What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small and harmless text file that a website transfers to your computer so that the website can remember who you are. Cookies may store user’s preferences and other information. The aim is to adapt the website to their profile and needs. Refusing to accept cookies on the website will disable access to certain parts of the website. Cookies have been in use for the past 20 years, when the first web browsers appeared.
A cookie is NOT a virus, trojan, worm, spam or spyware, and it does not open pop-up windows.
What is stored in a cookie?
Cookies do not usually store personal data like credit card numbers, photographs or any other personal information. Cookies store technical and personal preferences as well as personalised content.
The website is linked to the browser and the web server shall not identify you as a person.
Types of Cookies
Technical cookies: allow the user to make use of the different options, for example controlling data traffic and communication, identifying a session, accessing restricted areas, carrying out a purchase, requesting a subscription or participating in an event etc.
Analysis cookies: allow website managers to follow and analyse the behaviour of users on a website so that they can make improvements informed by data analysis on the use of the websites.
Advertising cookies: help with the management of advertising spaces which a web editor has included on a website where services are offered, based on criteria such as the type of content, country, language or the frequency with which the content is shown.
Cookies used on this website
This website uses the following cookies:
-Session cookies guarantee the user is not a machine and avoids spam.
This website uses the following third party cookies:
-Google Analytics: Stores cookies to allow website managers to follow and analyse the behaviour of users on a website so that they can make improvements. On using this website you consent the data being processed by Google. Any request should be made to Google.
-Social Networks: Every network creates their own cookies for you to choose either Like or Share.
What are the first party cookies and third party cookies?
First party cookies: are those sent to the user’s terminal from a domain managed by Somos which provides service requested by the user.
Third party cookies: are those sent to the user’s terminal from a domain not managed by SOMOS , but from a third party (like Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc. )
Can you disable or eliminate cookies?
Yes, the user may enable, block or eliminate the cookies installed in its terminal through the settings of the browser options installed in its terminal.
What happens if I disable cookies?
Here are a few examples of what happen when you disable cookies.
Shall not be able to share contents on Facebook, Twitter or any other NetWork
Shall not be able to adapt contents to personal preferences like other online stores.
Shall not be able to access personal details like My account, My profile or My orders.
Online stores: Shall not be able to purchase online.
Shall not be able to personalise geographical preferences, time zones, currency or languages.
Shall not be able to make data analytics about traffic and visitors to the website, making it less competitive.
Shall not be able to manage a blog, or upload photographs, post comments, or value and rate contents. Website shall not be able to know if it is spam.
Shall not be able to advertise by areas, which will reduce income from advertising.
For Chrome: The following steps can differ depending on the browser.
1.- Go to setting or preferences on the file menu, or click the personalisation icon on the top right.
2.- Click show advanced options.
3.- Go to privacy settings.
4.-Choose all cookies.
5.-You will see a list of all cookies with their domain. You can look for a domain In Search cookies.
6.- The list of cookies of all domains should appear. Select the cookie you want to disable and press x.
To access the settings of the Internet Explorer cookies follow these steps (it may vary depending on the browser)
1.- Go to Tools, Internet options.
2.- Click privacy.
3.- Adjust the privacy you require.
To access cookies settings on Firefox, follow these steps (it may vary depending on browser)
1.- Go to Options or preferences.
2.- Click on privacy.
3.- Press History and choose Use a personalised history setting.
4.- Accept cookies, you can either activate or deactivate the button.
To access the cookies settings of Safari for OSX follow these steps (it may vary depending on browser)
1.- Go to Preferences.
2.- Click Block cookies
To access the cookies settings of Safari for iOS follow these steps (it may vary depending on browser)
1.-Go to settings and Safari.
2.- Go to Privacy and Security and block cookies.
To access the cookies settings of Android follow these steps (it may vary depending on the version of the browser)
1.Run the browser, then settings.
2.- Go to Security and Privacy and Accept Cookies.
To access the cookies settings of Windows Phone follow these steps (it may vary depending on the version of the browser)
1.- Open Internet Explores, then More and settings
2.- Activate or deactivate cookies.
Web browsers are responsible for storing cookies and from here is where they should be deactivated or removed. Neither this website nor its legal representatives can ensure the correct or incorrect handling of cookies by the mentioned browsers.
In some cases it is necessary to install cookies to remind the user of his decision of non acceptance of these terms.
Referring to cookies from Google Analytics, this company stores cookies on servers in the United States and agree not to share them with others, except in cases where it is necessary for system operations or when it is required by law. Google ensures it does not keep your IP address. Google Inc. is part of the Safe Harbor Agreement Company that guarantees that all data transferred will be treated with a level of protection according to European standards. You can find detailed information in this link. For information on the use that Google gives to cookies we attach this other link.