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Cookies Policy

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Cookies Policy

This website, along with the majority of websites on the internet, uses cookies to improve the user’s browsing experience. Cookies personalise the services offered by the website, providing information which may be interesting to each user, tailored to the use made of this website. Below you will find information about what cookies are, what type of cookies this website uses, how you can disable cookies in your browser, how to specifically disable the installation of third-party cookies and what happens if you disable them.

UIC Barcelona manages this website and uses similar cookies and technology (hereinafter “Cookies”). Some Cookies are necessary to make this page accessible. Other Cookies allow us to analyse and measure audiences and traffic on a website. Cookies are also used to show the ads that are most pertinent to the audience’s interests (“Advertising Cookies based on interests”, both by us and by advertisers and contributors.  You can go to the “Cookies Panel” below to revise the type of Cookies we use and those used by third parties who can install interest-based advertising Cookies on this page.

1.What are cookies?

Cookies are small files that some platforms, such as web pages, can install on your computer, smartphone, tablet or connected TV, when accessing them. Their functions can be very varied: storing your browsing preferences, collecting statistical information, allowing certain technical features, storing and retrieving information about a user’s or your computer’s browsing habits or preferences to the extent that, sometimes, depending on the information contained and how the computer is used, it may be possible to recognise these. A cookie is stored on a computer to personalise and make browsing as user-friendly as possible. Cookies are only linked to one user and their computer and do not provide references that allow the personal data of the user to be inferred. Users can configure their browser to notify or reject the installation of cookies sent by the website.

Cookies and other types of similar technology (hereinafter “Cookies”) are used to ensure this page works correctly, and to allow UIC BARCELONA to offer you an optimal experience of the services you request, including our content and other characteristics. We would like to be transparent about the type of Cookies we use, both us and the third parties that display Cookies when you interact with this website.  To find out more about these Cookies and these third parties, or to adjust your preferences, please read the information mentioned below and our Cookie Policy.

2.Why are they important?

Cookies are useful for several reasons. From a technical point of view, they allow web pages to work faster and to adapt to the user’s preferences, such as storing their language preferences or their country’s currency. Additionally, they help website owners improve the services they offer, due to the statistical information they collect through their use. Finally, they help to make the advertising we show you more efficient, which is why we can offer you services for free.

Cookies, depending on their permanence, can be divided into session or permanent cookies. The first type of cookie expires once the user closes the browser. The second type expires once the purpose they serve is fulfilled or if they are deleted manually.

3.How do we use cookies?

Browsing on this website means that the following types of cookies may be installed:

Necessary Cookies 

Necessary Cookies are required to provide the services that you explicitly request: to place our website, its content and other characteristics at your disposal.  These Cookies are used to operate on our website, to display it properly and they allow you to interact with the functionalities you have chosen. UIC BARCELONA also uses these cookies to understand and improve the performance of the website, the courses we offer and our user experience. These necessary cookies cannot be disabled.

Performance-enhancing cookies

This type of cookie saves your preferences for certain tools or services so you do not have to reconfigure them every time you visit our website and, in some cases, can be provided by third parties. Some examples of this type of cookie are: adjustments to the volume of audiovisual media, article sorting preferences or compatible video playback speeds. In the case of e-commerce, they allow you to save information about your shopping basket.

Statistical analysis cookies 

These are cookies processed by FFC or third parties, which allow us to quantify the number of users and thus carry out statistical analysis of the use of our services by users. These allow us to analyse browsing on our website and to improve the products or services we offer. These cookies will not be linked to any personal data that may allow the user to be identified, with information about browsing behaviour only provided anonymously.

These cookies are used by programmes trying to locate the geographical position of the computer, smartphone, tablet or connected TV, in order to provide content and services in a fully anonymous manner.

Log cookies

NAME PREDETERMINED DURATION PURPOSE AND DOMAIN
__ut__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz, _ga, _gid, collect 2 years based on the settings or updates. Google Analytics allows you to analyse web traffic and obtain statistics. More information.
_gat Expires at the end of the session. Used to limit the percentage of Google Analytics requests.
has_js sessió Expires at the end of the session. It allows you to find out whether javascript is enabled on your browser so you can undertake several simultaneous operations using ajax, and obtain a better response time.
cookie_agreed 100 years based on the settings or updates. Used to check whether the user has accepted cookies or not.
_twitter_sess, external_referer, guest_id, personalization_id Expires at the end of the session. Twitter gathers anonymous data related to users visits to the website, the number of visits, the average amount of time spent on the website and the pages loaded, with the aim of personalising and improving Twitter’s services.

When you register on our website, cookies are generated that identify you as a registered user and show when you have identified yourself on the website. These cookies are used to identify your user account and its associated services, thus facilitating your browsing. These cookies are saved as long as you do not log out of the account, close the browser or turn off the device. These cookies can be used in combination with analytical data to individually identify your preferences on our website.

Advertising cookies

These are cookies processed by us or by third parties, which allow us to effectively manage the advertising spaces on our website, adapting the content of advertisements to the content or service requested or to the use made of our website. These cookies allow us to analyse your browsing habits on the internet and to show you adverts that are related to your browsing profile.

Other third-party cookies

On some of our web pages you can install third-party cookies that allow you to manage and improve the services they offer. An example of this use are links to social networking sites that allow us to share our content.

Cookies that can be regularly installed while browsing on this website are listed in accordance with Law 22.2 of the LSSI.

UIC BARCELONA uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc., a Delaware company whose head office is in 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View (California), CA 94043, United States (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files located on your computer, to help the website analyse the use of the website by users. The information generated by cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be directly sent to and archived by Google on the servers in the United States. Google will use this information on our behalf in order to keep track of your use of the website, compiling reports on the activity of the website and providing other services related to the activity on the website and use of the internet. Google may send such information to third parties when required by law, or when such third parties process the information on behalf of Google. Google will not link your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can stop your data or information being processed by rejecting the use of cookies through a selection of the appropriate configuration on your browser. To find out more information, click on the type of cookies used by Google.

4.How can I configure my preferences?

You can allow, block or delete the cookies installed on your computer by configuring your internet browser options.

Below you can find links with information on how you can enable your preferences in the main browsers:

Chrome: Tools → Settings → Show advanced settings → Content settings → Cookies → Block site data and third-party cookies.
Firefox: Tools → Options → Privacy → History → Use custom settings for history (uncheck all the boxes).
Explorer: Tools → Internet options → Privacy → Move slider up to “Block all cookies”.
Safari (Apple): Edition → Preferences → Privacy → Block cookies (select “Always”).
Finally, you can go to the following websites www.youronlinechoices.eu or www.aboutcookies.org  where in addition to finding useful information, you can configure your preferences on third-party advertising cookies for each internet provider. You can also read the “Guide to Cookie Use” published by the Spanish Agency for Data Protection.

Finally, if you like you can install programs or complements in your browser, known as “Do Not Track” tools, which allow you to choose the cookies you want to allow.

5.What happens if cookies are disabled?

In the case of blocking or not accepting the installation of cookies, it is possible that certain services offered by our website that require the use of cookies can become disabled and, therefore, will not be available to you. This may mean you cannot take full advantage of everything that our websites and applications offer you. It is also possible that the quality of the website’s functions can become impaired.

6.Accepting cookies

If you continue to browse after having being informed of our cookies policy, this implies that you accept the use of cookies.

When accessing this website or application for the first time, you will see a window informing you of the use of cookies and where you can read this cookie policy. If you consent to the use of cookies, continue to browse or click on any link, this implies that you have consented to our cookies policy and, therefore, to the installation of cookies on your computer or device.

In addition to the use of first-party cookies, we allow third parties to set cookies and access them on your computer. Consenting to these companies using cookies is linked to browsing activity on this website.

7.Updates to the cookies policy

Our website is entitled to amend this cookies policy to ensure compliance with new legislational or statutory requirements or to adapt the policy to instructions provided by the Spanish Data Protection Agency, which is why it is recommended that users read it on a regular basis.