What are Cookies?

A cookie as a file or device that is downloaded onto the terminal of a user in order to store data that may be updated and recovered by the entity responsible for its installation. That is to say, a file that is downloaded on the computer when accessing certain web pages. Cookies allow a web page, among other things, to store and recover information on the browsing habits of a user or of their device and, depending on the information contained and how the device is used, they can be used to recognise the user.

Their main functions are:

  • For user control purposes: when a user enters their user name and password, a cookie is stored to avoid having to enter them on each page of the server. However, a cookie does not identify an individual person, but a computer-browser-user combination.
  • To obtain information on the user’s browsing habits, and on spyware attempts from advertising agencies and others. This may cause privacy problems and is one of the reasons why cookies have their detractors.

 

There are different types of cookies in operation, above all, for the purposes for which they are used, and are the following:

Analytics cookies: these cookies are used to carry out an analysis of the behaviours and actions of the users of a web page as well as to develop browsing profiles in order to carry out technical improvements to the functioning and the service.

Advertising cookies: allow efficient management of advertising spaces based on a series of criteria, for example, verifying whether the user has already accessed a notification to update it for a newer version or not.

Behavioural advertising cookies: these cookies are responsible for storing information of the behaviour of users by focussing on their browsing habits. This allows for user profiles to be established according to their behaviour and to use them to personalise the adverts shown.

If the user wishes to obtain more information in cookies they can consult the following web site http://www.aboutcookies.org/.

What type of cookies does this web page use?

This web page is using cookies that allow it to facilitate the use and browsing experience of the user, guaranteeing access to certain services, as well as improving the functional settings of the web page.

Specifically, this web page uses the following cookies:

 

Cookies Summary
Type Name Session/Persistent Own/Third Party
Analytics Google Analytics Session Third Party

 

How to manage cookies settings?

In this section there is a brief explanation of how to consult and adjust the settings of the cookies system regarding the most common or most used browsers by users

In this section, practically all browsers allow the user to obtain general information on the cookies installed on a web page, specifically to verify the existence of the same, their duration or the elimination system. In this sense, by way of information, a series of related links are provided:

On the other hand, the user may permit, block or delete cookies installed on their device by adjusting their browser settings according to the instructions indicated. By way of information it is indicated that the cookies settings are usually found in the “Preferences” or “Tools” options of each browser; in any case, you can always access the help option of your browser to solve or overcome any question you have on the subject.

It is worth considering that if the installation of all cookies is prevented, the content of the web as well as some of its functionalities and services may be affected.