A cookie is a file that is downloaded to the user’s computer, smartphone or tablet when accessing certain websites in order to store and retrieve information about the browsing carried out on the said equipment. However, these cookies do not provide us information on the user’s name, nor on any other personal data, but are used solely for purposes of performance, security and statistics. The cookies we use cannot read data on your computer or read the data contained in other cookies. If you like, you can configure your browser to inform you when you are about to receive a cookie. If a user decides not to accept these cookies, this will not prevent them from accessing the information on www.meteosim.com.

“Meteosim, S.L.” uses cookies to manage the different services offered to the user. They each have their own purpose and can be described as follows:

  • Session Cookies: These are a type of cookie designed to collect and store data when a user logs on to the private area of www.meteosim.com. This cookie expires at the end of the session and is erased from the user’s computer.
  • Persistent Cookies: These are a type of cookie in which data continues to be stored on the terminal and can be accessed and processed during a period defined by the entity in charge of the cookie. This can range from a few minutes to several years.
  • Technical Cookies: These allow the user to browse through a website, platform or application and use the different options or services contained therein, such as by controlling traffic and data communication, identifying the session, allowing access to parts with restricted access, remembering the elements that make up an order, enabling the purchasing process of an order, enabling users to sign up to or take part in an event, using security elements during a session, storing content for playing videos or sound, or enabling the sharing of content on social media websites.
  • Personalisation Cookies: These allow the user to access the service with some general, predefined features according to a set of criteria on the user’s device, such as the language, the type of browser through which the user accesses the service, the regional configuration from which the user accesses the service, and so on.
  • Analytical Cookies: These enable the entity managing the cookies to monitor and analyse the behaviour of the users of the websites to which they are linked. The information collected through this type of cookie is used to measure the activity of the websites, applications or platforms and to create usage profiles for their users in order to make improvements based on the analysis of service-user data.

Section 29’s Working Group, in its Ruling: 4/2012, decided that among the cookies exempt from the fulfilment of the obligations set forth in article 22.2 of the LSSI, are those used only to enable communication between the user’s device and the network, and those used strictly to provide a service expressly requested by the user, including the following:

  • “User input” cookies
  • User identification or authentication cookies (only session cookies)
  • User security cookies (for example to detect repeated failed attempts to connect to a website)
  • Media player session cookies
  • Load-balancing session cookies
  • User interface personalisation cookies
  • Plug-in cookies for exchanging social media content

Session and user-input cookies are often used to track users’ actions when filling in online forms on multiple pages, or as a shopping basket to keep track of the items the user has selected by pressing a button.

If users withdraw their acceptance of the cookies that are strictly necessary for the provision of certain services which they have expressly requested, they won’t be able to view or receive content and services properly from www.meteosim.com.

The cookies used on www.meteosim.com are listed below:

 

Name Domain/Host Purpose Persistence
 pll_language www.meteosim.com Store the parameters of the language selected by the user  1 year
 euCookie www.meteosim.com Store preferences for the use of cookies Session
 _ga meteosim.com
www.meteosim.com
This cookie is used to count how many times a user visits the site. It also records when it was the first and last time the user visited the website.  24 months
 _gid meteosim.com
www.meteosim.com
This is an analytical cookie, related to Google Analytics that is used to distinguish users.  24 hours
 _gat meteosim.com
www.meteosim.com
This cookie is used to store the browsing time on the website. It records the arrival time and expires at 30 minutes from the last page view.  60 seconds

“Meteosim, S.L.” also uses Google Analytics analytical cookies to analyse our website. These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. They then use the information to facilitate and improve the user browsing experience. Disabling these cookies will not impede the working of www.meteosim.com.

Google Analytics is Google’s analysis tool that helps owners of applications and websites to understand how their visitors interact with them. It may use a set of cookies to collect information and report website usage statistics without personally identifying individual Google visitors. More information about Google Analytics cookies and information regarding privacy at https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies

Some parts of the website may be connected to different social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. In this case, you should refer to their Cookies Policies before using their services.

You can allow, block or delete the cookies installed on your device by adjusting your preferences on your internet browser. The main browser links, where they explain how to do this, are given here:

These browsers are subject to upgrades or modifications, so we cannot guarantee that they fully apply to the version of the browser you are currently using. You also may be using a browser not covered in these links, in which case, you should refer to your browser’s help facility to configure the use of cookies.

If, at any time, you want to withdraw your consent to this Cookies Policy, you should delete the previously stored cookies through your Internet Browser’s settings and configuration.

The aim of this Cookies Policy is to inform you clearly and accurately about the cookies that are used on www.meteosim.com. Should you require further information about the use of cookies, you can request this by emailing administracion@meteosim.com.

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