By way of this notice, Banco Santander S.A., a company registered with the Bank of Spain as number 0049, with registered offices in Santander, Paseo de Pereda, 9-12, Tax Identification Code (CIF): A-39000013 and listed in the Santander Mercantile Registry on Page 286, Sheet 64, Companies Book 5, Entry 1, the owner of this website (hereinafter "the Bank" or the "Website Owner", indiscriminately), wishes to inform the Users of the Website: www.santander.com (hereinafter the "Portal") about its Cookies Policy, so that they are aware of the cookies that shall be used be used as they browse through the Portal, and may consent to the same being used.
Cookies are files which are downloaded and stored on the computer of the User browsing the Internet and which, in particular, contain a number which allows the User's computer to be unequivocally identified, even when the User's location or IP address changes.
Cookies are installed while browsing the Internet, either by the websites that the user visits or by third parties with which the website is associated, and they allow the website to know the user's activity on the same site or on others associated with it, for example: the location from which it is accessed, the connection time, the device from which it is accessed (fixed or mobile), the operating system and browser used, the most visited websites, the number of clicks and data regarding the user's behaviour on the Internet.
While cookies do not need to be enabled to visit a website, the website may not work correctly if they are disabled. If the user decides not to send cookies to our systems, he/she may "disable" them on the browser, by removing them from his/her browsing history or cache when finished visiting the site.
Users browsing the Portal may find cookies inserted directly by the Website Owner, as specified in the section below:
Customisation cookies are also used to compile statistical data on user activity on the Website to improve the services provided to users by way of analysing browsing habits.
The following are the cookies we use when a user enters the Portal, serving the following purposes:
Below is a list of the different types of third-party cookies that may be downloaded onto your computer when using the Portal, which are sent to your computer or terminal by a domain or device managed by a third party other than the Website Owner, as well as the purposes they serve.
- Analysis cookies: These allow the party responsible for them to monitor and analyse the behaviour of users on the Portal. The information collected with these cookies is used to measure activity on the Portal and to create browsing profiles of its users, in order to make improvements in accordance with usage data analysis.
The table below provides more detailed information on these cookies:
|P_JAR||Third-party, persistent and analytical||1 month|
|ANID||Third-party, persistent and analytical||10 months|
|APISID||Third-party, persistent and analytical||2 years|
|CONSENT||Third-party, persistent and analytical||20 years|
|HSID||Third-party, persistent and analytical||2 years|
|NID||They implement certain Google utilities and can store certain preferences, e.g. the number of search results per page or activation of the SafeSearch filter, and also personalise the ads shown in the Google search or 'social sharing' cookies for the G+1 recommendation button in page footers.||Third-party, persistent and analytical||6 months|
|S||Third-party, persistent and analytical||Session|
|SAPISID||Third-party, persistent and analytical||2 years|
|SID||Doubleclick.net. They are advertising cookies: they are used to improve advertising. They are usually used to focus advertising in accordance with user-relevant content, improve campaign performance reports and prevent ads that the user has already seen from being shown, More information on Doubleclick cookies at https://goo.gl/2aiHzY||Third-party, persistent and analytical||2 years|
|SIDCC||Third-party, persistent and analytical||3 months|
|SSID||Third-party, persistent and analytical||2 years|
|_ga||This is used by the web audience analysis tool to distinguish unique users||Third-party, persistent and analytical||2 years|
|_gat_UA-xxxxxx-x||Cookie used by Google Analytics to compile anonymous traffic data. They contain a unique visitor ID, time and information on the visit, including references. The real data on the visit is recorded on the Google server. Google provides reports to help analyse how visitors use websites, ranging from user experience to measuring the impact of SEO and advertising.||Third-party, persistent and analytical||Session|
|_gid||This is used by the web audiences analysis tool to distinguish single users||Third-party, persistent and analytical||1 day|
|UIDR||Score Card Research||This cookie is used to compile information about user activity on this website. This information is sent to comScore for analysis and reporting. The purpose is to improve our services.||Third-party, persistent and analytical||2 years|
|_ga||Score Card Research||This is used by the web audiences analysis tool to distinguish single users||Third-party, persistent and analytical||2 years|
|UID||Score Card Research||This cookie is used to compile information about user activity on this website. This information is sent to comScore for analysis and reporting. The purpose is to improve our services.||Third-party, persistent and analytical||2 years|
|DV||Third-party, persistent and analytical||Session|
Once the Cookies have been installed, users may opt to revoke their consent and remove them at any time. To do so, they may use the setting options for contents and privacy available on the browser they are using. Depending on the type of browser the user employs, the procedure for revoking and removing cookies may, for example, be one of the following:
This Cookies Policy may change over time, depending on the cookies used.
If the user has any queries concerning the Portal's Cookies Policy, or wishes to revoke the consent originally granted, he/she may write an e-mail to the Owner at the following e-mail address: email@example.com, stating "Cookies Policy" in the subject field.