Cookies Policy

This website uses cookies to enhance your browsing experience and provide a more personalized service. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to accept our use of cookies. You can change your cookie settings or receive more information by reading our cookies policy.

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Foundation (“GMBF”) uses its own and third-party cookies to maintain the session and user preferences, personalize the browsing experience, and obtain statistics about use of the website. By continuing to browse the GMBF website, you agree to the terms of the Cookies Policy described below. Since this policy may be updated from time to time, you should check back on a regular basis.

What are cookies?

Cookies are files that websites store in the user’s browser and which are necessary for providing interactive services when browsing the web.

Types of cookies:

According to their origin:

Own cookies created by the website being visited.

Third-party cookies received when navigating a website generated by a third-party service hosted by that website.

According to time of permanence:

Session cookies designed to collect and store data while the user is logged on to the website, and which are deleted when the user closes the browser.

Persistent cookies stored in a computer after the user has closed the website and can be accessed and processed during a time established by those responsible for the cookie.

According to their purpose:

Technical purposes: these cookies are necessary for website function. They are known as “strictly necessary” cookies. They make it possible to control traffic from the server to multiple users at the same time, to identify system users and enable access as a user, etc.

Customization: these cookies make it possible for each user to configure aspects such as the language in which they wish to view the website or the regional configuration.

Analysis or performance: these cookies allow anonymous measurement of the number of visits and navigation criteria for different areas of the website.

Advertising: these cookies allow effectiveness settings to be included in the advert provided on the web pages.

Behavioral advertising: these cookies allow effectiveness settings to be included in the advertising on the website, based on information about users’ behavior.

What type of cookies are used on the GMBF website?

How can you manage cookies?

How to manage cookies in your browser

Some people prefer not to enable cookies. Due to this, most browsers allow you to manage cookies to suit your own preferences.

Some browsers limit or delete cookies, so you may want to review your cookies settings and your ads settings. In some browsers you can set up rules to manage cookies on a site-by-site basis, giving you more precise control over your privacy. This means that you can disable cookies from all websites except those you trust.

The Tools menu in the Google Chrome browser contains an option to “Clear browsing data”. You can use this option to delete cookies as well as other site and plug-in data, including data stored on your device by Adobe Flash Player (also known as “Flash cookies”). See the instructions on how to manage cookies in Chrome.

Another feature of Chrome is the incognito mode. You can browse in incognito mode when you don’t want your website visits or downloads to be recorded in your browsing and download histories. Cookies created in incognito mode are deleted after you close all incognito windows.

Clear the cache and cookies

In Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome on your computer.
  2. At the top right, click the menu button
  3. Click “More tools” and then “Clear browsing data”.
  4. Near the top, select a time range. To clear all data, select “All time”.
  5. Tick the boxes next to “Cookies and other site data” and “Cached images and files”.
  6. Click on “Clear data”.
  7. See further instructions on how to change other cookies settings in Chrome. For example, you can delete the cookies from a specific website.

In other browsers

If you use Safari, Firefox or any other browser, consult the relevant support website for instructions. Links for the most common browsers and devices are provided below:


On mobile devices, the browser also usually contains these options in the Settings menu.

What happens when I delete this information?

When you clear the cache and cookies:

Some website setting options are eliminated. For example, if you were already logged in, you’ll need to log in again.

Some websites may seem slower because certain content such as images must reload.

How the cache and cookies work

Cookies are files created by the websites you visit. They improve the online experience by storing browsing data.

Cache memory remembers parts of websites, such as the images, so that they open faster when you go back to visit them.