More information about cookies

WHAT IS A COOKIE?

A cookie is a harmless text file that is stored in your browser when you visit almost any web page. The usefulness of the cookie is that the web is able to remember your visit when you navigate through that page. Although many people do not know the cookies have been used for 20 years, when the first browsers appeared for the World Wide Web.

 

WHAT IS NOT A COOKIE?

It is not a virus, nor a Trojan, nor a worm, nor spam, nor spyware, nor opens pop-up windows.

 

WHAT INFORMATION STORE A COOKIE?

Cookies do not usually store sensitive information about you, such as credit cards or bank details, photographs, your ID or personal information, etc. The data they keep are of a technical nature, personal preferences, personalization of contents, etc.

The web server does not associate you as a person if not to your web browser. In fact, if you regularly surf with Internet Explorer and try browsing the same web with Firefox or Chrome you will see that the web does not realize that you are the same person because you are actually associating the browser, not the person.

 

WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES EXIST?

  • Technical Cookies: These are the most basic and allow, among other things, to know when a human or an automated application is navigating, when an anonymous user and a registered user navigate, basic tasks for the operation of any dynamic web.
  • Analysis cookies: Collect information about the type of navigation you are making, the sections you use most, products consulted, time slot, language, etc.
  • Advertising Cookies: Show advertising based on your navigation, your country of origin, language, etc.

 

WHAT ARE OWN AND THIRD PARTIES COOKIES?

Own cookies are those generated by The page you are visiting and those of third parties are those generated by external services or providers such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.

 

WHAT HAPPENS IF COOKIES DEACTIVATE?

To understand the scope that can have cookies off we show some examples:

  • You will not be able to share the contents of this web in Facebook, Twitter or any other social network
  • The website will not be able to adapt the contents to your personal preferences, as it happens in the online stores. , Such as My account, My profile or My orders
  • Online stores: You will not be able to shop online, they will have to be telephone or visit the physical store if you have it. It will be possible to customize your geographical preferences such as time zone, currency or language
  • The website will not be able to perform web analytics about visitors and traffic on the web, which will make it difficult for the web to be competitive. Upload photos, post comments, rate or rate content. The web will not be able to know if you are a human or an automated application that publishes spam
  • You will not be able to show sectorized advertising, which will reduce the advertising revenues of the web. No social network.

CAN YOU DELETE COOKIES?

Yes. Not only remove, also block, general or particular for a specific domain.

To delete the cookies of a website should go to your browser settings and there you can search for those associated with the domain in question and proceed to its elimination.

 

Here’s how to access a specific cookie from the Chrome browser. Note: these steps may vary depending on the browser version:

  1. Go to Settings or Preferences through the File menu or by clicking on the personalization icon that appears at the top right.
  2. You will see different sections, click the option Show advanced options.
  3. Go to Privacy, Content Settings.
  4. Select All cookies and site data.
  5. A list with all the cookies ordered by domain will appear. To make it easier to find the cookies of a specific domain, enter the address partially or completely in the Search cookies field.
  6. After making this filter, one or several lines with the cookies of the requested web appear on the screen. Now you just have to select it and press the X to proceed with its elimination.

To access the cookie settings of the Internet Explorer browser follow these steps (may vary depending on the version of the browser):

  1. Go to Tools, Internet Options 
  2. Click on Privacy. 
  3. Move the slider to adjust the level of privacy you want.

To access the cookie settings of the Firefox browser follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):

  1. Go to Options or Preferences according to your operating system.
  2. Click on Privacy.
  3. In History choose Use custom settings for history.
  4. Now you will see the option Accept cookies, you can activate or deactivate it according to your preferences.

To access the cookies configuration of the Safari browser for OSX follow these steps (may vary depending on the version of the browser):

  1. Go to Preferences, then Privacy.
  2. In this place you will see the Block cookies option so that you can adjust the type of blocking you wish to perform.

To access the cookies configuration of the Safari browser for iOS follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):

  1. Go to Settings, then Safari.
  2. Go to Privacy and Security, you will see the option Block cookies to adjust the type of block you want to make.

To access the browser cookie settings for Android devices follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):

  1. Run the browser and press the Menu key, then Settings.
  2. Go to Security and Privacy, you will see the option Accept cookies to activate or deactivate the box.

To access the browser cookie settings for Windows Phone devices follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):

  1. Open Internet Explorer, then More, then Settings
  2. Now you can activate or deactivate the Allow cookies box.

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