Cookies Policy

1.- What are Cookies?

A Cookie is a file which downloads to your computer on accessing certain Web pages. Cookies permit a Web page, among other things, to store and recover information about a user’s browser habits or about their equipment and, depending on the information contained, and the way in which the equipment is used, they may be used to recognise the user.

Without your express consent –through the activation of the cookies in your browser– CerTest Biotec, S.L. will not link the data stored in the cookies with your personal data provided at the time of acceptance.

The web page is accessible without the need for the cookies to be activated, however, their deactivation may prevent the correct operation of the page.


2.-What are the main characteristics of a cookie?

FIRST-PARTY COOKIES: These are cookies created or managed by the web site (in this case CerTest).

THIRD-PARTY COOKIES: These are administered by third-party providers of analytics services, among others, not CerTest.

PERSISTENT COOKIES: these are cookies in which the data are stored on the user’s device and which can be accessed and processed for a defined period by the cookie manager. This period may range from a few minutes to several years.

SESSION COOKIES: Session cookies are designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a Web page. They tend to be used to store information which is only kept during the provision of the service requested by the user on a single occasion.


3.- What types of cookies does this Web page use?

– Technical Cookies: These allow the user to browse a Web page, platform or application and the use of the different options or services therein, for example, to control the traffic and data communication, to identify the session, access restricted access areas, remember the components of an order, complete an order purchasing process, complete a request to enter or take part in an event, use security elements while browsing, store content for the diffusion of videos or sound and share content via social media.

– Personalisation Cookies: These allow the user to access the service with certain general characteristics predefined according to a series of criteria on the user device, as for example the language, the browser type used to access the service, the regional configuration from where the service is accessed, etc.

– Analysis Cookies: These are either processed by us or by third parties, they allow us to determine the number of users, and to measure and statistically analyse the use made by the users of the service offered. Your browsing on our Web page is analysed in order to help us improve our offer of products or services.

– Third-party cookies: The CerTest Biotec, S.L. Web page may use the services of third parties which, on behalf of CerTest Biotec, S.L., collect information for statistical purposes, abut the use of the Site by the User and for the provision of other services relating to the activity of the Website and other Internet services.

In particular, this Web site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service offered by Google, Inc. based in the United States with registered address at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043.  For the provision of these services, these use cookies which collect the information, including the user’s IP address, which is sent, processed and stored by Google under the terms established on the Web page Including the possible transmission of this information to third parties for legal requirements or when these third parties process the information on behalf of Google.

The cookies used on our Web site are grouped into the following categories.


Advertising cookies are used to offer the visitors relevant marketing campaigns and advertisements. These cookies track the visitors on the Web sites and collect information to provide personalised advertisements.


Analytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies help provide information on metrics, the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.


Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the web site to operate correctly. This category only includes cookies which guarantee basic functions and safety features of the Web site. These cookies do not store any personal information.


Performance cookies are used to understand and analyse the key performance indicators of the Web site, which helps to offer a better user experience to visitors.

The following list gives details of the cookies used on our web site.

WordPress Cookie Name Duration Purpose Logged-In users onlu
wordpress_{hash} wordpress_{hash} WordPress uses the login wordpress_{hash} cookie to store authentication details. Its use is limited to the Administration Screen area, /wp-admin/ Yes Yes
wordpress_logged_in_{hash} Session Remember User session. WordPress sets the after login wordpress_logged_in_{hash} cookie, which indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use. Yes
wordpres_test_cookie Session Test if cookie can be set. WordPress also sets wordpress_test_cookie cookie to check if the cookies are enabled on the browser to provide appropriate user experience to the users. This cookie is used on the front-end, even if you are not logged in. No
wp-settings-{user_id} 1 year Customization cookie. Used to persist a user’s wp-admin configuration. The ID is the user’s ID. This is used to customize the view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. Yes
wp-settings-time-{user} 1 year Time at which wp-settings-{user} was set Yes
wp-saving-post 1 days Auto-saving cookie: wp-saving-post is a WordPress cookie created when auto-saving a post in the editor. Used to track if there is saved post exists for a post currently being edited. If exists then let user restore the data. Yes
wp-postpass_{hash} 10 days Used to maintain session if a post is password protected No
wordpress_sec There is not yet any general information about this cookie based on its name only. If you have any information about this cookie, please share in the comments section below. Yes
comment_author_{HASH} 347 days Used to tracked comment author name, if “Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.” is checked No
comment_author_email_{HASH} 347 days Used to tracked comment author email, if “Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.” is checked No
comment_author_url_{HASH} 347 days Used to track comment author url, if “Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.” checkbox is checked No

On using this site, the User expressly accepts the processing of the information collected in the manner and for the afore-mentioned purposes. 

4.- How can you deactivate or delete the Cookies?

You can reject the processing of said data or information by rejecting the use of Cookies, by selecting the appropriate setting in your browser. However the option to block Cookies in your browser may imply that you cannot enjoy all the functions of the Website to the full.

Depending on the type of browser you use, the procedure for revoking and deleting the cookies may be (by way of example) any of the following:

If you have any queries about this cookies policy, please contact CerTest Biotec, S.L. at

CerTest does not accept responsibility if the deactivation of the cookies prevents or hinders the correct operation of the Web page, nor do they guarantee the correct or incorrect handling of the cookies by the afore-mentioned browsers.

5.- Processing of personal data

  • Data controller

The data controller is CerTest Biotec, S.L. (B50946854), with registered address at Polígono Industrial Rio Gallego II, C/J nº 1, CP.50840, San Mateo de Gallego (Zaragoza).

  • Contact details

You can contact CerTest at the following

  • Purposes of the processing and legal base

The purposes of the processing are indicated in section 3 of this document.

The use of technical cookies is necessary to allow the user you to browse the Web page.

The legal base relating to the use of the other cookies is your consent, which can be managed and withdrawn via the Cookies control panel in each browser.

  • Data recipients

CerTest will share the information as indicated below:

– The data may be passed to public bodies and authorities, in order to comply with a legal requirement.

– Service providers who act on our behalf as data processors.

– In addition, in relation to third-party cookies, note that these cookies are either sent from a domain not managed by CerTest, or by the corresponding third party, or if they are sent from our domain, the information collected is managed by this third party.

  • Transfers to third countries

Data processing is carried out, generally, in the European Economic Area or in countries which have been declared to have an adequate level of protection.

In other cases, we guarantee the security and legitimacy of the data processing by requiring our providers to have the binding corporate standards that guarantee the protection of the information in a similar way as that established in the European standards, which are contained in the Privacy Shield, in the case of service providers from the USA or who sign provisions of the same type as those of the European Union.

  • Data storage period

The data will be processed in the time limits indicated in section 3 of this document, as long as the authorisations for their use remain valid. In accordance with the data protection act, the data will be stored for the time stipulated for the actions derived from this authorisation, solely for the purpose of complying with the legal obligations required of CerTest, and for the formulation, exercising or defence of claims.

  • Exercise of rights and claims before the Control Body with respect to data protection

The owner of the data may exercise their rights regarding data protection (access, portability, withdrawal of consent, rectification, opposition, limitation, elimination) in accordance with the current legislation, in writing to Plaza Pablo Ruiz Picasso, 1, Torre Picasso, 28020, Madrid, or via e-mail, attaching in both cases a copy of their national identity document.

In addition, they may direct the claims derived from the processing of their personal data to the Spanish Data Protection Agency(

Update of the Cookies Policy and contact

This Cookies Policy may vary according to the cookies used.

The Controller recommends the user revises this document each time they access the Web page in order to ensure they are correctly informed about how and why we use cookies and are aware of any changes that may be made regarding the types of data collected and the purpose for which they are collected.

Lastly, and in the event of any problems relating to the use of the cookies on this Web page, please contact us via the following e-mail address

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