What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files received by the terminal from the website visited and are used to record certain browsing interactions on a website by storing data that can be updated and recovered. These files are stored on the user’s computer and contain anonymous data which are not harmful to the system. They are used to remember user preferences, such as the selected language, access details or page personalisation.
Cookies can also be used to record anonymous information about how a visitor uses a site. For example, via which webpage a user has arrived or if an advertising banner was used.
gourmetfoodspain.co.uk uses those cookies that are strictly essential for you to use our Websites and browse freely, use secure areas, personalised options, etc. We also usecookies to gather data for analysis of website use. These are used to enhance the customer service, measuring the use and performance of the page to optimise and personalise it.
Our websites may also have links to social networks such as Facebook or Twitter . Gourmetfoodspain.co.uk has no control of the cookies used by these external websites. For further details on social networkcookies or those of unrelated websites, we recommend reviewing their own cookie policies.
How do we use the various types of cookies?
According to their purpose:
|Technical Cookies||Technical cookies are essential and strictly necessary for the web portal to operate correctly and to use the various options and services it offers.For example, those that maintain the sessions, management of response times, performance or validation of options, the use of security elements, sharing contents with social networks, etc.|
|Personalisation Cookies||These cookies enable the user to specify or personalise various characteristics of the general options of the webpage, for example, defining the language, regional configuration or type of browser.|
|Analytical Cookies||Analytical cookies are used by our web portals to create browsing profiles and discover user preferences so as to enhance the offering of products and services.For example, an analytical cookie controls the geographic areas the user is most interested in, their favourite products, etc.|
|Advertisement / Advertising Cookies||Advertisement cookies help to manage advertising spaces based on specific criteria. for example, frequency of access, content edited, etc.Advertising cookies, via advert management, make it possible to store information on behaviour by observing habits, studying visits and creating a profile of user preferences to offer them advertising in keeping with the interests.|
According to duration:
|Session cookies||Session cookies are those that exist the time the user is browsing the webpage and are deleted at the end.|
|Persistent Cookies||These cookies are stored on the user’s terminal for a longer period, simplifying the control of the preferences chosen without having to repeat certain parameters on every visit to the website.|
And if I don’t want these cookies or do nothing about them?
To comply with the law, we must ask for your permission to manage the cookies. Should you decide not to authorise the processing by expressing your disagreement, we will only use the technical cookies, as they are essential for browsing our website. If you continue to browse our website without withholding your authorisation, this implies acceptance of their use.
If you still decide to modify the configuration of your access to the webpage, you should know that it is possible to delete the cookies or prevent this information being recorded on your system at any time by modifying the configuration parameters of your browser:
These browsers are subject to upgrades or modifications so we cannot guarantee they will adapt fully to your browser version. You may also use a browser not covered by these links such as Konqueror, Arora, Flock, etc. To avoid this, you can directly access your browser options which are usually in the Options menu, in the “privacy” section. (Please see the help section of your browser for further details).
It is also possible to limit how third party websites install cookies on your computer, to avoid data being gathered and the recording of your browsing activity. To limit the use of third party cookies you can go to the website configuration or Opt Out:
Is the information gathered by the cookies used on websites other than that of the Banco Sabadell Group?
Some of our cookies are used to generate advertising on third party networks or to conduct analyses, for which we use tools unrelated to gourmetfoodspain.co.uk. The cookies used are for the exclusive use of the bank and its corporate group and under no circumstance are they commercialised.
We work with trusted suppliers who assist us in managing and customising our webpages.
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So what does the information above mean?
If you accept our cookies, we can improve the websites of the gourmetfoodspain.co.uk to offer you optimal access and a more efficient, personalised service.
And you can configure your browser to establish that only trusted websites or the pages being browsed at the time can manage cookies, enabling you to select your preferences.
This policy is regularly reviewed to ensure it is up to date, and is therefore subject to modifications. We recommend you visit this page regularly and we will inform you of any related update.
Where can I get more information?
If you need more information on the cookies directive, please see the Official State Gazette published on 31 March 2012 (for Spain) with the transposition of directives in the field of electronic communications. You can also consult the directive in Information Commissioner Office.
In addition, you can watch explanatory videos published by the Spanish Data Protection Agency that set out, step by step, how to configure the privacy options for the most common browsers, social networks and mobile operating systems, at AEPD Videos.
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