COOKIE POLICY SANTANDER RESEARCH

This Cookie Policy constitutes a part of the Terms & Conditions and the Privacy Policy of Santander Research (hereinafter, the “Website”). The access and navigation or the use of the services offered on the Website; imply the acceptance of the terms and conditions contained in the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy.

In order to make your navigation through the Website easier, Banco Santander, S.A., (hereinafter referred to as the "Provider"), a company registered with the Bank of Spain under number 0049, with address for this purpose in Boadilla del Monte, Madrid, Avda. De Cantabria S/N, with NIF A-39000013 hereby informs you that it uses cookies and/or other similar technologies (hereinafter, "Cookies").

1. Concept of Cookies

Cookies are files that are stored on a user’s device when navigating the Internet and that, in particular, contain a number that allows the user’s computer to be unequivocally identified, even if the user changes locations or IP addresses.

Cookies are installed while navigating the Internet, either by websites that the user visits or by third parties with which the website engages, and allows the latter to become aware of the user’s activity on the same site, or on others with which it engages, for instance: the location from which it accesses the site, connection time, the device from which it accesses (fixed or mobile), the operating system and navigator used, most-visited websites, number of clicks, and the data regarding the user’s behaviour on the Internet.

The website can be accessed without needing the cookies to be activated, although deactivation may prevent the site from operating correctly. In case the user decides not to send cookies to our systems, they can be "deactivated" from their browser by deleting them from their browsing history -cache- when the visit ends.

Cookies are essential for the functioning of the Internet. They cannot damage the user's equipment/device and, if activated through your browser settings, they can help to identify and solve possible errors of operation of the Platform.

2.     Authorization for the use of cookies

In accordance with the cookie notice that appears at the foot of the Website, users or visitors to the page can either accept all of the cookies by clicking on the corresponding button or by navigating on the website, except insofar as the configuration of their navigator has been modified in order to reject the use of cookies.

3.     Types of Cookies used on the Website

Regarding the length of time a cookie stays on your device depends on its type.  Provider uses two types of cookies on the Platform:

                          •     Session cookies are temporary cookies which only exist during the time the users use the Website (or more strictly, until you close the browser after using the Website). Session cookies provide the feature to the Provider’s Website of remembering what the user chose on the previous page, avoiding the need to re-enter information and improve users´ experience while using the Website.

                          •    Persistent cookies stay on your device after you have visited our Website. For example, a persistent cookie will be used so that the Website remembers you the next time you use it. Persistent cookies help us identify you as a unique visitor.

Also the user that navigates the website may find may find the following types of cookies:

               •    Technical Cookies

Are those cookies that allow the user to navigate through a the website, and the use of different options or services that exist in it, such as controlling traffic and data communication, identifying the session, access restricted access parts, remember the elements that make up an order, perform the purchase process of an order, make the request for registration or participation in an event, use security elements during navigation, store contents for dissemination of videos or sound or share content through social networks.

Following the guidelines of the Spanish Agency for Data Protection, below, the use of cookies made by the Portal site is detailed.

You can find in the following table the detail of the cookies we use when a user enters the Portal according to their purposes:

Cookie

Owner

Expiry Date

Function

COMPANY_ID

Banco Santander S.A.

At end of session

Used to manage the user access

COOKIE_SUPPORT

Banco Santander S.A.

Persistent (46 years, 7 months, 15 days)

 

Shows if you supports cookies

GUEST_LANGUAGE_ID

Banco Santander S.A.

Persistent (46 years, 7 months, 15 days)

 

Stores the guest’s preferred language id.

ID

Banco Santander S.A.

At end of session

Used to manage the user access

JSESSIONID

Banco Santander S.A.

At end of session

Shows that you are actively using the site and records at all times how many users are visiting the site

LFR_SESSION_STATE_[ID]

Banco Santander S.A.

At end of session

Holds the timestamp of the last request. Used to display the session expiry warning message.

USER_UUID

Banco Santander S.A.

At end of session

Used to manage the user access

 

4.     User configuration to avoid cookie installation

In compliance with the applicable regulations, we provide you with the information that will guide you to modify your browser settings to maintain your privacy and security in connection with Cookies. Therefore, we provide information and links to the official support sites of commonly used browsers so you can decide whether or not you want to accept the use of Cookies.

You can either block Cookies through your browser settings or you can configure your browser to alert you when a server wants to install a Cookie in your device:

If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer, you will find the option in the Tools menu> Internet Options> Privacy> Settings.

More info:

http://windows.microsoft.com/es-es/windows-vista/block-or-allow-Cookies   http://windows.microsoft.com/es-es/windows7/how-to-manage-Cookies-in-internet-explorer-9

If you are using Firefox, use the following route: Tools> Options> Privacy> Cookies.

More info:

http://support.mozilla.org/es/kb/habilitar-y-deshabilitar-Cookies-que-los-sitios-we.

If you are using Chrome, use the following route: Options> Advanced> Privacy.

More info:

https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=es 

If you are using Opera, in the tab named “Security and Privacy”, you can configure the browser.

More info:

http://help.opera.com/Windows/11.50/es-ES/cookies.html

If you are using Safari you will find the option in the “Preferences/Privacy” menu.

More info:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677?viewlocale=es_ES 

5.     Update of the Cookies Policy and contact

This Cookies Policy may be modified by the Provider depending on the cookies used in the Website.

The Provider recommends you to review this policy each time you access our website in order to be adequately informed about how and why we use cookies and may be aware of any change in the type of data collected.

If the user would like to make any queries about the Website’s Cookies Policy or to revoke the previously provided consent, please contact the Provider at the following email address: sgcbprivacy@gruposantander.com, indicating “Cookies Policy” in the subject field.