This document describes the Cookies Policy that governs the www.noel.es. website, with the aim of involving users in the steps that Noel Alimentaria, SAU (hereinafter, “NOEL”) carries out in order to process the collected data correctly. In addition, it provides the information required to enable users to exercise their access rights in relation to the processing of cookies by NOEL.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file that is downloaded to a user’s device (computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.) at the moment certain web pages are accessed. They enable diverse information on users and the devices with which they access the website to be stored and retrieved in order to improve their services and provide a personalised experience in accordance with the user’s browsing habits.
Cookies are a tool for administrators and web developers which enables continuous improvement to be made to the dynamics of web content and services offered, in order to optimise the user’s experience. They facilitate identification mechanisms, determination of preferences and technology used, which are considered essential to provide an optimal experience; regardless of the technology, location, or user preferences.
Depending on their nature or functionality, cookies are classified into the following types:
Depending on the entity that manages the website from which the cookies are sent, and which processes the data collected, the cookies are classified as:
Own Cookies: These are the ones that are sent to the device of the user accessing the website from the service owner. The management of the cookies and data processing is carried out by the provider of the web service the user accesses.
Third-party Cookies: These are ones which, although they are sent to the device of the user who is accessing the website, the management of the cookies and the processing of the data is carried out by a third-party company through the cookies. A common example can be found in cookies from third-party advertisements on web pages that allow the manager to the content to adapt them, depending on the web access history, location or other information that can be retrieved from the device.
Depending on the time during which the cookies remain active on the device of the user accessing the website, they can be classified into:
Session Cookies: These are ones whose validity is limited to the duration of the user’s session. In other words, they collect and store the information necessary to provide the web services while the user is browsing.
Persistent Cookies: These are ones that are stored on the user’s access device after the user finishes using the web services. The owner of these cookies can access and process them for an indefinite period of time as long as the user does not delete them from their device. They are often used to store the preferences or the history of a non-authenticated user of the website and are thus able to provide the user with a personalised experience the next time the user accesses it.
Finally, there is one last taxonomy for the cookies depending on their purpose. They fall into five categories:
Technical Cookies: These are ones that allow the user to navigate through a website and use the various options or services at their disposal. Examples of the use of these types of cookies are: access to restricted access sections, a reminder of the elements that make up an order, to carry out the purchase process of an order, use of features of the characteristics or elements of security, storage of content for the dissemination of images or sound, or exchange of content directly onto social networks.
Personalisation Cookies: These are the ones that allow the user access with a personalised configuration for the website. They can be based on several criteria; for example, the location of the device, the type of browser used, the regional settings from where the service is accessed, etc.
Analysis Cookies: These are the ones that allow the manager of the cookies to track and analyse user behaviour on the website. They make it possible to determine usage trends, website activity, the number of users in each section, etc., to develop profiles of users and enhance their experience. They are also used to determine which sections should be promoted or which require review in order to adapt them to the number of users or the ways they are being accessed.
Advertising Cookies: these enable efficient use to be made of the advertising spaces included by the owner of the website. The NOEL website does not include any type of advertising space.
Behavioural Advertising Cookies: these enable efficient use to be made of the advertising spaces included by the owner of the website and are based on the behaviour of the user accessing the web service. They are updated dynamically based on continued observation of the browsing habits, enabling a specific profile to be developed in order to display targeted and personalised advertising according to the user. The NOEL website does not include any type of advertising space.
In order to provide an optimal service to its users, from among those specified above, NOEL uses the following types of cookies:
• Technical Cookies, necessary for the operation of the website:
o PHPSESSID: session identifier provided by the server. This is used to identify a user who has logged on to our website and to offer them the content they require.
o pll_language: enables the language in which to display the contents of the page to be stored.
It cannot be disabled. If it is blocked in the browser, the website will appear incomplete or will not be displayed.
• Analysis Cookies (Google Analytics):
o _ga and _gid: These register a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data about how the visitor uses the website.
o _gat: Used by Google Analytics to control the rate of requests.
They are used for purely statistical purposes to identify the number of visitors and improve the users’ experience.
If they do not agree with the use made of the cookies by NOEL or third parties on its website, the user may block these cookies in their web browser using the procedures indicated under the subheading: “Browser settings to manage enabled cookies” or from the preferences centre.
Current web browsers incorporate measures to maintain the privacy of users who use websites to access web services such as those offered by NOEL. In this regard, they provide adjustments to restrict, block or delete cookies installed on the user’s device either manually or automatically. It is possible that, if they are blocked, some services that depend directly on their existence stop working.
Typically, you can manage these features from the “Settings”, “Options” or “Preferences” commands on the web browser. In the major browsers, it is possible to access the features as follows:
Chrome: Settings/Advanced/Privacy and Security/Content Setting/Cookies
For more information please see the Google support page, https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en, or the browser’s help facility.
Firefox: Options/Privacy & Security/Cookies and Site Data
For more information please see the Firefox support page, https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/products/firefox/protect-your-privacy/cookies, or the browser’s help facility.
Internet Explorer: Tools/Internet Options/Privacy/Settings/Advanced
For more information please see the Microsoft support page, https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies, or the browser’s help facility.
For more information please see the Apple support page, https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac, or the browser’s help facility.
NOEL shall not be held liable, directly or indirectly, for any harm or loss that may occur due to the acceptance and use of third-party cookies that are not managed by NOEL.
The www.noel.es Cookies Policy was updated in September 2018. NOEL reserves the right to modify its website’s Cookies Policy in the event of any statutory, doctrinal or case-law change or if advisable according to its own business judgement. In the event of any changes being made to this text, the updated version will be posted on this website.
Web users are recommended to regularly access this Cookies Policy, which they will find available on the website http://www.noel.es.