1. What is a Cookie?

Cookies are small text files that websites store on a user’s browser to facilitate their navigation on a website. They are essential for the operation of the internet.

Cookies are used, for example, to validate records on a website (to remember a username and password); to remember options such as font size, language, browser used; to analyse the habits and behaviours of users to improve the services offered; and to adapt the content of a website to the preferences of users.

Cookies may be “per session”, which means that they will be deleted once the user leaves the website that has generated them, or “persistent”, which means that they remain on the user’s computer until a certain date.

Similarly, Cookies may be “own”, managed by the domain that the user accesses and from which he requests a certain service (in this case the domains owned by TRACOSA, as the owner of the domain) or “third party cookies”, in which case they are sent to the user’s computer from a different domain to the one being accessed.


2. Types of cookies used on TRACOSA’s website

Our website uses three types of cookies:

  • Own Cookies: these cookies are strictly necessary. They allow users to interact with the website using all of its functions.
  • Performance and analysis Cookies: these cookies are used for analysis, research and statistics in order to improve users’ experience on the website.
  • Plugin Cookies: these cookies are used for external plugins installed on the website for its proper operation.

It is important to note that these technologies are not intrusive, since all of the information obtained through cookies is totally anonymous; under no circumstances may it be associated with a specific or identifiable user. This information allows TRACOSA to adapt and improve its Services to the interests of users. Nevertheless, users retain the right to prevent the generation of cookies by selecting the corresponding option on their browser program. TRACOSA advises that in cases where the use of cookies is disabled, navigation on the website may be slower than usual.

Specifically, all browsers permit users to make changes that allow them to disable the configuration of cookies. These settings are located in the “options” or “preferences” section of the browser menu.

Below we show users how to disable their cookies by following the instructions on the following links for the most used browsers:

  • Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome.
  • Safari

By contrast, if a user wishes to block Google Analytics cookies, he can install a plug-in on his browser by following the instructions on the following link.


3. Technical description of the cookies used

Below we detail the cookies used by this website together with the purpose and duration of each one:


Cookies for the operation of the web
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Analytical Cookies
Third Party Plug In Cookies

We recommend that all users access the Privacy Policies of each service provider to obtain more information:


4. More information.

Any user who has any questions about these technologies may send us their query by email.