A Cookieis a small file that is stored in the users computer and allows us to recognise him/her. The set of cookiesallows us to improve the quality of our web page, making it possible for us to monitor which pages our users find useful, and which they dont.

Cookies are essential for the functioning of the Internet, providing innumerable advantages in the provision of interactive services, making the browsing and usability of our web page easier for the user. Remember that cookies cannot harm your equipment; on the contrary, the fact that they are activated helps us identify and solve errors.

The information that we now provide will help you understand the different types of cookies:

_ Session cookies: temporary cookies that remain in your browser's cookie file until you leave the web page; therefore, none of these are recorded in the user's hard drive. The information obtained through these cookies is used to analyse traffic to the web page. This ultimately allows us to provide a better experience to improve the contents and facilitate its use.

_ Permanent cookies: are stored in the hard drive and our web page reads them each time you make a new visit. A permanent cookie has a specific expiration date. The cookie will stop working after that date.

The following is a list of the main cookies used in our web page, differentiating:

_ Cookies that are strictly necessary such as, for example, those that are used for correct browsing or those that make it possible to perform services requested by the user, or cookies that are used to ensure that the web pages contents are loaded effectively.

_ Third party cookies like, for example, those used by social networks or by external content.

_ Analytic cookies whose purposes are periodic maintenance in order to guarantee the best possible service to the user. Web sites usually use these analyticcookies to collect statistical data on the activity.



The table below schematically indicates the cookies we use in our web page:




Purpose / More information




Used together with the CFTOKEN cookie, it allows the server to identify the user and browse the web page




This cookie is used to establish the session of the user who visits our web page. It is a way to identify and manage the status - the session variables - for a specific user, and to be able to move that information through our web page.


Google Analytics


SME supports the use of Google Analytics in the web page to
be able to track the activity thereof.

2 years






Google Analytics cookies anonymously collect standard registration information and data about visitor habits.

30 minutes






Determines whether a new session needs to be established




Used to process the type of request required by the user.





Stores the visitor's origin and the path he/she has followed to access the web page

6 months



Used to distinguish users.

2 years

Facebook cookies


We use the Facebookbuttons to promote the web pages pages on Facebook.






The buttons use cookies to show updated information about the times content has been shared.







The expiration deadlines for these cookies vary between one session and two years.




More information:












Twitter cookies


We use the Twitter buttons so that our visitors can follow our promotional Twitter feeds; we sometimes embed feeds in our web page.




The expiration deadlines for these cookies vary between one session and ten years.




More information:


















Used to View the Twitter profile's activity

45 days


6 months



We occasionally embed YouTube videos. The use of cookies by YouTube is governed by the Google privacy policy:








The expiration deadlines for these cookies vary between one session and ten years.




Internal use cookies necessary for the functioning of the visualization of the web page's cookie policy.

1 year



AB tests to test different versions of a new functionality

10 years





Store information regarding how the Vimeo videos are used so that improvements can be made.

10 years



Stores information regarding whether or not the audio of the video should be played in silence, and if it should be viewed scaled.

1 year


 How to administrate cookies in the browser?

The user has the option to allow, block or remove the cookies installed on his/her equipment through the configuration of the browser options installed on his/her terminal:

 To adjust the permissions related to cookies in the Google Chrome Browser:

-        Click on the menu located in the tool bar.

-        Select Configuration.

-        Click on Show advanced options.

-        Click on the Configuration of content button in the Privacysection.

-        The options can be configured in the Cookiessection.


 * More information about Google Chrome https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=es 


  •   To adjust the permissions related to cookies in the Mozilla Firefox Browser

-        Click on the Tools menu in the top part of the Firefox window.

-        Select Options.

-         Select the Privacy panel.

-        In the Firefox option you will be able to choose Use a personalised configuration for the history to configure the options.

*More information about Mozilla Firefox.     https://support.mozilla.org/es/kb/Borrar%20cookies 


  •   To adjust the permissions related to cookies in the Internet Explorer 9 browser:

-        Click on the Tools menu in the top part of the Internet Explorer window.

-        Select the Security tab and use the Delete browser history option to delete the cookies. Activate the Cookies checkbox, and then click Delete.

-        Select the Security tab and move the slide control all the way to the top Configuration to block all cookies, or all the way to the bottom to allow all cookies. Then click Accept


    *More information about Internet Explorer 9.


Some services or functionalities of the web page may not be available if your browser blocks the use of cookies.

Some browsers allow the configuration of specific rules for managing cookies according to the web page, thus offering more precise control over privacy. This means that cookies of all the sites can be disabled, except for those on trusted sites.