Cookies Policy

The website uses its own and third-party cookies to evaluate and improve the user’s browsing experience. Through the following Cookies Policy, we provide you with more detailed information about our use of cookies:

UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III FOUNDATION’S website (hereinafter, ‘the Site’) uses cookies. Cookies are files that are sent to a browser by a web server to record the User’s activities on a given website. The primary purpose of Cookies is to provide users with faster access to the selected services. In addition, Cookies personalise the services offered by the Site, providing each user with information that is or may be of interest to them in view of their use of the Services.

The Site uses Cookies to customise and facilitate the users’ browsing as much as possible. Cookies are only linked to an anonymous user and their computer and do not give any references that would allow the user’s personal data to be inferred. The User may configure their browser to be notified of and to reject the installation of the Cookies sent by the Site, without it affecting their ability to access the contents of said Site. However, we would like to point out that, in any case, the quality of the operation of the Site might drop.

Registered users, users that sign up and users that have logged in may benefit from more personalised and profile-orientated services thanks to the combination of the data stored in the Cookies and the personal data they entered at the time of registration. These users expressly authorise the use of this information for the abovementioned purpose, without prejudice to their right to reject or disable the use of Cookies.

Likewise, the Site will be able to know all the services that are requested by users so that it can provide or offer information that matches each user’s tastes and preferences.

  • Cookies can be divided into the following types according to their Permanence:

    • Session cookies: They expire when users close their browser.
    • Persistent cookies: They expire when their purpose is fulfilled (eg so that the user stays signed in on the Services) or when they are manually deleted.

    Alternatively, Cookies may be classified as follows based on their Purpose:

    • Performance cookies: This type of Cookie remembers users’ preferences as regards the tools provided by web services. Thanks to them, users do not have to configure the service every time they visit a website. For example, the following features are part of this type of Cookie:
      • The volume settings of video or sound players.
      • Video streaming rates that are compatible with the browser in question.
    • Geolocation cookies: These Cookies are used to find out in which country are users located when they request a service. These Cookies are wholly anonymous and are only used to help match the contents to the users’ location.
    • Registration cookies: Registration cookies are generated after users sign up for a service or subsequently log into it and are used to keep them logged into the services for the following purposes:
      • To keep users logged in so that, in the event they close a service, the browser or their computer and they re-enter the service at a later time or day, they will continue to be logged in, thus facilitating their browsing without having to log in again. This functionality can be disabled by clicking the ‘Logout’ button, which will cause this Cookie to be deleted. Therefore, next time the user accesses the service, they will have to log in to identify themselves.
      • To check whether users are authorised to access certain services, eg to take part in a contest.
    • Analytical cookies: Every time a user visits a Service, a tool from an external provider stores an analytical Cookie in their computer. This Cookie, which is only generated when a service is visited, will be used in future visits to the website’s services to identify the visitor anonymously. The main goals of these Cookies are to:
      • Allow browsing users to be anonymously identified via the Cookie (it identifies browsers and devices, not people) and hence the number of visitors to be roughly counted and their trend over time calculated.
      • Anonymously identify which contents are most visited by users and therefore which ones users find most attractive.
      • Determine whether the user who is logging in is new or has visited the website before.
      • Important: Unless a user decides to sign up for a service on a website, the Cookie will never be linked with any personal data whereby they may be identified. These Cookies will only be used for statistical purposes that help to optimise the experience of users on the website.
    • Behavioural advertising cookies: This type of Cookie allows the information of the ads that are shown to each anonymous user on a website’s services to be expanded. Among other things, the duration or frequency of display of advertising slots, the interaction therewith, or users’ browsing patterns and/or compartments are stored, as they help to come up with user profiles which are of interest from an advertising point of view. Thus, they allow users to be shown ads that match their interests.
    • Third-party advertising cookies: In addition to the ads managed by websites on their services, websites offer iadvertisers the option of serving ads through third parties (‘AdServers’). Thus, these third parties can store Cookies sent from a website’s services and originating from the users’ browsers as well as access the data stored therein.

On our Site we use the following Cookies:

  • Same-site cookies: These are Cookies that are sent to the User’s terminal from a piece of equipment or domain that is managed by the editor itself and from which the service requested by the User is provided.
    • The Polylang WordPress plugin will generate a Cookie so that the different languages work properly on the sites:
      • pll_language
    • WordPress Cookies for registered users or administrators:
      • wp-settings-time-1
      • wp-settings-1
      • wordpress_test_cookie
      • wordpress_logged_in_*
      • wordpress_*
    • A Cookie for sharing in social networks:
      • __unam
      • __fbp
    • Third-party cookies: These are Cookies that are sent to the user’s terminal from a piece of equipment or domain that is not managed by the editor but by another entity that processes the data collected by means of the Cookies.
        • Google Analytics (web analytics service):
          • __ga
          • __gid
          • __gat

You can find out about transfers to third countries that, where appropriate, are made by the third parties identified in this cookie policy in their corresponding policies (see the links provided in the “Third Party Cookies” section). The different mechanisms for regularizing the international transfer, if any, will be informed by said third parties.

Normally, it is possible to stop accepting Cookies from a specific browser or Service.

All modern browsers allow changing the Cookies settings. These settings are usually found under ‘Options’ or ‘Preferences’ in the browser’s menu. You can also configure your browser or email manager, as well as install free plugins, to prevent web bugs from being downloaded into your computer when you open an email.

The Site provides guidance to the User on the steps they need to take to access the Cookies settings menu and, where appropriate, private browsing in each of the main browsers:

  • Internet Explorer: Tools → Internet Options → Privacy → Settings
    • For more information, visit Microsoft Support or check the browser’s ‘Help’ menu.
  • Firefox: Tools → Internet Options → Privacy → History → Personalised Settings
  • Chrome: Settings → Show Advanced Options → Privacy → Content Settings
  • Safari: Preferences → Security
    • For more information, visit Apple Support or check the browser’s ‘Help’ menu.