Cookies are small files that web pages, Ecommerce, intranets, online platforms or similar, store in the browser of the user who visits them and are necessary to provide countless advantages to web browsing in the provision of interactive services.
The following information on the possible types of cookies helps to better understand the functions that make it possible:
Session cookies: These are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie space of your computer until the browser closes, so none is registered on the user’s disk. The information obtained through these cookies serves to make operational management possible with each of the users who are accessing the website simultaneously.
Persistent cookies: These are cookies that remain stored in the cookie space of your computer once the browser is closed, and you will check the website again the next time you access it to remember information that facilitates navigation (directly accessing the service without doing the login process) or the provision of a commercial service (offer those products or services related to previous visits).
Cookies exchanged when browsing a web page can be:
Originating or own cookies: These are cookies generated by the website you are visiting.
Third-party cookies: These are cookies that are received when browsing that website, but have been generated by a third service that is hosted on it. An example may be the cookie used by an advertisement or advertising banner found on the website we visited.
Another may be the cookie used by a visitor counter hired by the website we visited.
Cookies can be used to:
Technical purposes: They are also called “strictly necessary”. They allow the user to navigate through a web page, platform or application and use the different options or services that exist in it, such as, for example, control traffic and data communication, identify the session, access parts of restricted access, remember the elements that make up an order, make the purchase process of an order, make the request for registration or participation in an event, use security elements while browsing, store content for the dissemination of videos or sound or share content through social networks.
Personalization: They make it possible for each user to configure aspects such as the language in which they want to view the web page, display formats, etc.
Analysis or performance: They allow to measure the number of visits and navigation criteria of different areas of the web, application or platform and allows us to develop navigation profiles of the users of said sites, applications and platforms, in order to introduce improvements in function of the analysis of the usage data collected by the users of the service.
Advertising: They allow implementing efficiency parameters in the advertising offered on the web pages.
Behavioral advertising: They allow implementing efficiency parameters in the advertising offered on the web pages, based on information on the behavior of users obtained through the continuous observation of their browsing habits, which allows to develop a specific profile to show advertising in function of itself.
DETAIL OF THE COOKIES USED ON THIS SITE
HOW TO MANAGE COOKIES ON THE BROWSER
Some people prefer not to enable cookies. This is the reason why most browsers offer you the possibility to manage cookies that are suitable for you.
In some browsers you can configure rules to manage cookies per site, which gives you more precise control over your privacy. This means that you can disable cookies from all sites except those you trust, or even delete cookies already stored.
Here’s how to make these settings in different browsers: