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 remember information about your visit, such as language and preferred options, which can make your next visit easier and make the site more useful by customizing your 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 user’s ‘login’ to keep the session active on 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.
- Information about the ads that are shown to the user.
- Information of the surveys in which the user has participated.
- Data of the connection with social networks for users who access their Facebook or Twitter user.
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.
Depending on the purpose for which the data obtained through cookies are processed, the Website may use:
Are those that allow the user to navigate through the website or application and the use of different options or services that exist therein. 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 himself. 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.
Are those that allow the effective management of advertising spaces that have been included in the Web page or application from which the service is provided. They allow to adapt the content of the advertising so that it is relevant for the user and to avoid showing ads that the user has already seen.
Statistical analysis cookies
They are those that allow tracking and analysis of the behavior of users 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, in order to introduce improvements in the service according to 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. As 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 options of the browser installed on his terminal:
To adjust the permissions related to cookies in the Google Chrome Browser:
- Click on the menu located in the toolbar.
- Select Settings
- Click on Show advanced options.
- In the “Privacy” section click on the Content Settings button.
- In the “Cookies” section you can configure the options.
To adjust the permissions related to cookies in the Mozilla Firefox browser:
- At the top of the Firefox window click on the Tools menu.
- Select Options
- Select the Privacy panel.
- In the Firefox option you can choose Use a custom configuration for the history to configure the options.
- More information about Mozilla Firefox
To adjust the permissions related to cookies in the Internet Explorer 9 Browser:
- At the top of the Internet Explorer window, click on the Tools menu.
- Select the Security tab and use the option Delete browsing history to delete cookies. Activate the Cookies box, and then click Remove.
- Select the Security tab and use the Settings move the slider all the way up to block all cookies or completely down to allow all cookies. After that, click on OK.
- More information about Internet Explorer
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.