The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) informs about the use of the cookies in its websites.

Cookies are archives that can be downloaded in your computer through the webpages. They are tools that have an essential role for the presentation of numerous services of the society of information. Among others, they allow a webpage to keep and recover information regarding the browsing habits of a user or a team and, depending on the information obtained, they can be used to recognise the user and to improve the service offered

Type of cookies

Depending on the entity that manages the domain from which cookies are sent and the data obtained, it is possible to distinguish two types of cookies: own cookies and third-party cookies.

There is also a second classification according to the period of time in which they remain stored in the client’s browser: session cookies or persistent cookies.

Finally, there is another classification with five types of cookies depending on the purpose of the data obtained: technical cookies, personalisation cookies, analysis cookies, advertising cookie and behaviour advertising cookies.

For more information, please consult the Guide of the use of the cookies of the Spanish Data Protection Agency (Spanish only).

Cookies used in the website

The Website uses Matomo, an analytics tool that helps websites understand how their visitors interact. A set of cookies are used to collect information and report website usage statistics without personally identifying visitors. Learn more about Matomo’s cookies and privacy information.

For the promotion of social networks, Twiter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram cookies are being used, so that our visitors can follow us on said networks and the content of Twiter and Youtube are embedded on the Website.

We use WordPress for the development of the website and Divi (Elegant Themes) for the design, so their cookies are also used. We use HAProxy in order to optimize the website, cookies session as SERVIRED and cdp-cookies-plugin-wp.

We also use a technical cookie called wordpress_test_cookie that manages the user’s consent to the use of cookies on the website, in order to remember those users who have accepted them and those who have not, so that the former are not shown information about them on the page.

Acceptance of the policy of cookies

The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) assumes that you are accepting the use of the cookies. However, in the down of all pages in the portal will be shown information about its Cookies Policy with the objective of making you aware of it. Given this information, it is possible to take the following actions:

  • Accept cookies: if the user clicks on the “accept” button, this warning won’t be shown again when entering to any page of the portal.
  • Revise the cookies policy: the user will be able to access to the present page, in which the use of the cookies is detailed, as well as to links to modify the configuration of the browser.

How to modify the configuration of the cookies

You can restrict, block or delete the cookies of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) or any other webpage using your browser. Each browser has a different operating, the function “Help” will explain you how to do it.