The cookies

A cookie s a small file that is stored on the user's computer when accessing certain web pages, allowing them to recognize their users.

Automatic collection procedures (cookies) are used to gather personal information of users such as the type of browser or operating system, reference page, route, ISP domain (Internet Provider), etc., all of this to improve the services provided.

The cookies are currently essential for the operation of internet, providing innumerable advantages in the provision of interactive services, facilitating the navigation and usability of our website. The cookies help adapt the webs to your personal needs.

The cookies cannot damage your computer. On the other hand, the fact that they are activated can help identify and resolve errors, as well as improve the navigability of web pages.

The cookies allow a web page, among other things, to store and retrieve information about the browsing preferences of a user or of his computer.

The cookies used

In the Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI), we use cookies, logs, links, and other technologies to store the user preferences to improve the quality of our services, to ensure the technical operation of both the web-portal and the transactions carried out, to measure the audience of the web, and to develop new and better features. Cookies can be classified according to the following criteria:

Depending on who manages the cookies

  • Own cookies: they are sent to the User's computer and managed exclusively by the OEI, to improve the functioning of the website. The information collected is used to improve the quality of the services provided, as well as the experience that the User undergoes from visiting the website. These cookies will remain in the User's browser the necessary time to be able to recognize him as a visitor of the website, and adapt the content to his preferences.
  • Third party analytical cookies: the website uses the service provided by Google Analytics, rendered by Google Inc., a Delaware company whose main office is at 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View (California), CA 94043, United States (hereinafter, Google). The information generated by these cookies on the use of the website is directly transmitted and stored by Google on its servers in the United States. Google will use this information on behalf of the OEI to follow the user's habits of the website, compiling reports about the website activities and providing services related to the activity on the website. Google will not associate the IP address of the User with any other data held by Google.
  • Cookies of external social networks: they are governed by their own terms and policies of use:
    • Twitter
    • Facebook
    • Instagram
    • YouTube
    • Flickr
    • Clacso
    • Linkedin
    • Google Plus
    • Ning

The User must know from the start that OEI will not be responsible for the content, actuality, and accuracy of the Cookies Policies, Privacy Policies, or the Terms and Conditions of Use of third parties included in the links above.

The User will show his/her consent to the OEI regarding the use of the aforementioned cookies, by browsing and continuing on the website, under the conditions stated in this Cookies Policy.

Depending on the duration of the cookies

  • We use session cookies that are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the website, so no cookie is recorded on the user's hard drive. The information obtained through these cookies is used to analyze traffic patterns on the web. In the long run, this allows us to provide a better experience to improve the content and facilitate its use. Therefore, the information stored on your computer is deleted as soon as the user leaves or closes the browser.
  • We use persistent cookies that store information on the user's hard drive during the established time and stop working after this time. Our website reads this information every time the user makes a visit. These cookies allow us to offer information aimed at the users' own interests, and we use them mostly to facilitate the purchase and registration services.

Depending on the purpose of the cookies

  • We use technical or required cookies that are strictly necessary for the user to access and browse our website. For instance, technical cookies are those that serve to establish communication between the user's computer and the internet; to provide a service explicitly requested by the user; to make the payment of goods or services requested by the user; to ensure that the website content is effectively loaded; to control traffic and data communication; to identify the session; to access restricted access parts; to record the elements that comprise an order; to perform the process of purchasing an order; to make the application for registration or participation in an event; to use security elements during navigation; to store content for the dissemination of videos or sound; or to share content through social networks. These cookies do not require prior information and the consent of the user.
  • We use functional or personalization cookies that help the user have a better browsing experience of the website. An example of the use of this type of cookies is those used to store the navigation data of a certain language or to keep the user authenticated by registering. These cookies require the prior information and the consent of the user.
  • We use analytical cookies to analyze the use of the website so that we can measure and improve the functioning.

Management of the cookies by the users

If cookies are disabled or rejected, it may happen that some of the functions and/or services do not work properly.

The OEI has no control over the websites displayed as a result of your search, links, or access from our directory. These other websites may place their own cookies on your computer or solicit personal information from you.

How to disable cookies in the most installed web browsers

It is usually possible to stop accepting the browser cookies or cookies from a particular service.

All modern browsers allow you to change the cookie settings. These settings are usually found in: “Options” or “Preferences” on your browser’s menu.

Although it may vary slightly from one browser’s version to another, the configuration of the cookie policy of the browsers is defined in:

  • Internet Explorer: Tools -> Internet Options -> Privacy -> Configuration.
  • Firefox: Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> History -> Custom Settings.
  • Chrome: Settings -> Show advanced options -> Privacy -> Content settings.
  • Safari: Preferences -> Security.
  • Opera: Configuration -> Privacy and security.

For more information, check the support or help of your browser or the following links: Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Explorer, Opera.

Many browsers allow you to activate a private mode whereby cookies are always deleted after your visit. Depending on each browser, this private mode can have different names. The following is a list of the most common browsers and the different names of this “private mode:”

  • Internet Explorer 8 and higher - Private Browsing
  • Safari 2 and higher - Private Navigation
  • Opera 10.5 and higher - Private Navigation
  • FireFox 3.5 and higher - Private Browsing
  • Google Chrome 10 and higher - Incognito Mode

How to disable third-party cookies

If you want to know the policies of privacy and use of third-party cookies, you can access the cookies policies of:

Acceptance or refusal of cookies

If a user opposes the installation of cookies in his browser, he may be prevented from accessing some of the sections of our website.

More information

For more information about cookies and your rights as a user, you can check the Guide on the use of cookies prepared by the Spanish Agency for Data Protection (AEPD).