A cookie is a small text file that is stored within your browser when you visit almost any website. Its usefulness is that the web is able to remember your visit next time you browse that page. Cookies often store technical information, personal preferences, personalized content, usage statistics, links to social networks, access to user accounts, etc. The purpose of a cookie is to adapt the content of the web to your profile and needs. Without cookies, the services offered by any page would be diminished significantly.
More information about cookies
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a text file that is stored harmless in your browser when you visit almost any website. The use of the cookie is for the website to be able to remember your visit next time you browse that page. Although many people don,t know the cookies have been used since 20 years ago, when the firsts browser for the World Wide Web appeared.
What a cookie IS NOT ?
It is not a virus or a Trojan or a worm, or spam, no spyware, no pop-up window opens.
What information does a cookie store?
Cookies don,t usually store sensitive information about you, such as credit card or bank account information, photographs, your identity card or personal information, etc. The stored data are technical, personal preferences, personalized content, etc..The web server does not associate you as a person but as your web browser. In fact, if you usually browse with Internet Explorer and try browsing the same web with Firefox or Chrome you will see that the web doesn,t realize that you are the same person, because it is related to the browser, not to the person.
What kind of cookies do exist?
Technical Cookies: These are the most basic and allow, among other things, to know when you are navigating as a human or an automated application, when as an anonymous user or as one registered, basic tasks for the operation of any dynamic web.
Analysis Cookies: They collect information about the type of navigation you,re performing, the most used sections, reference numbers, time slot of use, language, etc.
Advertising Cookies: show advertising based on your browsing, country of origin, language, etc.
What are the own and third-party cookies?
Own cookies are those generated by the page you are visiting and the third -party cookies are those generated by internal or external providers such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.
What happens if I disable cookies?
For you to understand to what extent might affect you to disable cookies, we display some examples:
- You can not share content from that page on Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.
- The web site will not adapt content to your personal preferences, as often happens in the online stores.
- You will not be able to access the personal area of the web, such as My Account, or My profile or My orders.
- Online shopping: It will be impossible to make purchases online, you will have to make them by calling or visiting the physical store if you have one.
- It will not be possible to customize your geographic preferences as time zone, currency or language.
- The web site will not perform web analytics on visitors and web traffic, making it difficult to be competitive anywhere.
- You may not be able to blog, upload photos, post comments, value or rate content. The web may not know whether you are a human or an automated application that publishes spam.
- You will not be able to display sectorial advertising, which will reduce advertising revenue on your web.
Can I delete cookies?
Yes. Not only remove, also block, in a general or particular way related to a specific domain.
To remove cookies from a website you should go to your browser settings and there you can find the associated domain and proceed to its elimination.
Cookie settings for the polular browsers
Here‘s how to access a particular cookie at the Chrome browser. Note: These steps may vary depending on the browser version:
Go to Settings or Preferences using the File menu or by clicking the icon customization that appears top right.
You will see different sections, click the Show Advanced Options option.
Go to Privacy Settings content.
Select All cookies and site data.
Lists all cookies ordered by domain appears. To make it easier to find the cookies of a specific domain partially or fully enter the address in the search field cookies.
After making this filter will appear on the screen one or more lines with the requested Web cookies. Now just select it and press X to proceed with removal.
To access the cookie settings in Internet Explorer follow these steps (may vary depending on the version of the browser):
Go to Tools, Internet Options
Click on Privacy.
Move the slider to adjust the level of privacy you want.
To access settings Firefox browser cookies follow these steps (may vary depending on the version of the browser):
Go to Options or Preferences for your operating system.
Click on Privacy.
In History select Use custom settings for history.
Now you will see the Accept Cookies option, you can enable or disable your preference.
To access the settings of the Safari OSX browser cookies follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
Go to Settings, then Privacy.
Here you can see the Block cookies to fit the type of lock to perform.
To access the cookie settings of the Safari browser for iOS follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
Go to Settings, then Safari.
You go to Privacy & Security, see the Block cookies to fit the type of lock to perform.
To access the browser cookie settings for Android devices follow these steps (may vary depending on the version of the browser):
Run the browser and press Menu, then Settings button.
Go to Security and Privacy, see the Accept cookies option to select or clear the check box.
To access the browser cookie settings for Windows Phone devices follow these steps (may vary depending on the version of the browser):
Open Internet Explorer, then More, then Settings
Now you can enable or disable the Allow cookies.
Cookies used on this website
This website uses these own cookies:
Session cookies to ensure that users who write comments on the blog are human and not automated applications. Thus combat spam.
This website uses the following third-party cookies:
Google Analytics: Stores cookies to compile statistics on traffic and number of visits to this website. By using this web site you are consenting to the processing of data about you by Google. Therefore, the exercise of any right in this regard must be done by communicating directly with Google.
Social Networks: Every social network uses its own cookies for you to click on buttons: Like or Share.
Web browsers are responsible for storing tools and cookies from this site, you must perform your right to removal or disabling them through them. Neither this website nor its legal representatives can ensure proper or improper handling of cookies by any of the above browsers.
In some cases it is necessary to install cookies so that the browser remembers your decision not to accept them.
For further questions about this cookies policy, please contact us via the contact section.