Paragraph 2 of Article 22 of Spain’s Information Society and Electronic Commerce Services Act 34/2002 of 11 July (“LSSICE”), sets out the following:
1. Service providers may use data storage and recovery devices on recipients’ terminal equipment, provided that the recipients have given their consent after having been provided with clear and complete information about their use, in particular, on the purposes of the data being stored, in accordance with Spain’s Data Protection Act 15/1999 of 13 December. Where technically possible and effective, the consent of the recipient to accept the processing of their data may be provided through the use of appropriate settings in the browser or other applications, provided that such consent is expressly sought as part of an express agreement to their settings during installation or update. The foregoing shall not prevent technical storage or access for the sole purpose of conveying information over an electronic communications network or, to the extent strictly necessary, for providing a service related to the information society as expressly requested by the addressee.
As stated in the “Guide to Using Cookies” published by the Spanish Data Protection Agency (“AEPD”) in 2013, the LSSICE applies to any type of file or device that is downloaded to a user’s terminal equipment for the purpose of storing data and which may be updated and retrieved by the entity that installed it. Cookies are devices that are widely used and therefore from now on we will generically refer to these devices as cookies.
Cookies used for any of the following purposes are exempt from having to comply with the requirements of Article 22.2 of the LSSICE:
Where they enable only communication between the user’s equipment and the network.
Where they are strictly for the purposes of providing a service expressly requested by the user.
Cookies are files that are downloaded to your computer when you access certain websites. Among other things, they enable the storage and retrieval of information relating to a user’s browsing habits and their computer. Depending on the information they contain and the way in which the computer is used, they can be used to recognise the user.
As stated in the AEPD’s “Guide to Using Cookies”, depending on the purpose for which data obtained through cookies are processed, we can distinguish between:
Technical cookies: these cookies allow the user to navigate around a website, platform or application and use its different options or services – for example, controlling traffic and data communication, identifying the session, accessing restricted areas, remembering the different parts of an order, completing a purchase order process, applying to register and take part in an event, using secure elements whilst browsing, storing content for broadcasting video or sound, or for sharing content via social networks.
Personalisation cookies: these allow users to access the service with certain general characteristics that are predefined according to a range of criteria on their computer or device – such as language, type of browser used, regional configuration from which the service is accessed, and so on.
Analytics cookies: these allow the data controller to monitor and analyse the behaviour of users of the websites to which they are linked. The information collected through this type of cookie is used for measuring website/application/platform activity and for profiling the users of these sites, applications and platforms. They help introduce improvements based on analysis of the usage data from users of the service.
Advertising cookies: these allow the most efficient management of any advertising spaces a publisher has included on a website, application or platform from which the requested service is provided, based on criteria such as the published content and the frequency with which the ads are shown.
Behavioural advertising cookies: these allow the most efficient management of any advertising spaces that the publisher has included on a website, application or platform from which the requested service is provided. These cookies store information on user behaviour obtained through ongoing observation of their browsing habits, which allows profiles to be developed for the purposes of displaying advertising based on such profiles.
In compliance with Article 5 of Spain’s Data Protection Act 15/1999 of 13 December (“LOPD”), we notify you expressly, precisely and unequivocally that any information obtained through cookies installed on your computer will be used for the following purposes: technical and personalisation.
The following entities will receive the information obtained through the cookies installed on your computer:
The publisher in charge of the website and data controller: sanscrit consult, s.l.
Where you, the user, do not expressly state whether or not to accept the installation of cookies, but continue to use the website or application, you will be deemed to have given your consent, and we expressly notify you of your option to block or delete cookies installed on your computer by adjusting the settings on your computer’s browser.
Although agreeing to the installation of cookies on your computer is optional, refusal may mean that the functionality of the website is limited or not possible, and this would make it impossible for our company to provide our services through it.
You may at any time change your cookies settings or block or disable them. Below we provide information about how to do so with the main browsers.
And here you’ll find information about Google AdWords third-party cookies: https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies?hl=en-GB
Sanscrit consult, s.l. is not responsible for the content and veracity of third parties’ cookies policies.
Sanscrit consult, s.l. undertakes to comply with its obligation of secrecy in regard to personal data and its duty to protect them and will adopt all technical and organisational measures necessary to ensure the security of personal data and prevent them from being altered, lost, or subject to unauthorised processing or access, given the state of technology, the nature of the data stored and the risks to which they are exposed, whether from human action or from the physical or natural environment, as required under Section VIII of Royal Decree 1720/2007 of 21 December, which approved the implementing regulation of Spain’s Data Protection Act 15/1999 of 13 December.
Pursuant to the provisions of the LOPD and its implementing regulation Royal Decree 1720/2007 of 21 December, as the recipient of the service you may at any time exercise your rights to access, rectify, cancel and reject by contacting the file manager or data controller. Please attach a photocopy of your ID.
The file manager or data controller is sanscrit consult, s.l., whose address for notification purposes is: C/ Marc Aureli, 27, 2-2 – 08006 Barcelona, Spain.