Cookies policy

Cookies policy

What are cookies?

A cookie is a file that includes a small amount of data that is downloaded and installed on a device while browsing a web page. In subsequent views of the website, the cookies are recognized by the original website, or by other websites that are linked to it. Cookies are useful because they allow storing and retrieving information about the number of visitors, devices and browsing habits of users; depending on the information contained in the cookies and the way in which the device is used, cookies may also be used to recognize users. More information about cookies can be found at

What type of cookies does this website use?

This website uses the following types of cookies:

1. According to the duration

  • Session cookies: they only exist during the session that the user opens when visiting the web page. They disappear from the device when the user closes the browser or turns off the device. If the user has chosen to identify themselves using other enabled mechanisms, session cookies containing encrypted information are used to differentiate them from other users.
  • Persistent cookies: they are stored on the user’s device after the browser is closed or the device is turned off. They are activated each time the user visits the website that created the particular cookie. When visiting the website, a unique identifier is assigned to the user, which is associated with a persistent cookie that is downloaded to their browser.

2. According to the entity that installs the cookies:

  • Own cookies: the information obtained through these cookies is administered by in order to provide the service requested by the user.
  • Third-party cookies: the information obtained through these cookies belongs to Google, Inc, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

3. Depending on the purpose for which they are installed

  • Technical cookies: allow the user to navigate and use the different options and services offered on the website, such as traffic control and data communication, session identification, information requests, video viewing, use of security elements during browsing or storage, disclosure or sharing of content.
  • Analytical cookies: they record the number of visitors, measure and statistically analyze user activity, and create browsing profiles that allow improvements to be introduced to the website.

Brief description of the cookies used on the website and their purposes:

As notified in the header of the homepage, it is assumed that the user accepts the installation and use of the cookies mentioned in this section if they continue browsing the website. If the user refuses to install cookies or if the setting to accept or consent to them is deactivated, navigation through different sections of the website may be limited. However, the lack of installation of any cookie does not in any case prevent the exercise of legally recognized rights.

How to disable or delete cookies?

The user can accept the installation or deactivation of these cookies, as well as block or delete them at any time, using the browser settings:

Cookies policy update

The Natural Sciences Museum reserves the right to modify this Cookies Policy in order to comply with current legal requirements or to adapt it to the type of cookies used on this website and to request the informed consent of users when required by law.