What are Cookies?
A cookie is a file or device that is downloaded to a user’s terminal equipment in order to store data that can be updated and retrieved by the entity responsible for its installation. In other words, it is a file that is downloaded to your computer when you access 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 in which you use your equipment, they can be used to recognize to user.
Its main functions are:
- Keep track of users: when a user enters their username and password, a cookie is stored so that they do not have to be entering them for each page of the server. However, a cookie does not only identify a person, but a combination of computer-browser-user.
- Obtain information about the user’s browsing habits, and spyware attempts (spy programs), 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 the following are distinguished, among others:
Analysis cookies: these cookies are used to carry out an analysis of the behavior and actions of the users of the web page as well as for the elaboration of navigation profiles in order to carry out technical improvements in operation and service.
Advertising cookies: allow efficient management of advertising spaces based on a series of criteria, for example, verifying whether or not the user has already had access to a piece of news in order to update it with a new one.
Behavioral advertising cookies: these cookies are responsible for storing information on the behavior of users, focusing on their browsing habits. This allows user profiles to be established based on their behavior and used to personalize the advertising presented.
If the user wishes to obtain more information about cookies, they can consult the following website http://www.aboutcookies.org/.
What type of cookies does this website use?
This website is using cookies that make it easier for the user to use and navigate through it, guarantee access to certain services, as well as improve the functional configuration of the website.
Specifically, this website uses the following cookies:
|Own or Third Parties
|It is used to distinguish users.
|It is used to distinguish users.
|It is used to determine new sessions or visits.
|Stores the traffic source or the campaign that explains how the user got to the website.
How to manage the configuration of cookies?
In this section there is a brief exposition of how to consult and carry out the configuration of the cookie system 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 page, specifically to verify their existence, their duration or the elimination system. In this sense, for informational purposes, a series of related links are provided:
On the other hand, the user may allow, block or eliminate the cookies installed on their equipment by modifying their browser settings in accordance with the instructions indicated therein. For information purposes, it is indicated that 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 solve doubts. that are generated in this regard.
It should be taken into account that, if the installation of all cookies is prevented, the content of the web as well as certain functionalities and services provided by it may be affected.