What is a cookie?

A cookie is a file stored on your computer or other device when you access certain websites that collects information about the path you take through that site. Sometimes cookies are necessary to improve the user experience: they allow information about the navigation habits of users or their computers to be stored and recovered, among other things, and depending on the information they contain and how the computer uses them they can be utilised to recognise the user.

Identification of cookies used

According to the guidelines of the Spanish Data Protection Agency, the cookies used on this website fall into the following categories:

First-party cookies: Cookies sent to the user’s computer or device from a machine or domain managed by the web site publisher and from which the service requested by the user is being provided.

Third-party cookies: Cookies sent to the user’s computer or device from a machine or domain that is not managed by the web site publisher but by another organisation that handles the data obtained from the cookies.Session cookies: Cookies that collect and store data while the user is visiting a website.

Persistent cookies: Cookies that store data on your terminal so they can be accessed and used for a period of time defined by the cookie manager (from a few minutes to several years).

Technical cookies: Cookies that allow the user to navigate a website, platform or application and use the different options or services that it contains.

Personalisation cookies: Cookies that allow the user to access the service with certain characteristics of a general nature predefined according to a series of criteria on the user’s terminal, such as language, browser used to access the service, regional configuration from which the service is accessed, etc.

Analytics cookies: Cookies that allow the cookie manager to monitor and analyse user behaviour on the web sites to which they are linked. The information collected with this kind of cookies is used to measure the activity of the websites, application or platform and to create navigation profiles of users of these sites, applications and platforms in order to improve them by analysing how users use the service.

The following table shows the cookies of the website http://www.gastrofestivalmadrid.com/ and the purpose for which each is used.











Cookie determined by analytics.js JavaScript library.Analytics.js JavaScript library is part of Universal Analytics and uses a single source cookie that contains an anonymous indicator used to distinguish users.


(1) They allow the website to be monitored using the tool Google Analytics, a service provided by Google to obtain information about user access to websites. Google, Inc., a Delaware-based company with headquarters at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View (California), CA 94043, United States. Some of the data stored for subsequent analysis include: the number of times the user has visited the website, the dates of the user’s first and last visit, the length of the visits, the site from which the user has accessed the website, the search engine that the user has used to find the website or the link that they have clicked, where in the world the user has accessed it from, etc. The configuration of these cookies is predetermined by the service provided by Google, which is why we suggest you go to the privacy page of Google Analytics, http://www.google.com/intl/es/analytics/privacyoverview.html for more information about the cookies it uses and how to disable them (with the understanding that we are not responsible for the content or veracity of third-party websites).


Disabling cookies

You can allow, block or delete the cookies installed in your computer by changing your browser settings. Please read your browser’s help section carefully to find out more about how to turn on the “private mode” or unblock certain cookies.

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Disabling or deleting Google Analytics cookies

If you allow Google Analytics cookies you can uninstall them later by reconfiguring your browser settings, as already indicated, or by installing the Google Analytics opt out add-on:https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=es.