As established in Recital 30 of the GDPR, natural persons may be associated to online identifiers provided by their devices, apps, tools and protocols such as internet protocol addresses, session identifiers in the form of cookies or other identifiers, such as radio-frequency identification tags. This can leave traces which, in particular, when combined with unique identifiers and other data received by servers, can be used to draw up profiles of the natural persons and identify them. For this reason, the Hotel has a cookies policy in line with applicable legislation.
1. Applicable legislation:
Article 22 of Act 34/2002, of 11 July, on information society and e-commerce services (LSSICE), concerning the rights of recipients in commercial relations sent electronically, service providers may only use data storage and recovery devices in the recipients’ terminals when the recipients have given their previously informed consent.
For that purpose, such recipients and end users must be provided with clear and complete information on the use and, in particular, on the purposes of the processing of the data, pursuant to the provisions of personal data protection legislation. Accordingly, when technically possible and efficient, the recipient’s consent to accept processing of the data may be provided by using adequate parameters of the browser or of other applications.
The above will not prevent possible storage or access of a technical nature for the sole purpose of effecting the transmission of a communication on an electronic communications network, or, to the extent that is strictly necessary, for the provision of an information society service expressly requested by the recipient.
2. User’s consent and cookies: general rule and exception.
The sole exception from the need to obtain such consent applies to cookies that permit only communication between the user’s computer and the network and, strictly, cookies used to provide a service requested by the user. For example, so-called “technical cookies” (e.g. those necessary in order to browse the platform or app); “personalization or setting cookies” (e.g. those that allow the site to recognize the user’s language, etc.); and “security cookies” (e.g., those that detect repeated incorrect attempts to log in to a site) are excluded.
3. Are cookies used on the Platforms? What are they?
Cookies, i.e. files or devices that are downloaded on the user’s equipment (PC, smartphone, tablet, mobile devices, etc.) independently of their nature, are used for the principal purpose of guaranteeing correct operation of the Platform (remembering the selected language, and similar functions). Thus, in general, and notwithstanding the provisions set out below, cookies permit browsing on the Platform, as well as certain functions and services provided on it, and you are therefore informed that disabling or blocking these cookies may affect browsing or the correct or extensive use of the Platform by the user.
4. What cookies do we use on the Platform?
The cookies may be own or third-party cookies. Own cookies are those that are sent to or serve the user’s device from the Platform (editor) and are managed by it, while third-party cookies are those sent to or serving the user’s device from other domains or equipment not managed by the Platform (editor), but by another entity that processes the data obtained through the cookies.
Furthermore, the above cookies may be session or persistent cookies. The former are a type of cookies designed to collect and store data while the user access the Platform for the main purpose of storing information that is only of interest to store in order to provide the service requested by the user on a single occasion. However, with the latter the data continues to be stored on the user’s device and may be accessed and processed during a period defined by the controller of the cookie.
Cookies may also be technical, allowing the user to browse on the Platform and use the different options or services provided through it, such as controlling data traffic and communication, identifying the session, access restricted access sections, remembering the elements that make up a contract request, using security elements during browsing, storing content for the dissemination of videos or sound or sharing content through social media.
They may also be personalization cookies, which are those that allow the user to access the service with certain predefined characteristics according to certain criteria associated to the user’s device, such as the type of browser used to access to the service, the regional setting from which the service is accessed, etc.
Likewise, they have a statistical or informative purpose for the editor in relation to the particular use that users make of its Platform and of the contents or services provided through it.
A summary of the specific cookies that the Hotel currently uses on the Platform is set out below:
Cookies – Ownership – Temporary or permanent – Purpose
COOKIE : PHPSESSID
FUNCTION : Session tracker
DETAILS : We use these cookies to record information on the way you navigate your way around our site.
This information allows us to identify the sources of certain functional errors, or to store for future reference products that you have selected so that you don’t have to select them again the next time you visit the site.
COOKIE : Currency_m[market]
FUNCTION : Currency selection
DETAILS : We use this cookie to save the currency setting applicable to your country of residence.
COOKIE : marketLangChoice
FUNCTION : Language selection
DETAILS : We use this cookie to store your language preference.
The GOOGLE ANALYTICS tool allows us to improve your online experience and make our website more user-friendly. Under no circumstances is this technology used to gather personal information concerning you, and the data is never cross-referenced with your user profile information if you are a registered user of our site.
The cookies used by GOOGLE ANALYTICS are: __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmx, and __utmz.
5. Who uses the cookies?
The information collected through the cookies used on the Platform may be used both by the owner of the Platform and by a third party that provides a service to it.
6. Cookies management and settings.
Based on the information offered in this policy, we offer you information on how to manage the cookies used on the Platform through the different options offered by the most commonly used browsers.
• In the menu ‘SETTINGS’, scroll to the bottom and click on ‘DISPLAY ADVANCED SETTINGS’.
• Now click ‘CONTENT SETTINGS’ in the PRIVACY menu.
• The upper section of the page which should now appear will provide you with more information regarding cookies, and allow you to install or uninstall specific cookies.
• Open the ‘TOOLS’ menu and select ‘OPTIONS’.
• Select ‘PRIVACY SETTINGS’.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6+
• Open the ‘TOOLS’ menu and select ‘INTERNET OPTIONS’.
• Select ‘PRIVACY SETTINGS’
• These privacy settings contain six options which will allow you to control which cookies are stored on your hard drive.
• In the drop-down menu, select ‘PREFERENCES’.
• Open the ‘SECURITY’ tab.
• Select the option which suits you in the ‘ACCEPT COOKIES’ menu.
ADJUSTING SETTINGS VIA A COOKIE MANAGEMENT SERVICE: you can also choose to manage cookies via the cookie management platforms operated by advertisers.
SETTINGS FOR THIRD PARTY COOKIES: as we do not store or manage these cookies, we advise you to consult the applicable cookie management policies available directly on the advertisers’ websites.