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Cookie Policy

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a file containing a small amount of data, which is downloaded an installed on a device during browsing on a website. In subsequent visits to this website, the cookies are recognized by the original website or by websites that are linked to it. Cookies are useful because they make it possible to store and recover information on the number of visitors and the devices and browsing habits of the users; depending on the information contained in the cookies and on how the device is used, cookies may also make it possible to recognize users. For more information on cookies, visit

What Type of Cookie Does This Website Use?

The website uses the following types of cookie:

  1. By duration:
  • Session cookies: these only exist during the session that the user opens on visiting the website. They disappear from the user’s device when the user closes the browser or turns off the device. If the user has chosen to identify themselves using other mechanisms provided for this purpose, session cookies are used that contain encrypted information to differentiate them from other users.
  • Persistent cookies: these cookies are stored on the user’s device after the browser has been closed or the device turned off. They are activated each time the user visits the website that created the cookie in question. When the website is visited, a unique identifier is assigned to the user, which is associated with a persistent cookie that is downloaded to their browser.
  1. By entity installing the cookies:
  • Proprietary cookies: the information obtained by means of these cookies is administered by Bioexplora to provide the service requested by the user.
  • Third-party cookies: the information obtained by means of these cookies belongs to Google, Inc., Teitter, Instagram, Facebook.
  1. By purpose:
  • Technical cookies: these allow the user to browse and use the different options and services provided on the website, such as traffic control and data communication, session identification, information requests, viewing videos, use of security elements during browsing or when downloading, publishing or sharing content.
  • Analytics cookies: these record the number of visitors, measure and statistically analyze the activity of users and create browsing profiles that make it possible to make improvements to the website.

Brief description of the cookies used on the website and their effects:


In accordance with the notification in the header of the home page, users are deemed to accept the installation and use of the cookies mentioned in this section if they continue to browse the website. If users refuse to install cookies or if their browser is set to refuse cookies, browsing of different sections of the website may be limited. However, failure to install any cookie does not, in any case, prevent the exercise of users’ statutory rights.

How to Deactivate or Remove Cookies

Users may accept installation or deactivation of these cookies and may block or delete them at any time by using the browser setup as follows:

Cookie Policy Updating

The Museu de Ciències Naturals reserves the right to modify this cookie policy in order to comply with current legal requirements or to adapt it to the type of cookie used on this website and to request the informed consent of the users when required by law.


The following citing format is recommended:

[Name of web page], Museuciencies, Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona Consortium, [date of query].