Cookie policy 

Like most websites, our Website uses cookies to improve and optimise the user experience. Below, you will find detailed information about what „Cookies“ are, what type of cookies are used on this Website, how you can disable them on your browser and how to specifically block the installation of third-party cookies. 

What are cookies and how are they used on ISTOBAL websites?

A cookie is a small text file that a server can place on the hard disk of your computer, tablet, mobile phone or on the device you use to surf the Internet, containing information about the user’s visit to the Website, his/her browsing preferences, information of his/her interests, language, etc.

Depending on their nature, cookies can be classified into:

  • Session Cookies and Persistent Cookies: session cookies are erased when you close your browser, while persistent cookies remain on the computer.
  • Own cookies and Third-party cookies: the first ones belong to the website owner or and the other type to a third party.

Cookies can be used to collect specific information during your visit to the Website. The purpose of using cookies is to improve browsing and functionality, as this information can help ISTOBAL ensure that the Website and the services meet user needs and preferences as much as possible.

On our Website, cookies are only associated with an anonymous user and his/her computer/device; they do not provide references that may reveal personal data.

ISTOBAL websites use the following types of cookies:

  • Session cookies and language-identification cookies, necessary for the operation of the Website.
  • Analysis cookies are used by us or by third parties, and allow us to quantify the number of users and perform measurements and statistical analysis on the use of the services offered.

Your browsing activity on our Website is analysed in order to improve our product and service offer.

The information obtained is statistical, e.g. number of pages viewed, language, social media on which our articles and news are published, city to which the IP address of access is assigned, number of users who visit us, visit frequency and recurrence, length of visit, browser used, operator, terminal from which the visit takes place. We use this information only to evaluate potential improvements with a view to offering a better service to users and facilitate their interaction with social media like Twitter or Facebook.


Consent to the use of cookies

By browsing and staying on our Website, you will be giving your consent to the use of the above cookies, under the conditions included in this Cookie Policy.

To withdraw your consent in relation to this Cookie Policy at any time, you must delete the cookies stored on your device (computer or mobile device) on the settings of your Internet browser.

For more information on how to eliminate, disable or block cookies, go to


How can I set my Cookies?

Unless you have set your browser to prevent so, our system will create cookies as soon as you visit our Website. You can set your Internet browser to prompt you each time a new cookie is stored on your computer, to accept it or reject it. Do not forget that some parts of the Website may not work properly if you reject cookies.


To allow, know, block or remove the cookies installed on your computer, go to your browser settings. Below are the links of the main browsers and devices for you to have all the information needed to control cookies on your browser.







Do we update our Cookie Policy?

We may update the Cookie Policy of our Websites. We recommend you to review the policy each time you access our Websites in order to be adequately informed about how and why we use cookies.

The Cookie Policy was last updated on 30 January 2018. 


If you have any queries, comments or suggestions about the Cookie Policy, please write to: