This document provides users with information about technologies that enable this site to fulfil the following objectives. These technologies allow the owner to access and store information (e.g. through the use of cookies) or use resources (e.g. by running a script) on a user’s device while interacting with this website.

In simple terms, all of these technologies are defined as “Trackers” within this document, unless there is a reason to separate them. For example, while cookies can be used in both web and mobile browsers, it would not be accurate to talk about cookies in the context of mobile applications, as they are a browser-based tracker. Thus, in this document, the term Cookies is only used when specifically specified to indicate this particular type of tracker.

Some tracking practices may also require the User’s consent. Where consent is given, it can be freely withdrawn at any time by following the instructions provided in this document.

This website uses trackers managed directly by the owner (so-called “in-house” trackers) and trackers that enable services provided by a third party (so-called “third party” trackers). Third-party providers can access the trackers managed by them, unless otherwise specified in this document.

The validity and expiration periods of cookies and other similar trackers may vary depending on the lifetime set by the relevant owner or provider. Some of them expire at the end of the user’s browsing session. In addition to what is specified in the descriptions of each of the following categories, users can find more accurate and up-to-date information on lifespan specifications as well as any other relevant information (such as the presence of other trackers) at the linked privacy policies of the respective third-party providers or by contacting the owner.

1. Strictly necessary activities to operate this website and deliver the service

This website uses so-called “technical” cookies and other similar trackers to carry out activities that are strictly necessary for the operation or delivery of the Service.

2. Other activities related to the usage of trackers


This website uses trackers to measure traffic and analyse user behaviour in order to improve the service.


WordPress statistics (Automattic Inc.). Personal data processed: cookies and usage data.
Google Analytics (Google Ireland Limited). Personal data processed: cookies and usage data.

3. How to manage preferences and provide or withdraw consent

There are several ways to manage tracker-related preferences and to provide and withdraw consent, where appropriate:

Users can manage preferences related to trackers directly from their own device settings, for example by preventing the use or storage of trackers.

In addition, whenever the use of trackers is based on consent, users can provide or withdraw this consent by setting their preferences within the cookie notification or by updating these preferences accordingly via the relevant consent-preferences widget, if available.

It is also possible, through the relevant browser or device functions, to delete previously stored trackers, including those used to remember the user’s initial consent.

Other records can be deleted from the browser’s local memory by deleting the browsing history.

Regarding any third-party trackers, users can manage their preferences and withdraw their consent through the related opt-out link (if provided), through the means indicated in the third party’s privacy policy or by contacting the third party.

Tracker settings location

Users can, for example, find information on how to manage cookies in the most commonly used browsers at the following addresses:


Users can also manage certain categories of trackers used in mobile applications by turning off the relevant device settings, such as the device advertising settings for mobile devices or tracking settings in general (users can open the device settings, view and search for the relevant settings).

Specific deactivation from the advertising industry

Despite the above, users can follow the instructions provided by YourOnlineChoices (EU), the Network Advertising Initiative (US) and the Digital Advertising Alliance (US), DAAC (Canada), DDAI (Japan) or other similar services. These initiatives allow users to select their tracking preferences for most advertising tools. Therefore, the owner encourages users to make use of these resources in addition to the information provided in this document.

The Digital Advertising Alliance offers an application called AppChoices that helps users control interest-based advertising in mobile apps.

4. Owner and responsible party for data processing

CSIC – Spanish National Research Council

Legal Department

José López Calvo


Further info:

As the use of third party trackers through this website cannot be fully controlled by the owner, any specific reference to third party trackers is to be considered indicative. For complete information, users are asked to consult their respective third party services’ privacy policies contained in this document.

In view of the factual complexity involved in tracking technologies, users are advised to contact the owner if they wish to receive further information about the use of these technologies by this website.