Cookies Policy

Definition of cookies

Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of your web browser. This website uses cookies and/or similar technologies that store and retrieve information when you browse. These technologies allow the website to recognise your browser and as a result, store your user preferences.

Types and function of cookies

- Own: These are those that are sent to the user's terminal equipment from a computer or domain managed by the editor itself and from which the service requested by the user is provided.

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

- Permanent cookies: These allow access to data from the user's terminal for a period defined by the party responsible for the cookie.

- Session cookies: These are designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a website and store and retain user information on a single occasion.

- Technical: These allow the user to browse a website and use different options or services.

- Personalisation: 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, providing them with personalised browsing characteristics on the website.

- Analytical: They allow the monitoring and analysis of user behaviour of websites to which they are linked, with the subsequent purpose of introducing improvements based on aggregate data.

What types of cookies are used on this website and what is their purpose?

  • Technical cookies
  • Analytical
  • Session
_gaGoogle Analytics2 yearsUsed for tracking visitors
_gatGoogle Analytics1 minuteUsed to limit the percentage of requests
_gidGoogle Analytics3 yearsUsed for tracking visitors
cpnb_cookiesSettingsICN2SessionPreserves user session state across page requests
PHPSESSIDICN23 yearsUsed for tracking visitors
{random alphanumeric name}ICN260 daysJoomla's cookie User authentication

You can allow, block or delete the cookies installed on your computer by configuring the options of your internet browser. In the event that you block them, it is possible that certain services that need their use are not available to you.

Below we offer links where you will find information on how you can activate your preferences in the main browsers:

International data transfers

The acceptance of some of these cookies may involve the international transfer of user data to third countries, which is necessary for the operation of the services of some of the providers of this website. The legal basis for such transfer is the consent of the user, expressed by consenting to and accepting the use of the cookies in question in each case. International data transfers will be made to countries with an adequate level of protection, declared by the European Commission and with the provision of appropriate safeguards such as Standard Contractual Clauses. In cases where there may be international data transfers, it will be through cookies from Google Analytics. You can find information on data transfers to third countries that, where appropriate, are made by the third parties identified in this cookie policy, in their corresponding policies on the processing of the data collected.

Automated decisions including profiling

INC2, if it performs automated decision-making (including profiling), when you accept and consent to the operation of our Analytical Cookies while browsing our website. The consequences of this processing will be the collection and analysis of your data for the creation of profiles to analyse your activity. You can find out about the processing of data collected for this purpose in the relevant policies on the processing of data collected from each of the identified third party Cookie Controllers.

Retention of the data obtained

The data collected by means of session cookies will only be kept for the duration of the user's browsing session on this website. Data collected by means of persistent cookies will be kept for longer than the duration of the browsing session on this website. Information on the retention of data obtained by the third parties listed in the following section can be found in their corresponding policies on the processing of the data collected.

Identification of those responsible for the cookies and the processing of the data obtained.

Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia ("ICN2") will be responsible for its own cookies and for the processing of the data obtained. The contact e-mail address is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The party responsible for third-party cookies is Google Analytics.

Last update: 13/05/2022