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Cookies policy

This policy applies to users of one or several Applus+ websites (for e.g. www.applusiteuve.com and/or their local versions, such as www.itvsanblas.com; www.itvcolmenar.com; itv-tenerife.com, including the mobile versions of the websites that Applus+ owns and operates.

This policy also contains information about cookies and other tracking technologies used in the context of the websites, mobile applications and online services offered to users (Cookies). "Online Services" refer to the websites, mobile applications and all information and services provided to users related to their use of the websites.

What are cookies?

We use the term "cookies" to refer to all technologies that store and access information on the device you use to access the Online Services, such as your computer, tablet or smartphone. For example, we use http Cookies, small text files (usually composed of numbers and letters) that are downloaded when you access our Online Services, allowing us to recognise your device.

We use Cookies to improve our users' online experience and to better understand how they use the Online Services. Cookies can tell us if you have visited the Online Services previously, or if you are a new user.

For additional information on Cookies, please click on the following link, which will redirect you to the Spanish Data Protection Agency's website, where you can consult the Guide on the Use of Cookies, available in Spanish.

What type of cookies exist?

Please review this section, which provides an overview of the type of cookies that may be used in an online environment.

Depending on the owner of the cookie, they can be categorised as follows:

  • (a) First-party cookies: They are cookies that are sent to the user's computer or device from a computer or domain managed by the web editor, and from which the website requested by the user is provided.
  • (b) Third-party cookies: They are cookies that are sent to the user's computer or device from a computer or domain that is not managed by the web editor, but by another organisation that processes the data obtained through the cookies.

Depending on the duration of the cookie duration, they can be categorised as follows:

  • (a) Session cookies: They are a type of cookie designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a website.
  • (b) Persistent cookies: They are a type of cookie in which the data are still stored on the computer or device and can be accessed and processed for a time period defined by the organisation responsible for the cookie, which can vary from a few minutes to several years.

Depending on the purpose of the cookie, they can be categorised as follows:

  • (a) Analytical cookies: They are cookies that are processed either by the web editor or by third parties, they permit the number of users to be quantified, thus allowing users' movements on the website to be tracked and statistically measured. To do this, we analyse your browsing on this website to improve the range of products or services on offer.
  • (b) Advertising cookies: They are cookies that let us manage the advertising spaces as effectively as possible, which, where appropriate, the web editor has included in a website, application or platform from which the requested website is provided, based on criteria such as the edited content or how often ads are shown.
  • (c) Behavioural advertising cookies: They are cookies that allow us to manage advertising spaces as effectively as possible, which, where appropriate, the web editor has included in a website, application or platform from which the requested website is provided. In particular, these cookies store information on user behaviour obtained through continued observation of the user's browsing habits, which helps to develop a specific profile for showing advertising. It is also possible that when visiting a website or opening an email or message where an ad or promotion is published, a cookie may be installed in the user's browser to subsequently display advertising related to searches the user conducts and to control the ads in relation to, for example, the number of views by the user, where they appear, the times when they are viewed, etc.
  • (d) Technical cookies: These are cookies that enable the user to browse a website, platform or application and use different options or services therein, such as controlling traffic, identifying data or the session, accessing sections or content with restricted access, remembering¬† items contained within an order, implementing the purchase process of an order, requesting to register and participate in an event, using security elements when browsing, storing content for the dissemination of videos or sound, and sharing content on social media sites.
  • (e) Customisation cookies: These are cookies that allow the user to access the website, platform or application, with some general predefined characteristics based on a series of criteria in the user's computer, such as language, type of browser used to access the website, regional settings used to access the website, etc.

Which cookies do we use and why do we use them?

The following table shows the different categories of Cookies used for the Online Services, and why we use them.

Cookie type [Purpose] Cookie name Source [Company] Cookie duration (lifespan) What do these cookies do? How can you control the cookies?
Technical [Security and access control] Depends on the application. ([Normally AppName]Auth) Applus Iteuve Technology S.L. Between 10 and 30 minutes, depending on the application [These cookies are necessary for provision of some aspects of the Online Services, such as keeping users' sessions active and managing the security and access to the application's various features]. You can monitor and delete these cookies through your browser settings; however, if you choose to do so, you may not be able to use the full features of the Online Services.
[Analysis cookies] _dc_gtm_UA-12968489-1 [For example, Google Analytics] 24 hours [We use Google Analytics to collect information about how the Online Services are used and to provide statistics about people's use of the Online Services] You can find more information, including details on how to disable these cookies, by clicking on the link below.
[Analysis cookies] _ga [For example, Google Analytics] 2 years [We use Google Analytics to collect information about how the Online Services are used and to provide statistics about people's use of the Online Services] You can find more information, including details on how to disable these cookies, by clicking on the link below.
[Analysis cookies] _gid [For example, Google Analytics] 24 hours [We use Google Analytics to collect information about how the Online Services are used and to provide statistics about people's use of the Online Services] You can find more information, including details on how to disable these cookies, by clicking on the link below.
[Advertising cookies] DSID [They identify the advertisers and provide a link to their privacy policy based on the Google Analytics example above]. 24 hours [We work with third-party advertising networks that collect information using cookies to help make the advertising you see in the Online Services and other websites more relevant to you, and to measure how effective the advertising is on our Online Services. We do not decide which cookies are set or how your data is used by these third parties and you should therefore consult their privacy policy for more information about which cookies they use, as well as their privacy policy and data-use practices]. You can find more information, including details on how to disable these cookies, by clicking on the link below.
[Advertising cookies] ID [They identify the advertisers and provide a link to their privacy policy based on the Google Analytics example above]. 18 months [We work with third-party advertising networks that collect information using cookies to help make the advertising you see in the Online Services and other websites more relevant to you, and to measure how effective the advertising is on our Online Services. We do not decide which cookies are set or how your data is used by these third parties and you should therefore consult their privacy policy for more information about which cookies they use, as well as their privacy policy and data-use practices]. You can find more information, including details on how to disable these cookies, by clicking on the link below.

How can you implement your options regarding the installation/deletion cookies?

You have the right to decide whether or not you accept cookies. However, they are an important part of how our Online Services work. Therefore, please note that if you choose to refuse or delete cookies, it may affect whether the Online Services are available and if they work or not.
If you do not want the Online Services to use Cookies, please follow the instructions both in the table above and below.

  • 1. Manage your Cookies through the corresponding privacy section available on the Applus+ website.

We give you the opportunity to manage the use of non-essential Cookies. If you do not want us to use cookies at all, or in part, please make your choice via the following link www.applusiteuve.com/politica-privacidad

  • 2. Manage your Cookies either through the settings of your web browser or smartphone, or through third-party tracking.

You can decide whether or not to accept Cookies by configuring your own web browser or smartphone. Your web browser or smartphone enables you to delete all cookies, including all of our Cookies. Please note that disabling your browser's Cookies may mean that you are unable to access some or all of our Online Service features, and we cannot be held responsible in this regard.
Explanations on how to configure your web browser are usually available via the "Help" menu of the browser.
You can allow, block or delete Cookies installed on your own device by changing your browser settings. For additional information on how to block Cookies, you can access the following sections and links from frequently used browsers:

Please note that deciding to refuse Cookies is specific to each browser you use. Therefore, if you choose to exclude Cookies on one device and want your choice to apply to another device, you must activate the same option for the other device.

As an additional step, with respect to third-party cookies used to display advertising based on your interests, please note that certain third parties may be members of one of the following self-regulatory programmes for online behavioural advertising, with the corresponding opt-out settings:

If at any time you do not wish your personal data to be used to allow third parties to display advertising or to customise the ads displayed for you, you can adjust your settings using the tools provided by those third parties (e.g. Google, Facebook), or through one of the above self-regulatory programmes for online behavioural advertising, provided that the third party is a member of such programmes.

Most mobile devices let you control tracking for advertising purposes by using the "Limit Ad Tracking" setting (more specific information for iOS devices can be found here), or the "Exclude custom ads" setting (more specific information for Android devices can be found here).

For more information about Cookies, including the setting to view Cookies that have been installed on your device, as well as how to manage and delete them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org y www.youronlinechoices.eu.

Contact us

If you have any questions on how we use Cookies, please get in touch by sending an email to: rgpdautomotive@applus.com


[25 May 2018]

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