Table of contents

  1. Cookie policy

  2. What is a cookie and what is it used for?

  3. What type of cookies does the Tarragona Provincial Council use?

  4. Types of cookies according to their expiry date

  5. How can I remove and disable the use of cookies?

  6. Who uses cookies at Tarragona Provincial Council?

  7. Google Analytics

  8. Consent

  9. Cookies from third party websites

1. Cookie policy

In compliance with Law 34/2002, of July 11th, on information society services and electronic commerce, and Community Directive 2009/136/EC, we hereby inform you regarding the use of cookies on Tarragona Provincial Council websites.

2. What is a cookie and what is it used for?

A cookie is a file that is downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you access certain web pages. Cookies allow a website, among other things, to store and retrieve information about the browsing habits of a user or their computer and, depending on the information they contain and how they use their computer, they can be used to recognise the user. For this reason, they are essential for accessing services where the user must identify themselves, such as email or blog management.

3. What type of cookies does the Tarragona Provincial Council use?

  • Technical cookies. These are cookies that allow users to browse our websites and use the different options or services that contain content, such as monitoring traffic and data communication, answering surveys, evaluating agenda events, logging in, accessing restricted sections, enrolling or participating in an event, using security features while browsing, storing content for publication or sharing content on social networks .

  • Personalisation cookies. These cookies allow the user to access the service using predefined general characteristics based on a series of criteria in the user’s terminal, such as language, the type of browser through which the user accesses the service, regional settings from which the service is accessed, etc.

  • Analysis cookies. These are cookies that are processed either by us or by third parties. They allow us to quantify the number of users and thus measure and statistically analyse the use made by users of the service offered. To do so, we analyse your browsing on our website in order to improve the range of products or services we offer. For this purpose, the Tarragona Provincial Council uses Google Analytics, a web statistics service offered free of charge by Google.

4. Types of cookies according to their expiry date

The cookies used by the Tarragona Provincial Council may have the following expiry periods:

  • Session cookies. They expire when the user logs out.

  • Service cookies. Related to any personalised service within the website, with an expiry of less than 24 hours.

  • Persistent. These are permanently installed in the user’s browser and activated every time they visit the website, as long as their use is not deactivated.

5. How can I remove and disable the use of cookies?

To allow, block, or delete cookies installed on your computer, you must access the browser configuration options with which you access the web.

The following links offer you more information for each of the main browsers:

If you wish to withdraw your consent to this cookie policy at any time, you must remove stored cookies through the settings on your Internet browser.

For more information on how you can manage cookies, visit the website

6. Who uses cookies at Tarragona Provincial Council?

The information obtained by the cookies is processed only by the Tarragona Provincial Council. However, it should be borne in mind that the Tarragona Provincial Council uses third-party cookies, and that the information collected through them is hosted on servers external to the Tarragona Provincial Council. This is the case for the data collected by Google Analytics.

7. Google Analytics

This web analytics service is provided by the American company Google, Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View (California), CA 94043). The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be sent and stored directly by Google on its servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of tracking your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data available to you.

In the event that you want to prevent Google Analytics from collecting information while browsing, you can disable the use of cookies (see the previous section) or install a browser add-on designed by the same company to disable collection of information.

8. Consent

Once you have been informed regarding our cookie policy, if you continue browsing we will assume you accept the use of both our own and third-party cookies on our websites and applications.

If you refuse the installation of cookies, you may continue to use our websites, although use of some of the services may be limited and therefore your experience on our website may be less than satisfactory.

9. Cookies from third-party websites

The Tarragona Provincial Council is present on various third-party web platforms, mostly social networks, and, in some cases, the Tarragona Provincial Council inserts content from these on the website itself. In both cases, these third-party platforms may have their own cookies. The Tarragona Provincial Council has no control over these cookies and, for this reason, recommends that users review the security policy of each of these platforms.

In the event that any user of the Tarragona Provincial Council wants to share any of the contents of our website through an external social network, they must keep in mind that the latter could also use a cookie at the time of registration. In this case, the Tarragona Provincial Council has no control over these cookies.