MORE INFORMATION ABOUT COOKIES
WHAT IS A COOKIE?
A cookie is a harmless text file that is stored in your browser when you visit almost any web page. The usefulness of the cookie is that the web is able to remember your visit when you navigate through this page. Although many people do not know the cookies have been used for 20 years, when the first browsers appeared for the World Wide Web.
WHAT IS NOT A COOKIE?
It is not a virus, nor a Trojan, nor a worm, nor spam, nor spyware, nor opens pop-up windows.
WHAT INFORMATION IS STORED IN A COOKIE?
Cookies do not usually store sensitive information about you, such as credit cards or bank details, photographs, your ID or personal information, etc. The data they keep are of a technical nature, personal preferences, personalization of contents, etc.
The web server does not associate you as a person if not in your web browser. In fact, if you regularly surf with Internet Explorer and try browsing the same web with Firefox or Chrome you will see that the web does not realize that you are the same person that is actually associating the browser, not the person.
WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES ARE THERE?
- Technical Cookies: These are the most basic and allow, among other things, to know when a human or an automated application is navigating, when navigating an anonymous user and a registered, basic tasks for the operation of any dynamic web.
- Analysis Cookies: Collect information about the type of navigation you are making, the sections you use most, products consulted, time zone of use, language, etc.
- Advertising Cookies: Display advertising based on your navigation, your country of origin, language, etc.
What are your own and third-party cookies?
Your own cookies are those generated by the page you are visiting and those of third parties are those generated by external services or providers such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.
WHAT IF COOKIES DISAPPEAR?
To understand the consequences that may have to disable cookies we show some examples:
- You may not share content on this website on Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.
- The website will not be able to tailor content to your personal preferences, as is often the case with online stores.
- Online stores: You will not be able to make purchases online, they should be telephone or visit the physical store if you have it.
- It will not be possible to customize your geographical preferences such as time zone, currency or language.
- The website will not be able to perform web analytics on visitors and traffic on the web, which will make it difficult for the web to be competitive.
- You will not be able to write on the blog, you will not be able to upload photos, post comments, rate or rate content. The web also will not know if you are a human or an automated application that publishes spam.
- You will not be able to show sectorized advertising, which will reduce the advertising revenues of the web.
CAN THE COOKIES BE ELIMINATED?
Yes. Do not just delete, also block, in a general or particular way for a specific domain.
To remove cookies from a website you have to go to the configuration of your browser and there you can search for those associated with the domain in question and proceed to its elimination.
CONFIGURATION OF COOKIES FOR THE MOST POPULAR BROWSERS
Here’s how to access a specific cookie from the Chrome browser. Note: These steps may vary depending on your browser version:
- Go to Settings or Preferences using the File menu or by clicking the customization icon that appears at the top right.
- You will see different sections, press the option Show advanced options.
- Go to Privacy, Content Settings.
- Select All cookies and site data.
- A list with all the cookies sorted by domain will appear. To make it easier for you to find cookies in a given domain, enter the address in the Search for cookies field, in whole or in part.
- After this filter is made, one or more lines will appear on the screen with the requested web page cookies. Now you just have to select it and press the X to proceed to its elimination.
To access the cookie settings of the Internet Explorer browser do the following (may vary depending on browser version):
- Go to Tools, Internet Options
- Click Privacy.
- Move the slider until you adjust the level of privacy you want.
To access the cookies configuration of the browser Firefox does the following (may vary depending on the version of the browser):
- Go to Options or Preferences depending on your operating system.
- Click Privacy.
- In History choose Use a custom settings for the history.
- You will now see the option Accept cookies, you can activate or deactivate according to your preferences.
To access the cookie settings of the Safari browser for OSX do the following (may vary depending on browser version):
- Go to Preferences, then Privacy.
- In this place you will see the Block Cookies option to adjust the block type you want to perform.
To access the cookies configuration of the Safari browser for iOS do the following (may vary depending on browser version):
- Go to Settings, then Safari.
- Go to Privacy and Security, you will see the Block Cookies option to adjust the type of block you want to perform.
To access the browser cookies settings for Android devices do the following (may vary depending on browser version):
- Run the browser and press the Menu key, then Settings.
- Go to Confidentiality, you will see the Accept Cookies option to enable or disable the check box.
To access the browser cookies settings for Windows Phone devices do the following (may vary depending on browser version):
- Open Internet Explorer, then More, then Settings
- You can now enable or disable the Allow cookies box.