Cookies policy

El Corte Inglés uses cookies to offer a better service and provide you with the best possible browsing experience. We want to give you clear and transparent information about the cookies we use. Below, we explain what a cookie is, what it’s used for, what types of cookies we use, their purpose and also details of how you can configure them or even deactivate them should you wish to do so.


What is a cookie and what is it for? 

A ‘Cookie’ is a small file which is stored on the user’s computer, tablet, smartphone or any other device, storing information about the user’s browsing experience. The cookies of all our users help us to improve the quality of our webpage, allowing us to learn which pages are most useful, and which may need improvement. Cookies are essential to the correct functioning of the internet, providing countless benefits to interactive services, easing your browsing experience and making our webpage easy to use. Under no circumstance can cookies damage your devices. In fact, when they are activated, they can help us to identify and resolve any errors.


What types of cookies do we use? 


By the company managing them 


Our own cookies
These are sent to your computer from our own equipment or domains, from where we offer the service you request from us.


Third party cookies
These are sent to your computer from a computer or domain which is not managed by us, rather by a separate collaborating entity. An example would be those used by social networks, or external content such as Google Maps.


By the time they remain active 


Session cookies
These are temporary cookies which remain in the cookies file on your browser until you leave the webpage. Therefore, none of them remain on the hard drive of your computer. The information received from these cookies helps us to analyse web traffic. In the long term, these help us to provide a better browsing experience through better content and ease of use.


Persistent cookies
These are stored on your hard drive and our web reads them every time you visit our page. Persistent cookies have a certain expiry date. The cookie will stop working as of that date. These cookies are generally used to help provide shopping and registration services.


By purpose 


Technical cookies
These are necessary for browsing and for our webpage to work properly. For example, they allow traffic control and data communication, to access restricted areas, make a purchase, use security measures, and to store content to be able to share videos and content through social networks.


Personalised cookies
These allow us to access the service with predefined settings depending on a series of criteria, for example, the language, the type of browser you are using, the regional configuration, and so on.


Analytical cookies
These allow us to record the number of users and measure and perform statistical analysis of the use browsers make of our services. We analyse your browsing on our page so we can improve products and services we offer. In addition, we use analytical cookies to recognise the device and prevent fraud in certain transactions using the El Corte Inglés credit card, as well as any other financial operations by this company.


Advertising cookies
These allow for the most effective possible management of the advertising spaces which may be included on our webpage.


Behavioural advertising cookies
These cookies store information on the browsing behaviour of our users through continued monitoring. As a result, we can learn about your browsing habits on the internet and show you advertising which is most suited to your browsing history.


Aims of each of the cookies used
Below, we detail the cookies we use on our web and their purpose.

Cookies Policy

We use our own and third party cookies to improve our services and show you advertising related to your preferences by analysing your browsing behaviour. You can find out more about our Cookies Policy. Press ACCEPT to confirm that you have read and accept this information. Once you have accepted, this message will not be appear again.