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 website, among other things, to store and retrieve information about a user’s or computer’s browsing habits and, depending on the information they contain and how you use your computer, may be used to recognize the user.
Its main functions are:
- Take: Take control 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 just one person, but a combination of computer-browser-user.
- Get: Get information about the user’s browsing habits, and spyware attempts, from advertising agencies and others. This can cause privacy problems and is one of the reasons 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 behaviours and actions of the users of the website as well as for the creation of navigation profiles in order to make technical improvements in operation and service
Advertising Cookies: allow an efficient management of advertising spaces based on a series of criteria, for example, to verify if the user has already had access or not to a news item in order to update it with a new one.
Behavioral advertising cookies: these cookies are responsible for storing information about the users’ own behavior, focusing on their browsing habits. This allows you to establish user profiles based on their behavior and use them to customize the advertising presented.
If the user wishes to obtain more information on cookies, he can consult the following website https://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 and improve the functional configuration of the website.
Specifically, this website uses the following cookies:
Of session/Persistent ones
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How to manage cookie settings?
This section provides a brief explanation of how to consult and carry out the configuration of the cookie system in relation to the most common browsers or browsers 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. A number of related links are provided for information purposes:
On the other hand, the user will be able to allow, block or eliminate the cookies installed in his computer modifying the configuration of his navigator according to the instructions indicated in the same one. 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 turn to the help of your browser to solve or resolve the doubts that arise in this regard.
It should be borne in mind that if you prevent the installation of all cookies, the content of the website as well as certain features and services provided by it may be affected.