Cookies are files that may be downloaded to your computer via websites. They are tools that have an essential role to provide numerous services for the information society. These include letting a website store and retrieve information on browsing habits of a user or his computer and, depending on the information obtained, they can be used to recognise the user and improve the service provided.
Types of cookies
Depending on the company managing the domain from which cookies are sent and data are handled, they can be broken down into two types: own and third-party cookies.
There is also a second classification according to the time they remain stored on the user's web browser, which are session cookies or permanent cookies.
Lastly, there is one more classification with five types of cookies, according to the purpose for which the data obtained data are processed: technical cookies, customisation cookies, analysis cookies, advertising cookies behavioural advertising cookies.
Cookies used on the website.
The cookies are identified below that are being used on this web portal, as well as their type and function:
The website administracion.gob.es uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service developed by Google, which allows browsing on websites to be measured and analysed. There may be four cookies from this service on your web browser. According to the types defined above, these are own cookies and session and analysis cookies. You can find more information on this topic and disable the use of these cookies at www.google.es/intl/es/analytics/privacyoverview.html .
Through web analytics, information is obtained on the number of users who access the website, the number of pages visited, the frequency and repetition of visits, their duration, the web browser used, the service provider, the language, the terminal used and the city to which the IP address is assigned. Information that makes better and more suitable service possible on this web portal.
Other cookies used are
- User information cookie SESSION_USER. This cookie stores information on the user registered on the portal. It is stored encoded in Base64 and associated with the website domain. The information it stores is:
- User ID
- Name and surnames
- User roles
- Language configuration cookie SESSION_LANGUAGE. This cookie stores information on the browsing language selected by the user. It is also stored associated with the domain although it is not encoded in Base64. Its possible values are:
Acceptance of cookies policy
Nonetheless, you can access information on the cookies policy at the bottom of all our pages
How to modify cookies settings
You can restrict, block or delete cookies of the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism or any other website, by using your web browser. Every web browser operates differently, the 'Help' function will show you how to do it.