Cookies policies

According to the Legislation 34/2002 from July 11th on Information Society Services and E-Commerce (LSSICE) modified by the RD-Law 13/2012 on March 30th in its article 22.2 you will find detailed information on what Cookies are and their types, duration, purpose and intrusion. What kind of Cookies does this website use, how they can be deactivated on your browser and how to specifically block third-party Cookies.
This website uses Cookies to ease its use and adapt its content to be more useful.
With each login, information about Cookies is shown in the lower part of any part of the website. Following this it is possible to do the following things:
  • Accept: you won’t see this warning upon visiting any part of the website during the session.
  • More information: you will access more information about what cookies are, know the policies, change the browser configuration to block or ban cookies at any moment. If you ban or block cookies some website features might be reduced.
  • Cookie configuration: the user will select which cookies are active and which aren’t depending on their purpose.

What are cookies?
Cookies are files websites or apps install in their user’s browser or device (smartphone, tablet or linked TV) while they go through the site to store information about their visit.
As most places on the internet, this website uses cookies to:
  • Ensure websites can work correctly.
  • Store preferences such as selected language or font size.
  • Understand the browsing experience.
  • Gather anonymous statistical information such as which sites have been used by the user or how long they stayed on them.
  • The use of cookies allows for browsing optimization, adapting information and the services offered according to the user’s interests to provide a better experience each time you visit the website.
  • This site uses cookies to work, adapt and aid the user’s browsing.

Type, aim and functioning.
Cookies, in terms of their permanence, can be divided into session cookies or permanent ones. The first ones expire when the user exits the browser. The second ones expire when their purpose is met (for example, that the user remains identified in the website) or when they are manually deleted.

Type of cookies depending on the entity that manages them:
Según quien sea la entidad que gestione el equipo o dominio desde donde se envían las cookies y trate los datos que se obtengan, podemos distinguir:
  • own cookies: those that are sent to the terminal equipment of the user from a domain managed by the editor himself and from which the service requested is provided.
  • third-party cookies: those that are sent to the terminal equipment of the user from the equipment or domain that is not managed by the editor, rather by another entity that deals with cookie-obtained data.

In the case that cookies are installed from an equipment or domain managed by the editor but information gathered is managed by a third party, they cannot be considered their own cookies.
Additionally, in terms of their aim, cookies can be classified in the following way:

strictly necessary ones (technical):
These are the ones considered essential for the correct use of the website. Normally they are generated when the user access the website or signs in and are used to identify the person on the website with the following purposes:
  • to keep the user identified so that if they abandon the site, the browser or device and they access it again, they will remain identified aiding their browsing experience without needing to be identified again.
  • to check whether the user is authorised to access certain areas of the website.

personalisation ones:
to keep display preferences for future visits.

performance ones:
they are used to improve browsing experience and optimise functions such as for example storing service configuration or the purchase in the shopping bag.

marketing ones:
These are the ones that gather information on the adverts shown to users. they can be two types:
  • anonymous: they only gather information about the publicity spaces on the web, regardless of the user, i.e. without identifying them.
  • personalised: they gather user-specific information for a third party to personalise those publicity spaces.

Geolocation ones:
they are used to find out in which country or region the user is in when they access a website in order to offer them location-specific information.

analysis ones:
they obtain statistical information to process. They gather information on the browsing experience, usually anonymously although sometimes they can also identify the user to obtain information on their interests in the services the website provides.

social media ones:
they are used by social plugins and must be authorised by the user. They are third-party managed cookies that allow user follow-up

cookies used on this website.
The following table shows the cookies used on this website, using an "intrusive level" on a 1 to 3 scale in which the levels are:
level 1 - non-intrusive cookies: they are session cookies in areas where there are registered users, shopping bags, viewing preferences etc. they are inherent to the system and blocking them will disable the requested services. They refer to strictly necessary cookies for the service use.
level 2 – minimally intrusive cookies: they are own use cookies tied to third-party services such as analysis and statistics. An example are cookies used by Google analytics or Yahoo web analysis. They refer to anonymous performance cookies necessary for the management of browsing and content information, on which it is only important to demonstrate their existence.
level 3 – moderatelly invasive cookies: proporcionadthey are provided, administered and used by third-parties to obtain publicity information or social media plugins and they must be authorisd by the user. In terms of social cookies, consent is given in the own social media website. They refer to cookies managed by third-parties that allow following the user through webs in which Caminito del Rey is not the owner. They usually correspond to publicity or analysis cookies where the user is identified.

Cookies table used in this website, indicating the third-party manager when there is one.
Own cookies:

Cookie Duration Type purpose intrusive level
PHPSESSID Session Technical PHP session cookie associated with content tied to the domain. Level 1

third-party cookies:

Google Analytics
Cookie Holder Duration Type purpose intrusive level More Information
_ga Google 2 años Analítica Se usa para distinguir a los usuarios. Level 2
_gat_gtag_UA_49105435_1 Google 1 minuto Analítica Cookie utilizada por Google Analytics para recopilar datos de tráfico anónimos. Contienen un único ID del visitante, tiempo e información sobre la visita, incluyendo referencias. Los datos reales de la visita se registran en el servidor de Google. Google ofrece informes que ayudan a analizar cómo los visitantes usan los sitios web y en los que se hace referencia desde, la experiencia del usuario a medir el impacto de la optimización de motores de búsqueda y publicidad. Level 2
_gid Google 24 horas Analítica Se usa para distinguir a los usuarios. Level 2
_ga_4MW58GMGWC Google 2 años Analítica Cookie utilizada por Google Analytics para recopilar datos de tráfico anónimos. Level 2

Disable cookies.
If the user requests it, it is possible to stop accepting browser cookies or stop accepting cookies on a particular service.
Every modern browser allows to change Cookie configuration. Other adjustments are found in the "Options" or "Preferences" sections of the browser menu
The user will be able to disable the use of cookies in this website through the browser, for example::

What happens when you disable cookies?
Some functions or services may be disabled or work differently to the expected one such as remaining identified, keeping purchases in the shopping bag or receiving location-related information..
If you disable cookies on this website it is probably that you might no longer be able to access certain areas and that the user experience will fail.

Cookies policies update.
Caminito del Rey, can update this Cookie policy regarding legal requirements with the aim to adapt said politics to the instructions dictated by the Spanish Data Protection Agency, hence users are recommended to use it periodically.
When significant changes are made in this Cookie policy, users will be communicated on the website or via email to the registered users.