Cookies are files that can be downloaded to your computer through web pages. They are tools that play an essential role in the provision of numerous information society services. Among others, they allow a website to store and retrieve information about the browsing habits of a user or their equipment and, depending on the information obtained, can be used to recognize the user and improve the service offered.
Types of cookies
Depending on the entity that manages the domain from which the cookies are sent and treats the data obtained, two types of cookies can be distinguished: first-party cookies and third-party cookies.
There is also a second classification according to the length of time they remain stored in the customer’s browser, being session cookies or persistent cookies.
Finally, there is another classification with five types of cookies according to the purpose for which the data obtained are processed: technical cookies, personalization cookies, analysis cookies, advertising cookies and behavioral advertising cookies.
Cookies used on the web
For the promotion of social networks we are using the Twiter, Facebook and Youtube cookies, so that our visitors can follow us on these networks and on the home page we embed the contents of Twiter and Youtube.
The following CSIC’s own cookies are used: _pk_ses111.6fed, _pk_id.111.6fed, has_js and cookie-agreed. On the other hand, cookies are used to preserve a user’s session state. This is set at 30 minutes after the user stops interacting with the application. JSESSIONID, GUEST_LANGUAGE_ID and COOKIE_SUPPORT.
Acceptance of Cookies Policy
In view of this information, it is possible to carry out the following actions:
- Accept cookies: if the user clicks the acceptance button, this notice will not be displayed again when accessing any page of the portal.
How to modify cookie settings
You can restrict, block or delete cookies from the Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) or any other website, using your browser. In each browser the operation is different, the ‘Help’ function will show you how to do it.