Find out what cookies are and what cookies we use on our website
What are cookies?
A cookie is a file that is downloaded to the user's device when accessing certain web pages to store and retrieve information about the navigation that is carried out from said equipment.
Cookies allow said website, among other things, to store and retrieve information about the user's decisions and habits.
What kind of cookies are there?
Depending on the owner of the cookie:
- Own cookies: Are those that are sent to the user's terminal equipment from a computer or domain managed by the editor itself and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
- Third party cookies: Are those that are sent to the user's terminal equipment from a computer or domain managed by the editor itself and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
Depending on the duration of the cookie:
- session cookies: They are a type of cookies designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a web page
- persistent cookies: They are a type of cookies in which the data is still stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed during a period defined by the person responsible for the cookie, and which can range from a few minutes to several years.
Las Cookies, en función de su permanencia, pueden dividirse en session cookies o permanentes. Las primeras expiran cuando el usuario cierra el navegador. Las segundas expiran en función cuando se cumpla el objetivo para el que sirven (por ejemplo, para que el usuario se mantenga identificado en las webs y servicios de ) o bien cuando se borran manualmente.
Additionally, depending on their purpose, Cookies can be classified as follows:
User session cookies: User session Cookies are those that are used so that the user can use their account as a client, and whose function is to keep the user identified so that, if they close a service or web, the browser or the computer and at another time or another day you re-enter said service or website, you will continue to be identified, thus facilitating your navigation without having to identify yourself again. This functionality can be suppressed if the user presses the “Close session” functionality, so that this Cookie is eliminated and the next time the user enters the web, the user will have to log in to be identified.
Analytics cookies: Every time a User visits a Website or Service, a tool from an external provider, such as Google Analytics, generates an analytical cookie on the user's device. This cookie, which is only generated during the visit, will serve on future visits to anonymously identify the visitor. The main objectives pursued are:
- Allow the anonymous identification of browsing users through the "Cookie" (identifies browsers and devices, not people) and therefore the approximate accounting of the number of visitors and their trend over time.
- Anonymously identify the most visited content and therefore the most attractive for users
- Know if the user who is accessing is new or recurring.
How to disable cookies in the browser
Most browsers currently allow the user to configure if they want to accept cookies and which of them. These settings are usually found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser.
These are the instructions to configure cookies in the main browsers:
- Chrome: Settings -> Show advanced options -> Privacy -> Content settings. For more information, you can consult Google support or the browser Help.
- firefox: Tools -> Internet Options -> Privacy -> Settings. For more information, you can refer to Microsoft support or browser Help.
- Internet Explorer: Tools -> Internet Options -> Privacy -> Settings. For more information, you can refer to Microsoft support or browser Help.
- Safari: Preferences -> Security. For more information, you can refer to Apple support or browser Help.