What are cookies and how we use them

This policy explains in detail how cookies as well as cookie-type files and technologies are used on its websites, such as Local Shared Objects, also known as "Flash cookies", Web beacons, etc. We will generally refer to these as “cookies”. If you visit our websites and your browser settings accept cookies, the use of our cookies will be considered accepted.

What are cookies and how do they work?

Cookies are small files sent and stored on your computer by websites you visit. Cookies are stored in your browser's file directory. The next time you visit the site, your browser will read the cookie and transmit the information back to the website or entity that originally created the cookie. To find out more about these technologies and how they work, visit, for example, the site

Why are cookies used?

We use cookies to offer you a more functional experience. View your options for managing cookies in the next chapter.

Basic functions

These cookies are essential for the operation of our websites and are key to ensuring you have a smooth experience. You can browse without interruptions, for example by remembering the selected language and country and maintaining authentication to the reserved areas of the site. These cookies also remember the products you are interested in when you are redirected to an Operator's site for a possible purchase.

Site improvement

These cookies allow us to improve our websites by looking at how they are used. We carry out analytical profiling to understand, for example, the unique users who read a particular article (to know what is most popular) or whether a video file has been viewed or abandoned halfway. We also look at where content is accessed so we know how to organize our sites for an optimal user experience. We count clicks on the “Like” and “Tweet” plugins and what content from our sites has been shared or referenced.


These cookies help make the content as personalized as possible, for example by showing you targeted banners and related suggestions.

We review the type of referral used to reach our sites, such as an email campaign or a link from a referring site, to evaluate the effectiveness of our promotions and advertising campaigns.


Our sites may include entities that create cookies on behalf of third parties, such as a Facebook "Like" button or Twitter "Tweet" button.

How can I manage cookies?

You can review the options available to manage cookies in your browser. The browser can be used to manage cookies relating to basic functions, site improvement, personalization and advertising. Different browsers use different ways to disable cookies, but they are usually found under the Tools or Options menu. You can also consult your browser's Help menu. In addition to managing cookies, browsers usually allow you to control files similar to cookies, such as Local Shared Objects, for example by enabling the browser's privacy mode.

We use advertising cookies managed by third-party retailers to promote their products on the sites. You can decide to opt-out from certain advertising cookies managed by third parties through third-party cookie management sites, such as Google Analytics.

By disabling cookies, some parts of the websites may not be used. If you delete your cookies from your browser, you may need to remember to reinstall the cookies you opted out of.

How long do we keep your information?

It depends on the types of cookies. Session cookies expire when you close your browser. Persistent cookies have typical expiration dates ranging from two months up to a couple of years.