Cookie Policy

What is a cookie?

A “cookie” is a file that contains small amounts of information that is downloaded on your computer -or other device- by accessing certain web pages and that gathers information regarding your browsing on the websites. Once downloaded into your device, your browser sends these cookies in subsequent visits to the websites already visited, providing them with information (such as, for example, the browser used, the language selected, the number of times you have visited the page, etc.), in order to facilitate, personalise and make the navigation more effective according to the information provided by cookies.

What type of cookie do we use?

Our website uses cookies to personalise the content and provide you with a customised, efficient browsing. We use cookies to help us to identify your browser and the language that you use, as well as other characteristics of your browsing patterns, with the aim of directing you to the suitable home page and facilitating you the navigation on our website. We use identifiers, such as IP addresses to obtain the number of individual visitors that access to our website, their geographical location, and their usage trends across the different pages that make up the site. In no case shall we use cookies to personally identify the user.

By browsing our website you accept the implementation of cookies, which you can control and administrate using the properties of your browser. Note that removing or blocking cookies may affect your browsing on our website, and it is possible that some functions may not be available and may even disable browsing.

The website uses cookies with different functionalities:

Our website cookies installed on the users’ devices are not everlasting, rather, depending on their functionality, they have a limited permanence: from those cookies that delete themselves at the end of a browsing session, to other cookies that expire after 24 hours, up to the longest lasting cookies which expire 365 days after they were last updated.

The following table displays the first-party and third-party cookies that the website current uses and the purpose for which each one is used:

1f616252c666968921000a2b5ef44e1c At the end of the browsing session    
c48b3f668f69f01659341181a9bb31e8 365 DAYS Users’ preferred language. Impacts on the functionality of the Web
cookieaccept 365 DAYS If users have accepted the cookies Disablement of the browsing on the website
_ga 1 day This type of cookie is associated with Google Universal Analytics- which is an update of the commonly used Google analysis service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning them a number as a client identifier. It is included in each website request and is used to calculate visits, sessions and company data for the analytical reports of the website. By defect, they expire after 2 years, but this can be modified by the website owner. Impacts of the functionality of Google Analytics
_gat   This type of cookie is associated with Google Universal Analytics. Pursuant with their documentation, they are used to speed up the ratio of requests, limiting the gathering of data on websites with lots of traffic. They expire in 10 minutes. Impacts on the functionality of Google Analytics
_gid 1 day This type of cookie is associated with Google Universal Analytics. It saves and updates a unique value for each web page visited. Impacts on the functionality of Google Analytics
_streamio_session At the end of the browsing session    
JSESSIONID At the end of the browsing session Platform session cookie with a general purpose. Used on sites written in JSP. It is normally used to maintain the users’ session anonymous for the server. Impacts on the management of users.

This website uses “Google Analytics” analysis cookies, an analytical web service provided by Google, Inc. with registered address in the United States with central headquarters at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043. For the provision of these services, cookies are used which gather the information, including the users’ IP address, which will be transmitted, processed and stored by Google in the terms established on the website, including the possible transmission of said information to third parties for legal reasons or when said third parties process the information on behalf of Google. The configuration of these cookies is predetermined by the service offered by Google, as such we recommend that you check the Google Analytics privacy page to obtain more information regarding the cookies they use and how to disable them, understanding that we are not responsible for the content or veracity of third-party websites.


Users can allow, block or remove cookies stored on their device through the browser setting options on their computer. Please read carefully the corresponding help section on your browser to learn more about how to activate the “private mode” or unblock certain cookies:

Enresa wishes to point out that the variation of cookies that this website handles cannot be related to its management and maintenance. Consequently, reviews are carried out periodically to improve and update Cookies Policy.

Enresa does not assume any liability which may arise from legal or technical problems caused due to non-compliance with the recommendations included in this policy. This communication is made for inform the users and, therefore, it should not be used for any other purpose. Likewise, responsibility for the content and veracity of the privacy policies of third parties included in this Cookies Policy is not assumed.

If you have any question regarding the Cookies Policy outlined in this document, you can contact us at


Enresa can modify this Cookies Policy pursuant to the legislative or regulatory requirements, or in order to adapt that policy according to the instructions given by the Spanish Data Protection Agency. For that reason, users are advised to check this policy regulary.

Management of Waste from Radioactive Facilities

The best-known use of radioactive materials is undoubtedly for generating energy in thermonuclear power stations. There are, however, other lesser-known and yet quite common everyday uses for radioactive materials, such as medical and industrial applications, and research and teaching. The large number of applications includes examples like: diagnosis and treatment of diseases and ailments; biomedical and biomolecular research; environmental measures of air quality; monitoring of all types of industrial processes, as the filling level for containers and thickness of plastics and papers; chemical reaction kinetics; and monitoring of leaks in pipes and tanks, etc. These applications, used at facilities and installations other than nuclear plants, also produce radioactive waste that must be properly managed.

The management of radioactive waste is an essential public service, whose management is entrusted by law to the State-owned company Enresa. As with all public services, its collection entails the payment of a fee, which is set out in Law 2/2011 on Sustainable Economy.

Authorised Radioactive Facilities

These facilities require an operating license issued under the provisions of Title III of the Regulation on Nuclear and Radioactive Facilities.

Not including X-ray facilities, there are about 1,300 authorised radioactive facilities in Spain.

They generate about 30 m3 of radioactive waste and 300 radioactive sources every year.

Requirements for waste management by Enresa:

Transfer of Radioactive Materials

The possession and use of radioactive materials requires authorisation, unless the materials are exempt under the provisions of the Regulation on Nuclear and Radioactive Facilities. Any unauthorised radioactive material in your possession can be properly managed as follows.

Requirements for management by Enresa:

Protocol for Radiological Monitoring of Metallic Materials

In the course of their activities, it is common for industrial metal recovery/recycling plants and steelworks to detect radioactive material in scrap produced by other sectors, such as industry and medical services.

In November 1999, the Protocol for Collaboration on the Radiological Monitoring of Metallic Materials was signed by various Government agencies, trade unions, professional associations representing the metal recycling and iron and steel industries, and Enresa.

When radioactive material is detected, the actions agreed in this protocol are implemented and, when necessary, the end result is the appropriate management of this material as radioactive waste by Enresa.

Requirements for management by Enresa:

NORM Waste (Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials)

There is a wide diversity of activities and facilities where naturally occurring radioactive materials are handled or may be handled, including coal-fired thermal power plants, thermal facilities and titanium dioxide pigment manufacturing industries. The radiological criteria for protection against exposure to natural radiation are set out in CSN Instruction IS-33 and in Safety Guide GS-11-02, which lays down further specifications with respect to the provisions of Title VII of the Regulation on the Protection of Health against Ionising Radiation.

These activities must be declared to the authorities and require a series of analyses which will ultimately determine if the waste materials require management as radioactive waste by Enresa, as set out in Order EIT/1946/2013.

Requirements for management by Enresa:

Radioactive Lightning Rods

The manufacture of lightning rods with radioactive elements was banned in June 1986 by means of Royal Decree 1428/86 (subsequently amended by Royal Decree 903/87). The installation of any new lightning rod with radioactive elements which had already been manufactured was also banned.

Since June 1986, any installed radioactive lightning rod must be managed as radioactive waste.

Enresa has carried out several removal campaigns for these devices, resulting in the collection of approximately 23,000 radioactive lightning rod headers.

At the present time, Enresa is equipped to respond to requests for removal of this type of device.

Capture of the dismantling of a lightning rod

Requirements for management by Enresa:

  • Send one or more photographs of the lightning rod header. Then, Enresa will inform you whether it is a radioactive or conventional model.
  • If the model is radioactive, Enresa will send you a form for requesting removal.
  • Fill in the application form and send it to Enresa.
  • Enresa will notify you the date for removal of the lightning rod.

Ionisation Smoke Detectors

Ionisation smoke detectors must be managed in accordance with the provisions of Royal Decree 208/2005, on electrical and electronic equipment and the management of its waste.

This Royal Decree sets out a series of obligations for producers and distributors of these devices to ensure that, at the end of their useful life, they are managed by means of systems compliant with the objectives of this regulation. As of 13 August 2005, these obligations include the establishment of systems enabling their collection and removal for recovery, reuse or recycling, depending on the type of device.

Processing facilities, which are regulated for this purpose under the Royal Decree above, separate the radioactive sources from the rest of the components of ionisation smoke detectors. The role of Enresa in this process as a radioactive waste management company is to remove these sources from the processing facilities.

For information on available processing facilities contact us.

In case you need more detailed information, contact the TECNIFUEGO Manufacturers’ Association

This type of device should not be opened or handled in such a way as to expose its interior, where the small radioactive sources are fitted.