Cookies are files that are installed on your device (e.g. your computer, tablet or mobile phone) when you visit a website. Cookies are used to ensure the quality, usability and proper functioning of websites, as well as to store and retrieve information about the browsing habits of the websites and to personalise their content. Cookies can sometimes be used to recognise the user of a website.
Therefore, cookies are essential for the functioning of the Internet, and in no case do they pose a risk to your computer or device. Furthermore, they can help us to recognise the need for improvements to parts of the Website and to detect errors in its operation.
Cookies can be classified into several types, according to different criteria. Below, PSS provides you with information about the different types of cookies.
2.1. Types of cookies according to the entity that manages them
Own cookies: are those sent to your computer or device from the Website managed by PSS and from which the service is provided. If cookies are installed from a computer or domain managed by PSS, but the information collected through them is managed by a third party, they cannot be considered as own cookies if the third party uses them for its own purposes (for example, to improve the services it provides).
Third party cookies: are those that are sent to your web equipment from a computer or domain that is not managed by PSS, but by another entity, which treats the information obtained through them.
2.2. Types of cookies according to the period of time they remain activated on your device
Session Cookies: are those designed to collect and store information only for the duration of your visit to the Website, and disappear at the end of the session. They are typically used to store information that you only want to keep for the duration of your visit to ensure the basic functionality of the PSS Website.
Persistent cookies: these cookies store information for a longer period of time, which can be accessed and processed by the person responsible for the cookie during that period. This period varies from one cookie to another, and can range from a few minutes to several years.
2.3. Types of cookies according to their purpose
Session Cookies: are those that allow you to navigate the Website. Session cookies will allow you to use the different functionalities and services of the Website, for example logging in with your identifier.
Preference or customisation cookies: these allow us to remember information so that you can access the Website with features that may differentiate your experience from that of other users, such as the appearance or content of the Website, which may vary depending on the type of browser you use.
Analysis or measurement cookies: These are cookies that enable the tracking and analysis of your behaviour on the Website. This information allows us to measure and analyse the use of the Website, as well as to draw up user browsing profiles, with the aim of introducing the necessary improvements to the Website based on the analysis of the browsing data collected.
Advertising Cookies: these allow the management, in the most efficient way possible, of the advertising spaces that, where appropriate, have been included in the PSS Website.
Behavioral advertising cookies: are those that allow the effective management of advertising spaces that may have been included in the Website, through the storage of information on their behavior obtained through continuous observation of their browsing habits, which allows the development of a specific profile to display advertising based on it
3.1. Setting cookies through your browser
You can allow, block or delete the cookies installed on your computer at any time through the options made available to you by the browser you use. Please note that if you disable all cookies, some features or content of the PSS Website may be affected. We will tell you how to do this:
If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer: click on the Tools button in Internet Explorer and then click on Internet Options > Privacy > Settings > OK.
If you use Firefox: Click on the Firefox button and select Options > Privacy > Use custom history settings > Check the Accept cookies option to turn it on, and uncheck it to turn it off > Choose how long cookies are stored > OK.
If you're using Chrome: Click on the Chrome menu in the browser toolbar > Settings > Show advanced options > In the "Privacy" section, click on Content Settings > In the "Cookies" section, you can set cookies.
If you're using Safari: Go to Preferences, and in the Privacy pane, choose Block Cookies, and select the option you prefer from those offered by your browser.
If you use Opera:> Click on Settings > Options > Advanced > Cookies.
If you are using an IPhone or Ipad: From the home screen, select Settings > Safari, and then select your preferred setting.
If you are using Android: Tap Menu > Settings > Security and Privacy > check or uncheck "Accept cookies" > Restart the browser for the changes to take effect.
For Windows Phone: In Internet Explorer, tap More > Settings. You can also access the Internet Explorer settings via Settings in the application list. Select or clear Allow Cookies.