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 for the web to be able to remember your visit when you return to browse this page. Although many people do not know that cookies have been used for 20 years, when the first browsers for the World Wide Web appeared.
What is NOT a cookie?
It is not a virus, or a Trojan, or a worm, or spam, or spyware, or opens pop-up windows.
What information does a cookie store?
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 save are of a technical nature, personal preferences, personalization of contents, etc.
The web server does not associate you as a person with your web browser. In fact, if you regularly surf with Internet Explorer and try to browse 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 kind of cookies are there?
- Cookies techniques: These are the most basic and allow, among other things, to know when a human or automated application is browsing, when browsing an anonymous user and a registered user, basic tasks for the operation of any dynamic web.
- Cookies of analysis: They collect information on the type of navigation you are performing, the sections you use most, products consulted, time slot, language, etc.
- Cookies advertising: They show advertising based on their browsing, country of origin, language, etc.
What are cookies own and third-party cookies?
Own cookies are those generated by the page you are visiting and third parties are those generated by external services or providers such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.
What if I disable cookies ?
To understand the extent to which cookies may be disabled, we show you some examples:
- You will not be able to share the contents of this website on Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.
- The website will not be able to tailor the content to your personal preference, as is often the case with online stores.
- You will not be able to access the personal area of this website, such as My Account , or My Profile or My Orders >.
- Online stores: It will be impossible for you to make purchases online, they will have to be telephone or visiting the physical store if you have it.
- It will not be possible to customize your geographical preferences as a time slot, currency or language.
- The website will not be able to perform web analytics on visitors and traffic to the web, which will make it difficult for the web to be competitive.
- You can't blog, can't upload photos, post comments, rate or rate content. The web also will not be able to tell if you are a human or an automated application that publishes spam .
- Sectorial advertising will not be shown, which will reduce the advertising revenue of the web.
Can cookies be deleted?
Yes. Not only delete, but also block, in a general or particular way for a specific domain.
To delete the cookies of a website you must go to the settings of your browser and there you can search for those associated with the domain in question and proceed to their removal.
Configuring cookies for most popular browsers
Here's how to access a particular cookie from your Chrome browser. Note: These steps may vary depending on your browser version:
- Go to Settings or Preferences using the File menu or by clicking on the customization icon at the top right.
- You will see different sections, click the Show advanced options .
- Go to Privacy , Content Settings .
- Select All cookies and site data .
- A list of all cookies sorted by domain will appear. To make it easier for you to find the cookies of a particular domain, enter the address partially or completely in the Search for cookies field.
- After performing this filter, one or more lines will appear on the screen with the cookies of the requested website. Now you just have to select it and press the X to delete it.
To access the Internet Explorer cookie settings, do the following (they may vary depending on your browser version):
- Go to Tools , Internet Options
- Click Privacy .
- Move the slider to adjust the level of privacy you want.
To access the Firefox cookie settings of Firefox , do the following (they may vary depending on your browser version):
- Go to Options or Preferences depending on your operating system.
- Click Privacy .
- In History choose Use custom settings for history .
- You will now see the option Accept cookies , you can enable or disable it according to your preferences.
To access the cookie browser settings for Safari for OSX , do the following (they may vary depending on your browser version):
- Go to Preferences , then Privacy .
- Here you will see the option Block cookies to adjust the type of blocking you want to perform.
To access Safari for iOS browser cookie settings, do the following (they may vary depending on your browser version):
- Go to Settings , then Safari .
- Go to Privacy and Security , you will see the option Block cookies to adjust the type of blocking you want to perform.
To access the cookie browser settings for Android devices, do the following (they may vary depending on your browser version):
- Run your browser and press the Menu key, then Settings .
- Go to Security and privacy , you will see the option Accept cookies to enable or disable the box.
To access the cookies browser settings for Windows Phone devices, do the following (they may vary depending on your browser version):
- Open Internet Explorer , then More , then Settings
- You can now enable or disable the Allow cookies box.