Cookies policy

a) Use of Cookies and Web Bugs by the ItacCancer website:

The ItacCancer website uses “Cookies”, and other similar mechanisms (hereinafter Cookies). Cookies are files sent to a browser by means of a web server to register the activities of the User in a determined website, apps and/or services of the ItacCancer website (hereinafter, the Services). The first purpose of Cookies is to provide the User with faster access to the selected Services. In addition, the Cookies personalize the Services offered by the ItacCancer web, facilitating and offering each User information that is of interest or that may be of interest to him/her, according to the use that he/she makes of the Services.

The ItacCancer web uses Cookies to personalize and facilitate the navigation of the User as much as possible. The Cookies are only associated to an anonymous User and his computer and do not provide references that allow to deduce personal data of the User. The User will be able to configure his browser to notify and reject the installation of the Cookies sent by the web of ItacCancer, without affecting the possibility of the User to access the Contents. However, we point out that, in any case, the quality of operation of the Web page may decrease.

b) Type, purpose and functioning of Cookies:

Cookies, depending on their permanence, can be divided into session or permanent Cookies. The former expire when the User closes the browser. The second ones expire depending on when the purpose for which they are used is fulfilled (for example, so that the User remains identified in the ItacCancer Services) or when they are manually deleted.

Additionally, depending on their purpose, Cookies can be classified as follows:

PERFORMANCE COOKIES: This type of Cookie remembers your preferences for the tools found in the Services, so you do not have to reconfigure the service each time you visit. By way of example, this type includes:

Volume settings for video or audio players.

Video streaming speeds that are compatible with your browser.

Items saved in the “shopping cart” on E-commerce Services such as shops.

GEO-LOCATION COOKIES: These Cookies are used to find out what country you are in when you request a Service. This Cookie is completely anonymous, and is only used to help target content to your location.

REGISTRATION COOKIES: Registration cookies are generated once the User has registered or has subsequently opened their session, and are used to identify them in the Services with the following objectives:

To keep the User identified so that, if he/she closes a Service, the browser or the computer and at another time or another day re-enters said Service, he/she will continue to be identified, thus facilitating his/her browsing without having to identify him/herself again.
This functionality can be deleted if the User clicks on the “close session” functionality, so that this Cookie is deleted and the next time the User enters the Service he/she will have to log in to be identified.

Check whether the User is authorised to access certain Services, for example, to participate in a competition.

Additionally, some Services may use connectors with social networks such as Facebook.  When the User registers for a Service with credentials from a social network, he/she authorises the social network to store a persistent Cookie that remembers his/her identity and grants him/her access to the Services until it expires. The User can delete this Cookie and revoke access to the Services via social networks by updating their preferences on the specific social network.

ANALYTICS COOKIES: Each time a User visits a Service, a tool from an external provider (Omniture, Netscope, Comscore and similar that may be added to this list in case they vary in relation to the current ones) generates an analytics Cookie on the User’s computer. This Cookie, which is only generated during the visit, will be used in future visits to the ItacCancer Services to anonymously identify the visitor. The main objectives pursued are:

Allow the anonymous identification of browsing Users through the “Cookie” (identifies browsers and devices, not people) and therefore the approximate counting of the number of visitors and their trend over time.

Identify anonymously the most visited content and therefore more attractive to users.

To know whether the User who is accessing the site is new or a repeat visitor.

Important: Unless the User decides to register in an ItacCancer Service, the “Cookie” will never be associated with any personal data that can identify him/her. These Cookies will only be used for statistical purposes that help to optimize the experience of the Users in the site.

More information about the privacy policy of these tools in:

ADVERTISING COOKIES: This type of “Cookies” allow to extend the information of the advertisements shown to each anonymous User in the ItacCancer Services. Among others, the duration or frequency of visualization of advertising positions, the interaction with them, or the browsing patterns and/or behaviours of the User are stored, as they help to form a profile of advertising interest. In this way, they make it possible to offer advertising related to the User’s interests.

THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING COOKIES: In addition to the advertising managed by the web of ItacCancer in its Services, the web of ItacCancer can offer its advertisers the option of serving advertisements through third parties (“Ad-Servers”). In this way, these third parties can store Cookies sent from the ItacCancer Services coming from the browsers of the Users, as well as access the data stored in them.

c) How to disable Cookies and Web Bugs in the main browsers:

It is usually possible to stop accepting browser Cookies, or to stop accepting Cookies from a particular Service.

All modern browsers allow you to change your Cookie settings.

These settings can usually be found in the ‘options’ or ‘Preferences’ menu of your browser. You can also configure your browser or your email manager, as well as install free plug-ins to prevent Web Bugs from being downloaded when you open an email.

The ItacCancer website offers guidance to the User on the steps to access the configuration menu for cookies and, where appropriate, for private browsing in each of the main browsers:

Internet Explorer: Tools -> Internet Options -> Privacy -> Settings.

For more information, you can consult Microsoft support or the browser’s Help.

Firefox: Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> History -> Custom Settings.

For more information, you can consult Mozilla support or the browser’s Help.

Chrome: Settings -> Show advanced options -> Privacy -> Content settings.

For more information, you can consult Google support or the browser’s Help.

Safari: Preferences -> Security.

For more information, you can consult Apple support or browser Help.

d) What happens if Cookies are disabled:

Some functionalities of the Services will be disabled, such as, for example, remaining identified, keeping purchases in the “shopping cart” in an e-commerce Service, receiving information directed to your location or viewing some videos.


The ItacCancer website can modify this Cookies Policy according to legislative or regulatory requirements, or with the aim of adapting this policy to the instructions dictated by the Spanish Data Protection Agency, therefore Users are advised to visit it periodically.

When significant changes are made to this Cookies Policy, they will be communicated to Users either through the website or by e-mail to registered Users.