COOKIES POLICY

ELIX ADVICE, S.L. (hereinafter, “ELIX”) uses different types of cookies during your browsing in our website. To learn all the information regarding our Cookies Policy, consult the sections listed below:

1. What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are sent back to the original website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes them. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize the user’s device. Cookies can perform different functions such as allowing you to browse between websites efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving user navigation.

2. What types of cookies exist?

Depending on the purpose, the following kinds of cookies exist:

  • Technical cookies: These allow the user to browse through a website, platform or application, and benefit from different options or services resulting from these, such as controlling the traffic and communication of information, identifying the session, accessing restricted areas, remembering all items in a request, carrying out a purchasing process request, carrying out an event registration or participation request, enabling security features when browsing, storing content for video or audio distribution or sharing content on social networks.

  • Customization or settings cookies: These allow the user to access the service with some general pre-defined features in accordance with some terminal criteria such as language, type of browser used to access the service, regional configuration with information about where the service is accessed from, etc.

  • Analytical cookies: These allow the party responsible to track and analyze the user's behaviour on the websites linked to them. The information gathered by these cookies is used to measure activity on websites, applications or platforms and to create user browsing profiles on those websites, applications and platforms, with the aim of improving the analysis of data used by users.

  • Advertising cookies: These allow, in the most effective way possible, the management of all advertising sections that the editor may have included on a website, application or platform used to provide the requested service in accordance with criteria such as edited content or frequency of the adverts displayed.

  • Behavioural advertising cookies: These allow, in the most effective way possible, the management of all advertising sections that the editor may have included on a website, application or platform used to provide the requested service. These cookies store information about the user's behaviour obtained by analyzing browsing habits in order to tailor a specific profile to show relevant adverts.

3.What cookies does ELIX’s website use?

In accordance with the Spanish Data Agency’s guidelines, we are now going to explain what cookies are used on this website, with the goal being to present as accurate a picture as possible.


ANALYTICAL AND MEASUREMENT COOKIES

  • _utma Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the Javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. By default, this cookie expires after 2 years. It is one of the main cookies set by Google Analytics.
  • _utmc: Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically (in the version before Google Analytics code), this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit. It expires when the browser session ends.
  • _utmt: This cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used to throttle request rate. It expires after 10 minutes.
  • _utmz: Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached the website. The cookie is created when the Javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. This cookie expires after 6 months.
  • _utmb: Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the Javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. This cookie expires 30 minutes from set/update.
  • _gat_gtag_UA_***: This Google Analytics cookie is for analysis purposes and serves to measure how users interact with our website. Duration until the end of the session.
  • _gid: It is a Google Analytics analysis cookie that serves to give a different identification code to each page and indicate the date. Duration 24 hours.
  • _ga This is a Google Analytics analysis cookie that serves to store the user's identification code, although the name of the cookie, the domain and the expiry time can be personalised. Duration 2 years.

TECHNICAL COOKIES

  • PHPSESSID:This cookie is used by the PHP encryption language to allow SESSION variables to be stored on the web server. This cookie is essential for the operation of the website. Duration until the end of the session.
  • TestCookie:Stores if the terms and conditions of the website have been accepted. Duration 1 year.

This website and its legal representatives do not accept liability for the content and accuracy of privacy policies that any of the third parties mentioned in this Cookie Policy may have.

Regarding Google Analytics cookies, ELIX stores cookies on servers in the United States and is committed to not sharing them with third parties, except when needed in order for the system to run or when required so by law. Google Inc. is certified under Privacy Shield and ensures that a level of protection which complies with European legislation will be provided when processing all transferred data. You can access detailed information on this subject by visiting Google Analytics’ Policy through this link.

4. How do I uninstall cookies?

Users can freely decide whether or not to install cookies on their hard drive, as well as decide to eliminate them, by following the procedure established in the help section of their browser. Users can also set up their browser to accept or reject all cookies by default or to receive on-screen notification of the reception of each cookie and decide at that time whether or not to install them on their hard drive. Below we provide you with links to the manufacturers of devices and browsers for the management or deactivation of cookies of the majority of browsers:

Neither this website nor the legal representatives hereof guarantee the correct or incorrect handling of cookies by said browsers.

If you would like to have greater control over the installation of cookies, you can install software or plug-ins on your browser, known as “Do Not Track” tools, which will allow you to choose those cookies that you would like to allow.

The fact that a user may configure their browser to reject all cookies, or expressly our cookies, could make it impossible to access some services and might mean that their experience on our web page could be less satisfactory.

ELIX reserves the right to modify the present Policy of Cookies to adapt it to future legislation and/or applicable jurisprudence, as well as to the future uses of the personal data of the user in the Web site. In any case, users will be previously informed of the changes in the aforementioned policy. Therefore, it is recommended that the user proceeds to read the Cookies Policy each time they access the website.