Cookies policy

What are cookies?

A cookie is a file that is downloaded onto your computer when you access certain websites. Among other purposes, cookies help websites to store and retrieve information on a user or their device’s browsing habits and, depending on the information they contain and the way the user uses the device, can recognise the user.

Types of cookies

- Depending on who manages the domain from which the cookies are sent and which processes the data obtained, there are two types: first-party and third-party cookies.
 - There is also a second kind of classification, according to the period for which the cookies remain stored in the user’s browser: session or persistent cookies.
 - There is another classification with five types of cookie, depending on the purpose for which the data obtained is processed: process cookies, preference cookies, analytics cookies, advertising cookies and behavioural advertising cookies.

What kinds of cookie does this website use?

Visit Mataró uses various kinds of cookies, with the exclusive aim of improving the user’s browsing experience on the website, with no advertising or other similar objectives. All of these cookies, except the one used by Google Analytics, are temporary and disappear when you end your session. The cookies being used on this website are detailed below, along with their type and function:

- Analytics cookies:
 Analytics cookies, whether processed by us or by third parties, enable us to calculate the number of website users and measure and analyse how users make use of the services on offer. To achieve this, the way you browse our website is analysed, so that we can improve the products or services we offer you. Visit Mataró uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service developed by Google, which can measure and analyse browsing behaviour on websites. On your browser, you will see 4 cookies from this service. According to the aforementioned classification, these are first-party, session and analytics cookies. You can find more information on this topic and deactivate the use of these cookies on Google’s data protection page. Web analytics does not obtain information on your personal data. The information obtained relates to the number of users who access the page, the number of pages visited, the frequency and duration of the visits and whether they are repeated, the browser used, the operator offering the service, the language, the device used and the city to which the IP address is assigned. This information helps to improve and tailor the services provided through the site. If these cookies are deactivated, the website will continue to function.

- Process or first-party cookies:
 They are required for the website to function properly. They manage the user’s consent to the use of cookies on the website, in order to avoid bothering the user by repeatedly showing information on the cookies policy at the bottom of the window when the user has already accepted it.
 If these cookies are deactivated, the content of the website will not be displayed correctly. 


NamePurposeExpirationType
_base-kube-6_sessionAvoids cyber attacksSession (process, first-party)
HTTP
isAcceptedCookies policy notification.
5 years (process, first-party)
HTML
_ga,_gat,_gidRecords a unique identifier used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. Google
Session (analytics)
HTTP
_pk_uidUsed to monitor the web server. Dinastats
Session (process)
HTTP


Acceptance of the cookies policy

Visit Mataró displays information on its cookies policy at the bottom of any page at the start of every session. To respond to this information, the following actions are possible:

  • Accept cookies: If you accept by clicking on the button for this purpose, you will not see this notification again on this website.
  • Continue browsing: You can ignore this information and continue browsing the website as normal. In this case, the notification will be displayed again the next time you visit the website, until you click on the accept button.
  • Change your settings: You can find more information on cookies, find out the Ministry’s cookies policy and change your browser settings. This will not stop the cookies notification being displayed during your next session on the website.


How to change cookies settings

You can restrict, block or remove cookies through your browser. The process is different on every browser. Here are the links explaining how to do this on the most popular browsers: