What are Cookies?
A cookie is a file or device that is downloaded to a user’s terminal equipment in order to store data that can be updated and retrieved by the entity responsible for its installation. In other words, it is a file that is downloaded to your computer when you access certain web pages. Cookies allow a web page, among other things, to store and retrieve information about the browsing habits of a user or their equipment and, depending on the information they contain and the way they use their equipment, they can be used to recognize to user.
Its main functions are:
Keep track of users: when a user enters their username and password, a cookie is stored so that they do not have to be entering them for each page of the server. However, a cookie does not identify only a person, but a combination of computer-browser-user.
Obtain information about the user’s browsing habits, and spyware attempts (spyware), by advertising agencies and others. This can cause privacy problems and is one of the reasons that cookies have their detractors.
There are different types of cookies depending, above all, on the purpose for which they are used, this is how the following are distinguished, among others:
Analysis cookies: these cookies are used to carry out an analysis of the behavior and actions of the users of the website as well as for the preparation of navigation profiles in order to make technical improvements in operation and service.
Advertising cookies: allow efficient management of advertising spaces based on a series of criteria, for example, to verify whether or not the user has already had access to a news item in order to update it with a new one.
Behavioral advertising cookies: these cookies are responsible for storing information on the user’s own behavior, focusing on their browsing habits. This makes it possible to establish user profiles based on their behavior and use them to personalize the advertising presented.
If the user wishes to obtain more information about cookies, they can consult the following website http://www.aboutcookies.org/.
What type of cookies does this website use?
This website is using cookies that make it easier for the user to use and navigate through it, guarantee access to certain services, as well as improve the functional configuration of the website.
Specifically, this website uses the following cookies:
How to manage cookie settings?
In this section there is a brief presentation of how to consult and carry out the configuration of the cookie system in relation to the most common browsers or most used by users.
In this sense, practically all browsers allow the user to obtain general information about the cookies installed on a web page, specifically to verify their existence, their duration or the elimination system. In this sense, for information purposes, a series of related links are provided:
On the other hand, the user may allow, block or delete the cookies installed on their computer by modifying the configuration of their browser in accordance with the instructions indicated therein. For information purposes, it is indicated that the configuration of cookies is usually carried out in the “Preferences” or “Tools” menu of each browser, in any case, you can always go to the help of your browser to solve or solve doubts that are generated in this regard.
It should be borne in mind that, if the installation of all cookies is prevented, the content of the website as well as certain functionalities and services provided by it may be affected.