Cookies policy

1. What is a Cookie?

Cookies are a tool used by web servers to store and retrieve information about their visitors. They are small text files that we send to your computer, mobile, tablet, or smart devices to keep a record of your preferences and remember them upon your return.


2. Why do we use Cookies?

MEDCAT uses cookies to facilitate navigation on its website and to achieve greater efficiency and customization of the services offered. The customization cookies used allow the storage of information about your preferences and language to show you content and offers of special interest and to record the number of times a specific message (usually updates on the website) is shown to you.

Some cookies are assigned to the device from which you browse only for the duration of your visit to our website, called “session cookies,” and they disappear automatically when you close the browser. Other cookies are persistent, meaning that data remains stored on the device, with a temporal duration necessary based on the purpose of use.


3. What types of cookies do we have, and which ones does this Website use?

  1. Types of Cookiesa) According to the entity that manages them:Cookies can be “own” or “third-party.”
    • “Own” cookies are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a device or domain managed by MEDCAT as the editor of the website and from which the requested services are provided.
    • “Third-party” cookies are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a device or domain not managed by the editor, in this case, MEDCAT, but by another entity that processes data obtained through cookies.

    b) According to their purpose:

    Cookies can be technical, personalization, analytical, or measurement, and personalization for behavioral advertising.

    • Technical cookies: Allow the user to navigate through our website and use the different options or services available, including those used by MEDCAT to manage and operate the website, enable its functions and services, such as:
      • Controlling fraud linked to service security.
      • Using security elements during navigation.
      • Storing content for video or audio streaming.
      • Enabling dynamic content (e.g., text or image animation).
      • Sharing content through social networks.
      • Displaying geographical locations.
    • Analytical and personalization cookies: Analytical cookies, processed by us or third parties, allow MEDCAT to track and analyze the user’s behavior on MEDCAT’s web pages, including quantifying the impacts of advertisements. The information collected through these cookies is used to measure the activity of MEDCAT’s websites, applications, and platforms to make improvements based on the analysis of user data.Personalization cookies are those that remember information so that the user can access the service with certain characteristics that differentiate their experience from other users, such as language, the number of results to display in a search, the appearance or content of the service based on the type of browser used, or the region from which the service is accessed, etc.These cookies do not aim to identify the user, but if the user consents to their use, the information collected will only be used for the purpose of improving the design of pages and website navigation, usage statistics, search speed, website activity measurement, etc.
    • Behavioral advertising personalization cookies: These cookies allow, through the connection’s IP address or the cookie ID, storing information about the behavior of users, obtained through the observation of their browsing habits, enabling the development of a specific profile.Through information associated with the connection, we can determine whether you are a customer or user of MEDCAT by associating the information obtained through cookies with your profile. This includes the approximate region from which the connection is being made, with certain characteristics that can differentiate your experience and advertising from other users, receiving tailored content and offers of special interest.On the other hand, third-party cookies for managing advertising spaces allow measuring the effectiveness of our online campaigns, providing information of interest to the user, and offering advertising content tailored to their preferences. Through the Privacy Policies of these third parties, which you can consult, you can obtain more information about their operation and the use they make of cookies.

    c) According to the time they remain active:

    Cookies can be “session” or “persistent.”

    • Some cookies are assigned to the device from which the user is browsing only for the duration of the visit to the website. These cookies, called “session” cookies, disappear automatically when the user closes the browser. They are usually used to store information that is only relevant for providing the service requested by the user on a single occasion and disappear when the session ends. These cookies allow MEDCAT to analyze traffic patterns on the website and provide a better browsing experience, improving content and facilitating the use of the website.
    • Other cookies are “persistent,” meaning that data remains stored on the user’s device or terminal used for browsing. The temporal duration of persistent cookies and their expiration date can be consulted through the browser settings.


List of cookies used by MEDCAT

Cookie Domain Type Description Duration Own/Third-party
_ga_8Z95EKSG08 Analytics This cookie is installed by Google Analytics and is used to generate statistical data about how the visitor uses the website. 1 year Third-party
_ga Analytics This cookie is installed by Google Analytics and is used to generate statistical data about how the visitor uses the website. 2 years Third-party
_fbp Marketing This cookie is installed by Facebook and is used to provide advertising products. 3 months Third-party
wp-wpml_current_language Customization Belongs to the WPML plugin to store the language of the website’s administration area. 1 year Third-party
_gid Analytics This cookie is installed by Google Analytics and is used to generate statistical data about how the visitor uses the website. 1 day Third-party


4. How to Configure or Disable Cookies?

Since the cookies we implement are, in general, for all users of the website, if you wish to modify them, you can:


  • For cookies that store information in Local Storage, you can disable them within the browser by deleting the stored data in Local Storage within the application.

Notice on Deleting Analytical and Customization Cookies: Cookies are essential for the functioning of the Internet, providing countless advantages in service provision. Therefore, if you do not accept analytical cookies, we will not be able to continue working to improve the operation and user experience of our website. If you do not accept advertising personalization cookies, you may receive campaigns for products and services you already have, missing out on the updates that may interest you. While the page will continue to function normally if you do not accept them.


5. Information Retention Periods

Cookies will be used only for the time necessary to fulfill the purposes for which they have been indicated for each cookie. MEDCAT has adapted retention periods for its own cookies, which can be checked in the browser. Regarding own cookies, they will not have an expiration exceeding 13 months.

For third-party cookies, retention periods can be checked in the privacy policies of those third parties.

Once the cookie expires, it can be renewed if the user accepts its use again.

Notice on Deleting Cookies: If the user disables or deletes cookies from their browser, as this is an activity performed locally through the device or browser, MEDCAT will not be aware of this action by the user.


6. Cookie Policy Update

MEDCAT may update this Cookie Policy at any time. Such updates will be applicable from their publication on the website, so users are advised to review it periodically.

However, the inclusion of new cookies or the use of cookies already informed for purposes other than those indicated will require prior acceptance by the user.

Last Update: 31/01/2024.