Cookies definition

Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in your Internet browser cache. This website uses cookies and/or similar technologies that store and retrieve information when you browse. These technologies allow the website to recognize your browser and, as a result, store your user preferences.

Types cookies and functions

  • First-party: These are those that are sent to the user's terminal equipment from a computer or domain managed by the publisher itself and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
  • Third-party: These are those that are sent to the user's terminal equipment from a computer or domain that is not managed by the publisher, but by another entity that processes the data obtained through cookies.
  • Persistent: They allow access to data from the user's terminal for a period defined by the cookie controller.
  • Session: These are those designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a web page and that store and preserve user information on a single occasion.
  • Technical: They allow the user to browse through a website and use different options or services.
  • Personalization: They allow information to be remembered so that the user accesses the service with certain characteristics that can differentiate their experience from that of other users, having personalized navigation characteristics through the website.
  • Analytical: They allow the monitoring and analysis of user behavior of websites to which they are linked, with the subsequent purpose of introducing improvements based on the aggregated data.
  • Advertising: They allow the management of the publisher's advertising spaces based on certain criteria, such as the content edited or the frequency of accesses.

Cookies used by the website







Table listing the types of cookies used by the website and their purpose





Google Analytics

2 years

24 hours

It is used for visitor tracking.

It allows the user to see updated content if they share the website.





3 months

1 year


It serves to identify the user as unique for a period of time, as well as if they perform the login action. It allows their identification.

It is responsible for detecting whether the user has accepted the website's cookie policy and, therefore, it is not necessary to display the message related to it.

It serves the website to determine what type of user is an administrator or a regular user.





First-Party Session

Option to accept Google Analytics in the first-layer banner

In the first-layer cookie selection banner, the second button (must implement the usage, e.g., all except analytics

Similar to minimal but third button

Controls whether the first-layer banner has already appeared so that it does not reappear when navigating to another tab. (similar to cb-enabled but for the new banner, cb-enabled is for the old banner that appears at the top in black)

You can disable the use of cookies by configuring the options of the browser installed on your device. Please note that disabling the use of cookies may affect the functionality offered by our website.

Internet Explorer 9


Mozilla Firefox


You can review the accepted cookies by clicking here.

International data transfers

The acceptance of some of these cookies may involve the international transfer of user data to third countries, necessary for the operation of services provided by some of the providers of this website. The legal basis for such transfer is the user's consent, expressed by consenting to and accepting the use of the cookies in each case. International data transfers will be made to countries with an adequate level of protection, declared by the European Commission, and with the provision of appropriate safeguards such as the bilateral agreement between the EU and the USA called DATA PRIVACY FRAMEWORK.

In the event there may be international data transfers are through cookies from third parties (Google Analytics, Google, Google Ads, and YouTube). You can learn about data transfers to third countries that, if applicable, are carried out by the third parties identified in this cookie policy, in their respective policies on the processing of collected data.

Navigation profiling

IRB BARCELONA does carry out the profiling of browsing behaviors when you accept and give your consent to the operation of our Analytical/Advertising Cookies during your navigation on our website. The consequences of this processing will involve the collection and analysis of your data to create browsing profiles for analyzing your activity and offering you personalized advertising. You can learn about the processing of the data collected for this purpose in the respective policies on the processing of collected data from each of the third-party Cookie Providers identified.

Storage of personal data

The data collected through session cookies will only be retained for the duration of the user's browsing session on this website. The data collected through persistent cookies will be retained for a period longer than the browsing session on this website. You can learn about the retention of data obtained by the third parties indicated in the following section in their respective policies on the processing of collected data.

Identification of the controller of the cookies and the processing of the data obtained:

The controller of the first-party cookies and the processing of the data obtained will be FUNDACIÓ INSTITUT DE RECERCA BIOMÈDICA (IRB BARCELONA). The contact email is: The controller of the third-party cookies are Google Analytics, Google, Google Ads, and Youtube.