Legal policies


This website is owned by the Galician Institute of High Energy Physics (Instituto Galego de Física de Altas Enerxías, IGFAE) a joint research center of University of Santiago de Compostela and Xunta de Galicia (the Galician Autonomous Government).

The direction of the IGFAE is:

Rúa de Xoaquín Díaz de Rábago, s/n,
Campus Vida, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
15782 Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain

On this website, no economic activity is carried out (LSSICE). Nor is any personal data stored except for those public and referred to the professional activity of researchers who are part of the research group. For more information, you can consult the Spanish Law on Data Protection.



What are cookies?

Cookies are files stored by web pages in the user’s browsers, which contain session data that may be useful later in the same web page. These data, which are stored in cookies, allow you to maintain the navigation information between the different pages of the website, while analyzing how to interact with it, so that a user preference can be identified.

Description of cookies

Technical cookies: Are those that allow the user to navigate through a web page, platform or application and the use of different options or services that exist in it, for example, control traffic and data communication, identify the session, access restricted access parts, remember the elements that make up an order, perform the purchase process of an order, use security elements during navigation or share content through social networks.

Personalization cookies: These are those that allow the user to access the service with some predefined general characteristics based on a series of criteria in the user’s terminal, such as the language, the type of browser through which the user accesses the service , the regional configuration from where you access the service, etc.
Session Cookies: These are temporary cookies that remain in the browser’s cookie file until the web page is left. It is usually used to analyze traffic patterns on the web. In the long run, this allows to provide a better experience to improve the content and facilitate its use.

Analysis Cookies: Those that are well treated by us or by third parties, allow us to quantify the number of users and thus perform the measurement and statistical analysis of the use made by users of the service offered. To do this, we analyze your browsing on our website in order to improve the offer of products or services we offer you.

Identification of cookies

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Accessibility has been and is a key factor in terms of structuring, modernization and updating of the contents of the website for the Galician Institute of High Energy Physics (IGFAE). The latter forms a link between the activity of the center and the users, who have full right of access to all the contents that make up the platform.

It should also be noted that accessibility on websites is recognized by the Public Administration and has a legal character:

The Law on Information Services and Electronic Commerce (Law 34/2002, of July 11 coming into force on October 12, 2002 – LSSICE) indicates that UNE 139801: 2003, UNE 139802: 2003 will be taken into account and especially UNE 139803: 2004, in addition to the WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative) guidelines that are considered, by the European Union, “de facto” standards. These rules take into account accessibility for all.

With all this, from the IGFAE we assume the following lines of action to ensure proper access to the information on our website:

  • The contents and components must be assumed by the users, in the sense that they have to be perceived.
  • The information and the disposition of the data should be, as far as possible, clear and direct, ensuring its understandability.
  • The navigation through the components of the web page must attend to the operability.

On the other hand, and in line with these objectives, it is our duty to recognize the right of people with multiple abilities to access information on equal terms. For this reason, one of our main lines of work is to eliminate those barriers that may hinder, hinder or hinder this task. Our aim is to adapt the contents in order to be accessible by people with functional diversity, regardless of their abilities.
Attending to this end, we have worked in certain aspects. One of them is the elimination of automatic loading of sound files. In this way, we help people with hearing disabilities to access all the information on the website.

Another of our approaches to improve accessibility on our website has been to facilitate navigation through a series of special keys that favor navigation. These quick access options are as follows:


Finally, we ask that if any page of our center is identified, any element that does not comply with the above stipulated should be notified as soon as possible. It can be done through the email indicating the subject a brief summary of the problem followed by the category “Accessibility”. Example: “Accessibility – Automatic playback of sound files”