What are cookies?
A cookie is a small piece of text that the websites you visit send to your browser that allows the website to remember information about your visit, such as your preferred language and other options, in order to facilitate your next visit and make the site more useful to you. Cookies play a very important role and contribute to a better browsing experience for the user.
Types of Cookies
Depending on the entity managing the domain from which the cookies are sent and the data obtained is processed, two types can be distinguished: own cookies and third party cookies.
There is also a second classification according to the length of time that they remain stored in the client’s browser, which may be session cookies or persistent cookies.
Finally, there is another classification with five types of cookies according to the purpose for which the data obtained is processed: technical cookies, personalisation cookies, analysis cookies, advertising cookies and behavioural advertising cookies.
Cookies used on the website
The following identifies the cookies that are being used in this portal as well as their type and function:
The website of the Ministry of the Interior uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service developed by Google, which allows the measurement and analysis of navigation on web pages. Your browser may display cookies from this service. According to the above typology, these are your own session and analysis cookies.
Through web analytics, information is obtained regarding the number of users accessing the website, the number of pages viewed, the frequency and repetition of visits, their duration, the browser used, the operator providing the service, the language, the terminal used and the city to which your IP address is assigned. Information that enables a better and more appropriate service by this portal.
To ensure anonymity, Google will make your information anonymous by truncating the IP address before storing it, so Google Analytics is not used to locate or collect personally identifiable information from site visitors. Google may only send the information collected by Google Analytics to third parties to the extent that Google Analytics is legally obliged to do so. In accordance with the Google Analytics Terms of Service, Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
Another cookie that is downloaded is a technical cookie called JSESSIONID. This cookie allows us to store one unique identifier per session through which it is possible to link data necessary to enable navigation in progress.
How to modify cookie settings
You can restrict, block or delete cookies from the Ministry of the Interior or any other website using your browser. In each browser the operation is different, the «Help» function will show you how to do it.