Cookies are small data files stored in the user's computer that allow us to recognize the user. The set of cookies helps us improve the quality of our website by enabling us to monitor which pages users find useful and which they don’t.

Cookies are essential for the functioning of the Internet, offering many advantages in providing interactive services, and facilitating the navigation and usability of our website. Cookies are not harmful to the system and, when activated, help us to identify and solve problems.


The information provided below will help you understand the different types of cookies:

_ Session Cookies: These are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the website, so that none is recorded in the user's hard drive. The information collected through these cookies is used to analyze traffic patterns on the web. Ultimately, this allows us to provide a better navigation experience by improving the content and usability of the website.

_ Permanent cookies: These are stored on the hard disk and our website reads them every time you make a return visit. A permanent cookie has an expiration date set. The cookie will stop working after that date.


The following is a list of the main cookies used on our website, distinguishing:

_ Cookies strictly necessary as, for example, those used to ensure a correct navigation, or those used to ensure that the content of the web page is loaded effectively.

_ Third-party cookies such as those used by social networks or by external plugins.

_ Analytical cookies used for periodic maintenance purposes. In order to ensure the best possible service to the user, websites usually make use of analytic cookies to gather statistical data of the activity.



The table below summarizes schematically the cookies used on our website:



Purpose / More information



Cookie que recorda l'idioma fet servir per l'usuari

1 year



Cookie which controla l'inici de sessió dels usuaris registrats


Google Analytics


INSTITUT DE FÍSICA D’ALTES ENERGIES (IFAE) utilitza Google Analytics en el lloc web per a poder fer un seguiment de l'activitat que s'hi realitza

2 years






Google Analytics Cookies anonymously collect standard login information and data on the habits of visitors.

30 minutes






Més informació: 




6 months




2 years


Additional guarantees - Managing cookies:

As an additional warranty to those described above, the registration of cookies may be subject to your acceptance during the installation or update of the browser used, and this acceptance may be revoked at any time through the available configuration options for content and privacy.

Most browsers allow users to turn on a private mode by which cookies are always deleted after their visit. Depending on the browser this “private mode” can have different names. Below is a list of the most common browsers and different names for this "private mode":

Internet Explorer 8 and above; InPrivate Safari 2 and above; Private Navigation

Opera 10.5 and above; Private Navigation FireFox 3.5 and above; Private Navigation Google Chrome 10 and above; Incognito.


Important: Please read carefully the help section of your browser to learn more about how to activate the "private mode". You can still visit our website if your browser is in "private mode", although browsing of our website may not be optimal and some utilities may not function properly.

We use own and third-party cookies to improve our services by analyzing your browsing habits. If you continue browsing, we will consider that you allow us to use them. You can change the settings or get more information on our "Cookies policy".

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