More information about cookies

One cookie is a text file harmless which is stored in your browser when you visit almost any website. The utility of the cookie is that the site will be able to remember your visit when you go back to that page. Although many people don't know the cookies have been in use for 20 years, when the first browsers for the World Wide Web appeared.

What IS NOT a cookie?

It's not a virus, a Trojan, a worm, a spam, a spyware, or a pop-up window opener.

What information does a cookie?

The 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 do store are technical, personal preferences, customization of content, etc.

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

What kind of cookies exist?

  • Cookies Techniques: These are the most elementary and allow, among other things, to know when a human or an automated application is browsing, when an anonymous user and a registered user are browsing, basic tasks for the operation of any dynamic website.
  • Cookies analysis: They collect information about the type of navigation you are doing, the sections you use most, products consulted, time zone of use, language, etc.
  • Cookies advertising: They show advertising according to your navigation, your country of origin, language, etc.

What are the cookies own and those of third parties?

The own cookies are those generated by the page you are visiting and vicarious are those generated by external services or providers such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.

What happens if I turn off the cookies?

In order for you to understand the extent to which you may have to deactivate cookies we show you some examples:

  • You will not be able to share content from that website on Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.
  • The website will not be able to adapt the contents to your personal preferences, as is often the case in online stores.
  • You will not be able to access the personal area of that website, such as My account, o My profile o My orders.
  • Online shops: It will be impossible for you to make purchases online, they will have to be by telephone or by visiting the physical shop if you have one.
  • It will not be possible to customize your geographic preferences such as time zone, currency or language.
  • The website will not be able to perform web analytics on visitors and web traffic, which will make it difficult for the website to be competitive.
  • You may not write on the blog, upload photos, post comments, rate or rate content. The website will also not be able to know if you are a human or an automated application that publishes spam.
  • Sectorized advertising will not be able to be shown, which will reduce the advertising income of the website.
  • All social networks use cookiesIf you deactivate them, you will not be able to use any social network.

Can the cookies?

Yes, not only delete, but also block, generally or specifically for a specific domain.

To remove the cookies of a website should go to your browser settings and there you can search for the ones associated with the domain in question and proceed to their removal.

Here's how to access a cookie browser settings Chrome. Note: these steps may vary depending on your browser version:

  1. Go to Settings or Preferences via the File menu or by clicking on the customization icon at the top right.
  2. You will see different sections, click on the Show advanced options.
  3. Go to Privacy, Content configuration.
  4. Select All the cookies and site data.
  5. A list will appear with all the cookies ordered by domain. To make it easier for you to find the cookies for a given domain enter part or all of the address in the Search for cookies.
  6. After this filter has been carried out, one or more lines will appear on the screen with the cookies of the requested website. Now you only have to select it and press the X to proceed with their elimination.

To access the configuration of cookies browser Internet Explorer follow these steps (they may vary depending on your browser version):

  1. Go to Tools, Internet Options
  2. Click on Privacy.
  3. Move the slider until the desired privacy level is set.

To access the configuration of cookies browser Firefox follow these steps (they may vary depending on your browser version):

  1. Go to Options o Preferences according to their operating system.
  2. Click on Privacy.
  3. At History Choose Use a custom history setting.
  4. You will now see the option Accepting CookiesYou can activate or deactivate it according to your preferences.

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

  1. Go to Preferencesthen Privacy.
  2. In this place you will see the option Blocking Cookies to set the type of lock you want to perform.

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

  1. Go to Adjustmentsthen Safari.
  2. Go to Privacy and Securityyou will see the option Blocking Cookies to set the type of lock you want to perform.

To access the configuration of cookies of the device browser Android follow these steps (they may vary depending on your browser version):

  1. Run the browser and press the Menuthen Adjustments.
  2. Go to Security and Privacyyou will see the option Accepting Cookies to check or uncheck the box.

To access the configuration of cookies of the device browser Windows Phone follow these steps (they may vary depending on your browser version):

  1. Open Internet Explorerthen Morethen Configuration
  2. You can now check or uncheck the Allow Cookies.

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