What are cookies?

Cookies are files sent to a browser through a web server to record the User’s activities on a specific web or web app.

1.- USE OF COOKIES IN ERIKSCHMITZ.ARt uses Cookies on the web. The first purpose of Cookies is to provide the User with faster access to the selected services. In addition, Cookies personalize the Services it offers, facilitating and offering each User information that is of interest to them or that may be of interest to them, based on their use of the Services.

At the same time, the website uses Cookies to personalize and facilitate User navigation as much as possible. Cookies are only associated with an anonymous User and their computer and do not provide references that allow the User’s personal data to be deduced. The User may configure their browser to notify and reject the installation of the Cookies sent by without affecting the User’s ability to access the Contents. However, the performance of the website may decrease.

Registered Users who register or who have logged in, may benefit from more personalized services oriented to their profile, thanks to the combination of the data stored in the cookies with the personal data used at the time of registration. Said Users expressly authorize the use of this information for the indicated purpose, without prejudice to their right to reject or disable the use of cookies


Cookies, depending on their permanence, can be divided into session or permanent cookies. The first ones expire when the User closes the browser. The second ones expire depending on when the objective for which they serve is fulfilled or when they are manually deleted.

Additionally, depending on their objective, Cookies can be classified as follows:

_ PERFORMANCE COOKIES: This type of Cookie remembers your preferences for the tools found in the Services, so you do not have to reconfigure the service each time you visit. As an example, this typology includes:

• Volume settings for video or sound players.
• The video transmission speeds that are compatible with your browser.
• The objects stored in the “shopping cart” in the E-commerce Services such as stores.

_ GEO-LOCATION COOKIES: These Cookies are used to find out which country you are in when a Service is requested. This Cookie is totally anonymous, and is only used to help guide the content to your location.

_ REGISTRATION COOKIES: Registration Cookies are generated once the User has registered or subsequently opened her session, and are used to identify her in the Services with the following objectives:

• Keep the User identified so that, if he closes a Service, the browser or the computer and at another time or another day re-enters said Service, he will continue to be identified, thus facilitating his navigation without having to re-identify himself. This functionality can be suppressed if the User presses the “close session” functionality, so that this Cookie is deleted and the next time the User enters the Service, the User will have to log in to be identified.

• Check if the User is authorized to access certain Services, for example, to participate in a contest.

Additionally, some Services may use connectors with social networks such as Facebook or Twitter. When the User registers in a Service with credentials of a social network, she authorizes the social network to save a persistent Cookie that remembers her identity and guarantees her access to the Services until it expires. The User can delete this Cookie and revoke access to the Services through social networks by updating their preferences in the specific social network.

_ ANALYTICAL COOKIES: Every time a User visits a Service, a tool from an external provider (Google Analytics and similar that may be added to this list if they vary in relation to the current ones) generates an analytical Cookie on the user’s computer. User. This Cookie, which is only generated during the visit, will serve in future visits to the Services to anonymously identify the visitor. The main objectives pursued are:

• Allow the anonymous identification of browsing Users through the Cookie (identifies browsers and devices, not people) and therefore the approximate count of the number of visitors and their trend over time.
• Anonymously identify the most visited content and therefore the most attractive to Users
• Know if the User who is accessing is new or repeat visit.

* Important: Unless the User decides to register for a Service, the Cookie will never be associated with any personal data that can identify them. These Cookies will only be used for statistical purposes that help to optimize the User’s experience on the site.

_ THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING COOKIES: In addition to the advertising managed by in its services, online offers its advertisers the option of serving advertisements through third parties (“Ad-Servers”). In this way, these third parties can store Cookies sent from online from Users’ browsers, as well as access the data stored in them.

* The companies that generate these Cookies have their own privacy policies.


Normally it is possible to stop accepting browser Cookies, or stop accepting Cookies from a particular Service.

All modern browsers allow you to change the cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘Preferences’ of your browser menu.

User guidance on the steps to access the cookie settings menu and, where appropriate, private browsing in each of the main browsers:

• Internet Explorer: Tools -> Internet Options -> Privacy -> Settings.
For more information, you can consult Microsoft support or browser Help.
Edge: Configuration -> Cookies and site permissions -> Cookies and site data.
For more information, you can consult Microsoft support or browser Help.
• Firefox: Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> History -> Custom Settings.
For more information, you can consult Mozilla support or browser Help.
• Chrome: Settings -> Show advanced options -> Privacy -> Content settings.
For more information, you can consult Google support or browser Help.
• Safari: Preferences -> Security.
For more information, you can consult Apple support or browser Help.

*What happens if Cookies are disabled:
Some functionalities of the Services will be disabled, such as, for example, remaining identified, keeping purchases in the “shopping cart” in an e-commerce Service, receiving information directed to their location or viewing some videos.

*Change in privacy policy / Cookies:
Erik Schmitz may modify this Cookies Policy based on legislative and regulatory requirements, or with the purpose of adapting said policy to the instructions issued by the Spanish Data Protection Agency, therefore Users are advised to visit it periodically.

* When there are significant changes in the Cookies Policy, Users will be notified through a notice on the web.