¿What are Cookies?
A cookie is a file or device which is downloaded to a user’s terminal equipment for the purpose of storing data which can be updated and retrieved by the entity responsible for its installation. That is, it is a file which is downloaded to your computer when accessing certain web pages. Cookies allow a web, 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 to user.
Its main functions are:
o Take control of users: when a user enters their username and password, a cookie is stored so that they do not have to be introducing them for each page of the server. However, a cookie does not identify only one person, but a combination of computer-browser-user.
o Get information about the user’s browsing habits, and spyware attempts, by advertising agencies and others. This can cause privacy issues 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:
o Analysis cookies: these cookies are used to carry out an analysis of the behaviors and actions of the users of the web, as well as for the preparation of navigation profiles in order to make technical improvements in operation and service.
o 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.
o Behavioral advertising cookies: these cookies are responsible for storing information about users’ own behavior, focusing on their browsing habits. This allows to establish user profiles according to their behavior and use them to personalize the presented advertising.
If the user wishes to obtain more information about cookies, he can consult the following website http://www.aboutcookies.org/.¿Qué tipo de cookies utiliza esta página web?
Type | Name | Session / Persistent | Own / Third Parties
Analysis | Google Analytics | Session | Own
¿How to manage the cookies configuration?
In this section a brief presentation of how to consult the configuration of the cookie system is carried out in relation to the most common or most used browsers by users
In this sense, practically all browsers allow the user to obtain general information about the cookies installed on a web, specifically to verify the existence of them, their duration or the elimination system. And, for information purposes, a series of related links are provided:
o Google Chrome
o Mozilla Firefox
o Internet Explorer
On the other hand, the user may allow, block or eliminate the cookies installed on his equipment by modifying the configuration of his browser according to the instructions indicated therein. For information purpose, 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 ask your browser for helping to solve any doubts which are generated you in this regard.
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.