What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer via a web server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the content of the cookies and allow the website to remember browser preferences and navigate efficiently.

For legal purposes in Europe, alternative systems to cookies, such as “local storage” (where information is not stored on a server, but in your browser), are affected by the same regulation.


What information do they keep?

Cookies usually store information of a technical nature, personal preferences, information for personalization of content, usage statistics, links to social networks, your access as a user, etc. Its objective is to adapt the content of the web to your profile and your needs. Without cookies, the services offered by the websites would be significantly affected.

Cookies do not usually contain important information about you, your credit cards or bank details, or photographs, your ID or personal information. The data that they keep are only of a technical nature about your preferences for accessing the web (language, type of profile, etc.), contents that you have already seen, pages you visit, and so on.

On the other hand, the information saved on the cookies is not associated to you personally (not in your name), but to the browser of your computer or mobile phone. In fact, if you usually surf with your computer and try to do it with your mobile phone, or if you change your browser, you will see that the web does not realize that you are the same person, and you will have to choose language again and select things that you had already selected in another device. That is, the cookie is aware of the machine that is consulting it, but not of which human is behind it.


What cookies does this website use?

In line with the Spanish Data Protection Agency’s guidelines the cookies used by this website are listed below.

This website uses the following own cookies:

  • CAKEPHP, a session cookie that identifies the language in which you are browsing and your access data,
  • cookie_control, a personalization cookie that remembers that you have accepted cookies on the web.


And also these third-party cookies:

  • _ga, from Google Analytics, which is used to differentiate between users and sessions. This cookie is updated each time you send the data to Google Analytics and lasts for 2 years. More information
  • _gat, from Google Analytics, which is used to differentiate between the different tracking objects created in the session. This cookie is updated every time the data is sent to Google Analytics and lasts 15 minutes. More information

Do you want to avoid cookies?

You can restrict, block or delete cookies from any web you use if you configure your browser. In each browser, the operation you have to follow is different, but the ‘Help’ function of your technical support will teach you how to do it in each of these cases:

  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari


Do you have more questions about cookies on this website?

For any questions or concerns about the use of cookies on this website, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Generic types of cookies

By domain management entity

  • Own cookies: those generated by the page you are visiting.
  • Third-party cookies: those generated by external services or suppliers such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.


According to their permanence

  • Session cookies: from when you enter a website until you leave it.
  • Persistent cookies: those that are saved for future visits.


According to their purpose

  • Technical cookies, the most basic, which allow, among other things, to know when a human is browsing and, through an automated application, when an anonymous or a registered user navigates, and so on. That is, basic tasks for the operation of any dynamic web.
  • Personalization cookies, which reflect your usage preferences, such as the language you have chosen to browse the web.
  • Analysis cookies, which collect information about the type of navigation you are making, the sections you use most, the products consulted, the time slot for use, the language, etc.
  • Advertising cookies, which present you advertisement based on your browser, the country from which you connect, the language you have marked as preferred, and so on.
  • Cookies of behavioral advertising, which collect information about the tastes and interests that you show during the web browsing and present you the ads that best suit them.


Complementary and generic information about cookies

Privacy and accuracy of content of third-party cookies are the sole responsibility of third parties, not medicusmundi.

Further, medicusmundi is not responsible for deletion or correct deactivation of cookies by users when these are asked to do so. Users are solely responsible for doing so.

In some cases it may be the case that every time you enter a website you see a cookie notice. That is because whoever controls that you have decided not to accept cookies is precisely a cookie, although it seems a paradox.


We use our own cookies and third party cookies to improve the browsing experience. By continuing to browse we understand that you accept our cookies policy.