Cookies are files that can be downloaded to your computer through the web pages. They are tools that are essential for the provision of many services that have to do with the information society. Among other uses, they allow a website to store and retrieve information about the browsing habits of a user or of his computer. Depending on the information obtained, these cookies can be used to recognize the user and to improve the services offered.

There are different kinds of cookies (personal, from third parties, technical, from customization, from analysis or advertising, etc.), all identified in the Guidelines prepared by the AEPD, that contemplates the different uses of cookies.

Relation and description of the cookies used in the web

Hereafter, we present and identify the cookies that are being used on this site, as well as their typology and function:

This web page downloads a technical cookie called cookies_policy, we identify it as a personal, technical and session cookie. It manages the use and acceptance of cookies, in order to remember users that have accepted them and those that have not, therefore, the users that have accepted will not see the warning provided in the top of the website.

Bismart uses another technical cookie called ASP.NET_SessionId. This cookie is applied to store a particular and unique identifier and a language per session. Thanks to its functionality it is possible to link necessary data to enable the navigation in progress.

As the portal is hosted by the Windows Azure platform, the ARRAffinity cookie is used to control the effective loading of the website and to ensure that all user requests are directed to the same server in any browsing session. Another cookie we could identify is Composite.Web.Html.AcceptAlert-558974166. Its particularity is that it is personal and unique, it drifts from this platform, like those provided by WordPress: km_ai, km_lv, km_uq.

The use of Google Analytics provides the information we need to measure and analyze the navigation on websites. This web analytics service was developed by Google. In your browser you will see 2 cookies that drift from this service (_ga, _gat). According to its typology, we would identify them as particular cookies, session cookies and analysis cookies. Through the web analytics information, we are able to obtain the number of users accessing to the web, also the number of page views, the frequent visits, the number of users that have visited repeated times, the duration of the visits, the browser used, the operator providing the service, the language, the terminal used, or the city that is assigned to the IP address. An information that makes possible an effective and appropriate service from this portal.

And finally, a Twitter widget appears on the bottom of the page to see all Bismart’s recent tweets. This widget is related to Google Analytics and it is used for tracking the user’s interaction with the site, it also includes cookies like: __utma , __utmz, __ga, guest_id, device_token, metrics_token and remember_checked_on.

How to modify the cookie’s settings

You can restrict, block or delete Bismart’s cookies, or the ones from any other web page, using your browser. In each browser the operation is different, the support button ‘Help’ will show you how to do it.

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