As Campusa is part of the website of the UPV/EHU-Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea/University of the Basque Country, it is regulated by the said website’s General Conditions of Use that can be accessed at www.ehu.es/es/lege-oharra
The existence of these General Conditions of Use does not exclude the presence of other provisions or conditions of access to the various sections that comprise the UPV/EHU’s website. In this respect, Campusa uses third-party cookies to share content via the social networks facebook, twitter and linkedin. To conduct this content sharing, identification in the relevant social network is required and this entails authorising the social network to store a persistent cookie. This cookie remembers your identification in the service and makes access during subsequent visits much faster.
This web page uses third-party cookies. Cookies are small text files generated by the web pages you visit and which are stored on your computer or mobile device. They contain data pertaining to your browsing that may be of use on the said web page later on. That way, the web site recalls information about your visit and this can facilitate your next session and make the website more useful for you.
How do cookies work?
Cookies can only store text that on the whole is always anonymous and encrypted. No personal information whatsoever is stored on a cookie and they cannot be associated with an identified or identifiable person.
These data enable a website to maintain its information between pages, and also to analyse the way of interacting with the website. Cookies are secure because the only information they can store is what is provided by the browser, what the user has input into the browser, or what is included when a page is requested. They cannot execute code and cannot be used to access your computer. If a web page encrypts the information of the cookie, only that particular web page can read the information.
Types of cookies
1. According to the organisation that manages them:
Depending on which organisation manages the equipment or domain that the cookies are sent from and processes the data obtained, we can distinguish between:
- Own cookies: They are the ones sent to the user’s terminal equipment from equipment or a domain managed by the editor itself and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
- Third-party cookies: They are the ones sent to the user’s terminal equipment from equipment or a domain that is not managed by the editor, but by another organisation that processes the data obtained via the cookies.
The cookies cannot be regarded as own cookies if the information gathered through them is managed by a third party, even though the cookies themselves have been installed from equipment or a domain managed by the editor itself.
2. According to the time during which they remain activated:
According to the time during which they remain activated on the terminal equipment, we can distinguish between:
- Session cookies: They are a type of cookie designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a web page. They are usually used to store information that is only worth preserving in order to provide the service requested by the user on a single occasion (a list of products purchased, for example).
- Persistent cookies: These are a type of cookie by means of which the data remain stored on the terminal and can be accessed and processed during a period specified by the organisation responsible for the cookie, and which can range from a few minutes to several years.
3. According to their purpose:
According to the purpose for which the data obtained through cookies are processed, we can distinguish between:
- Technical cookies: They are cookies allowing the user to browse a web page, platform or application; the use of the different options or services that exist may include the following: monitoring data traffic and communication, identifying the session, accessing the restricted access areas, recalling the elements that make up an order, executing the purchasing process of an order, carrying out requests to enrol for or participate in an event, using security elements during browsing, storing content for the dissemination of videos or sound, or sharing content over the social networks.
- Personalisation cookies: They are the ones that allow the user to access the service with certain pre-specified features of a general nature depending on a number of criteria of the user terminal such as, for example, the language, the type of browser through which the service is accessed, the regional configuration from where the service is accessed, etc.
- Analysis cookies: They are the ones allowing the organisation responsible for them to monitor and analyse user behaviour of the web sites to which they are linked. The information gathered through cookies of this type is used to measure the activity of the web sites, application or platform; this is then used to draw up browsing profiles of the users of the said sites, applications and platforms and thus introduce improvements based on the analysis of the data on the use that the users make of the service.
How to manage the cookies on your equipment: disabling and eliminating cookies
All Internet browsers allow you to limit the behaviour of a cookie or to disable cookies within the browser configuration or options. The steps for doing so vary between one browser and another, and instructions can be found in your browser’s help menu.
You can allow, block or eliminate the cookies installed on your equipment by setting the options of the browser installed on your computer:
- Further information about Internet Explorer, to find out how to block, enable or allow cookies.
- Further information about Chrome.
- Further information about Safari.
- Further information about Firefox.
Through your browser you can also see the cookies that are stored on your computer and delete them as and when you see fit. Cookies are text files, you can open them and read the content. The data inside them are nearly always encrypted with a numerical code that corresponds to an Internet session, so very often they only make sense for the web page that wrote the text.