Cookies Policy

What are cookies? 

The Web from now on “the web“, uses Cookies. Cookies are files sent to a browser by a web server to record the user’s activities on a particular website. The primary purpose of Cookies is to provide the user with faster access to selected services, In addition, Cookies personalize the services offered by the Web, providing and offering each user information that is of interest or that may be of interest to them, according to their use of the Services.

The Web uses Cookies to personalize and facilitate the user’s browsing as much as possible. Cookies are only associated with an anonymous user and his or her computer and do not provide references that allow the user’s personal data to be deduced. The user can configure his browser to notify and reject the installation of Cookies sent by the Web, without affecting the user’s ability to access the contents of the website. However, we point out that, in any case, the quality of operation of the website may decrease. 

Registered users, who register or are logged in, will be able to benefit from more personalized and profile-oriented services, thanks to the combination of the data stored in the cookies with the personal data used at the time of their registration. These users expressly authorize the use of this information for the purpose indicated, without prejudice to their right to refuse or disable the use of cookies. 

Also, the Web will be able to know all the services requested by users, so that they can provide or offer information appropriate to the tastes and preferences of each user.

What types of Cookies exist? 

Cookies, depending on their permanence, can be divided into:

“Session Cookies”: they expire when the user closes the browser.

“Persistent Cookies”. They expire depending on when the purpose for which they serve is fulfilled (for example, for the user to remain identified in the Services) or when they are manually deleted.

Additionally, depending on their purpose, Cookies can be classified as follows:

Performance Cookies: This type of Cookie remembers your preferences for the tools found in the services, so you do not have to reconfigure the service each time you visit.

Geo-Location Cookies: These Cookies are used to find out what country you are in when you request a service. This Cookie is completely anonymous, and is only used to help target content to your location.

Registration Cookies: Registration Cookies are generated once the user has registered or subsequently logged in, and are used to identify you in the services with the following objectives:

– To keep the user identified so that, if you close a service, the browser or the computer and at another time or another day re-enter that service, you will continue to be identified, thus facilitating your navigation without having to identify yourself again. This functionality can be deleted if the user clicks on the “close session” functionality, so that this Cookie is deleted and the next time the user enters the service he/she will have to log in to be identified.

Behavioral advertising Cookies: This type of “Cookies” allows to extend the information of the advertisements shown to each anonymous user in the Web Services, among others, the duration or frequency of display of advertising positions, the interaction with them, or navigation patterns and / or user shares are stored as they help to form a profile of advertising interest. In this way, they make it possible to offer advertising related to the user’s interests.

Third-party advertising cookies: In addition to the advertising managed by the Web in its Services, the Web offers its advertisers the option of serving ads through third parties (“AdServers”). In this way, these third parties can store Cookies sent from the Web Services from Users’ browsers, as well as access the data stored in them.

What Cookies do we use? 

Amigos de la Cocina Gallega processes personal data for the purposes set out below, depending on the reason for which they have been provided:

a) To carry out the provision of the contracted services, the maintenance of the contractual relationship and the monitoring of the same.

– Check if the user is authorized to access certain services, for example, to participate in a contest.

Analytical Cookies: Each time a User visits a service, a tool from an external provider generates an analytical Cookie in the User’s computer. This Cookie, which is only generated during the visit, will be used in future visits to the Web Services to anonymously identify the visitor. The main objectives pursued are:

– Allow the anonymous identification of users browsing through the “Cookie” (identifies browsers and devices, not people) and therefore the approximate accounting of the number of visitors and their trend over time.

– Identify anonymously the most visited content and therefore more attractive to users.

– To know if the user who is accessing the site is new or a repeat visitor.

Important: Unless the user decides to register for a Web service, the “Cookie” will never be associated with any personal data that can identify him/her. These Cookies will only be used for statistical purposes to help optimize the user experience on the site.

b) Contact, process, manage and respond to the user’s request, application, incident or query (either via email, contact form or telephone).

c) Manage, where appropriate, the sending of commercial communications about products and services marketed by Amigos de la Cocina Gallega by electronic and/or conventional means. 

d) Perform, where appropriate, a user profile to offer products and services related to Amigos de la Cocina Gallega to their interests.

e) Assess and manage, where appropriate, the curriculum vitae provided by the user for selection processes that fit your profile and carry out the necessary actions for the selection and recruitment of personnel.


What is the legitimacy of the processing of user data? 

The cookies we use on our website are:

– Own: These are those that 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: These are those that 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 cookies.

– Cookies from social networks: the web uses cookies from Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Google Plus so that the user can share content from the Web in those social networks, or to facilitate registration on the Web, so that with the data of users have provided social networks can directly fill in the fields of the registration form on the Web.

– Tracking cookies: the web uses Facebook tracking cookies to measure conversions made through this social network. These cookies are used to track customers who are users of these social networks for the purposes of market research data analysis. They are also used to show you products or services in which you have shown interest. More information

– Cookies for measuring traffic on the Portals: the website uses Google Analytics cookies to collect statistical data on user activity on the website and, in this way, to be able to improve the services provided to users. These cookies make it possible to analyze user traffic by generating an anonymous user ID that is used to measure how many times a user visits the Site. It also records when was the first and last time you visited the Web, when a session has ended and the origin of the user. More information

– Advertising Cookies: the web uses cookies stored by third party companies that manage the spaces that serve advertising. These cookies allow us to measure the effectiveness of our online campaigns, provide information of your interest and offer you advertising content of your preference. More information

How to disable Cookies?

It is usually possible to stop accepting browser cookies, or to stop accepting cookies from a particular Service.

All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These are usually found in the “options“ or “preferences“ menu of your browser. You can also configure your browser or your email manager, as well as install free plug-ins to prevent Web Bugs from being downloaded when you open an email. 

The web offers guidance to the User on the steps to access the configuration menu of cookies and, where appropriate, private browsing in each of the main browsers:

Internet Explorer: Tools – > Internet Options – > Privacy – > Settings. For more information, you can consult Microsoft support or the browser’s Help.

Firefox: Tools – > Options – > Privacy – > History – > Custom settings.

Chrome: Settings – > Show advanced options – > Privacy – > Content settings.

Safari: Preferences – > Security. For more information, you can consult Apple support or browser Help.


Modification of the Cookies Policy 

The web can modify this Cookies Policy according to legislative or regulatory requirements, or in order to adapt this policy to the instructions issued by the Spanish Data Protection Agency, so users are advised to visit it periodically.

When significant changes occur in this Cookies Policy will be communicated to the user (either through an informative notice on the website of the editor or via email for registered users). 

If you have any questions about our cookies policy, please contact us at the following address: