Cookies Policy

Through this document, FUNDACIÓ IRIS-CC (INSTITUT DE RECERCA I INNOVACIÓ EN CIÈNCIES DE LA VIDA I LA SALUT A LA CATALUNYA CENTRAL) “the Responsible”, collects its Policy of collection and cookies’ handle in accordance with the article 22.2. of the Law 34/2002, on the 11th of July, of Information Society Services and Electronic Commerce Services (L.S.S.I.-C.E.)

Cookies are store in the user’s terminal equipment (computer or mobile phone) and they collect information when you visit the webpage to improve its usability, know the habits and needs of the user, when it navigates, to adapt to them and get information with statistical purposes. In case the users are costumers of the Responsible, the information collected with cookies it will help with their identification when the users enter to the different tools that the Responsible, offer them to manage their services.

The current cookies policy will be applied to those users who visit voluntarily the Responsible’s webpages, fill in questionnaires, access to the tools that the Responsible, offers to its customers to manage their services or they use any other service in the webpage that implies data’s communication to provision its services. 

The Responsible, informs the users about their webpages, cookies and provides the current Policy to inform them about the use and the object. If, as a user, you continue the navigation through its webpages, you will get knowledge and you will accept the current Policy.

The Responsible, uses the following types of cookies: 

The next ones are classified according to its ownership: 

  • Own cookies: directly send and manage by the Responsible,
  • Third parties’ cookies: send and manage by a third party external to the Responsible, in anonymously way, with the purpose to realize statistic studies of navigation through the Responsible’s webpages.

The next ones are classified according to its purpose: 

  • Technical and/or personalization cookies: they facilitate the navigation when they identify the session, permit the access to restricted tools and customize the available options. They allow the provision of the service previously requested by the user.
  • Analysis and/or personalization cookies: they allow the Responsible, to know how many visits it has received in the different sections of its webpage, the user’s habits and trends and, as a consequence, to improve the navigation and the service offered by the Responsible (fundamentally, Google Analytics*), as well as manage advertising spaces that are in the webpage visited by the user. the Responsible, collects all the data, as an anonymous way, with the purpose of getting profiles of navigation from the users.

The next ones are classified according to its duration: 

  • Session cookies: they collect and store the data while the user is accessing to the webpage.
  • Persistent cookies: they collect and store the data in the user’s terminal during variable time depending on the purpose which they have been used for.





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Cookie necessary for the use of the options and services of the website




This cookie is used so that the WordPress content manager checks if the browser has cookies activated and therefore, if the user accepts cookies.




Used as a key to control a user’s access to the WordPress service




WordPress cookie for logged in users




It is used to be able to accept the cookies policy and that it does not appear every time we visit another part of the web



The UID at the end of the cookie name contains the user ID stored in the WordPress database. It is used to store the skin of the admin interface and can be used to store the skin of the main site

Google Analytics


It is used to identify and distinguish a user. They store a unique client identifier (Client ID), which is randomly generated. It is used to calculate user interactions (visits, user data, sessions and campaigns), in order to optimize the services they offer.

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Google Analytics opt-out plugin

Google Analytics


It is used to identify the same user for a single day.

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Google Analytics opt-out plugin

Google Analytics


It is used to differentiate between the different tracker objects created in the session. The cookie is updated every time you send data to Google Analytics.

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Google Analytics opt-out plugin

The cookies’ storage time depends on the type of cookie and it will be always the bare minimum to get their purpose. 

In any case, the users may set their navigator to deactivate or to block the reception of all or just a part of the cookies. If the user don’t want to receive these cookies, this is not an obstacle to access to the information of the Responsible‘s websites. However, the use of some services may be limit. If the user decides to take back the consent, when it was granted, the cookies’ store in the user’s equipment will be delete through the different options of the navigators. 

The way to set the different navigators to exercise the identified actions in the previous paragraphs, it may consult in:






*Extension of Google Analytics

This webpage uses Google Analytics which is a web analytic service provided by Google, Inc. (Google, from now on). Google Analytics uses cookies which are text files settle in the computer and they allow the analysis of the behaviour of the Internet’s users. The information that the cookie collects by the user about the use of the webpages is transmitted and stored in Google services in United States. If the user activates the option IP anonymous in the webpage, the IP address does not appear completely within countries of European Union or the other countries that they have agreed within the economic area of European Union. Exceptionally, the complete IP address will be transmitted to a Google services in United States and, once there, it will be shortened.

Only with the authorization of user’s page, Google uses this information to evaluate the behaviour of the user in the webpage, generates reports about web’s activities and offers services related with the web’s use and Internet to the webpage’s owner. The IP address is transmitted by the user’s navigator within the framework of Google Analytics that it will not associate with other Google details. The user can avoid cookies storage if it sets the navigator in a way that they cannot storage. This setting may affect to the plenty functionality of the webpage. With the use of this webpage, the user is agreed with Google’s data processing as the way mentioned before. Furthermore, the user may avoid the registration of the data generated by cookies and all these connected with the use of the webpage (including IP address), as well as the processing of them when the user downloaded and installed the following plug in for the available navigator through this link:

The user may find more information about the terms and the conditions of the use and the privacy policy in the use conditions of Google Analytics or in the general conditions of Google Analytics. Keep in mind that in this webpage the code of Google Analytics includes the label “gat._anonymizelp();” which ensures the collecting of anonymous IP addresses (IP mask)