What is a cookie?
A cookie is a file or a device downloaded in the user terminal in order to stock data that can be used and recovered by the entity responsible of his installation. That means a file downloaded in your computer when you access some websites. The cookies allowa website to, among other, stock and recover information about browsing habit of a user or his computer, they can be used to recognize the user.
The main functions are:
- Manage the user control: when the user introduces his username and password, a cookie is stocked and then he doesn’t have to introduce it on every server pages. However, a cookie doesn’t identify only one person, but a combination of computer-browser-user.
- Get information about the user navigation habit and spyware attempt from the advertising agency or others. That can produce some privacy problems and it’s the reason why the cookies have their detractors.
Different types of cookies exist depending on the purpose of their use, that’s why they are differentiated between the following types:
Analyzing cookies: these cookies are used in order to analyze the website userbehavior and actions but also for the navigation profile creation destinated to realize technical improvement of operation and services.
Advertising cookies: these cookies permit an efficient management of the advertising spaces based on a set of requirements, for example, verify if the user already accessed to the information in order to update by a new information.
Behavioral advertising cookies: these cookies stock information about the behavior of the users focusing on hisbrowser habits. That permits to create user profiles depending on their behavior and use them in order to personalize the advertisement showed.
If the user wants to receive more information about cookies, he can visit the following website: http://www.aboutcookies.org/.
What type of cookies are used on this website?
This website uses the cookies allowing the user to browse and use it, guarantying the access of some services, and improving the functional configuration of the web.
Concretely this website uses the following cookies:
Name: Google Analytics
De session/Persistent: De session
How can you manage the cookies setup?
In the following aside, you will find a brief explanation about how you can read and manage the cookies system setup in relation with the most famous or most used browsers.
In fact, almost browsers allow the user to get general information about the installed cookies, concretely verify their existence, their duration or the way to cancel them. Accordingly, for your information, we propose you the following links:
By the way, the user can authorize, block or cancel the cookies installed in his terminal modifying the browser setup depending on the instructions indicated on it. For your information, we indicate that usually the cookies setup must be done in the browser menu “preferences” or “tools”, in any case, you can ask to your browser help in order to solve or adjust your doubt about it.
Take in account that if you avoid all the cookies setting up, the website contents, some special functions or services offered by it, can be damaged.