1. What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file that is stored on the user’s computer, mobile or tablet when accessing certain web pages, applications or platforms and which allows them to recognize their users.

Cookies are currently essential for the functioning of the internet, providing countless advantages in the provision of interactive services, facilitating navigation and usability.

Cookies help to adapt websites, applications or platforms to your personal needs.

Cookies cannot harm your computer. Furthermore, if they are activated, they can help identify and resolve errors, as well as improve the user’s browsing experience.

Cookies allow, amongst other things, storage and retrieval of information about a user’s browsing preferences or equipment.

This website, application or platform uses cookies and/or similar technologies that store and retrieve information when you browse. In general, these technologies can serve a variety of purposes, such as, for example, recognizing you as a user, obtaining information about your browsing habits, or customizing the way in which content is displayed.

The specific uses we make of these technologies are described below.

2. What cookies do we use?

At www.grupolar.com we use cookies, logs, links and other technologies to store user preferences in order to improve the quality of our services, ensure the technical functioning of the website, measure the audience and develop new and better features, products and services.

Owner of the cookies:

  • We use third-party cookies (e.g. cookies from Facebook, Google, Twitter…) used by external companies, social networks or external content add-ons (such as, for example, Google Maps). They are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain of a third-party entity that processes the data obtained through cookies.

Use of cookies:

  • We use technical cookies that are strictly necessary for the user to access and browse at www.grupolar.com.

Technical cookies are those that allow the user to navigate through a website, platform or application and the use of its different options or services, including those that are used to allow the management and operation of the website and enable its functions and services such as, for example: controlling traffic and data communication, identifying the session, accessing restricted access parts, remembering the elements that make up an order, carrying out the purchase process of an order, managing payment, controlling fraud linked to the security of the service, making an application for registration or participation in an event, counting visits for the purposes of billing licenses of the software with which the service works (website, platform or application), using security elements during browsing, storing content for the broadcasting of videos or sound, enabling dynamic content (for example, animation of loading text or images) or sharing content through social networks.

Also belonging to this category, due to their technical nature, are those cookies that allow the management, in the most efficient way possible, of the advertising spaces that, as another element of design or “layout” of the service offered to the user, the editor has included on a website, application or platform based on criteria such as the edited content, without collecting information from users for other purposes, such as personalizing that advertising content or other content.

These cookies do not require the user’s informed consent.

  • We use analysis or measurement cookies, which are those that allow us to monitor and analyze the behaviour of users of the websites to which they are linked, including the quantification of the impact of advertisements. The information collected through this type of cookies is used to measure the activity of the websites, application or platform, in order to introduce improvements in the products or services offered based on the analysis of the usage data of the users of the service.

These cookies require the user’s informed consent.

How long cookies are kept:

  • We use session cookies, which are cookies designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a website. They are usually used to store information that only needs to be kept for the provision of the service requested by the user on a single occasion (for example, a list of products purchased) and disappear at the end of the session.
  • We use persistent cookies, which are those in which the data remain stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed for a period defined by the party responsible for the cookie, which can range from a few minutes to several years.

This type of information obtained through cookies will not be communicated to third parties or used for unsolicited communications.

3. How can our users manage the cookies we use?

Users of www.grupolar.com can manage cookies and, therefore, reject them individually or in their entirety, in the Settings Panel.

If cookies are deactivated or refused, some of the functions and/or services may not work properly. 

The portal has no control over the websites displayed as a result of your search, links or access from our directory. These other websites may place their own cookies or solicit personal information from you.

4. How can our users disable cookies in the main browsers?

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 settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser.

Although it may vary slightly from one browser version to another, the cookie policy settings for the most commonly used browsers are as follows:

  • Internet Explorer: Tools -> Internet Options -> Privacy -> Settings.
  • Firefox: Preferences -> Privacy and Security
  • Chrome: Preferences -> Settings -> Show advanced options -> Privacy and Security.
  • Safari: Preferences -> Privacy.
  • Opera: Settings -> Privacy and Security.

For more information, you can consult the support or help of your browser or through the following links: Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Explorer, Opera.

Many browsers allow you to activate a private mode whereby cookies are always deleted after your visit. Depending on the browser, this private mode may have different names. Below you will find a list of the most common browsers and the different names of this “private mode”:

  • Internet Explorer 8 and above – Private Browsing
  • Safari 2 and above – Private Browsing
  • Opera 10.5 and above – Private Browsing
  • FireFox 3.5 and above – Private Browsing
  • Google Chrome 10 and above – Incognito

5. How can I disable third party cookies?

Please note that if you accept third-party cookies, you will have to delete them from the browser options or from the system offered by the third party itself.

If you wish to know the conditions of privacy and use of third-party cookies, you can access the cookie policies of:

  • Facebook: https://es-es.facebook.com/help/cookies
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/privacy
  • Youtube: https://www.google.es/intl/es/policies/technologies/cookies/
  • Linkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out?trk=microsites-frontend_legal_cookie-policy
  • Google: https://www.google.es/intl/es/policies/technologies/cookies/

6. What happens if I do not accept cookies on the website?

If the user does not allow the installation of cookies in their browser, it is possible that they will not be able to access some of the sections of our website.

7. Are my data transferred internationally?

According to Articles 44 et seq. of the European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), transfers based on an adequacy decision of the European Commission or where adequate safeguards are provided by a legally binding and enforceable instrument between public authorities and bodies, or by binding corporate rules, or standard clauses adopted or approved by the Commission, or by codes of conduct or certification mechanisms, are lawful. Otherwise, the authorization of the competent supervisory authority or, failing that, the explicit consent of the data subject or another of the cases set out in art. 49 GDPR will be required.

We inform you that www.grupolar.com does not carry out international transfers of your data.

With regard to third-party cookies, you can find out about the transfers to third countries that, where applicable, are made by the third parties identified in this cookie policy in their corresponding policies (see the links provided above).

8. Is my browsing profile drawn up and are automated decisions taken that may legally or significantly affect me?

We inform you that www.grupolar.com does not carry out profiling of your browsing that leads to automated decisions that may affect you legally or significantly.

9. Is my sensitive data processed?

We inform you that www.grupolar.com does not process sensitive data.

10. Further information

For more information on cookies and your rights as a user, please consult the Guide on the use of cookies drawn up by the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD).

For more information on the treatment of your personal data you can access the Privacy Policy of Grupo Lar.