What are cookies?
Cookies are a set of data that a server deposits in the user’s browser to collect standard Internet registration information and information on the behavior of visitors on a website. That is, they are small text files that are stored on the computer’s hard drive and that serve to identify the user when they connect back to the website. Its purpose is to record the user’s visit and save certain information. Its use is common and frequent on the web because it allows pages to work more efficiently and achieve greater personalization and analysis of user behavior.
What types of cookies are there?
Cookies, depending on their permanence, can be divided into session or permanent cookies. The first ones expire when the user closes the browser. The second ones expire depending on when the objective for which they serve is fulfilled (for example, so that the user remains identified in the Bionou services) or when they are manually deleted. Additionally, depending on its purpose, cookies can be classified as follows:
This type of Cookie remembers your preferences for the tools found in the services, so you do not have to reconfigure the service each time you visit. As an example, this typology includes: Volume adjustments of video or sound players. The video transmission speeds that are compatible with your browser. The objects stored in the “shopping cart” in the e-commerce services such as stores.
These cookies are used to find out which country you are in when a service is requested. This cookie is completely anonymous, and is only used to help guide the content to your location.
Registration cookies are generated once the user has registered or subsequently opened their session, and are used to identify you in the services with the following objectives:
Keep the user identified so that, if a service, the browser or the computer closes and another time or another day enters the service again, it will remain identified, facilitating its navigation without having to re-identify itself. This functionality can be suppressed if the user presses the [close session] functionality, so that this cookie is deleted and the next time it enters the service the user will have to log in to be identified.
Check if the user is authorized to access certain services, for example, to participate in a contest.
Additionally, some services may use connectors with social networks such as Facebook or Twitter. When the user registers in a service with credentials of a social network, it authorizes the social network to keep a persistent Cookie that remembers its identity and guarantees access to the services until it expires. The user can delete this Cookie and revoke access to services through social networks by updating their preferences in the social network that they specify.
Each time a user visits a service, a tool from an external provider generates an analytic cookie on the user’s computer. This cookie that is only generated during the visit, will serve in future visits to the services of Bionou to identify the visitor anonymously. The main objectives that are pursued are:
Allow the anonymous identification of navigating users through the cookie (identifies browsers and devices, not people) and therefore the approximate count of the number of visitors and their trend over time.
Identify anonymously the most visited contents and therefore more attractive for users. Know if the user that is accessing is new or repeat visit.
Important: Unless the user decides to register in a Bionou service, the cookie will never be associated with any personal data that can identify him. These cookies will only be used for statistical purposes that help optimize the experience of users on the site.
This type of cookies allow you to expand the information of the ads displayed to each anonymous user in the Bionou services. Among others, it is stored the duration or frequency of display of advertising positions, the interaction with them, or the browsing patterns and / or user behaviors that help to shape a profile of advertising interest. In this way, they allow to offer advertising related to the interests of the user.
Third-party advertising cookies
In addition to the advertising managed by the Bionou websites in its services, the Bionou websites offer their advertisers the option of serving ads through third parties (“Ad-Servers”). In this way, these third parties can store cookies sent from the Bionou services from the users’ browsers, as well as access the data stored therein.
The companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies. Currently, Bionou websites use the Doubleclick (Google) platform to manage these services. For more information, go to
How can I disable cookies in my browser?
You can configure different browsers to notify the user of the reception of cookies and, if desired, prevent their installation on the computer. Also, the user can check in his browser what cookies he has installed and what is the expiration term of the same, being able to eliminate them.
For more information, consult the instructions and manuals of your browser:
For more information about the management of cookies in Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer /95647?hl=en
For more information about the management of cookies in Internet Explorer: http://windows .microsoft.com/en-es/windows-vista/cookies-frequently-asked-questions
For more information on the management of cookies in Mozilla Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/es/kb/habilitar-y-deshabilitar-cookies-que-los-sitios-we
For more information on the management of cookies in Safari: http://www.apple.com/en/privacy/use-of-cookies/
For more information about the administration of cookies in Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/11.50/en-GB/cookies.html
If you want to stop being followed by Google Analytics visit: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
To learn more about cookies
You can get more information about online advertising based on online behavior and privacy at the following link: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/en/
Google Analytics data protection: & nbsp; http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html
The Bionou websites can modify this Cookies Policy according to legislative or regulatory requirements, or with the purpose of adapting this policy to the instructions issued by the Spanish Agency for Data Protection, by this is advised to users who visit it periodically.
When there are significant changes in this Cookies Policy, these will be communicated to users either through the web or through email to registered users.