Cookies are small computer files stored in the user’s computer that help us recognize the user. It helps the website to remember information about your visit, like your preferred language and other settings. That can make your next visit easier and the site more useful to you.

Cookies are essential for internet to work correctly by providing several advantages to improve interactive services, making web browsing easier. Cookies do not damage hardware but rather help us to identify and solve errors.

The following information will help you to understand the different types of cookies used:

The following is a list of the main cookies used in our web, namely:


The following table shows how cookies are used on this webpage:

CookieNameUse / Further informationExpires
Google Analytics_utmaBIOCAT, LA FUNDACIÓ BIOREGIÓ DE CATALUNYA supports the use of Google Analytics in this web site, being able to monitor the activity on it.2 years
_utmbGoogle Analytics Cookies collect standard log information and data about the habits of visitors anonymously. 30 minutes
_utmc Session
 6 months
_utmv 2 years
 Cookies  google.comAPISIDUsed to remember user preferences while browsing. 2 years
SAPISID 2 years
HSID, SIDThese two cookies are used to block many types of attack, such as attempts to steal the content of forms that users complete on web pages. 2 years
OGP, OGPCFor more information on Google Cookies (castellano)

Complementary Guarantees – Cookie Management:

As further complementary guarantee to the ones previously described, the registry of cookies could be subject to acceptance during the installation or update of the browser. Such acceptance can be revoked at anytime via the content configuration and privacy options available.
Many browsers allow a private mode to be activated through which the cookies are always erased after the visit. Depending on the each browser, this private mode can have different names. The following is a list of the most common browsers and the different names for “private mode”:

Important Note: Please read the Help section carefully of your browser in order to find out more about how to activate the “private mode”. Users can visit our webpage even though their browser is in “private mode”, however the session might not be optimum and some functions may not work correctly.