The acceptation of the current policy implies that the user has been clearly and completely informed about the usage of data storage and recovery mechanisms (cookies) as well as the UV has the agreement of the user for the usage of these cookies in the terms of the article 22 of the Law 34/2002, 11 July, on Information Society Services and Electronic Commerce (LSSI).
What are Cookies?
A cookie is a file that is downloaded to your computer when accessing certain webpages. Cookies allow a webpage, inter alia, to make browsing easier, to elaborate statistics on usage, or to store and retrieve information about users’ and their computers browsing habits, and depending on the information they contain and the way in which their computers are used, these cookies can be used to identify the users.
Regulatory framework for cookies
Cookies, which are legally known as ‘data storage and retrieval software, installed on the terminal equipment of recipients’, are regulated through Article 22 of Law 34/2002 (LSSICE)
Therefore, you can now accept or reject the installation of cookies, or select the cookies you want to be installed on your computer. However, according to Article 22 of the LSSICE, consent for the storage of cookies, or access of a technical nature (technical cookies), is not necessary if the sole purpose of activity is for the ‘enabling of transmissions via electronic communication networks, or for the provision, within an information society, of services expressly requested by the service-user.’