Cookies Policy


In accordance with Spanish regulations governing the use of cookies in relation to the provision of electronic communications services, as stated in Article 22.2 of Law 34/2002, of July 11, on Information Society Services and Electronic Commerce, we inform you about the cookies used on the website of CENTRO ASTRONOMICO HISPANO EN ANDALUCIA, A.I.E. and the reason for their use.


A cookie is a file that is downloaded to your computer when you access certain web pages. Cookies allow a web page, among other things, to store and retrieve information about the browsing habits of a user or their device and, depending on the information they contain and how the device is used, they can be used to recognize the user. Cookies are associated only with an anonymous user and their computer or device and do not provide references that allow for personal data to be known.


3.1. According to the entity that manages them

a) First-party cookies: These are sent to the user's terminal equipment from a device or domain managed by the editor and from which the service requested by the user is provided.

b) Third-party cookies: These are sent to the user's terminal equipment from a device or domain that is not managed by the editor but by another entity that processes the data obtained through the cookies.

3.2. According to their purpose

There are many purposes for using cookies. Depending on the purpose for which the data obtained through cookies is processed, some of the purposes may include:

a) Technical cookies: These allow the user to navigate through a web page, platform, or application and use the different options or services that exist on it, including those that the editor uses to allow the management and operation of the web page and enable its functions and services, such as, for example, controlling traffic and data communication, identifying the session, accessing restricted access parts, remembering the elements that make up an order, carrying out the purchase process of an order, managing payment, controlling fraud linked to the security of the service, making the request for registration or participation in an event, counting visits for the purposes of billing software licenses with which the service (website, platform, or application) operates, using security elements during navigation, storing content for the dissemination of videos or sound, enabling dynamic content (for example, text or image loading animation) or sharing content through social networks.

Technical cookies will be exempt from compliance with the obligations established in Article 22.2 of the LSSI when they allow the provision of the service requested by the user, as in the case of the cookies mentioned in the preceding paragraphs. However, if these cookies are also used for non-exempt purposes (e.g., for behavioral advertising purposes), they will be subject to these obligations.

b) Preference or personalization cookies: These allow information to be remembered so that the user can access the service with certain characteristics that can differentiate their experience from that of other users, such as, for example, language, the number of results to display when the user performs a search, the appearance or content of the service depending on the type of browser through which the user accesses the service, or the region from which they access the service, etc.

If the user themselves selects these characteristics (for example, if they select the language of a website by clicking on the icon of the corresponding country's flag), the cookies will be exempt from the obligations of Article 22.2 of the LSSI, as they are considered a service expressly requested by the user, provided that the cookies are exclusively for the selected purpose.

c) Analysis or measurement cookies: These allow the responsible party to track and analyze the behavior of users of the websites to which they are linked, including quantifying the impacts of advertisements. The information collected through this type of cookie is used to measure the activity of websites, applications, or platforms, in order to make improvements based on the analysis of the usage data that users of the service make.

d) Behavioral advertising cookies: These store information on the behavior of users obtained through continuous observation of their browsing habits, which allows for developing a specific profile to display advertising based on it.

3.3. According to the length of time they remain active

a) Session cookies: These are designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a web page. They are usually employed to store information that only needs to be kept for the provision of the service requested by the user on a single occasion (for example, a list of purchased products) and disappear at the end of the session.

b) Persistent cookies: These are those in which the data remains stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed for a period defined by the cookie controller, which can range from a few minutes to several years.


The use of cookies offers advantages in the provision of services within what is known as the information society, as it facilitates user navigation and access to the different services offered by this website; it avoids the user having to configure the predefined general characteristics each time they access the website; it favors the improvement of the functioning and services provided through this website, following the corresponding analysis of the information obtained through the cookies installed.

Specifically, this website uses the following cookies:

CategoryCookie NameExpirationDescription
Necessary cookies n3t_cc 1 year Contains cookie consent information from the "n3t Cookie Consent" plugin.
c1ba2b21e733c0f9d49d371f14599d87 Until end of session Unique identifier generated by the server to identify the user when accessing the site.
joomla_user_state Until end of session Generated by the Joomla CMS each time a user logs in to the site.
955e1e056046d7e292aefdf549bc11d1 Until end of session Unique identifier generated by the server to identify the user when accessing the site.
PHPSESSID Until end of session Native to PHP, allows session data to be stored, used to establish a user session and pass state data via a temporary cookie.
ba2801a058aec9a14b41f60b31c67517 Until end of session Unique identifier generated by the server to identify the user when accessing the site.
Preference cookies joomla_remember_me Until end of session Allows remembering login details for previously registered users.
Statistical cookies __utmc 30 minutes Google Analytics cookie that timestamps the exact moment a visitor leaves a site.
_ga 2 years Generated by Google Analytics to collect information and provide usage statistics of websites without personally identifying visitors.
^_ga_ 2 years Generated by Google Analytics to collect information and provide usage statistics of websites without personally identifying visitors.
Marketing cookies __zlcmid 1 year Generated by Zendesk to store visitor identity across visits and visitor preferences to disable the live chat window.
Hidden cookies language Until end of session Stores the selected language of the website.



You can access your browser settings at any time to accept or reject all cookies, or select those whose installation you accept and those you do not, following the procedures specific to the browser you use.


The third-party service providers with whom we have contracted any service for which the use of cookies is necessary are listed below:

ProviderPurpose of the Service and CookieProvider Information
GOOGLE Inc. Statistical analysis of the website at the level of visitor counting, pages visited, keywords used, and similar