Cookies policy

The website (the “Website”) for which Fundació Institut de Recerca en Energia de Catalunya (IREC) is responsible, uses its own (technical and preference) cookies and third party analytical cookies for the purposes established in this policy. The use and, in general, the browsing of this Website implies the consent of the user to the use of third party analytical cookies. The user may revoke his or her consent to the use of analytical cookies at any time as set out in this policy.

Data Controller

IREC is the data controller of the personal data collected through this Website or generated by its use. You can contact IREC through any of the following means of contact:
Address: Jardins de les Dones de Negre 1, 2a pl , 08930 Sant Adria del Besós, Barcelona, Spain.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are files that are downloaded and stored on the user’s computer or device (e.g. tablet or mobile phone) for the purpose of obtaining information (including, personal data such as IP address) when the user visits the Website. Their main purpose is to recognise the user each time he or she accesses the Website and to analyse profiles based on the user’s browsing habits on the Website. The information obtained allows IREC to improve the services offered to users on the Website.

What types of cookies does the Website use and for what purposes?

Technical and functional cookies required

Cookie: IREC technical Cookies.
Holder: IREC. (own cookies)
Purpose: To allow the user to browse through the Website and use the different options or services included therein, including the management and operation of the Website and to enable its functions and services, such as, controlling traffic and data communication, identifying the session or accessing parts of restricted access.
Duration: Until the end of the browsing session.
Consent: No consent required for its use.

Cookie: Technical cookies for managing user preferences.
Holder: IREC (own cookies)
Purpose: Recall information for the user to access the service with certain characteristics that may differentiate their experience from that of other users, such as, for example, the language or the features or content of the service depending on the type of browser or device through which the user accesses the service.
Duration: Until the end of the browsing session.
Consent: No consent required for its use.

Analytical Cookies

Cookie: Google Analytical Cookies.
Holder: Google Inc. (third party cookies)
Purpose: To collect data on the frequency of use of the Website, the duration of visits, the visitors’ website of origin or the country from which they access it, connection data, etc., for the purposes of managing the customer experience and providing statistics on the activity. The setting of these cookies is preset by Google.
More information.
Duration: From 0 minutes to 2 years. More information
Consent: You can disable these cookies through the Google opt-out system available here.

Disclosure and International transfer of data

IREC does not disclose data obtained through cookies.

You are informed that Google is located outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”), specifically, in the United States, a country which does not offer an equivalent level of protection to that offered in the EEA. Google, however, has adhered to the Privacy Shield system which guarantees that it complies with the protection standards applicable in the EEA countries. For more information about how Google process your personal data, please see the links in the table above.

Legal basis for the processing

The processing of personal data of users, in relation to the use of third party analytical cookies, is based on the user’s consent, which is expressed when they continue to browse the Website having been informed, through the pop-up notice, that such action may constitute the expression of their consent. The user can revoke such consent at any time as explained in this cookie policy and by means of the button enabled for this purpose.

Retention Period

The retention period of cookies will depend on the type of cookie and its holder as indicated in the table above.

Disabling of Cookies

The Website is accessible without having the above cookies activated. You can disable them using the links included in the table above or by the settings options available in the browser you are using. The user may -at any time- revoke the consent given by the “Accept” button in the cookie notice. As regards third party cookies, you can use the cookie disable systems set up by these third parties:

Google Analytics Disabling Google Analytics cookies will not prevent the use of this Website.

Users’ rights

IREC informs users that they may exercise their rights of access, objection, erasure, restriction of processing, rectification, transfer of their data, not to be subject to automated individual decisions and to withdraw the consent previously expressed and any other right recognised by the relevant applicable regulations, by writing, with proof of identity, to Likewise, the user may file complaints with the competent data protection control authority, in the case of Spain, the Spanish Data Protection Agency (Agencia Española de Protección de Datos) (