What are Cookies?

A cookie is a file or device that is downloaded to the terminal equipment of a user 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 website, among other things, store and retrieve information about browsing habits of a user or your computer and, depending on the information they contain and the way you use your computer, can be used to recognize the user.

Its main functions are:

  • To keep track of users: when a user enters his username and password, a cookie is stored so that he does not have to keep entering them for each page of the server. However, a cookie does not identify only one person, but a combination of computer-browser-user.
  • Getting information about the user’s browsing habits, and spyware attempts by advertising agencies and others. This can cause privacy problems and is one of the reasons why cookies have their detractors. There are different types of cookies depending, above all, on the purpose for which they are used, thus distinguishing, among others, the following: Analysis 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, to verify whether or not the user has already accessed 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, he/she can consult the following website http://www.aboutcookies.org/. What type of cookies does this website use? This website is using cookies that allow the user to facilitate the use and navigation through it, ensure access to certain services, as well as improve the functional configuration of the website.

Specifically, this website uses 3rd Party Cookies via Google Analytics with Advertisement aim.

How to manage the configuration of cookies?

This section provides a brief explanation of how to consult and configure the cookie system in relation to the most common browsers or those most used by users. In this sense, practically all browsers allow the user to obtain general information on the cookies installed on a web page, specifically to verify the existence of cookies, their duration or the system for eliminating them. In this sense, for information purposes, a series of related links are provided:

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Internet Explorer

On the other hand, the user may allow, block or delete cookies installed on your computer by modifying the settings of your 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 of your browser to solve or resolve any doubts that may arise in this regard. It should be noted that if the installation of all cookies is prevented, the content of the web as well as certain features and services provided by the same may be affected.