Cookies Policy

Our entity Compañía Española de Algas Marinas, S.A.  uses cookies with the aim to provide you with a better browsing experience. Moreover, if you consent to it, we will use cookies which allow us to have more information about your preferences and customize our website in accordance with your personal interests, so that you can enjoy a more fluent and customized browsing experience.

From our company we want to inform you in a clear and accurate manner about the cookies that are used in our website. If you want to get more information about the use and the purpose of the cookies implemented in our website, you can contact us via e-mail in

If you are under 16 years old, you cannot keep browsing our web unless you have the express consent of your parents or legal guardians. Our service is not directed to people who are under 16, so we do not process data from this group of people.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file that is downloaded in the user’s computer, tablet or smartphone to store data and information that can be updated and retrieved by the entity responsible for the installation of cookies.

The information gathered using cookies can include the date and time when you visit a website, the different page tabs you have seen or the time you have spent there.

This information will be used by the owner of the web to improve its contents, make it more attractive and distribute the most interesting contents for the visitors in the right place.

Our entity does not collect or deal with personal information gathered from the data related to sexual orientation; religious or political beliefs; health or data which could be considered as sensitive information (special categories of data according to the European Union General Data Protection Regulation).

What kinds of cookies are used in this website?

There are several types of cookies depending on the entity that manages them:

  • Own cookies: own cookies are those cookies sent to the user’s terminal equipment from equipment or a domain managed by the publisher itself and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
  • Third-party cookies: third-party cookies are those cookies sent to the user’s terminal equipment from equipment or a domain that is not managed by the publisher but by another entity which handles the data gathered through the cookies.

The Website uses both own cookies and third-party cookies.
According to the length of time that they remain active:

  • Session cookies: this type of cookies are designed to collect and store data while the user is accessing a website. They are usually used to store information which is worth keeping just to provide the service requested by the user in one occasion (for example, a list of purchased items).
  • Persistent cookies: they are a type of cookies where data are stored in the terminal and can be accessed and handled for a period of time defined by the entity responsible for the cookie, which may span from several minutes to several years.

Persistent cookies and session cookies are used in the Website.
In compliance with Law 34/2002 you must accept them and give express consent. Cookies are necessary for the proper functioning of the web and we will always respect your privacy; if you do not agree, you will not be able to browse our website. Our web will process the data provided by you with the only purpose of managing the service requested each time. You can always contact the company, using the e-mail address we have created to deal with your enquiries or giving us a call that will be answered by specialized staff in a personal way.

Own cookies

This type of cookies are sent to your computer and managed exclusively by us to ensure a better functioning of the website. The information gathered is used to improve the quality of our service and your experience as a user.

These cookies are strictly necessary to provide a service or content requested by the registered user. They are designed to deal with technical aspects such as remembering ID codes; preferences related to tools when using contents; interacting with contents; locating access to contents; analyzing data with the aim to improve performance; analyzing users regarding different browsing parameters; developing browsing profiles of users and statistics so as to make improvements according to data analysis. This kind of cookies can have a limited duration: imminent expiration date; expiration date when the session ends; temporary expiration date. A reporting chart on this type of cookies is included below.





It allows the user to display the page and interact with it.

User Enabled

It gathers anonymous information about the users browsing the website to produce statistical data.


Third-party cookies

Third-party cookies are sent to your equipment from equipment or a domain which is not managed by us, but by another collaborating entity. They are analytical cookies used by Google or those cookies used by social networks to offer the user the possibility of sharing or suggesting contents in our web page.

They are strictly non-essential cookies to provide services such as advertising from third parties; information about results; browsing habits, improvement of performance. The common feature of this kind of cookies is that they get information with the purpose of managing advertising spaces; understanding browsing habits and analyzing and measuring results. Just as the cookies mentioned above, the expiration dates of this type of cookies can be variable: imminent, daily or for a longer period of time. A reporting chart on this kind of cookies and information about them provided by third parties is included below. These cookies can be subdivided in the following types or areas:

  • Performance cookies: they allow us to adjust your browsing according to the preferences linked to the device in your generated visits.
  • Geolocation cookies: their main purpose is to adjust the content to the tracking of the connecting device.
  • Log cookies: the purpose is to identify the user in the register or when the user is logged in, which enables to keep the identification without logging out. Session cookies are erased when the user logs out.
  • Login cookies with social media: they collect information about the login profile session through the selected social web, having the possibility to retrieve it, under the current preferences in their own profiles. These cookies are set by the service suppliers of the social networks, who implement their own privacy policies to this end.
  • Analytical cookies: an analytical cookie is generated through third-party suppliers, their survey tools and data collection. This cookie makes it possible to identify the connecting device with the aim to measure the connection time and contents visited, although its main purpose is to measure performance and improve browsing.

The companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies, which develop their own statements and opt-out systems.

All third-party cookies used by this website, their characteristics and purposes are explained in detail in the following chart:





Type of cookie




Third-party – Analysis


Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website

2 years

Third-party – Analysis


Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate


Third-party – Analysis


Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor u ses the website


Third-party – Analysis


Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor’s online behaviour across websites.




Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location .




Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.


6 Months



Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses You Tube videos
across different web sites.-


8 Months



Tries to estimate the users’ band width on pages with integrated You Tube videos.

179 Days



Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from You Tube the user has seen .





Stores the last requested URL on the front-end.



Language translation


We use the remarketing tool of Google Adwords. This tool enables to publish adverts based on previous visits of users to our Website in the content Network of Google. That is why some pages in the Website include a code called \” remarketing tag\”. These tags allow you to read and set the cookies of your browser to choose the type of advert that will be shown to the user according to some features related to his visit to our website, such as the browsing circuit selected, the pages viewed and the actions that have been done in these pages. The remarketing lists created in this way are kept in a data base of the Google servers where all the cookie IDs related to each list or category of interests are stored. The information gathered makes it possible to identify a particular browser but Google cannot identify the specific user with just this information.

How can I enable or disable the cookies used in this website?

To restrict or block cookies you must change the browser settings used in your equipment. In general, browsers offer these setting options related to the installation of cookies:

Chrome – Safari – Opera – Explorer – Firefox

Regarding mobile devices, we include the following details related to settings and documentary information:

  • For Android: Menu > More > Settings > Privacy settings.
  • For Blackberry: Home > Browser > Options > Privacy & Security: clear the Accept Cookies > Save
  • For Safari (IOS).
  • For Windows Phone.

If you prevent all the cookies of the webpage from being installed, some functionalities and contents of the webpage can be affected.

Changes in the Cookies Policy

We are likely to update the cookies policy in our website. That is the reason why we recommend you to check this policy when you access our website, so that you can be properly informed about how and why we use cookies.
The cookies policy of Compañía Española de Algas Marinas, S.A.  was last updated on 25 June 2018.