Due to the entry into force of the relevant amendment to the “Information Society Services Act” (LSSICE, in its Spanish acronym) established by (Spanish) Royal Decree 13/2012, users’ express consent must be obtained on every website that uses non-essential cookies, before they browse the website.
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies and other similar technologies, such as local shared objects, flash cookies or pixels, are tools used by web servers to store and retrieve information about their visitors, as well as to ensure the website functions correctly.
Using these devices allows the web server to record certain information about the user, such as their viewing preferences for websites on that server, their username and password, products that they are interested in, etc.
COOKIES AFFECTED BY AND EXEMPT FROM REGULATIONS
According to the EU directive, cookies that require the user’s informed consent are analytics cookies, advertising cookies, and affiliate cookies, except those of a technical nature and those that are necessary for the website to function or for the provision of
services expressly requested by the user.
TYPES OF COOKIES
ACCORDING TO PURPOSE
Technical and functional cookies: allow the user to browse a website, platform or application and use the different options or services that it offers.
Analytics cookies: allow the party responsible for them to track and analyse user behaviour on the websites they are linked to. The information collected through this type of cookie is used to measure website, application or platform activity and develop browsing profiles for users of those websites, applications and platforms, with the aim of improving them based on the analysis of data concerning the usage made by users of that service.
Advertising cookies: allow the most efficient management of advertising spaces, if any, that the publisher has included on a website, platform or application on which the requested service is provided based on criteria such as published content or how often ads are displayed.
Behavioural advertising cookies: collect information about the user’s personal preferences and choices (retargeting) to enable the most efficient management of advertising spaces, if any, that the publisher has included on a website,
platform or application on which the requested service is provided.
Social cookies: are put in place by social networking platforms on services in order to allow you to share content with your friends and networks. Social media platforms can track your online activity outside of their services. This may affect the content and messages that you see on other services that you visit.
Affiliate cookies: allow visits from other websites with which the website has established an affiliation agreement (affiliate companies) to be tracked.
Security cookies: store encrypted information to prevent the data stored in them from being vulnerable to malicious third-party attacks.
ACCORDING TO OWNERSHIP
First-party cookies: are sent to the user’s device from a device or domain managed by the publisher itself and from which the service requested by the
user is provided.
Third-party cookies: are sent to the user’s device from a device or domain not
managed by the publisher, but by another entity that processes the data
obtained through the cookies.
ACCORDING TO STORAGE PERIOD
Session cookies: are a type of cookie designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a website.
Persistent cookies: are a type of cookie in which data remains stored on the device and can be accessed and processed for a period of time defined by the party responsible for the cookie, which can range from a few minutes to several years.
PROCESSING PERSONAL DATA
B2B SOLUTIONS, SLU is the Data Controller for the processing of the personal data of the Data Subject and informs you that this data will be processed in accordance with the provisions of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, of the 27th of April 2016 (GDPR). You are
therefore provided with the following information on the processing:
Purposes of the processing: as specified in the section on cookies used on this website.
Legal basis for the processing: the consent of the data subject (Art. 6.1 GDPR).
Data storage criteria: as specified in the section on cookies used on this website.
Data communication: data will not be communicated to third parties, except if the
cookies belong to third parties or by legal obligation.
Rights of the data subject:
Right to withdraw consent at any time.
Right of access, rectification, portability and erasure of their data, and to object to or restrict its processing.
Right to file a complaint with Spain’s supervisory authority (www.aepd.es) if they believe that the processing of their data does not comply with the regulations in force.
Contact details to exercise your rights: B2B SOLUTIONS, SLU. Calle Velazquez, 157 1 – 28002 Madrid (Madrid).
HOW TO MANAGE COOKIES FROM YOUR BROWSER
Removing cookies from your
Cookies that are already installed on your device can be deleted by clearing the browser history, which removes cookies from all websites visited.
Managing site-specific cookies
Users can adjust their privacy and cookies settings in the browser for more precise control over site-specific cookies.
Although most modern browsers can be configured to prevent cookies from being installed on devices, this setting may mean that the user has to manually adjust certain preferences each time they visit a website or page. In addition to this, some services and features may not work properly (for example, profile logins).
Internet Explorer. V 11
Firefox. V 65.0.1
Safari V 5.1