What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of text that Websites send to the browser and that are stored in the user’s terminal, which can be a personal computer, a mobile phone, a tablet, etc. These files allow the website to remember information about your visit, such as language and preferred options, which can facilitate your next visit and make the site more useful by personalizing its content. Cookies play a very important role, by improving the experience of using the Web.
How are cookies used?
When browsing through this website, the user is accepting that cookies can be installed on their terminal and that they allow us to know the following information:
- Statistical information on the use of the web.
- The preferred web format for access from mobile devices.
- The latest searches performed on the web services and personalization data of these services.
Types of cookies used
This website uses both temporary session cookies and permanent cookies. Session cookies store data only while the user accesses the Web and permanent cookies store the data in the terminal to be accessed and used in more than one session.
According to the purpose for which the data obtained through cookies are processed, the Web can use:
Are those that allow the user to navigate through the website or application and the use of different options or services that exist in it. For example, control traffic and data communication, identify the session, access restricted access Web Parts, remember the elements that make up an order, make the application for registration or participation in an event, use security elements during the browsing and storing contents for the dissemination of videos or sound.
Are those that allow the user to access the service with some general characteristics predefined in their terminal or that the user defines. For example, the language, the type of browser through which you access the service, the selected content design, geolocation of the terminal and the regional configuration from where the service is accessed.
Statistical analysis cookies
Are those that allow tracking and analysis of user behavior on Web sites. The information collected through this type of cookies is used in the measurement of the activity of the Web sites, application or platform and for the elaboration of navigation profiles of the users of said sites, with the purpose of introducing improvements in the service based on of the usage data that users make.
Third party cookies
In some web pages you can install third-party cookies that allow you to manage and improve the services offered. Like, for example, Google Analytics statistical services.
How to manage cookies in the browser?
The user has the option to allow, block or eliminate the cookies installed on his computer by configuring the browser options installed on his terminal.
- For more information about Google Chrome, click here
- For more information about Firefox click here
- For more information about Opera click here
- For more information about Internet Explorer, click here
- For more information about Microsoft Edge, click here
- For more information about the Safari, click here
In some browsers you can configure specific rules to manage cookies per website, which offers more precise control over privacy. This means that you can disable cookies from all sites except those that are trusted.