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 the browsing habits of a user or their equipment and, depending on the information they contain and the way they use their equipment, they can be used to recognize to user.
Its main functions are:
• Keep track of users: when a user enters their username 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 only a person, but a combination of computer-browser-user.
• Obtain information about the user’s browsing habits and spyware (spyware) attempts by advertising agencies and others. This can cause privacy problems and is one of the reasons why cookies have their detractors.
There are different types of cookies depending, above all, on the purpose for which they are used, so the following are distinguished, among others:
Analysis cookies: these cookies are used to carry out an analysis of the behaviors and actions of the users of the website as well as to prepare navigation profiles in order to make technical improvements in operation and service.
Advertising cookies: they allow the efficient management of advertising spaces based on a series of criteria, for example, verifying whether the user has already had access to a news item or not to proceed with updating it with a new one.
Behavioral advertising cookies: these cookies are responsible for storing information on users’ own behavior, focusing on their browsing habits. This allows user profiles to be established based on their behavior and used to personalize the advertising presented.
If the user wishes to obtain more information about cookies, they 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 use and navigate through it, guarantee access to certain services, as well as improve the functional configuration of the website.
Specifically, this website uses the following cookies:
Type Session Name / Persistent Own / Third Party
cookie_notice_accepted This cookie remembers whether the cookie warning message has been accepted
to stop showing it during the time it is active. 15 days
_ga 2 years Used to distinguish users.
_gid 24 hours It is used to distinguish users.
How to manage cookie settings?
In this section, a brief exposition is made of how to consult and carry out the configuration of the cookie system in relation to the most common browsers or those most 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:
– Google Chrome
On the other hand, the user will be able to allow, block or eliminate the cookies installed in his equipment modifying the configuration of his browser according to the instructions indicated in it. For information purposes, it is indicated that usually the configuration of cookies is usually carried out in the menu “Preferences” or “Tools” of each browser, in any case, you can always go to the help of your browser to solve or solve doubts to be generated in this regard.
It should be borne 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.