Information on Cookies

Cookie Policy

The IrsiCaixa website uses a technology called “cookies” to ensure correct functioning of the website and to obtain information on how the website is used. This means that IrsiCaixa can, for instance, count the number of visits to the website or remember the language selected by the user.

 

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are sent via the browser and stored on a computer hard disk whenever a user connects to a website. Cookies allow a website to, among other things, store and retrieve information on user browsing habits and computers. Depending on the information cookies contain and how a computer uses them, they can be used to recognize the user.

 

Cookie types

Cookies can be classified in different ways:

Ownership. Cookies may be own cookies or third-party cookies, depending on who manages the domain from which the cookies are sent and who processes the resulting data.

Duration. Cookies can be session cookies or persistent cookies, depending on how long they remain stored in the user’s computer.  Session cookies are automatically deleted when the user exits the website or closes the browser. Persistent cookies remain on the user's computer for a prespecified period of time.

Purpose. IrsiCaixa uses cookies for the following purposes:

  • Technical cookies: Technical cookies allow the user to navigate the website and to use its different options and services. They include the cookies used to manage and operate the website and enable its functions and services,  e.g., overseeing traffic and data communication, identifying sessions, managing restricted access, managing payments, avoiding fraudulent use, requesting registration or participation in an event, storing content necessary to broadcast video or audio and enabling dynamic content. Disabling these cookies may affect the operation of some of the website functions.
  • Analytical cookies: Analytical cookies are measurement cookies that allow website use to be analysed in terms of user behaviour and activities. Information collected through this type of cookie, which allow website functioning and services to be improved, includes data on visit frequency, repeat visits and the time of visits.
  • Personalization cookies: Personalization cookies are preference cookies that allow access to the website and its services in line with general characteristics predefined according to the user’s preferences, such as language, the number of search results to be displayed, appearance or content according to the browser used or the region of access, etc. These cookies, considered technical cookies, do not process personal information.
  • Advertising cookies: Advertising cookies, which display advertisements to the user, manage website advertising spaces usually included by third parties that adapt advertising content so that it is relevant to the user and thus avoid, for instance, showing advertisements that have already been viewed. The IrsiCaixa website does not directly use these cookies, but its website includes videos on the YouTube platform, which may install and modify cookies periodically.

Information on cookies installed by third parties or on any international transfers by third parties is available in the corresponding third-party cookie and privacy policies.

 

How to reject or delete cookies

The website user can accept, reject or select specific types of cookies to be installed in various ways:

Cookie banner. Through this banner which pops up when you access our website, you can accept, reject or select cookies. If the website’s cookie management system does not allow cookies to be disabled once activated, you will need to delete them through your browser settings or the third party’s own system.

Browser configuration. One option is to activate the private browsing mode to stop your browser from storing browsing history, website passwords, cookies and other information on your visits to websites. Another option is to activate the do-not-track (DNT) function so that the browser instructs the websites you visit not to track your browsing habits. By default, the DNT function is disabled in browsers. If, via the cookie banner, you have accepted cookies but later wish to reject them, you must reconfigure your browser settings to choose which cookies to allow and reject. We recommend that you consult the “Help” section of your browser menu to obtain information about the different cookie management options available.

Information on how to manage cookies for the main browsers are provided in the following links:

Note that the above links may be updated at any time by the companies that develop those browsers. We will make all reasonable efforts to keep the above list up-to-date. If a link does not work or has not been updated, you should go to the “Help” section in your browser menu.

Do Not Track (DNT) tools. If you wish to have more control over cookies, you can instal a DNT program or browser add-on that allows you to set your cookie permissions.

Note that if you block all cookies, the website may not work properly.

 

Additional information

Read the website’s Privacy Policy to obtain more information on the processing of your personal data, data transfers by IrsiCaixa and how you can exercise your rights.

 

Changes to this cookie policy

IrsiCaixa reserves the right to modify, at any time and without prior notice, its Cookie Policy, whether for internal corporate reasons or due to legislative, jurisprudential or doctrinal changes. Therefore, and without prejudice to efforts by IrsiCaixa to notify any changes it may make, we recommend you review this Cookie Policy each time you access the IrsiCaixa website.

 

Last updated 30 October 2020.

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