At Admiral Europe Compañía de seguros, S.A.U. (AECS), we use cookies to facilitate the use of our webpages and adapt their content to make it more useful.

In this guide we explain, as clearly as possible, the cookies we use, their functions, and the options you have to control or eliminate them.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file with a chain of characters that is placed and stored on your computer, mobile or other device by websites that you use to navigate on the Internet any time you visit a website.

The cookies are stored on the hardrive of the user but they cannot read any of the data contained in the hardrive, nor can they read any other cookie created by other suppliers.

Advantages of cookies

Cookies can be really useful in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, in particular if you visit it more than once. Cookies can help us to provide a better service. They can record your choices and preferences; they can help us knowing how you use our webpages and adapt the content displayed to your interests and your needs, so you find it more useful according.

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Categories of cookies depending on the party managing them

  • First party cookies

First party cookies are cookies issued directly by and saved on the user’s computer as soon as they enter our website.

  • Third party cookies

Third party cookies are not created by the website of AECS and are sent to the user’s computer from a domain managed by another entity that processes the data obtained through the cookies. We work with third parties to track navigation, and their cookies and pixels may be linked to their own advertising networks through other cookies.

Types of cookies depending on how long they stay active

  • Sesion cookies

These are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your device’s browser until you close the browser. They can enable certain site functionality and are also used by the server to store/remember information about user web page activities so user information can be stored throughout an online web process e.g. to allow information to be carried across pages of a website to avoid having to re-enter information.

The session cookies we use are those strictly necessary so the web of AECS can work properly, including protecting the security of our users.

  • Persistent cookies

These are cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (how long depends on the lifetime of the specific cookie). Generally speaking, persistent cookies can be used to track website visits, including returning and unique visitors, and to monitor how people interact with a website. They can also be used to help arrange content to match a user’s preferred interests/preferences more quickly e.g. language settings, however, these cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you.

The persistent cookies used by AECS help us improving users’ experience and help us understanding how the webpage is used.

Among them we can find Google Analytics cookies. We use them to gather anonymous aggregated statistics that help us understanding how users navigate on our website and help us improving the structure of the webpage.

Types of cookies by purpose

  • Functional cookies

Functional cookies enable the user to navigate through a web page, platform or application and enable the use of the different options or services they offer, such as monitoring the traffic and data flows, identifying a session, accessing to restricted access areas, etc.

  • Personalization cookies

Personalization cookies enable the user to access the service with certain predefined general characteristics based on a series of criteria in the user’s terminal, such as the language, the type of browser used to navigate, the regional configuration from where users access the service, etc.

  • Analytics cookies

Analytics cookies enable us to monitor and analyze users’ behaviour on our website. The information collected through those cookies is used in the measurement of website activity and for the creation of user navigation profiles. We use them to analyze how users navigate and use our services in order to improve them.

  • Advertising and behavioural advertising cookies

They are those that allow for managing, in the most efficient way possible, the advertising spaces that we have included in These cookies store information on the behaviour of users obtained through the observation of browsing habits, in order to develop a specific profile and display advertising based on it.

What cookies do we use and why?

Cookie name Description of the cookie and its purpose Property Type Expiration
_ga Used to distinguish users. Third party – Google Analytics Analytics Analytics Two years
_utma Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the JavaSript is executed and there is no__utma cookie. The cookie is updated every time data are sent to Google Analytics Third party – Google Analytics Analytics Two years after setting or updating the cookie
_utmb Used to capture data about new sessions or visits. The cookie is set when running the JavaSript library if there is no__utmb cookie. The cookie is updated every time data are sent to Google Analytics. Third party – Google Analytics Analytics 30 minutes after setting or updating the cookie
_utmc Can be used in interaction with __utmb and urchin.js cookies to determinate if a user is registered in a session or just browsing. Third party – Google Analytics Analytics End of the session of the browser
_utmz The cookie feeds the traffic or source or the campaign and explains when the user comes from / how they arrived to the website. The cookie is set when running the JavaSript library and it is updated every time data are sent to Google Analytics. Third party – Google Analytics Analytics Six month after setting or updating the cookie
_utmv Used to store personalized variables of the users. This cookie is set when a programmer uses the method  _setCustomVar  with a visitor personalized variable. The cookie is updated every time data are sent to Google Analytics. Third party – Google Analytics Analytics Two years after setting or updating the cookie
_gat Used to distinguish between the different tracking objects set in the session. The cookie is set when running the javascript library if there is no previous versión of the _gat. Third party – Google Analytics Analitics The cookie is updated every time data are sent to Google Analytics
pll_language Polylang is an extensión to enable WordPress websites to be multi lingual. Third party WordPress Functional
wp-settings-* This cookie help recalling your personal preferences with WordPress. Third party WordPress Functional Two months
wp-settings-time-* This cookie stores WordPress session data. Third party WordPress Functional End of session


Use Of Cookies By Associated Websites And Third Parties

Please be aware that our website contains links to and from other websites. We accept no responsibility or liability for the content of these websites or the cookies they use. If you choose to visit another website via our website, you will need to contact them separately to know which cookies they use.

Managing, Disabling And Enabling Cookies

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies from any website by modifying the settings in your browser. If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website, you can do this through your browser settings. For information about how to manage and disable cookies you can use the ‘Help’ function within your browser or please visit  or However, please note that by deleting or disabling cookies this could affect the functionality of our website and you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.

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This cookie policy was last updated on 28/01/2019. AECS reserves the right to make changes to this policy and you will be informed of any changes when you next visit our website.

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