Cookies are files that can be downloaded to your computer through the web pages. They are tools that play an essential role in the provision of many information society services. Among other things, they allow a website to store and retrieve information about the browsing habits of a user or their computer and, depending on the information obtained, they can be used to recognise the user and improve the service offered.
Types of cookies
Depending on the entity that manages the domain from which the cookies are sent and treats the data obtained, two types can be distinguished: own cookies and third-party cookies.
There is also a second classification according to the length of time they are stored in the customer's browser, which may be session cookies or persistent cookies.
There is another classification with five types of cookies according to the purpose for which the data obtained is processed: technical cookies, personalisation cookies, analysis cookies, advertising cookies and behavioural advertising cookies.
Cookies used on the web
The following identifies the cookies that are being used in this portal as well as their typology and function:
The Ministry's website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service developed by Google, which enables the measurement and analysis of web page navigation. In your browser you will see 4 cookies from this service. According to the previous typology, these are own cookies, session cookies and analysis cookies. You can find out more about this and disable the use of these cookies at https://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html?hl=en .
Through web analytics, information is obtained regarding the number of users who access the website, the number of pages viewed, the frequency and repetition of visits, their duration, the browser used, the operator providing the service, the language, the terminal used, or the city to which their IP address is assigned. Information that enables a better and more appropriate service by this portal.
Another of the cookies that are downloaded is a technical type cookie called ASP.NET_SessionId. This cookie allows you to store a unique identifier per session through which it is possible to link data necessary to enable ongoing navigation.
Acceptance of the Cookies Policy
In the face of this information, it is possible to carry out the following actions:
Accept cookies: This warning will not be displayed again when accessing any page of the portal during the current session.
Close: The notice is hidden on this page.
Modify your settings: You will be able to learn more about what cookies are, learn about the Ministry's Cookies Policy and modify your browser settings.