What cookies are?
Cookies are files which are downloaded and stored on user’s computer in order to store data that can be updated and retrieved by the entity responsible for its installation. That is, it is a file downloaded to your computer when accessing certain websites. Cookies allow a website, among other things, to store and retrieve information about browsing habits of a user or his/her equipment and, depending on the information they contain and the way they use their equipment, they can be used to recognize the user.
Purpose of cookies:
- To take control of users: when a user enters his/her username and password, a cookie is stored so that they do not have to be introducing them for each page of the server. However, a cookie does not identify only one person, but a combination of computer-browser-user.
- To get information about user’s browsing habits, and spyware attempts (spyware), by advertising agencies and others. This can cause privacy problems and is one of the reasons why cookies have their detractors.
There are different kind of cookies depending, above all, on the purpose for which they are used, thus distinguishing, among others, the following:
Analytic cookies: these cookies are used to carry out an analysis of the behaviors and actions of the users of the website, as well as for the elaboration of browsing profiles in order to make technical improvements in operation and service.
Advertising cookies: they allow an efficient management of advertising spaces based on a series of criteria, for example, verifying if the user has already had access to a news item or not and to proceed to update it with a new one.
Behavioural advertising cookies: these cookies are responsible for storing information about users’ own behavior, focusing on their browsing habits. This allows to establish user profiles according to their behavior and use them to personalize the displayed advertising.
If the user wishes to obtain more information about cookies, he / she can consult the following website http://www.aboutcookies.org/.
Cookies that are inserted by the Owner
The following are the cookies we use when a user enters the website:
How to manage the configuration of cookies?
In this section a brief presentation of how to consult and carry out the configuration of the cookie system in relation to the most common or most used browsers is carried out.
In this sense, practically all browsers allow the user to obtain general information about the cookies installed on a website, specifically, to verify the existence of them, their duration or the elimination system. In this regard, for information purposes, a series of related links are provided:
On the other hand, the user may allow, block or eliminate the cookies installed on his/her equipment by modifying the configuration of his/her browser according to 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” menu of your browser to solve any doubts that may arise in this regard.
It is important to bear 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.