What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that websites send to your browser to remember your visit and improve the site’s usefulness. They contain information like preferences, login details, and viewed pages. Cookies optimize website functionality and provide valuable insights into user behaviour.
Types of cookies:
- Depending on the entity:
Depending on who manages the equipment or domain from which the cookies are sent and processes the data obtained, we can distinguish:
- First-party cookies: these are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain managed by the editor itself and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
- Third-party cookies: these are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain that is not managed by the editor, but by another entity that processes the data obtained through the cookies.
In the event that the cookies are served from a computer or domain managed by the editor itself, but the information collected through these is managed by a third party, they cannot be considered as own cookies if the third party uses them for its own purposes (for example, the improvement of the services it provides or the provision of advertising services for other entities).
- According to their purpose:
Technical cookies: allow the user to browse through a website, platform or application and use the different options or services that exist on it, including those that the editor uses to allow the management and operation of the website and enable its functions and services, such as, for example, controlling traffic and data communication, identifying the session, accessing restricted access parts, remembering the elements that make up an order, carrying out the purchase process of an order, managing payment, controlling fraud linked to the security of the service, making the application for registration or participation in an event, counting visits for the purposes of billing licences for the software with which the service operates, using security elements during browsing, storing content for the broadcasting of videos or sound, enabling dynamic content or sharing content through social networks.
Also belonging to this category, due to their technical nature, are those cookies that allow the management, in the most efficient way possible, of the advertising spaces that, as an additional design element, the editor has included on a website, application or platform based on criteria such as the edited content, without collecting user information for other purposes, such as personalising that advertising content or other content.
Technical cookies shall be exempt from compliance with the obligations established in article 22.2 of the LSSI when they enable the service requested by the user to be provided, as in the case of the cookies listed in the previous paragraphs. However, if these cookies are also used for non-exempt purposes, they will be subject to these obligations.
If it is the user himself who chooses these characteristics, the cookies will be exempt from the obligations of article 22.2 of the LSSI as they are considered a service expressly requested by the user, provided that the cookies obey exclusively to the selected purpose.
Analysis or measurement cookies: these are cookies that allow the party 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 advertisements. The information collected through this type of cookie is used to measure the activity of the website, application or platform, in order to make improvements based on the analysis of the data on the use made by users of the service. To use these cookies, the user’s consent must be requested.
Behavioural advertising cookies: information is stored on the behaviour of users obtained through the continuous observation of their browsing habits, which allows a specific profile to be developed in order to display advertising based on the same. In order to use these cookies, the user’s consent must be requested.
- According to the length of time they remain activated on the terminal equipment::
- Session cookies: these are those designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a web page. They are usually used to store information that only needs to be kept for the provision of the service requested by the user on a single occasion (for example, a list of products purchased) and disappear at the end of the session.
- Persistent cookies: these are cookies in which the data remain stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed for a period defined by the party responsible for the cookie, which can range from a few minutes to several years.
Processing of personal data through cookies
HWI ESPAÑA, S.A. CORREDURIA DE SEGUROS Y REASEGUROS PERTENECIENTE AL GRUPO H.W. INTERNATIONAL B.V. is responsible for the processing of the personal data of the Data Subject and informs you that this data will be processed in accordance with current data protection regulations.
How to manage your cookies?
HWI undertakes to keep this list up to date by modifying it as soon as possible, as the services offered on its site are modified or new modules of the applications that maintain it are updated. However, updated results may not be displayed from time to time, so it is recommended that you check the update date of this document (at the end of this document).
HWI ESPAÑA, S.A. CORREDURIA DE SEGUROS Y REASEGUROS PERTENECIENTE AL GRUPO H.W. INTERNATIONAL B.V. maintains profiles in different social networks to promote its products and services, but is not responsible for informing users of the cookies that will be installed on their equipment when accessing said networks, nor of their privacy policies.
Some of our website pages display content from third-party providers.
To access third-party content, users must first accept the terms and conditions applied by the third parties (including their cookie policies, which are beyond our control). If users choose not to access such content, these third-party cookies are not stored on their devices.
Updates and changes to the cookies policy
HWI ESPAÑA, S.A. CORREDURIA DE SEGUROS Y REASEGUROS PERTENECIENTE AL GRUPO H.W. INTERNATIONAL B.V. may modify this Cookies Policy according to legislative or regulatory requirements, or in order to adapt this policy to the instructions dictated by the Spanish Data Protection Agency, therefore Users are advised to visit it periodically.