Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are files that the website, or the application that the user users, installs on their browser or on their device (computer, smartphone, tablet or smart television) while browsing through the pages or through the application, and which can obtain and collect information concerning the user’s browsing habits, or can even recognize their device.

Cookies are essential for the Internet’s operations, as they provide an array of benefits in providing interactive services and make it easier to browse and use websites.

Cookies cannot damage the user’s device and, if they are enabled, they help to identify and solve errors in accessing websites or their services.

International Science Teaching Foundation (hereinafter, ISTF) uses cookies to collect information about how users use the website and how to improve the browser experience.

Through the use and browsing on the website, users accept that ISTF stores cookies on their computer or electronic device for purposes mentioned above, and they recognize the possibility to refuse the processing of their user data or information by rejecting the use of cookies through the device’s browser settings. Blocking cookies may not allow users to experience the full use of the functions on the ISTF website.

In accordance with art. 22 of the Spanish Law on Information Society Services and following the guidelines of the Spanish Data Protection Agency, below we detail the use of the cookies that ISTF uses in order to provide the greatest possible information.

What cookies does ISTF use?

Like most websites, the ISTF website uses Cookies to:

  • Save your preferences, such as remembering your user name and password (if you request it within your license by selecting Do not close session).
  • Create statistics with Google Analytics.

The cookies used on this website are temporary and in no case will cookies be used to collect personal information.

First-party cookies

_icl_current_language Language settings Does not expire. Session

Third-party cookies

1P_JAR Google Transfers data to Google. 1 week Session
_ga Google Analytics Used to distinguish users. 2 years Session
_gat Google Analytics Used to differentiate between the different monitoring objects created in the session. Instantaneous Session
_gat Google Analytics Used to store and update a single value for each page visited. Instantaneous Session
NID Google Used to view maps using Google Maps. 6 months Session
__cfduid Cloudflare Used on the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted website traffic. 1 year Session
G_ENABLED_IDPS Google Session start cookie by Google. Permanent Session
APISID, SSID, SAPISID, SID, HSID, SIDCC, CONSENT, _Secure-SSID, _Secure-3PSID, _Secure-APISID, _Secure-3PAPISID, _Secure-HSID, NID, 1P_JAR Google By creating or starting the session on a Google account, these cookies are stored on the user’s device in order to remain connected to their Google account when visiting their services again. 2 years Session
_ym_uid, _ym_d Yandex Metrica Cookies used to measure and analyze the traffic of this website. These are the cookies used by the Yandex Metrica script belonging to the company Yandex. Permanent Session
wordpress_test_cookie WordPress Check if the cookies are enabled on the browser to provide appropriate user experience to the users. Permanent Session
_ga _twitter_sess, guest_id, personalization_id These cookies are set by Twitter. The majority of Twitter cookies are set if you are logged into your Twitter account. Twitter use collected information for analytical purposes and to tailor content based on your interests. Session

Google Analytics

ISTF informs you that its website uses Google Analytics.

Google Analytics is a service that analyzes the website, provided by Google, Inc., registered in the United States and its central offices at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043. To provide its services, they use cookies that collect information, including the user’s IP address, which will be transmitted, processed and stored by Google in the terms established on the website, including the possible transmission of information to third parties due to reasons of legal requirement or if these third parties process the information on behalf of Google.

If you want to have more information about the cookies used by Google Analytics, you can consult it at this address: Concepts about Google Analytics cookies.

Google has developed a complement that the user can install on their browser if they do not want to be tracked by its cookies: Opt-out Complement by Google Analytics. The choice that the users makes concerning the use of Google Analytics cookies on this site will be stored by an additional cookie which will be likewise stored on their device.

Google Inc. is a signatory of the Safe Harbor Agreement. This agreement ensures that the data transferred will be processed with a protection level in accordance with European standards. You can consult the Google registry file on this link: Google registration file in the Safe Harbor Agreement.

Social network cookies:

Each social network uses their own cookies for the purpose that the user can share information or activity. Therefore, by accessing a social network, we recommend that you carefully read its cookies policy, for which ISTF bears no responsibility whatsoever.

Blocking cookies

The user has the possibility to configure their browser to be notified when their device receives cookies and can prevent them from being installed on the device. That way the user can allow, block or delete the cookies installed on their device through the browser settings. Below, we detail the instructions and the links for the main browsers and devices so that users have the information to consult how to manage the cookies on their browser:

  • Google Chrome: Tools → Settings → Show Advanced Settings → Content Settings → Cookies → Block Cookies and Site Data.
  • Safari: Safari Menu → Preferences → Privacy → Block cookies (select Always).
  • Mozilla Firefox: Tools → Options → Privacy → Accept Cookies from Sites (disable all boxes).
  • Internet Explorer: Tools → Internet Options → Privacy → Internet Settings (scroll the browser bar until all cookies are blocked).

Or through the following links:

You can also visit the website Your Online Choices. This site provides useful information and you can set your preferences on cookies, provider by provider. On the other hand, most browsers allow users to activate a private mode through which cookies are deleted after the visit.

Finally, ISTF reserves the right to modify the cookies policy at any time to adapt it to new regulations, resolutions and sentences, and the company’s situation. For this reason you must consult this policy regularly.

If you have any doubts about this policy, you may contact us by email at: [email protected]