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Fundació Olga Torres informs you about the use of cookies on your web pages.

Cookies are files that can be downloaded to your computer through web pages. They are tools that play an essential role in the provision of numerous services of the information society. Among others, they allow a web page to store and retrieve information about the browsing habits of a user or your team and, depending of the information obtained, can be used to recognize the user and improve the service offered.


Depending on who is the entity that manages the domain from which the cookies are sent and processes the data obtained, the following can be distinguished:

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Depending on the purpose for which the data obtained through cookies are processed, these can be:

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Own cookies: These are those that are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from the equipment or domain managed by the website editor and from which the Service requested by the user is provided. Only own cookies are used to predetermine the language selected by the user.

Which in turn classidied according to purpose , arenecessary technical cookies .. We remind you, as we mentioned earlier, that they are those that they help make a website usable by enabling basic features such as page navigation ,access to areas of the website , to allow the requested service to be provided to the user, as is the assumption of the language; As FOT these technical cookiesare used exclusively forthis purposeand no other, they are exempt from asking the user’s consent to install them.The website cannot function properly without these cookies. However, you should know that you can disable them whenever you want from your browser, but it is possible that the operation of the website is incorrect.

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