Cookie Policy

It is a device for storing and recovering information that is downloaded onto the computer or onto an electronic device of the User’s upon accessing certain web pages or applications. Cookies allow obtaining certain information about the User’s browsing habits or about his/her machine or device, allowing improving a website’s service and offer a better User experience.

What type of cookies does this web page use?

Parques Reunidos Servicios Centrales, S.A. (owner of the Portal) and Oceanarium, Pier Approach, Bournemouth, BH2 5AA (the entity that operates through the Portal) use on this website the cookies that are described below:

Own Cookies

These are cookies that are strictly necessary to provide certain services expressly requested by the User. If the User deactivates these cookies he/she will not be able correctly to receive the contents, products or services of this Portal.

The type of own cookies that are used in this Portal by the above-mentioned entities and the information that they obtain through them is set out below:

Types of cookies

– Session Cookies


– Those that provide information about the recording of User’s entries into and browsing on the website, as well as shopping cart data.
They are only valid during the User’s visits to the website. They do not record any information permanently on the User’s computer’s hard disk and they expire at the end of each browsing session.
These cookies are only associated with an anonymous User and do not provide references that allow us to deduce or know the identity (the name and surnames) of the Users that browse our website.

Specific uses

To record the entry of Users into the Portal.
To provide information society services expressly requested by the User and according to the terms and conditions applicable to the Portal.
In the online purchase processes through the Portal, the cookies only gather information about (i) the User’s browser and (ii) the session identifier of that User during his/her visits to the website, in order to manage the purchase process (in particular, bank reconciliations) and to check the accuracy of the data provided by the User in said purchase process. In that process, the data entered by the User shall be associated with his/her session identifier with the sole purpose of carrying out the bank reconciliations and confirming the purchase.

Third-Party Cookies

These are cookies that are not strictly necessary to provide services through the Portal or to browse the website.

The types of third-party cookies that are used in this Portal and the information that is obtained from them by the above-mentioned entities and by the third parties are set out below are as follows:

“_stid” (SHARETHIS)

Their purpose is to associate the User with subjects of interest based on the content that the User visits, consumes and shares when he/she browses.

Persistent Cookie

“_unam” (SHARETHIS)

Their purpose is to count the number of Users that share certain content and how many web pages are visits on account of that action.

Persistent Cookie


These are additional cookies created by Sharethis. Their purpose is to analyse the size of the audiences and to analyse the anonymous use statistics.

Persistent Cookie

“B, BX, others” (Flickr)

These cookies are enabled on pages with the Flickr widget. They can be assigned both to Flickr and to Yahoo! (owners of Flickr). The cookies “BX” and “B” are enabled for all Users, and the rest only if the User has logged onto his/her Flickr account. Yahoo! may use the information compiled to offer the User advertisements based on his/her browsing activity and his/her interests.

Persistent Cookie

“Visitor_Info1_Live” (YouTube)

Their purpose is to estimate the User’s bandwidth.

Persistent Cookie

“use_hitbox” (YouTube)

Their purpose is to increase the User visit count to a certain Youtube video.

Persistent Cookie

“PREF” (YouTube)

Their purpose is to save the session viewing activity preferences during the User’s browsing. These cookies do not store information that allows us to identify the User.

Persistent Cookie

“__ga” (Google)

This cookie allows distinguishing the Users that browse the website without, in any circumstances, allowing us to know their identity.

Persistent Cookie

“__utma” (Google)

This cookie generates a unique User ID. That unique User ID allows us to count the number of times that a User visits a website. Moreover, it allows to record the first and last time the User visited the Portal.

Persistent Cookie

“__utmb” (Google)

Its purpose is to register the time the User reached the website and expires thirty (30) minutes after the User’s last page view registration. It is eliminated automatically upon changing website or upon closing your browser. If the User remains inactive more than thirty (30) minutes on the website and requests a page again, it shall be considered a new User session.

Session Cookie

“__utmc” (Google)

This cookie allows calculating when the User finished a session. It allows checking whether the session should be kept open or if a new session must be created.

Session Cookie

“__utmz” (Google)

This cookie saves the source of traffic or the campaign through which the User reached our Portal. The cookie is created with the “JavaScript” library is executed and is updated every time information is sent to Google Analytics.

Persistent Cookie

“__utmv” (Google)

This cookie allows us to use the User’s registry data to segment demographic data, such as the sex or age of the Users that visit the Portal, merely for the purposes of statistic of activity in the Portal, and in order to improve the User experience in the Portal, based on the information obtained. The information is obtained through the “_setVar” of the Google Analytics code.

Persistent Cookie

How can I obtain more information about how to manage cookies and, where appropriate, block them or eliminate them?

The User may freely decide as to (i) whether to introduce our cookies into his/her hard disk or not or (ii) whether to receive a notification on the screen of the installation of each cookie (considered individually), and to decide at that moment whether to introduce them into is hard disk, through:

The configuration of User’s Browser options.

  • For more information about the Browser Google Chrome, click here.
  • For more information about the Browser Explorer, click here.
  • For more information about the Browser Mozilla Firefox, click here.
  • For more information about the Browser Safari, click here.

The use of third-party tools available online.

Certain third-party tools available online allow the User to detect cookies in each website that he/she visits and to manage their deactivation, e.g., if the User does not wish to be tracked by “Google Analytics” through all websites, he/she may access

If the User configured his/her browser to reject all cookies or expressly rejected the cookies specifically of this website, he/she may have difficulties in completing the online purchase process in our Portal. Therefore, the User’s browsing on our website may be slower or experience some type of error.

The acceptance of the use of cookies in this Portal by the Users may be revoked at any time through your browser’s configuration options (mentioned above) and privacy options available in the Portal, as well as by sending an email to, if you have any questions about our Cookies policy.