services and to identify the user.
Functional cookies (preferences or personalization): those that allow to remember information so that the user accesses the service with certain characteristics that can differentiate his experience from that of other users, such as, for example, the language, the number of results to be shown when the user makes a search, the aspect or content of the service depending on the type of browser through which the user accesses the service or the region from which he accesses the service, etc.
Analysis or measurement cookies: those that, processed by us or by third parties, allow us to quantify the number of users and thus perform the measurement and statistical analysis of the use made by users of the service offered. For this purpose, your navigation on our website is analysed in order to improve the products or services we offer you.
Advertising cookies: These allow the management, in the most efficient way possible, of the advertising spaces included in the web page, application or platform from which the service requested is provided, based on criteria such as the content edited or the frequency with which the advertisements are shown.
Depending on the time period they remain activated:
Session cookies: Session cookies last only for the duration of the visit and are deleted when the user logs out. Their main purpose is to identify the type of device, support website security or basic functionality. They do not contain personal information that can identify an individual.
Persistent or permanent cookies: those that are stored on the hard drive of the device and are read by the website each time the user visits the website again; they have an expiry date, after which the cookie no longer works. They allow the identification of the actions and preferences of the user; they analyse the visits and help to understand how the users arrive at the website and improve the services offered by it.
On accessing any of the websites controlled by FYCMA, users specifically accept that we may use this type of cookie on their devices. However, if you deactivate cookies it will not affect your browsing on our websites.
To consult the complete list of cookies, click on the following link.
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The following information will help users to configure their Internet browser or browsers in order to ensure their privacy and security in relation to cookies. As such, we have provided the information and links to the main browsers´ official support sites. This assistance will enable users to block cookies using the browser´s settings, or to receive an alert when a server wants to store a cookie.