Legal Notice & Cookies

General information about this website

1. Under the legislation on universities, the University of Barcelona (“UB”) performs the public service of providing higher education through research, teaching and studies. The UB owns the domain names ub.edu and ub.es, through which its website is accessible. Use of the UB website constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions set out in this document.

2. The information on the UB website is provided for the purpose of publicizing the activities and services of the University. The UB works to ensure that the information and services that appear on the UB website have the necessary integrity and that they are accurate, up-to-date, accessible and usable. In this respect, users should take note of the last modified date indicated in each case. The information offered on the UB website is not intended to contravene any of the requirements laid down in applicable laws, general provisions or administrative acts that must be formally published in newspapers, official bulletins or any system established by the University itself.

3. This website and all of its contents, including the texts, images, sound recordings, databases, code and any other material, are the property of the UB or third parties who have authorized their use by the institution. All of this material is subject to the current legislation on intellectual property. The respective owners reserve their right to take appropriate legal action to redress any harm or damage caused by any act that infringes upon their intellectual property rights over the contents.

4. The UB reserves the right to modify and update its website at any time and without prior notice.

5. The UB publishes the images of people who appear on the website in full recognition of their rights to their own image. The images are used exclusively for the purpose of creating graphic files or videos to report or publicize the UB’s activity. In no case shall they be used for other purposes or given to third parties without the necessary authorization.

6. The UB has implemented the security measures needed to keep its website and servers free of malware. Secure access to the website (such as in the case of intranets) is provided through the HTTPS protocol.
7. The UB website provides hyperlinks to the University of Barcelona’s profiles in Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, etc., in order to advertise the UB’s presence in these social networks. Once users access these social networks, they are subject to the policies established by each service.

8. The UB enables users to receive news published on its website via RSS feeds.

9. Any dispute involving the UB website shall be conducted in the courts and tribunals of Barcelona, expressly waiving any other jurisdiction.

Personal data protection

The treatment of any personal data provided by users of the website is subject to the provisions of the regulations on personal data protection. However, the UB website is not a publicly accessible source as stipulated by the regulations.

a) Form data

1. The UB website contains various forms that collect personal data. All of these forms have information clauses in adherence to the regulations on data protection.

2. When it is mandatory under the regulations on data protection, consent to use or transfer personal data will be requested from the individuals concerned.  To this end, users should read and take into account each information clause.

3. In all cases, the UB’s use of personal data will be limited to what is adequate and relevant to meet the specified, explicit and lawful purposes for which the data have been obtained. The security of users’ personal data is guaranteed by the application of technical and organizational security measures.

4. As stipulated by the regulations on data protection, minors are allowed to give their personal data only if they are 14 years of age or older. Minors who are under 14 years of age must obtain the consent of their parents or legal guardians. The UB assumes no responsibility for the personal data given by minors under 14 years of age who have not received consent from their parents or legal guardians.

b) Connection data
Connection data are implicitly generated in the use of internet communication protocols. The data generated by browsing the UB website will be used strictly for technical purposes and by staff who are bound by a duty of secrecy.

c) Cookies

Cookies are small text files that were initially created to facilitate web browsing and have subsequently been applied in other areas as well. The UB uses cookies only to enable visitors to browse the UB website more smoothly and in a more personalized manner.
 

Accessibility

The University of Barcelona, which is committed to achieving the total elimination of visual and functional barriers in its website, has satisfied the medium level (AA) of the accessibility criteria established by the WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative) working group of the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium).  The website is dynamic and, as a consequence, it is practically impossible to check each and every web page that can be consulted at any given time. In this respect, if you encounter an accessibility problem when browsing any of these web pages, please inform us by email at entorns.web@ub.edu.

The design of the website utilizes style sheets for the visual display of information. Only relative font sizes have been used, so that users can customize the text size. If your browser does not permit the use of style sheets, you can browse the web pages without experiencing display problems by selecting the browser option for style and choosing no page style

Cookies Policy

1. Introduction

This Cookie Policy describes the different types of cookies and similar technologies that may be applied on the Universitat de Barcelona Site.

Universitat de Barcelona may change this Cookie Policy at any time. Any changes in this Cookie Policy will become effective when we make the revised Cookie Policy available on or through the Site.

2. What is a Cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a Site. Cookies are then sent back to the originating Site on each subsequent visit, or to another Site that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a Site to recognise a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at:

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently remembering your preferences, and generally improve your website experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

Most Sites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that Site to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).

Cookies may be set by the Site you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other Sites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’).

3. Cookies used on this Site

Universitat de Barcelona (“us”/”our”/”we”) uses first party and third party cookies. We use cookies in order to make this Site easier to use, to support the provision of information and functionality to you, as well as to provide us with information about how this Site is used so that we can make sure it is as up to date, relevant and error free as we can.

By continuing to browse the Site you are agreeing to our use of cookies and the cookies notice at the top of your browser will disappear. If you block our use of cookies, you may be unable to access certain areas of our Site and certain functions and pages will not work in the usual way. Doing so may also affect our ability to update this Site to cater for user preferences and improve its performance.

4. Strictly Necessary Cookies

Strictly necessary cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Site and use its features and/or services. Without these absolutely necessary cookies, the Site will not perform as smoothly for you as we would like it to and we may not be able to provide the Site with certain services or features.

Cookie Name Description Expiry Date 1st party or 3rd party
PHP_SessionId PHP mandatory cookie for handling php session When the browsing session ends 1st party
CMSPreferredCulture Responsible for checking the domain destination and setting the correct document culture 1 day 1st party

Table 1. Strictly Necessary Cookies

5. Performance Cookies

Performance cookies collect information about how visitors use a Site; for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect any information that identifies a visitor. The information that these cookies collect is aggregated and is therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a Site works.

Cookie Name Description Expiry Date 1st party or 3rd party
__utma 2 years from set/update Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 3rd party
__utmt 10 minutes Used to throttle request rate. 3rd party
__utmb 30 mins from set/update Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 3rd party
__utmc End of browser session Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit. 3rd party
__utmz 6 months from set/update Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 3rd party
__utmv 2 years from set/update Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 3rd party

Table 2. Performance Cookies

6. Functional Cookies

Functional cookies allow this Site to remember choices you make (such as your user name and log in details) and any customisations you make to Site pages during your visit in order to provide enhanced, personalised features. For instance; these cookies can be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other elements of web pages that can be customised. They may also be used to provide services which you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on other Sites.

Cookie Name Description Expiry Date 1st party or 3rd party
visited Session to determine if the user has already visited the website 1day 1st party

Table 3. Functional Cookies

7. Targeting or Advertising Cookies

Targeting or Advertising cookies are linked to services provided by third parties. The third party provides these services in return for recognising that you have visited our Site. These cookies collect information about your browsing habits on this Site in order to make advertising both on this Site and other Sites you subsequently visit relevant to you and your interests, to limit the number of times those adverts are served to you and to help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns.

Our Site does not use targeting or advertising cookies.

8. Managing Cookies in your Browser

In addition to the options provided above, you may refuse or accept cookies from the Site at any time by activating settings on your browser. Information about the procedure to follow in order to enable or disable cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider’s site via your help screen. We have also supplied links to several of the more popular browsers for procedures on how to view and disable cookies.

Please be aware that if cookies are disabled, not all features of the Site may operate as intended.

9. How to delete Cookies

For further information on how to delete cookies we recommend that you read the information provided at following link:

http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/clear-cookies-installed.html

10. Further Information

You can find more information about cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org to obtain detailed information on how to prevent cookies from being set on your particular browser.

For further information about Google Analytics please see:

Safeguarding your Data.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all Sites, visit:

http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

If you would like further information about the cookies used in relation to YouTube videos, the YouTube privacy notice, including details about YouTube related cookies, is available at:

https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

If you would like to find out more about advertising networks and affiliate programmes and how cookies are used for these purposes, please visit:

www.youronlinechoices.com

This is an information portal which is run by the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB), the trade association for digital advertising, and will provide you will all the information you need to know about online behavioural advertising and the choices available to you.