The following are the different types of cookies organised by category. One type of cookie may be included in more than one category.
Types of cookies according to the entity they are managed by:
First-party cookies. Those are cookies sent to user's computer terminal from a computer or domain managed by its own publisher and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
Types of cookies according to the length of time they remain active:
Session cookies. These are cookies designed to collect and store data while the user is accessing a website and other web pages. They are often used to store information that is useful only for the service requested by the User on a single occasion (e.g. a list of products purchased).
Persistent cookies. These are cookies in which the data are stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed for a defined period of time, which can range from a few minutes to several years, by the entity sending the cookie.
Types of cookies according to their purpose:
Technical cookies. Cookies that allow users to navigate a website, platform or application and to use its different options or services, like monitoring traffic and data communication, identifying the session, accessing parts of restricted areas, remembering the elements of an order, carrying out the purchase process of an order, making a registration or participation request for an event, using security features while browsing and sharing content via social media.
Personalisation cookies. Cookies that allow the user to access the service with some predefined, general characteristics depending on a number of criteria in the user’s terminal, such as language, type of browser used to access the service, the region from where the service is accessed, etc.
Performance and Analytic cookies. Cookies that allow the entity responsible for them to monitor and analyse how the Services are being accessed and used, the user behaviour on the website the cookies are linked to. The information collected from these kinds of cookies is used in measuring activity on sites, applications or platforms and for building navigation profiles of the users of such sites, applications and platforms, in order to analyse usage and make improvements.
Marketing cookies. Cookies that allow for efficient management of advertising spaces included by the publisher, where applicable, on a website, application or platform from which the requested service is provided, based on criteria such as published content or the frequency in which ads are displayed.
Profiling cookies. Cookies that allow for efficient management of advertising spaces included by the publisher, where applicable, on a website, application or platform from which the requested service is provided. These cookies store information on user behaviour and are obtained through continual observation of browsing habits, thereby creating specific profiles used for displaying advertising.