What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is stored in your browser (such as Google Chrome or Apple Safari) when you browse most websites.
What is NOT a cookie?
It is not a virus, a Trojan, a worm, spam or spyware, nor does it open pop-up windows.
What information does a cookie store?
Cookies do not usually store sensitive information about you, such as credit card or bank account details, photographs, your ID or personal information, etc. The data stored is technical, such as personal preferences, content customisation, etc.
The web server does not associate it with you as a person, but with your web browser. In fact, if you regularly browse with Internet Explorer and try to browse the same website with Firefox, you will see that the website does not realise that you are the same person, because it is actually associating the information with the browser, not with the person.
What types of cookies are there?
- Technical cookies: the most basic type of cookie; among other things, these let us know when a human or an automated application is browsing, when an anonymous or registered user is browsing, basic tasks for the functioning of any dynamic website.
- Analytical cookies: these collect information on the type of browsing you do, the sections you most frequent, the products you look at, the times you use it, language, etc.
- Advertising cookies: these display advertising based on your browsing, country of origin, language, etc.
What are first-party and third-party cookies?
First-party cookies are those generated by the website that you are visiting, while third-party cookies are those generated by external services or providers such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.
Which cookies does this website use?
This website uses first-party and third-party cookies. The following cookies are used on this website:
- Cookies used on the ENAC portal (www.enac.es)
- Name of cookie: COOKIE_SUPPORT This cookie checks whether cookies are enabled by your browser. Many of the portal services need to work with cookies.
- Name of cookie: JSESSIONID This cookie is used to identify the session opened between your browser and the portal. It also allows the portal to remember certain settings, for example if you have logged into the Private Area. This cookie is automatically deleted each time the browser is closed.
- Name of cookie: GUEST_LANGUAGE_ID This cookie is used to identify language preferences.
- Name of cookie: SCREEN_NAME This cookie is used to identify the screen configuration.
- Name of cookie: ARRAffinity This cookie is used to create affinity rules on the servers hosting the ENAC portal and sEgNAC.
- Cookies used at sEgNAC (www.segnac.es)
- Name of cookie: ASP.NET_SessionId
This cookie is used to identify the session opened between your browser and sEgNAC
This cookie is automatically deleted each time the browser is closed.
- Cookies used on the ENAC portal and in sEgNAC
The ENAC portal and sEgNAC use Google Analytics to collect analytical information on the use of both platforms with the following cookies: __utma, __utmb, __utmc and __utmz.
All information is collected anonymously and includes statistics on the number of visitors and the content accessed. For more information about the cookies used by Google Analytics click here.
If you do not want Google Analytics to collect information, the following Google plug-in can be installed by clicking here.
- Social Media cookies: Twitter, Linkedin
Can cookies be deleted?
Yes, they can. And not only can you delete them, you can also block them in general or for a specific domain.
To delete cookies from a website, go to your browser’s settings, find those associated with the domain in question, and delete them.
- Cookie settings for Google Chrome.
- Cookie settings for Apple Safari.
- Cookie settings for Internet Explorer.
- Cookie settings for Mozilla Firefox.
More information about cookies
If you would like to have more control over the installation of cookies, you may install programs or add-ons to your browser, known as “Do Not Track” tools, which will allow you to choose the cookies you wish to enable.