WHAT ARE COOKIES?
A cookie is a file or device that is downloaded to a user’s terminal in order to store data that can be updated and retrieved by the entity responsible for its installation. That is, it is a file that is downloaded to the computer when accessing certain web pages. Cookies allow a web page, among other things, to store and retrieve information about the browsing habits of a user or their equipment and, depending on the information they contain and the way they use their equipment, they can be used to recognize the user.
Its main functions are:
- Take control of users: when a user enters their username and password, a cookie is stored so that they do not have to enter them for each page of the server. However, a cookie does not identify only one person, but a combination of computer-browser-user.
- Get information about the user’s browsing habits, and spyware attempts (spyware), by advertising agencies and others. This can cause privacy problems and is one of the reasons why cookies have their detractors.
There are different types of cookies depending, above all, on the purpose for which they are used, thus distinguishing, among others, the following:
Analysis cookies: these cookies are used to carry out an analysis of the behaviors and actions of the users of the web page as well as for the preparation of navigation profiles in order to make technical improvements in operation and service.
Advertising cookies: they allow an efficient management of advertising spaces based on a series of criteria, for example, to verify if the user has already had access to a news item or not and to update it with a new one.
Behavioral advertising cookies: these cookies are responsible for storing information about users’ own behavior, focusing on their browsing habits. This allows establishment of user profiles according to their behavior and use them to personalize the presented advertising.
If the user wishes to obtain more information regarding cookies the following website may be consulted http://www.aboutcookies.org/.
WHAT TYPE OF COOKIES DOES THIS WEBSITE USE?
Specifically, this website uses the following cookies:
Summary of Cookies
- Session name
- Our own
- Third party
HOW TO MANAGE THE CONFIGURATION OF COOKIES
In this section a brief presentation of how to consult and carry out the configuration of the cookie system in relation to the most common or most used browsers.
In this sense, practically all browsers allow the user to obtain general information about the cookies installed on a web page, specifically verify their existence, their duration or the elimination system. In this regard, for information purposes, a series of related links are provided:
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
- Internet Explorer
On the other hand, the user may allow, block or eliminate the cookies installed on his/her equipment by modifying the configuration of his browser according to the instructions indicated therein. For information purposes it is indicated that usually the configuration of cookies is usually carried out in the “Preferences” or “Tools” menu of each browser, in any case, you can always go to the help of your browser to solve or resolve the questions generated in this respect.
It is important to bear in mind that, if the installation of all cookies is prevented, the content of the website as well as certain functionalities and services provided by it may be affected.