As established by the Secretary of State for Telecommunications and the Information Society, the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, in general the LSSI does not apply in the field of Public Administration, since the latter does not have the character of a service provider in the information society as defined in the Annex. The LSSI shall only be applicable to the Administration if the latter’s activity is economic in character.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, it provides information regarding the installation of cookies on the user’s computer:
What is a cookie and what are they used for?
Cookies are small text files that websites are able to place in devices (PCs, Smartphones, Tablets, Smart TVs etc.) which are used to access websites, or browsers used by the user. These files contain information about the pages that have been visited on the site, allowing them to remember browsing preferences so that the next time you visit the website, browsing is made more nimble, using the information contained in these files. Similarly, through cookies, anonymous statistical information may be collected, or one can ensure that web pages are working correctly.
Types of cookies
Cookies can be divided into session cookies or persistent cookies according to how long they remain present. In the case of the former, they expire when the user closes the browser, while with permanent Cookies this is variable; expiring once they have fulfilled the objective for which they were installed or when the user proceeds to their manual deletion.
Depending on who is managing them, cookies may be specific, in this case to Edificam or to third parties, in general to entities dealing with data obtained from cookies.
Depending on their purpose, we can distinguish between:
Technical cookies: allowing the user to navigate on a web page or application, and to use the different options and services that exist on it. Included in this group, for example, is the session ID, or the sharing of content via social networks.
Customization Cookies: allowing the user to access the service with certain general characteristics based on a predefined set of criteria in the user’s computer, such as language or geographical location.
Analysis Cookies: allowing those responsible for the same to monitor and analyze the behaviour of the users of the websites to which these cookies are linked, so as to introduce improvements based on the analysis of data used by service users.
Advertising Cookies: these allow the management of advertising space, which the website or application owner has included in order to show ads on.
Advertising Behaviour Cookies: allowing the management of advertising space through the storage of user behaviour data obtained through the continuous observation of your browsing habits.
Cookies used on this Edificam website:
|Strictly necessary||User session, selected language, accepted cookies.||Management and maintenance of the user session, customization of navigation, load balancing.|
|AddThis||Register visitors who use it||Facilities for sharing via social media|
|Websites visited, frequency, number and repeat visits, browsing time, conducted searches, accessed links, browser used, operator providing the service, location linked to IP address.||Measure and analyse user navigation, monitoring and analysis of user behaviour, making anonymous users’ browsing profiles, improvements based on the analysis of usage data produced by users.|
Through the help function on the browser, users can learn about different options for managing cookies:
Google Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=es&answer=95647
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/es-es/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9
Mozilla Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/es/kb/habilitar-y-deshabilitar-cookies-que-los-sitios-we
Apple Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/ph5042
You can also prevent the use of analytical cookies employed by Google Analytics by using the exclusion systems provided by Google, by following this link:https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Regarding the use of social networking cookies, they can be disabled by logging onto the relevant social network before visiting the Edificam Website.
In any case, the user should be aware that disabling cookies may hinder or prevent access to certain sections of the Edificam Website or may degrade their browsing experience.