last revision 09/01/19
What are Cookies?
Cookies are small files that some platforms, such as websites, may install on your computer, smartphone, tablet or smart television, when you access the website. Their functions can be very varied: storing your browsing preferences, collecting statistical information, allowing certain technical features, storing and retrieving information about a User or a computer’s browsing habits or preferences so that, sometimes, depending on the information collected and how the computer is used, the Cookies may recognise it. A cookie is stored on a computer to personalise the User’s browsing experience and make it as easy as possible. Cookies are only linked to one User and their computer and they do not provide references that can infer the User’s personal data. The User may configure their browser to notify of or reject the installation of Cookies sent by the website.
Cookies and other similar technology (hereinafter, “Cookies”) are used to make sure the website runs correctly, and allow the CATALAN FAMILY FOUNDATION to offer you the best possible experience for any services you require, including our content and other characteristics. We want to be transparent about the types of Cookies used, both by us and third parties who may deploy Cookies when you interact with the website. In order to find out more about these Cookies and third party Cookies, or to adjust your preferences, please read the information below as well as our Cookies Policy.
Why are they important?
Cookies are useful for several reasons. From a technical point of view, they allow websites to run faster and to adapt to the User's preferences, such as storing their language or the currency of their country. In addition, they help website owners improve the services they offer, due to the statistical information they collect. Finally, they help to make the advertising we show you more efficient, which is why we can offer you services for free.
Cookies, depending on their storage limitation, are divided into either session Cookies or permanent Cookies The first type of Cookies expire once the User closes the browser. The second type expire once the objective they serve has been fulfilled, or if they are deleted manually.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
Strictly Necessary Cookies are required to supply the services that you have explicitly requested: to make our website, its content and other characteristics available to you. These Cookies are used to run our website, show it correctly and allow you to interact with any of the functions you choose. The CATALAN FAMILY FOUNDATION also uses these Cookies to understand and improve the running of the website, the services we offer and the User experience. Strictly Necessary Cookies cannot be deactivated.
Analytical Cookies and Interest-Based Advertising Cookies
We use Analytical Cookies to analyse and measure our audience, website traffic and interaction with the website. The Cookies mentioned in the Analytical Cookies section below are automatically activated on our website when you browse it.
Interest-Based Advertising Cookies and similar Cookies.
Interest-Based Advertising Cookies are used to gather information about your browsing activity in order to analyse your interests and show you targeted advertising on this website or elsewhere, and to measure how effective the advertising is. Interest-Based Advertising Cookies may be deployed by us, by our advertisers or by other partners listed below. Cookies from social networks and other tools allow you to connect or interact in other ways with social network websites and their offers, and they can follow your activities and interests. Interest-Based Advertising Cookies are automatically activated on our website as you browse.
Geographical Location Cookies
These Cookies are used by programmes trying to locate the geographical position of the computer, smartphone, tablet or connected television, in order to offer content and services in a fully anonymous manner.
When you register on our Website, this will generate Cookies that identify you as a registered User and will indicate when you are identified on the portal. These Cookies are used to identify the User account and the associated services, making browsing easier. These Cookies are maintained as long as you do not log out of your account, close the browser or turn off your device. These Cookies may be used in conjunction with analytical data to identify your individual preferences on our Website.
Other Third-Party Cookies
Some pages on our website may install third-party Cookies on your browser to allow you to manage and improve the services offered. One such example are links to social networking sites that allow you to share our content.
In accordance with the provisions of Article 22.2 of the Law on Information Society Services and Electronic Commerce, a list of Cookies that are commonly installed while browsing the website is shown below:
- NAME: __ut__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz, _ga, _gid, collect
- PREDETERMINED STORAGE LIMITATION: 2 years from the last configuration or update
- PURPOSE AND AREA: Google Analytics allows you to analyse website traffic and gather browsing statistics. More information.
- NAME: _gat
- PREDETERMINED STORAGE LIMITATION: Expires at the end of the session
- PURPOSE AND AREA: Used to limit the percentage of Google Analytics requests.
- NAME: cookie-agreed
- PREDETERMINED STORAGE LIMITATION: 3 months from the last configuration or update.
- PURPOSE AND AREA: Fundació Familiar Catalana, used to check whether or not the User has accepted the Cookies.
How can I configure my preferences?
You can allow, block or delete the Cookies installed on your computer by configuring your internet browser options.
There are links below with information on how you can manage and delete cookies on all the main browsers:
Finally, if you wish you may install software or add-ons on your browser, known as “Do Not Track” tools, that allow you to choose which Cookies you will accept.
What happens if Cookies are disabled?
Updates to the Cookies Policy
Our website is entitled to amend this Cookies policy to ensure compliance with new legislative or statutory requirements or to adapt the policy to the instructions laid down by the Spanish Data Protection Agency, which is why it is recommended that Users visit it on a regular basis.