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Types of cookies

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Duration of the cookies

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Cookies on

The type of cookies used on is set out below, according to their purpose:

Name Type Purpose Length Manager
JSESSIONID Technical Session identifier Session Provincial Council of Biscay
LFR_SESSION_STATE Technical Session identifier Session Provincial Council of Biscay
COOKIE_SUPPORT Technical Indicate whether the user has the cookie support activated 1 year Provincial Council of Biscay
pc_tecnicas_visitbiscay Technical Choose your preferences for acceptance of the block of technical cookies 1 year Provincial Council of Biscay
pc_analitica_visitbiscay Technical Choose your preferences for acceptance/rejection of the block of analytical cookies 1 year Provincial Council of Biscay
pc_preferencias_visitbiscay Technical Choose your preferences for acceptance/rejection of the block of preferential cookies 1 year Provincial Council of Biscay
pc_publicidad_visitbiscay Technical Choose your preferences for acceptance/rejection of the block of advertising and marketing cookies 1 year Provincial Council of Biscay
_ga Analysis To distinguish users 2 years Google Analytics
_gat Analysis To limit the percentage of requests 1 minute Google Analytics
_gid Analysis To distinguish users 1 day Google Analytics
Idioma Customisation Select the language preferred by the user 1 year Provincial Council of Biscay
_fbp Advertising and marketing Store and track visits to web sites 1 year Facebook
personalization_id Advertising and marketing Personalise your Twitter experience 1 year Twitter



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The Bilbao effect

Cities where tradition and avant-garde come together

In the past few decades, Bilbao underwent a radical transformation, turning into one of the most innovative and cosmopolitan cities in Europe. In the city centre, traditional architecture meets avant-garde design in perfect harmony – a model that has travelled to other cities around the world.

The estuary of the river Nervión is the city’s backbone. On its banks you will find some of the icons of Bilbao’s industrial past and futuristic present: the Bizkaia Bridge in Portugalete, the stately mansions in Getxo, the port in Santurtzi, and others.