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Cookies policy

The website http://www.grupoelektra.es (hereinafter 'the Website' or 'the Site', interchangeably), uses cookies to allow, facilitate and improve browsing, as well as to analyse certain behaviour patterns while browsing and, on occasion, to offer advertising in line with your habits, preferences and needs. Just accessing the Website may entail the location of cookies in the computer terminal from which it has been accessed (computer, smartphone, tablet or similar).

We recommend you read this document carefully for more information about cookies, as well as the purposes for which they are used on the Website and how they can be managed, blocked or deactivated.

1. Information and consent

In accordance with the law, the first time you access the Website you will be briefly notified, by means of a visible reminder, that cookies are being used on the site. This reminder will also inform you of the type and the existence of this information, as well as the option to manage the cookies or delete them.

We will take it that you give your consent to the placement of cookies in the computer terminal from which you have accessed the Website and to use them if you continue browsing through said Website without deactivating them (please see section 4 of this document for more information on this subject).

2. What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are downloaded onto the computer terminal with which the user is browsing the Web (whether this is a computer, a tablet, a smartphone, etc) when the user accesses certain pages and/or uses certain services offered on those sites, and which store information that may be retrieved at a later date for a range of purposes. In accordance with these purposes, the cookies may be:

  • Personalisation cookies: these enable the website to be adapted to meet certain general and pre-established characteristics, such as language, browser used or region accessed from.
  • Technical cookies: they help to maintain fluidity and convenience when browsing the page, as well as providing a level of security. For example, they make it possible to identify the session of a registered user.
  • Analysis cookies: they enable the gathering of information aimed at statistical analysis of Internet users’ use of the page. They also provide information about which search terms were used to get to the page in question.
  • Advertising cookies: they are used for managing existing advertising spaces on the web page in question such that each user is offered advertising material according to the page’s contents and the frequency of advertisements.
  • Behavioural advertising cookies: they enable existing advertising spaces on the page to be managed such that each user is offered advertising material according to their browsing habits and preferences.

Cookies can also be classified as 'own' or 'third-party' depending on whether they are placed in the user’s computer terminal from the information society services provider or from a third-party server, respectively.

They can also be classified as 'persistent' or 'session' depending on whether the cookie remains on the user's computer terminal for a longer period of time than the duration of the browsing session or whether the cookie disappears once the session has been closed, respectively. This means that the information stored may be retrieved at a later date or only while the browsing session lasts.

The cookies can be managed or deleted at any time. See section 4 of this document for further information on this subject.

3. Cookies used by the Elektra Group

Should you give your consent, the cookies that will be placed on your computer terminal as a result of you accessing and browsing the Website are:

Cookie Domain Type Description Duration
test_cookie .doubleclick.net Advertisement The test_cookie is set by doubleclick.net and is used to determine if the user's browser supports cookies. 15 minutes
personalization_id .twitter.com Advertisement Twitter sets this cookie to integrate and share features for social media and also store information about how the user uses the website, for tracking and targeting. 2 years
_fbp .grupoelektra.es Advertisement This cookie is set by Facebook to display advertisements when either on Facebook or on a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising, after visiting the website. 3 months
loc .addthis.com Advertisement AddThis sets this geolocation cookie to help understand the location of users who share the information. 1 year 1 month
IDE .doubleclick.net Advertisement Google DoubleClick IDE cookies are used to store information about how the user uses the website to present them with relevant ads and according to the user profile. 1 year 24 days
_ga .grupoelektra.es Analytics The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors. 2 years
_gid .grupoelektra.es Analytics Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website's performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously. 1 day
_gcl_au .grupoelektra.es Analytics Provided by Google Tag Manager to experiment advertisement efficiency of websites using their services. 3 months
uvc .addthis.com Analytics Set by addthis.com to determine the usage of addthis.com service. 1 year 1 month
at-rand grupoelektra.es Analytics AddThis sets this cookie to track page visits, sources of traffic and share counts. never
__atuvc www.grupoelektra.es Functional AddThis sets this cookie to ensure that the updated count is seen when one shares a page and returns to it, before the share count cache is updated. 1 year 1 month
__atuvs www.grupoelektra.es Functional AddThis sets this cookie to ensure that the updated count is seen when one shares a page and returns to it, before the share count cache is updated. 30 minutes
UserMatchHistory .linkedin.com Functional LinkedIn sets this cookie for LinkedIn Ads ID syncing. 1 month
lang .ads.linkedin.com Functional LinkedIn sets this cookie to remember a user's language setting. session
bcookie .linkedin.com Functional LinkedIn sets this cookie from LinkedIn share buttons and ad tags to recognize browser ID. 2 years
lidc .linkedin.com Functional LinkedIn sets the lidc cookie to facilitate data center selection. 1 day
lang .linkedin.com Functional LinkedIn sets this cookie to remember a user's language setting. session
bscookie .www.linkedin.com Functional LinkedIn sets this cookie to store performed actions on the website. 2 years
PHPSESSID www.grupoelektra.es Necessary This cookie is native to PHP applications. The cookie is used to store and identify a users' unique session ID for the purpose of managing user session on the website. The cookie is a session cookies and is deleted when all the browser windows are closed. session
lenguaje www.grupoelektra.es Other Used to save language information 3 months
AnalyticsSyncHistory .linkedin.com Other Used to store information about the time a sync took place with the lms_analytics cookie 1 month
muc_ads .t.co Other Recoge datos sobre el comportamiento y la interacción de los visitantes - Esto se utiliza para optimizar la web y hacer más relevante la publicidad en la misma. 2 years
li_gc .linkedin.com Other Used to store consent of guests regarding the use of cookies for non-essential purposes 2 years
_gat .grupoelektra.es Performance This cookie is installed by Google Universal Analytics to restrain request rate and thus limit the collection of data on high traffic sites. 1 minute

4. Cookie management and deactivation

As has been mentioned above, if you continue browsing the Website or using the services offered therein without deactivating the cookies, you will be understood to have given us your consent to place and use this technology in your computer terminal.

You can manage and deactivate the cookies installed on the computer terminal via which you accessed the Website through different functions on your browser.

Furthermore, should you object when the Website notifies you that this technology is being used, you may set up your browser to not install these cookies, to delete them and, in general, to manage them at any time through the functions on your browser for this purpose.

Please find below a list of links regarding the steps to follow for activation, deactivation, deletion and management of cookies according to each browser:

Apple Safari 5.1. http://support.apple.com/kb/ph5042
Google Chrome https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=es
Internet Explorer 11 http://windows.microsoft.com/es-es/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11
Mozilla Firefox http://support.mozilla.org/es/kb/habilitar-y-deshabilitar-cookies-que-los-sitios-web
Opera http://help.opera.com/Windows/12.00/es-ES/cookies.html

If your browser is not on this list or you cannot find it, please check the corresponding website.

The steps to take to manage or deactivate cookies through any other device (tablet, smartphone...) are similar to those for the computer version.
Nevertheless, as a general rule, you will need to do the following:

  1. Open the browser.
  2. Click on Settings, Tools, Preferences, or similar, which is normally found at the top of the window.
  3. A new window will probably open, in which you will see an option regarding cookies. Click on this button.
  4. Out of the options offered, choose the one that best fits your preferences as regards cookies.

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