1. Introduction

This document describes the Cookies Policy that applies to the website with URL, henceforward the Website, with the aim of guaranteeing the privacy of Internet users.

The Website publisher is the Assemblea Nacional Catalana, henceforward ANC, with its head office at 315, Carrer de la Marina, Barcelona 08025, with CIF number G65581621 and inscribed in the Associations and Federations Register of Catalonia with number 46548-J/1.

We inform Internet users that we use cookies on our Website.

These cookies allow us to facilitate use and browsing, to guarantee access to specific functions and, in addition, help us improve the quality of the Website in accordance with the browsing habits and styles of Internet users.

  1. What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that websites store on the user’s computer, smartphone, tablet or any other Internet access equipment.

  1. What are they for?

Cookies serve to recognise users’ Internet access equipment when they revisit the Website, facilitating its use by recalling the user’s preferences and browsing configuration (e.g. language, country, etc.). They also serve to improve the services we offer and to gather statistical information that allows us to understand how Internet users utilise our Website, thereby helping us to improve its structure and contents.

Some cookies are strictly necessary for the Website to function properly, while others serve to improve one’s performance and experience as a user.

Cookies are associated only with an anonymous Internet user and his/her Internet access device and do not provide references from which it would be possible to deduce personal details of the Internet user.

  1. Types of cookies

Types of cookies vary in accordance with the kind of entity that manages them. Depending on the entity that manages the website from which cookies are sent and processes the data obtained from them, we may distinguish the following:

Own cookies: those sent to the user’s Internet access equipment from equipment or a domain managed by the publisher and from which the service requested by the user is provided.

Third-party cookies: those sent to the user’s equipment from equipment or a domain that is not managed by the publisher, but instead by another entity that handles the data obtained through the cookies.

Types of cookies depending on the length of time they remain active in the Internet user’s access equipment may be distinguished as follows:

Session cookies: cookies designed to gather and store data while the user is accessing a website. They serve to store information needed only to provide the service requested by the user on one single occasion (the session being used at that particular moment).

Persistent cookies: cookies where data are stored on the user’s access terminal and can be accessed and handled by the entity responsible for the cookie for a specific period of time, which may span from several minutes to several years.

Types of cookies depending on the purpose for which the data obtained from them are handled:

Technical cookies: cookies needed in order for the Internet user to browse a website and use different options or services the website contains, such as traffic monitoring and data communication, session identification, entry to restricted access sections, recalling elements forming part of an order, carrying out the process of purchasing an order, requesting registration or participation in an event,  the use of safety elements while browsing and content storage in order to show videos or disseminate sound or share content through social networks.

Personalisation cookies: cookies that allow the Internet user to access the service with a number of general characteristics pre-defined according to a set of criteria contained in the user’s equipment, such as chosen language, the kind of browser used to access the service, the regional configuration from which the service is accessed and so on.

Analytics cookies: these cookies allow those responsible for them to monitor and analyse the conduct of Internet users on the website. The data obtained from this kind of cookie are used to measure activity on the website and analyse the way users utilize the website with the objective of making improvements to the range of products and services offered.

Advertising cookies: cookies which allow for effective management of ad slots that the publisher may have included on the website from which the requested service is provided on the basis of criteria such as the published content or the frequency with which the ads are shown.

Behaviour advertising cookies: cookies which allow for effective management of ad slots that the publisher may have included on the website from which the requested service is provided. These cookies store data about Internet users’ conduct obtained through ongoing observation of their browsing habits, which makes it possible to develop a specific profile on the basis of which to display advertising.

  1. What types of cookies does this website use?

The following cookies do not personally identify Internet users; they merely provide anonymous statistical data on how this Website is browsed. Nevertheless, they may be directly disabled by configuring the browser.

The following cookies are used on this Website:

Own / Third-party Name Purpose Duration PHPSESSID This cookie is used by the PHP encrypted language to allow the session variables to be saved on the web server. This cookie is essential for the website to function. Session
_icl_current_language This cookie identifies the user’s chosen language. 24 hours
WordPress wordpress_test_cookie This cookie is used to allow the WordPress contents manager to check if the browser cookies are activated. Session
gdpr[consent_types] Checks consent in a safe way. 1 year
gdpr[allowed_cookies] Allows cookies to be used safely. 1 year
Google Analytics _ga To differentiate between users and sessions.  2 years
_gid To differentiate between users and sessions. 24 hours
_gat To limit the percentage of requests received (entries into the website). 10 minutes

Management of cookies

If you block installation of the website cookies, this may adversely affect some of its functions and contents.

Below we offer information on how to manage cookies through the different options available on most Internet browsers.

How can I configure my browser to manage cookies?

If you configure your Internet browser to accept or block cookies, erase them or automatically delete them when you turn it off, it may happen that some services that need them may cease to function properly.

You will normally find these adjustments in either Options or Preferences on the menus of most major browsers (for further information, consult the support or help pages of your browser):

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

Firefox: Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> History -> Personalised Configuration.

Chrome: Configuration -> Display Advanced Options -> Privacy -> Content Configuration.

Safari: Preferences -> Security.

  1. Additional information

If you have any queries regarding this policy, please get in touch with us at:

  1. Validity and modification of this Cookies Policy

The ANC reserves the right to modify the Cookies Policy relative to this Website in the event of changes to current legislation, legal doctrine, jurisprudence or else on the basis of the Assembly’s own criteria. If any changes are made to this Policy, the new text will be published on this same Website.

We recommend that Internet users periodically access this Cookies Policy on the Website.