¿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. That is, it is a file that is downloaded to your computer when accessing certain web pages. Cookies allow a web page, among other things, to store and retrieve information about a user’s browsing habits or his or her equipment and, depending on the information they contain and the way the equipment is used, cookies can be used to recognize the user.
Their main functions are:
- Control user login information: when a user enters his or her username and password, a cookie is stored so that he or she do not have to enter them for each server page. However, a cookie does not identify only one person, but rather a combination of computer-browser-user information.
- Obtain information about the user’s browsing habits and spyware attempts by advertising agencies among others. This can cause privacy problems and is one of the reasons why cookies have their critics.
There are different types of cookies depending, above all, on the purpose for which they are used, such as, but not limited to, the following:
Analytical cookies: these cookies are used to analyse the users’ behaviours and actions on the website as well as prepare browsing profiles in order to make technical improvements in operation and service.
Advertising cookies: they permit the efficient management of advertising spaces based on a series of criteria, for example, verifying if the user has already had access to a news item or not and to update it with a new one.
Behavioural advertising cookies: these cookies are responsible for storing information about the users’ own behaviour, focusing on their browsing habits. This permits the establishment of user profiles according to their behaviour and the use of these profiles to personalize the presented advertising.
If the user would like to obtain more information about cookies, he or she may consult the following website: http://www.aboutcookies.org/.
What types of cookies does this website use?
Specifically, this website utilizes the following cookies:
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How to manage cookie configurations?
This section is a brief presentation on how to consult and carry out the cookies system configuration in the most common or most used browsers.
In this regard, practically all browsers allow the user to obtain general information about the cookies installed from a web page, specifically verifying their existence, their duration, or the elimination system. On this subject, for informational purposes, a series of related links are provided:
Otherwise, the user may allow, block, or eliminate the cookies installed on his or her equipment by modifying the browser’s configuration according to the browser’s instructions. For informational purposes, it is indicated that the cookies configuration is usually carried out in the “Preferences” or “Tools” menu of each browser. In any case, you can always go to your browser’s help menu to answer any questions you may have in this respect.
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 operations and services provided by it may be affected.