Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy is an integral part of the Legal Notice and Privacy Policy of the Vinformation Foundation. Accessing and browsing the site, or using the services of the site, implies acceptance of the General Conditions set out in our Legal Notice (and therefore the Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy). Please read them carefully.

We thank you for deciding to visit us. We want your experience on the site to be as good as possible, which is why we have written this Cookie Policy in the most transparent way possible.

What is a Cookie?

Cookies are files containing small amounts of information that are downloaded to the user’s device when visiting a website. Their main purpose is to recognise the user each time he or she accesses the Vinformation Foundation and also allows us to improve the quality and usability of our website.

Cookies are essential to the operation of the Internet; they cannot damage a user’s computer/device and, if enabled in your browser settings, help us to identify and resolve potential errors in the operation of

Types of Cookies

There are different types of cookies. They all work the same way, but have small differences:

  1. Session Cookies. Session cookies last only for the duration of your visit and are deleted when you close your browser. Their main purpose is to identify the type of device, to support the security of the website or its basic functionality. They do not contain personal information that would allow us to identify an individual.
  2. Persistent or Permanent Cookies: They are stored in the hard disk of the device and our web reads them every time a new visit is made to; it has a determined expiration date, after which the cookie stops working. They allow us to identify your actions and preferences; analyse the visits and help us to understand how users arrive at our page and improve our services.
  3. Functionality Cookies: They allow to remember decisions made by the user, such as their login or identifier.
    The information that these cookies collect is anonymized (that is, it does not contain your name, address, or other data).
  4. Third-party cookies. Third-party cookies are cookies installed by a website other than the one you are visiting; for example, those used by social networks (such as Facebook) or external content plug-ins (such as Google Maps). In addition, some advertising companies use these types of files to track your visits to each site where they are advertised.
  5. Analytical Cookies: These are cookies that have the purpose of periodic maintenance and to guarantee the best operation and service to the user; collecting data on their activity.

Use of Cookies by

By accessing, you expressly agree that we may use such cookies on your devices. If you disable cookies, it is possible that your navigation on is not optimal and some of the utilities available to may not work properly.

a) Own cookies

In order to recognize you and serve you better, our site uses cookies (small text files that your browser stores) of its own. The advantages of accepting our cookies translate into time savings. They can also be used to recognise you between successive visits and thus adapt the content shown to you, to obtain information about the date and time of your last visit, to measure some traffic parameters within the site itself, and to estimate the number of visits made, so that we can focus and adjust the services and promotions more effectively.

No cookie allows your phone number, email address or any other means of contact to be contacted. No cookie can extract information from your hard drive or steal personal information.

CookieExpiration DateFunction
m2 yearsDetermines the device used to access the website. This allows the website to be presented in the appropriate format.
PHPSESSIDSessionLogin and control of sessions.
wordpress_test_cookieSessionAids for navigating the website.

b) Third Party Cookies. Google Analytics Cookies

The site uses the Google Analytics service, which is provided by Google, Inc. whose main office is at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View (California), CA 94043, United States („Google”).

Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the site (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on its servers in the United States. Google will use this information on our behalf for the purpose of evaluating your use of the site, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

To opt out of Google Analytics, click below:

Disable Google Analytics

If you wish, you may refuse the processing of data or information by rejecting the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, if you do so, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this site. By using this site you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

_utma   _utmb _utmc _utmv _utmzThese Google Analytics cookies generate an anonymous user ID, which is used to count how many times the user visits It also records when the user first and last visited the site. It also calculates when a session has ended, user origin and keywords.

User configuration to avoid Cookies.

From and in compliance with current legal regulations, we make available to you the information that allows you to configure your browser/browsers to maintain your privacy and security in relation to cookies. Therefore, we provide you with the information and links to the official support sites of the main browsers so that you can decide whether or not to accept the use of cookies.

Thus, you can either block cookies through the browser settings tools or you can set your browser to alert you when a server wants to save a cookie:

  1. If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, under the menu option Tools > Internet Options > Privacy > Settings. To learn more, visit and
  2. If you use Firefox, under the menu option Tools > Options > Privacy > Cookies. To learn more, visit
  3. If you use Chrome, in the Options > Advanced > Privacy section. To know more
  4. If you use Opera, under the Security and Privacy option, you can configure the browser. To find out more visit