Use of Cookies

Cookie policy

According to Spanish regulations on cookie use for the provision of electronic communication services, set out in Royal Decree-law 13/2012 of 30 march, we hereby provide information on the cookies used on the Fundación Fernando Pombo website (hereinafter, the “Web Site”)and the reasons for the use thereof. Likewise, the Foundation hereby informs site users that by browsing this Web Page, they are granting consent for the use thereof.

What are cookies and why are they used?

Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, which are stored on your computer, tablet, smartphone or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. Among other things, cookies allow web pages to store and recover information on the browsing habits of users or their devices and, depending on the information contained and the manner in which they use their device, they may be used to recognise the user. Cookies do not ever harm devices. To the contrary, using cookies can help to identify and resolve possible errors.

Identification of cookies

Below is a classification of cookies based on a series of categories. Nonetheless, it is necessary to keep in mind that any given cookie may be included in more than one category.

Types of cookies according to the managing entity:

Cookies can be classified according to the entity which manages the device or domain from which cookies are sent and handles the data obtained, as follows:

First-party cookies: those sent to the user’s terminal from a device or domain directly managed by the editor, which provides the service requested by the user.

Third-party cookies: those sent to the user’s terminal from a device or domain that is not managed by the editor, but rather by a third-party entity responsible for the treatment of data obtained from the cookies.

Those cookies that are installed from a device or domain managed by the editor, but where data collected therefrom is managed by a third party, cannot be considered first-party cookies.

Our Web Site uses first-party and third-party cookies which allows us to store and access information related to language, the browser type used and other general characteristics pre-defined by the user, as well as follow-up and analyse the activity carried out, with the intent of introducing improvements and providing services in a more efficient and personal manner. The Foundation does not use advertising cookies or targeting cookies.

The use of cookies offers numerous advantages in the provision of services in the Information Society, given that, among others, they: (i) enable the user to browse the Web Site and access the various services offered therein; (ii) make it unnecessary for the user to configure the general predefined characteristics each time they access the Web Site; (iii) allow for improved functioning and enhancements in services provided through the Web Site, following the relevant analysis of information obtained through the installed cookies.

The Foundation does not collect or store your personal data (for example, name or address), therefore, this information cannot be used for identification purposes.

Nonetheless, you may configure your browser, accepting or rejecting all cookies or by specifically selecting the cookies you wish to allow and reject.

Fundación Fernando Pombo uses the following cookies on its Web Site:

Session cookies: Session cookies, also known as in-memory cookies, exist only in temporary memory while the user browses the web page. Session cookies do not permanently record any data onto the computer’s hard drive.

Analytics cookies: Specifically, the Foundation stores “analytics” cookies from Google Anaytics on the  user’s terminal. The user may exclude their individual activity through the opt-out tools provided by Google Analytics. For more information, visit Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites.

Cookies used by plug-ins from external content providers

Cookies used by plugins from external content providers are needed for the user to access the content or services of third-party suppliers, for example, in order to view videos from Youtube or to see geographical locations on Google Maps. They are governed by the provisions of their respective cookie policies.

Google plugins

The Foundation uses Google plugins. The use thereof entails the remission of cookies. To learn more, visit “How Google uses Cookies”.

Information collected by external Google plugins on our Web Site, including a user’s IP address, may be transferred to Google and stored on its servers. This information is managed entirely by Google. These cookies do not identify the user personally, unless they are actively using a Google session, in which case they are linked to the Google account in use. To learn more, visit “Types of cookies used by Google”.

The Foundation uses a Google Maps plugin in order to view geographic locations (such as our office or other locations).

The Foundation’s Web Site includes pages with videos that are embedded in Youtube. Cookies implemented by Google on any page that includes a Youtube video are used to gauge the number and behaviour of usage on Youtube, including the information linked to their visit to our Web Site with their Google account, in the event that they are browsing with an active session. To learn more, consult Google’s Privacy Policy.

Twitter plugins

Some of the pages within our Web Site contain content that is embedded in Twitter. To learn more, visit Twitter’s Cookie Policy


These lists shall be updated as soon as possible when there are any changes to the services offered on the web site. Nonetheless, from time to time, while any updates are being carried out, it may be possible that the list not include a certain cookie, although the list will always include a reference to any cookies with purposes identical to those in this list.