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Cookies Policy

To ensure that users can enjoy error-free access and browsing of this website and can access all of the content published by Grupo Sociedad de Tasación (from now on, Grupo ST) as normal, personal information files, commonly known as cookies, are used and stored on the user’s terminal. Cookies will be downloaded onto the user’s terminal when he/she accesses certain web pages.

Cookies help to correctly display a page and enable it to store and recover information about the user’s browsing habits and preferences, or about the user’s device, helping to understand how each user interacts with the web page. In certain cases, cookies may be used to recognise the user, depending on the information contained in the page and the way that the individual uses his/her equipment.

However, these methods only obtain information related to the number of pages visited, the number of new users, the town/city to which the IP address being used to access the site is assigned, the frequency of visits and their duration, as well as the browser, operating system or type of terminal from which access to the website is made.

These cookies are only associated with an anonymous user and his/her computer, and under no circumstances can they provide references that enable the name and surname(s) of the user to be identified, nor do they access other types of data stored on the device. Cookies used on this website cannot read data from the user’s hard drive.

What types of cookies are most commonly used on websites?

Although there are multiple classifications of cookies, we highlight the following:

Grupo ST uses the following cookies, classified by purpose:

Third-party cookies:

Name Purpose
_ga Analytical and persistent cookie provided by Google Analytics. This cookie is used to distinguish users, using a random number as an identifier, performing an analysis on user interactions, in order to offer services. Calculates visitor, session and campaign data for site analytics reports. It is sent from the domain . grupo-st.es.
ssm_au_c Cookie provided by Google, performs session functions. It is sent from the domain .googletagmanager.com and .google-analytics.com.
__cfduid Persistent and one-month cookie which is provided by CloudFlare Inc. Identifies secure web traffic and overrides security restrictions based on visitor´s IP addresses. It does not correspond to any user ID in the web application, nor does it save any personally identifiable data. It is send from the domain .grupo-st.es.
_gid Persistent and one-day cookie provided by Google Analytics. It is used to distinguish users according to their browsing. It is sent from the domain .grupo-st.es.
_gat_gtag_UA_156945087_1 Cookie provided by Google Analytics, analyses user´s browsing.
ssm_au_c Cookie provided by CloudFlare, Inc., performs session functions. It is sent from the domain .cloudflare.com.

This website authorises the use of cookies from Google Analytics, a web service belonging to Google, Inc., a company from Delaware with head office at 1600, Amphitheatre, Parkway, Mountain View (California), CA 94043, USA ("Google"). The information generated by the Analytics cookies relates to the use of the website by the user (including his/her IP address) and is sent and stored by Google Inc. in servers in the USA.

Analytics uses proprietary cookies to register the user’s interactions with the internet. The cookies allow information to be compiled about when the visit took place, whether the user had browsed the website previously, which web page had sent the user to this one, etc. Analytics requires all websites that use this tool to disclose it.

Google Analytics will use this information to assess the use of the website, compiling its own reports, and providing its own services related to the use and activity of this web page. Google Analytics, operating under its own and sole responsibility, may transfer this information to third parties if required by law, or when third parties have signed an agreement with Google Analytics to process this data.

Grupo ST hereby informs users of this website that:

  1. Google Inc. obtains information via Google Analytics on its own behalf; Grupo ST does not have direct access to said information at any time.
  2. Google Inc. (and not Grupo ST) decides on the purpose of the processing and use of the information compiled by Google Analytics, as well as the effective period of the cookies;
  3. c. Google allows users to reject its cookies by configuring their browser.

For more information about how to deactivate Google Analytics cookies, please visit this page: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Cloudflare, Inc. is an American company, which provides a content delivery network, Internet security services and domain name servers, distributed and located between the visitor and Cloudflare user´s hosting provider, acting as a reverse proxy for websites. CloudFlare´s headquarters are located in San Francisco, California. Cloudflare software acts a proxy (liaison) between the server and site visitors. CloudFlare, acting as a proxy, saves temporarily static site content, which decreases the number of requests made to the server, but still allows visitors to access to the site.

More information about CloudFlare cookies can be consulted in https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/200170156-What-does-the-Cloudflare-cfduid-cookie-do-

Grupo ST assumes no responsibility regarding the compliance by Google or Google, Inc. and CloudFlare, Inc. of the current legislation on the Protection of Personal Data, or any other applicable regulations.

Methods for activating, deactivating or blocking cookies

Users of this website may reject the use of cookies by configuring their browsers, although in some cases this may result in errors in the functioning of the page.

The user may configure his/her browser at any time in order to check the cookies used, to activate and deactivate existing cookie files, to check their duration and expiry dates, and to change notification configurations based on their browser blocking requirements. The procedure and access for managing cookies may vary depending on the browser used.

To facilitate this process, Grupo ST provides the following links that may be consulted about different types of web browsers:

Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en

Microsoft Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/es-es/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies

Apple Safari MacOS: https://support.apple.com/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac

Apple Safari iOS devices: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201265

Opera: https://help.opera.com/en/latest/web-preferences/#cookies

FAQs about cookies

Why are warnings given about the use of cookies? Following the amendment made in 2012 to Article 22.2 of Law 34/2002 of 11 July on Spanish Information Society Services and Electronic Trading, it was established that users must consent to the use of cookies after being duly informed of the purposes for which they are used.
Can sanctions be imposed for breaches of legislation on cookies? Yes. Minor offences can incur penalties of up to €30,000, while serious offences can reach €150,000, although the normal penalty amounts imposed range between €500 and €25,000.
How can cookies be removed from a computer? All users can control or delete cookies whenever they wish, although this may lead to a different web experience. If users reject or delete them, certain functions of a website may not operate correctly.
Can cookies negatively affect my computer? No, a cookie is simply a text file. It cannot be used as a virus and cannot access a user’s hard drive. It is the browser itself -and not a person- that stores the cookie for a web page when necessary.
How much space do cookies use on a hard drive? Although cookies take up very little space (a few kilobytes), as users browse the internet, the accumulation of these cookies can take up a relatively large amount of space on the hard drive. That is why both website browsers and operating systems have automatic mechanisms so that this does not occur, normally by fixing a maximum number of cookies that can be stored. When this number is exceeded, the browser will automatically delete those that have been used the least.
Who is required to comply with regulations relating to cookies?
  • Online stores and other e-Commerce platforms.
  • Company pages.
  • The business pages of self-employed professionals, regardless of whether they are used to inform users about their business or as online stores.
  • Media companies or private blogs that include some type of advertising.
  • Companies and professionals established in Spain and any foreign websites that are intended for Spanish users.