From the Integrative Myco-Medicine Association (IMMA), we would like to inform you clearly and precisely about the cookies we use on our website, complying with the provisions of Law 34/2002, on Services of the Information Society and Electronic Commerce (LSSI), as well as with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 27, 2016 (General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR) and Organic Law on Data Protection and Guarantee of Digital Rights (PPDGDRL, Law 3/2018 December 5).
What are the cookies?
The specific uses we make of these technologies are described below.
Technically, a cookie is a small file that is downloaded to the user’s computer, tablet or smartphone, in order to store data and information that can be updated and retrieved by the entity responsible for its installation.
The information collected through cookies may include the date and time of visits to the website, the different tabs that you have viewed or the time you have stayed on it, among other details.
The owner of the Website may use this information to manage user sessions, improve its contents, make the Website more attractive and correctly place the contents that most interest visitors.
The art. 22 LSSICE refers to “data storage and retrieval devices in recipient terminal equipment”. For its part, the Spanish Agency for Data Protection (AEPD) understands that said article applies to “cookies and similar technologies used (shared objects or flash cookies, web beacons or bugs) that involve fingerprinting.
- There are certain cookies that do not need to comply with the obligations established in art. 22.2 LSSICE when they only allow communication between the user’s equipment and the network, or when they are used to provide a service expressly requested by the user. These cookies are:
- “User input” cookies: Session and user input cookies are often used to track user actions when filling out online forms on multiple pages, or as a shopping basket to track items that a user has selected by pressing a button.
- User authentication or identification cookies (session only).
- User security cookies: e.g. The cookies used to detect erroneous and repeated attempts to connect to a website
- Media player session cookies.
- Session cookies to balance the load.
- Cookies to personalise the user interface.
- Certain add-on cookies (plug-ins) to exchange social content (The exception only applies to users who have decided to keep the session open).
What types of cookies are there?
Depending on the entity that manages them, cookies can be:
- Own cookies: These are those that are sent to the terminal equipment of the interested party from a computer or domain managed by the person responsible for the Website from which the service requested by the user is provided.
- Third-party cookies: These are those that are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain that is not managed by the person responsible for the Website, but by another entity that processes the data obtained through cookies.
Such is the case, for example, for the analytical cookies used by Google, or those used by social networks to offer the user the possibility of sharing or recommending content from our website on these platforms.
According to the time they remain activated:
- Session cookies: These are a type of cookie designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a web page. They are usually used to store information that is only necessary to provide the service requested by the user on a single occasion (for example, a list of products purchased in an online store) and are deleted at the end of the session.
- Persistent cookies: These are a type of cookie in which the data is still stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed during a period defined by the person responsible for the cookie, which can range from a few minutes to several years.
According to the intended purpose, cookies can be classified into the following types:
- Technical cookies: These are those that allow the user to navigate through a web page, platform or application and use the different options or services that exist in it, such as, for example, controlling traffic and data communication, identifying the session, access parts of restricted access, remember the elements that make up an order, carry out the process of purchasing an order, make a request for registration or participation in an event, use security elements while browsing, store content for dissemination of videos or sound or share content through social networks. Also those that allow you to customise a website. These are exempt from complying with art. 22.2 LSSICE.
- Preference or customisation cookies: These are those that allow the user to access the service with some predefined general characteristics based on a series of criteria in the user’s terminal, such as the language, the type of browser through which they access the service, the regional configuration from where you access the service, etc. If the user themself chooses these characteristics (for example, if they select the language of a website by clicking on the icon of the flag of the corresponding country), cookies are exempt from complying with art. 22.2 LSSICE.
- Analysis or measurement cookies: they allow the person responsible for them to monitor and analyse the behaviour of the users of the websites to which they are linked, including the quantification of the impact of the ads.
- Behavioural advertising cookies: These are those that store information on the behaviour of users obtained through the continuous observation of their browsing habits, which allows the development of a specific, which is used to tailor advertising to the user.
What types of cookies does this website use?
This Website uses its own and third-party cookies to improve our services, and offer you a browsing experience related to your preferences.
These are the list of cookies used by the domain:
We do not transfer data to third-party countries.
What is the lawfulness of using of cookies on our Website?
In the case of technical cookies, that is, those that are essential for navigating this website and receiving the service offered through it, the legal basis for their use is the agreement through which the user decides to visit this page web and use its services.
The legal basis for the use of the rest of cookies is the user’s consent, which is requested at the time of accessing this Website, and can be revoked at any time through the configuration of your browser. The withdrawal of said consent will not affect the possibility of browsing this website and using its services, but the data processing carried out previously will not lose its legality due to the fact that the consent has been revoked.
At no time will your consent be mandatory in order to display the content of the website, that is, we do not use “cookie walls” (a popup that requires consent to proceed) nor do we condition the viewing of the website to this acceptance.
On the other hand, it is not possible to accept cookies by scrolling or other ambiguous gestures that do not constitute a clear affirmative action.
Nor is it possible to legitimise by legitimate interest.
To which recipients will the cookies be communicated or who will be able to access them?
The data obtained through cookies will not be communicated to other entities outside our organisation.
However, when there are third-party cookies, as indicated above, said third parties may access the cookies and use them in the manner described.
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How can I configure or disable the cookies used by this website?
The user may at any time withdraw their consent related to the Cookies Policy, and may delete the cookies stored on their computer through the settings and configurations of their Internet browser.
At present, most browsers are configured by default to “accept all cookies”, however, in accordance with the provisions of the Regulation on privacy and electronic communications, called “E-Privacy”, this webpage gives the user the possibility to uninstall cookies by using the appropriate browser settings or another application. Therefore, this website is adapted to the “Do Not Track” standard.
To restrict or block cookies, in general, browsers offer the following configuration options in relation to the installation of cookies:
- Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/?hl=es&answer=95647
- Microsoft Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/es-es/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
- Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/es-es/help/4468242/microsoft-edge-browsing-data-and-privacy-microsoft-privacy
- Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/es/kb/habilitar-y-deshabilitar-cookies-sitios-web-rastrear-preferencias
- Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/ph5042
- Opera (http://help.opera.com/Windows/11.50/es-ES/cookies.html)
In relation to mobile devices, the following information is included regarding the settings or the documentation about it:
- Android: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid&hl=es-419
- Apple (IOS): https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201265
If the installation of cookies from the website is prevented, some functionalities of the website, as well as some content, may be affected.
- Legal Framework of Reference
“2. Service providers may use data storage and retrieval devices on recipients’ terminal equipment, provided that they have given their consent after they have been provided with clear and complete information on their use, in particular, on the Data processing purposes, in accordance with the provisions of Organic Law 15/1999, of December 13, on the Protection of Personal Data.
When technically possible and effective, the consent of the recipient to accept the processing of the data may be provided through the use of the appropriate parameters of the browser or other applications, provided that the recipient must proceed with its configuration during installation or update through an action. express to that effect.
The foregoing shall not prevent the possible storage or access of a technical nature for the sole purpose of transmitting a communication over an electronic communications network or, insofar as it is strictly necessary, for the provision of an information society service. expressly requested by the recipient. “
In the GDPR, cookies are mentioned in recital 30, prior to the articles of said Regulation:
(30): “Natural people can be associated with online identifiers provided by their devices, applications, tools and protocols, such as Internet protocol addresses, session identifiers in the form of” cookies” or other identifiers, such as radio frequency identification tags. This can leave traces that, in particular, when combined with unique identifiers and other data received by the servers, can be used to create profiles of natural persons and identify them.”
Thus, when cookies can identify an individual, they are considered personal data, just like an IP address.
The LOPD establishes in article 6.1, in relation to the consent for the processing of personal data:
“1. In accordance with the provisions of article 4.11 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, consent of the affected party is understood to be any expression of free, specific, informed and unequivocal will by which he accepts, either through a declaration or a clear action. affirmative, the processing of personal data that concerns you. “
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