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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.
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.
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.
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:
For more information on how you can manage cookies, visit the website
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tarragona Provincial Council on Facebook: Facebook cookie page.
Tarragona Provincial Council on Twitter Twitter privacy page.
Tarragona Provincial Council on Flickr. Yahoo! Privacy Centre.
Tarragona Provincial Council on Google+, YouTube, Google Maps and local. Google Cookies Page.
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.