MÃ¡s informaciÃ³n sobre las cookies
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a harmless text file that is stored in your browser when you visit almost any website. It helps the website to remember your visit when you browse that page again. Although many people don’t know this, cookies have been used for 20 years, when the first World Wide Web browsers appeared.
What is a cookie NOT?
It is not a virus, a Trojan, a worm, spam, or spyware, nor does it open pop-up windows
What information does a cookie store?
Cookies do not usually store sensitive information about you, such as credit cards or bank details, photographs, your personal ID number, or personal information, etc. The data they store is technical information, personal preferences, content customization, etc.
The web server does not associate you as a person, but your web browser. In fact, if you usually browse using Internet Explorer and try browsing the same website with Firefox or Chrome, you will see that the website does not realize that you are the same person because it is actually associating the browser, not the person.
What type 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 browsing, when an anonymous user and a registered user is browsing, basic tasks for the functioning of any dynamic website.
- Analysis Cookies: These collect information on the type of browsing you are doing, the sections you use most, products you have viewed, time zone, language, etc.
- Advertising cookies: These show advertising according to your browsing experience, your country of origin, language, etc.
What are own and third-party cookies?
The website’s own cookies are generated by the page you are visiting, and third-party cookies are generated by external services or providers such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.
What happens if I disable cookies?
To understand the scope of disabling cookies, here are some examples:
- You will not be able to share content from that website on Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media platform.
- The website will not be able to adapt content to your personal preferences, as is usually the case with online stores.
- You will not be able to access the personal area of that website, such as My account, or My profile or My orders.
- Online stores: You will not be able to make online purchases, you will have to make orders over the phone or by visiting the physical store if there is one.
- It will not be possible to personalize your geographical preferences, such as time zone, currency, or language.
- The website will not be able to perform web analytics on visitors and web traffic, which will make it difficult for the website to be optimal.
- You will not be able to write on the blog, you will not be able to upload photos, post comments, or rate content. The website will also not be able to know if you are a human or an automated application that publishes spam.
- Sectorial advertising cannot be displayed, which will reduce the website’s advertising revenue.
Can cookies be deleted?
Yes. Not only can they be deleted, but they can also be blocked, either generally or specifically for a particular domain.
To delete cookies from a website, go to your browser settings and you can search for cookies associated with the domain in question and delete them.
Cookie settings for the most common browsers
Below we explain how to access a specific cookie on the Chrome browser. Note: these steps may vary depending on the browser version:
- Go to Settings or Preferences using the File menu or by clicking on the customization icon that appears above on the right.
- You will see different sections, click on Show advanced options.
- Go to Privacy, Content settings.
- Select All cookies and site data.
A list will appear with all the cookies, sorted by domain. To make it easier to find cookies in a certain domain, enter the partial or full address in the Search cookies field.
- After applying this filter, one or several lines will appear onscreen with the cookies of the requested website. Now you only have to select it and press the X to delete it.
Follow these steps to access the cookie settings of the web browser Internet Explorer (this may vary depending on the web browser version):
- Go to Tools, Internet Options
- Click on Privacy.
- Move the slider to adjust the privacy to the level you wish.
Follow these steps to access the cookie settings of the web browser Firefox (this may vary depending on the web browser version):
- Go to Options or Preferences, depending on your operating system.
- Click on Privacy.
- In History, choose Use custom settings for history.
- Now you will see the option Accept cookies, where you can activate it or disable it according to your preferences.
Follow these steps to access the cookie settings of the web browser Safari for OSX (this may vary depending on the web browser version):
- Go to Preferences, then Privacy.
- Here you will see the option Block cookies, where you can adjust the type of block you wish to apply.
Follow these steps to access the cookie settings of the web browser Safari for iOS (this may vary depending on the web browser version):
- Go to Settings, then Safari.
- Go to Privacy & Security, and you will see the option Block cookies, where you can adjust the type of block you wish to apply.
Follow these steps to access the cookie settings of the web browser for Android devices (this may vary depending on the web browser version):
- Open the web browser and click on the Menu button, then Settings.
- Go to Security and Privacy, you will see the option Accept cookies, where you can activate or deactivate the box.
Follow these steps to access the cookie settings of the web browser for Windows Phone devices (this may vary depending on the web browser version):
- Open Internet Explorer, then More, then Settings
- Now you can activate or deactivate the box Allow cookies.