1. What are Cookies?
Cookies are software files that websites or applications install in the browsers or on devices (smartphone, tablet, among others) of the users while they browse in the different pages of the portal or application and that are used to store information about the visits of the users.
- Make sure that the pages are working correctly.
- Store the user’s preferences, as well as the selected language and the font size.
- Find out the details of the browsing experience of the users.
- Collect anonymous statistical information, such as, for example, the pages that the user visits and how much time he stays on each page.
2. Type, purpose and how they work
Cookies, depending on how long the user stays on the page, may be classified as session or permanent Cookies. The first type of Cookies expires when the user closes the browser. The second type of Cookies expires when its goal has been completed (for example, to identify the user on the web page) or when they are switched off manually.
In addition, depending on its purpose, Cookies can be classified as:
Strictly necessary (registry): They are essential for the web page to work correctly. They are usually generated when users access the web page or when they log in and are used to identify the users on the web page, with the purpose of:
- Keeping the user identified so that, when he leaves the web page and comes back later, he can still be identified, making it easy to browse without the need to log back in.
- Make sure that the users have authorization to access certain areas or services of the web page.
Performance: they are used to improve the browsing experience and to optimize the web page, such as, for example, store the settings of the service and the purchases made on a shopping cart.
Advertising: They receive information about the advertisement that is displayed to the users of the web page. There are two types:
Anonymous: They only collect information about the advertising displayed on the web page, without explicitly identifying the users.
Custom: They collect personal information about the users of the web page to third parties in order to customize the advertising.
Geolocation: These Cookies are used to discover the country or the region from where the users access a web page, in order to provide specific content appropriate to their locations.
Analytics: They collect information about the browsing experience of the users on the web page, usually anonymously, although sometimes they also allow a user to be identified, exclusively and unequivocally in order to obtain information about the interests of the user in the services provided by the web page.
All web browsers allow the user to accept, decline or delete cookies, in particular by selecting the appropriate settings on its browser. The user can configure the Cookies in the “Options” or “Preferences” of your browser.
However, it is important to note that disabling Cookies may prevent the proper functioning of some web services, affecting, partially or totally, the web page browsing.
Modifying the settings of the browser, for example:
- Google Chrome:
- Internet Explorer:
- Mozilla Firefox:
- Apple Safari:
Other third-party tools, available online, enable users to detect the cookies of all the web pages that they visit and manage their deactivation.
4. What happens when Cookies are disabled?
Some functions and services may stop functioning or behave unexpectedly, such as, for example, the identification of the user on certain pages, or to receive information that take into consideration the location of the user, among others.
If you turn off the Cookies of this web page, it is likely that you do not get access to certain areas, or that the quality of your browsing experience is considerably lower.
5. The Cookies used on this web page
Below you can consult a table that summarizes the Cookies used on this web page:
6. Additional warranties and revocation of acceptance
The PACSIS will not be held responsible for the content and veracity of the privacy policies of third party components included on this web page.
As an additional assurance, the recording of Cookies on this web page may be subject to the user’s acceptance of the Cookies during your visit to the web page and to the installation or update of the browser used. This acceptance may be revoked at any time in the content and privacy settings, as defined above in point 3 of this policy or by using the link at the bottom of this page.
7. Update of the Cookies policy
PACSIS can modify this Cookies policy in accordance with the legal or regulatory requirements or to adapt this policy to new instructions decreed by law.
When there are significant changes to this Cookies policy, the users of the web page will be notified.