Cookies Policy

This Cookies Policy is an integral part of the Legal Notice and the Privacy Policy of the website (hereinafter, "Website").

To make it easier to browse the Websites of the Agència per a la Competitivitat de l'Empresa (hereinafter, “ACCIÓ”), with registered address at Passeig de Gràcia, 129, Postcode 08008, Barcelona (Spain), this entity hereby informs you that it uses cookies or other files with similar functionality (hereinafter, the “Cookies”).

In any case, we inform you that ACCIÓ is responsible for the cookies and the processing of data obtained through its own and third-party cookies, and decides on the purpose, content and use of the processing of the information collected.

Below you can find a description of the cookies used in our website:

What are cookies?

Cookies are files that contain small amounts of information that are downloaded to the device of users when they visit a website. In general, these technologies can be used for very different purposes, such as recognising users when they visit the website, obtaining information about their browsing habits and customising the way in which content is displayed on the website

Use of cookies by ACCIÓ

By clicking on the "ACCEPT" button on the information banner, you are expressly accepting the use of these types of Cookies on your devices.
If you disable cookies by clicking on the "REJECT" button, your browsing of the Website may not be optimal and some of the features available on the Website may not work properly.
If you click on the "COOKIE SETTINGS" button on the banner, you can select the cookies you want to enable or disable in a granular manner.
Specifically, ACCIÓ uses cookies for the purposes set out below. If, in the future, ACCIÓ uses other cookies for the purpose of providing additional services or improving its existing services, the user shall be informed of this aspect.

1. What cookies are used on this website?

Own cookies

These are sent to your computer and managed exclusively by us to ensure the best performance of the website. These cookies remain in your browser so that we can identify you as a recurring user of the website, improve your browsing experience and personalise content to offer you content tailored to your preferences.


Technical and strictly necessary cookies

These allow users to browse a website, platform or application and use the different options or services, including those that make it possible to manage and operate the website and enable its features and services. For example, controlling traffic and data communication, identifying sessions, accessing areas of restricted access, managing payments, controlling fraud related to the security of the service, submitting an application for registration or participation in an act or event, counting visits for the purposes of billing licences for the software used to operate the service (website, platform or application), using security features while browsing, storing content for the dissemination of videos or sound, enabling dynamic content (for example, loading animation of a text or image) or sharing content via social media.


Personalisation / Functional cookies

These are cookies that allow the website to remember decisions made by users, such as language, the type of browser from which they access the website, the number of results shown when they carry out a search, the appearance or content of the service, depending on the browser through which they access the service, and the region from which they access the service. The objective is to offer a more personalised service.

These cookies are necessary because you have expressly requested the provision of a specific service on the website.


Third-party cookies

These are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a device or domain not managed by ACCIÓ, but rather by another entity that processes the data obtained through cookies. Specifically, we use the following third-party cookies:


Advertising cookies

These cookies store information on user behaviour obtained through the continuous observation of their browsing habits to develop a specific profile and display advertising based on this.


Analytical / Performance cookies

These make it possible to track and analyse user behaviour on the website, including quantifying the impact of ads. The information collected through these cookies is used to measure the activity of websites to make improvements based on the analysis of data usage by users of the service.


This cookie table has been created and updated by the CookieFirst consent management platform.


2. Information on how to accept, reject, withdraw consent to or delete cookies


Provision of consent

We hereby inform you that, by clicking on the "ACCEPT" button on the information banner, you accept the installation of all the above-mentioned Cookies on your device in an informed, express, free, and unambiguous manner.
If you press the "COOKIE SETTINGS" button, you can select and install the cookies you want.
In any case, cookies may not be installed prior to the user performing the action of acceptance.

Refusal to give consent

In order to reject cookies, you must click the "REJECT" button. You are informed that cookies will not be installed on your device, except for those that are technical or strictly necessary for operating the website.

Cookie settings in the configurator

For each type of cookie, there is the option to enable or disable them in a granular manner in the "COOKIE SETTINGS" button.
To be able to choose the cookies to be installed, you must click on the button for each type of cookie. Activating the button will imply the user's provision of consent to install the cookie in question.
At any time, the user may access the cookie configurator again and change their choice.

Enabling cookies in your browser

In compliance with current legal regulations, we provide you with information that allows you to configure your browser(s) to maintain your privacy and security in relation to cookies. For this reason, we provide information and links to the official support websites of the major browsers so that you can decide whether or not to accept the use of cookies.

You can block cookies through your browser’s settings tools or you can configure your browser so that it notifies you when a server wants to send you a cookie:

  1. If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, in the menu, go to "Tools/Internet Options/Privacy/Settings".
    For more information, go to: and
  2. If you use Firefox, in the menu, go to "Tools/Options/Privacy/Cookies".
    For more information, go to:
  3. If you use Chrome, in the menu, go to "Options/Advanced Options/Privacy".
    For more information, go to:
  4. If you use Opera, you can configure the browser in the "Security and Privacy" option.
    For more information, go to:
  5. If you use Safari, select "Preferences/Privacy" from the menu.
    For more information, go to:

3. Information on data transfers to third countries by ACCIÓ

We hereby inform you that ACCIÓ has hired technology providers located in third countries to provide the services required to carry out its activities. These providers have signed the confidentiality and data processing agreements required by the regulations, and have applied the guarantees and safeguards necessary to preserve your privacy.

Where applicable, you can find out about transfers to third countries that are carried out by the third party providers identified in this Cookies Policy by consulting their respective policies (see the links to PROVIDERS’ PRIVACY POLICIES).

Third-country Cookie Transfer details
USA Google

In relation to analytical Cookies, this particular website uses Google Analytics Cookies. This service is provided by Google, Inc., from its head office at 1600 Amphitheater Park, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google").
Google Analytics uses Cookies for the purpose of analysing the way in which users use the Website. Google will send the information generated by the Cookie (including the user’s IP address) directly to its servers in the United States, where it is stored. Google will use this information on ACCIÓ’s behalf to track users’ usage of the Website, compile reports on the Site activity, and provide other services relating to the Site activity and the use of the Internet. Google may also send this information to third parties, where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on behalf of Google. Google will not associate users’ IP address with any other data it holds.
If you would like more information on the subject, please click on the following link:

USA Facebook
USA Twitter


4. When profiling involves automated decision-making with legal effects for the user

These cookies are not used for profiling that involves automated decision-making that may have legal effects for the user.

5. Retention period

The personal data obtained from the use of cookies shall be kept for the period indicated in the descriptive column “DURATION” and, once this period has ended, for the time periods applicable to each purpose.

6. Exercising and claiming your rights

If you wish to withdraw your consent to the use of cookies and/or to exercise your rights of access, rectification, erasure, portability, restriction and/or objection to the processing of your data, you can contact our data protection officer at Passeig de Gràcia, 129, Postcode 08008, Barcelona (Spain), or send an email to:

If you believe that the processing of your personal data is in breach of the law or of your rights, you may file an objection with our data protection officer at the above address or with the Catalan Data Protection Authority by writing to its postal address: C/ Rosselló, 214, Postcode 08008, Barcelona (Spain).

More information about exercising your rights in our Privacy Policy:

Last updated: November 2022