1. What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are sent by the web page visited to your device (taking device to mean a personal computer or PC, tablet, mobile phone or any other device you use to access the Web) (“Cookies”). Cookies are stored on your computer's hard drive, allowing the website to recognise you and store certain information about you, in order to permit or improve the service offered and adapt the contents of the Website to your profile and needs.
2. Types of Cookies
There are different types of Cookies, depending on the entity that manages the website, the length of time they remain activated and their purpose. The same cookie can be included in more than one category.
- Depending on the entity that manages the equipment from which Cookies are sent and processes the data obtained, we can make a distinction between individual cookies (those sent to your device from a computer or domain managed by the publisher and from which the Service requested by you is provided) and third-party cookies (those that are sent to your device from a computer or domain that is not managed by the actual publisher and from which the service you have requested is provided).
- Depending on the length of time they remain activated on the device, we can distinguish between Session Cookies (Cookies designed to collect and store data while you access a web page) and Persistent Cookies (Cookies in which data remain stored in the device and can be accessed and processed for a period defined by the cookie manager, which can range from a few minutes to several years).
- Depending on the purpose for which the data obtained by Cookies are processed, it is possible to distinguish between Technical Cookies (those that allow you to navigate a website, platform or application and use the various options or services that exist on it), personalisation Cookies (those that allow you to access the service with some predefined general characteristics based on a series of criteria in the device, such as language), analysis Cookies (those that allow the Cookie manager to monitor and analyse your behaviour on the websites with which they are associated). The information collected by Cookies of this kind is used to measure the activity of websites, an application or platform and for producing profiles of the browsing habits of the users of said sites, applications and platforms, and to introduce improvements by analysing data on the way users use the service, advertising Cookies (these permit the management of any advertising space that the publisher may have included on its website), and behavioural advertising cookies (which allow advertising space to be managed and information about your behaviour, obtained from continuous observation of your browsing habits, to be stored, allowing an individual profile to be created for displaying advertising).
Cookies are an essential part of how the website located at the URL http://bdo.es (the “Website”) works. The main purpose of our Cookies is to improve your browsing experience. For example, to remember your preferences (language, country, etc.) while you are browsing and for future visits.
The information collected in the Cookies allows us to improve the Website by making estimates on numbers and patterns of use, suiting the Website to your individual interests, accelerating searches, etc.
BDO does not access or exercise any kind of control over the Cookies and other tracking technologies that are used on third-party websites accessed via the Website, the availability of any content and materials published or that may be obtained via said websites and the related personal data processing methods. Consequently, BDO expressly excludes any liability deriving therefrom.
4. Cookies used by the Website and their purpose
We give blow a table showing the Cookies used by our Website together with the purpose of each of them:
These are third party analysis cookies that are used by Google to help us learn about traffic to our website. They are used to gather information about how visitors use our site, including details regarding the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and pages visited. We use the information to compile reports on how visitors use our site and to help improve the site. Cookies collect information anonymously, (none of these cookies collect and/or store any personally identifiable information). In addition to ourselves, Google has access to the information collected by these cookies. More details regarding these cookies and what they are used for can be found in the following link to the Google website.
These are persistent cookies
The information on the Cookies used by the Website will be updated as quickly as possible as the services offered by the Website change. However, some Cookies may occasionally not be included in the course of updating, although these will always be Cookies that are used for identical purposes as those that appear on this list.
6. How to disable, block or eliminate Cookies
You can permit, block or eliminate the Cookies installed on your device directly via the Consent to Cookies Tool, enabled on the Website for that purpose.
You can also disable, block or eliminate Cookies by configuring the options of the browser installed on your computer.
Deactivating Cookies may restrict your use of the Website and prevent you from enjoying all the benefits and services offered on the site.
7. Additional information
Neither this Website nor its legal representatives accept liability for the contents or accuracy of the privacy policies of third-party websites mentioned in this Cookies Policy.
Web browsers are the tools responsible for storing Cookies and this is where you should exercise your right to eliminate or deactivate them. Neither this Website nor its legal representatives can guarantee the correct or incorrect handling of Cookies by said browsers.
In some cases it is necessary to install Cookies so that the browser does not forget your decision not to accept them.
In the case of the Google Analytics Cookies, this company stores Cookies on servers located in the United States and undertakes not to share them with third parties, except in cases where this is necessary for the system to operate or when required to do so by law. Google states that it does not keep your IP address. Google Inc. is a company adhering to the Safe Harbour Agreement that guarantees that all data transferred will be treated with a level of protection that complies with European regulations.
If you have any doubts about this Cookies Policy, you can contact us via the “Contact” option on the Website or, directly by emailing us at spain@BDO.com.