Info about cookies

 

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small snippet of text that a website asks your browser to store. All cookies have expiration dates in them that determine how long they stay in your browser. Cookies can be removed in two ways: automatically, when they expire, or when you manually delete them. We’ve included more details below to help you understand what kind of cookies we use.

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 does a cookie store?

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 but as a 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 because in fact it is associating the browser, not the person.

What kind of cookies are there?

Essential cookies – these cookies are all first party cookies that are essential for the operation of our website. For example, some cookies allow us to identify subscribers and ensure they can access the subscription pages.

 Functional cookies – these cookies remember your log-in details if you have the “Stay logged in” box ticked which makes it possible for registered users to return to the site without having to log in. Functional cookies also make sure the website looks consistent as well as allowing us to analyze site usage so we can measure and improve performance.

Advertising cookies – these cookies allow you to share pages with social networks should you wish to do so. They also enable us and our advertisers to serve you with relevant advertisements that may interest you through a practice often called OBA, or online behavioral advertising.

What are own cookies and third-party cookies?

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 happens if I turn off cookies?

To understand the scope that can have disabling cookies, we show some examples:

You will not be able to share content from that website on Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.

The website will not be able to adapt the contents to your personal preferences, as is often the case in online stores.

You will not be able to access the personal area of that website, such as My account, My profile or My orders.

Online stores: You will not be able to make online purchases.

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.

All social networks use cookies; if you disable them you will not be able to use any social network.

Can cookies be deleted?

They can be deleted or blocked in a general or particular way for a specific domain.

To remove cookies from a website you must 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.

Setting up cookies for most popular browsers

How to access a specific cookie using 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 at the top right.

You will see different sections, click 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 the cookies for a particular domain, enter the address in the Search for cookies field .