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Cookies Policy

The purpose of this cookie policy is to inform you clearly and precisely about the cookies used on the Social Security Electronic Office.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a programme that is installed in your browser and used by websites for various functions, such as collecting information about your visit to the website, or customising your preferred language and website settings, in order to facilitate your next visit and make the site more useful and attractive to you. In this sense, cookies play an important role and contribute to a better browsing experience for the user.

Types of cookies

Depending on the entity that manages the domain from which the cookies are sent and the data obtained are processed, two types of cookies can be distinguished: first-party cookies and third-party cookies.

There is also a second classification according to the length of time 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 depending on the purpose for which the data obtained are processed: technical cookies, personalisation cookies, analysis cookies, advertising cookies and behavioural advertising cookies.

For more information on this subject, please consult the Spanish Data Protection Agency's Guide on the use of cookies.

Acceptance of the Social Security cookies policy

When you have accessed our website, you have been notified in a pop-up notice of the existence of cookies that will be installed on your computer, as well as a link leading to this Policy to inform you about the processing that we carry out.
The cookies that are being used in the Social Security portals are identified below, as well as their type and function:

Essential Cookies

The Social Security uses technical cookies that are considered essential for the management of the website itself. For example, when you choose to have the website displayed in your preferred language, this is done by one of these cookies.

Another cookie that is used is a technical cookie called JSESSIONID This cookie allows you to store a unique identifier per session of your user through which it is possible for us to link data necessary to enable ongoing browsing.

Finally, if you have accepted the use of cookies, you will find a cookie, which is of a technical and session type. It manages the user's consent to the use of cookies on the website, in order to remember those users who have accepted them and those who have not, so that the former are not shown information about them at the top of the page.

Non-essential cookies

The Social Security website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service developed by Google, which allows the measurement and analysis of navigation on websites. previous typology, these are third-party, session and analytical cookies.

Through web analytics, information is obtained on 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 their IP address is assigned. Information that enables a better and more appropriate service from this portal.

To ensure anonymity, Google will make your information anonymous by truncating the IP address before storing it, so that Google Analytics is not used to locate or collect personally identifiable information about site visitors. Google may only send the information collected by Google Analytics to third parties if it 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.

In the event that your access occurs through a Google Account, Social Security uses the Google Signals service, a mechanism by which Google Analytics cookies can access the information you have included in your Google Account. In this way, we can obtain statistical data on the accesses to the website that allow us to offer services that are better adapted to the needs that you show us through your browsing.

In addition, some of our web pages display behavioural content from third parties, such as Twitter, InSuit. By accessing third party content, users cease to be under the scope of this Policy, assuming the conditions that these apply (including their cookie policies, which are beyond our control).

Changing of the Cookies setting

It is important to note that you can restrict, block or delete the cookies used by the Social Security, or by any other website, by using the options provided by the browser you are using. Each browser operates differently, but the "Help" function will show you how to do this. Below are the help manuals for the main browsers:

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