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 the browsing habits of a user or their computer and, depending on the information they contain and how you use your computer, can be used to recognize the user.
Its main functions are:
-Take control of users: when a user enters their user name 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 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 behaviour and actions of the users of the website as well as for the preparation of navigation profiles with the aim of making 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 the user has already had access or not to a news item in order to proceed to update it with a new one.
Behavioral advertising cookies: these cookies are responsible for storing information on the users’ own behavior, focusing on their browsing habits. This makes it possible to establish user profiles based on their behaviour and use them to personalise the advertising presented.
If the user wishes to obtain more information on cookies, he 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 and improve the functional configuration of the website.
How to manage the configuration of cookies?
In this section, a brief explanation is given of how to consult and carry out the configuration of the cookie system in relation to the most common 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. In this sense, for information purposes, a series of related links are provided:
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 menu “Preferences” or “Tools” 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 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.