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Cookies policy

The Internet Observatory of the Spanish Agency for Consumer Affairs, Food Safety and Nutrition is under the obligation to inform and get the user consent regarding the use of cookies in this website, according to the Royal Decree-Law 13/2012 which modifies the Law 34/2002, of 11 July, on Information Society Services and Electronic Commerce.

Cookies are files that may be downloaded to your computer when you access to web pages. They are used as tools in order to provide many services of the information society. Among others, they allow a website to store and retrieve information about browsing habits of a user or their equipment and, depending on the information obtained, they can be used to recognise the user and improve the service.


Types of cookies

Cookies not afected by the new regulation:

  1. Technical cookies: Those cookies that are required for the correct operation of the website.

  2. Customization cookies: They allow to remember some information to customize each user's configuration (language, items in the shopping cart...).

  3. Security cookies: They try to prevent security theats against the web or the user.

Cookies afected by the new regulation:

  1. Analytical cookies: They collect statistical information about the use of the website in order to understand user's necessities and optimize the service.

  2. Monitoring cookies: They allow to monitor the visits from external webpages to personalize the provided information.

  3. Advertising cookies: They define the content of the advertising shown to the user.


Cookies used in this website

The website of the Internet Observatory use Google Analytics, a web analytics service developed by Google, which allows measurement and analysis of navigation in web pages.

You can find more information and disable the use of these cookies in this link.


Accepting cookies policy

The Internet Observatory, for the purpose of obeying the regulation, shows information about the Cookies policy at the bottom of any webpage within this site until the user does any of the following actions:

  1. Show details and save preferences: The user choose if they want the cookies are active in their computer and save the preferences. The warning will not be shown anymore during the current session when accessing any webpage of the site.

  2. Accept cookies: The warning is hidden on the current page and it is assumed that the user consent the use of cookies.


How to change the cookies settings

You can restrict, block or erase cookies from Internet Observatory of the Spanish Agency for Consumer Affairs, Food Safety and Nutrition or any other website, using your browser.

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