Cookies are a tool used by web servers to store and retrieve information about their visitors or users. It is nothing more than a text file that some servers install while browsing and that allow information such as: the place from which you access, the connection time, the device from which you access (fixed or mobile), the operating system and browser used, the most visited pages, the number of clicks made and data regarding user behavior on the Internet. They do not provide references that allow the user’s name and surname to be deduced and they cannot read data from their hard drive or transfer viruses to their computers. Likewise, they cannot read the cookies implanted on the user’s hard drive from other servers.
Why are they important?
The website is accessible without the need for cookies to be activated, although their deactivation may prevent its correct functioning.
From a technical point of view, cookies allow websites to function in a more agile way and adapted to user preferences, such as storing the language, the currency of the country or detecting the access device.
They establish levels of protection and security that prevent or hinder cyberattacks against the website or its users.
They allow media managers to know statistical data collected to improve the quality and experience of their services.
They serve to optimize the advertising that we show to users, offering the one that best suits their interests.
The user can configure their browser to reject all cookies by default or to receive an on-screen notice of the receipt of each cookie and decide whether or not to install it on their hard drive.
This acceptance may be revoked through the content and privacy configuration options available therein. The owner recommends that its users consult the help of their browser or access the help web pages of the main browsers: Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome.
If you want more information about how to revoke the consent given or about the procedure to disable cookies, as well as ask any questions about the Cookies Policy, you can contact the owner through the following email address: email@example.com, indicating “Cookies Policy” in the subject.
Types of cookies used on the web
The user who browses the Web may find cookies inserted directly by the owner, or cookies inserted by entities other than the owner, as detailed in the following sections:
- Session cookies expire when the user leaves the page or closes the browser, that is, they are active for the duration of the visit to the website and are, therefore, deleted from our computer when leaving it.
- Permanent cookies expire when the purpose for which they serve is fulfilled or when they are manually deleted, they have an erasure date and are normally used in the online purchase process, customizations or in the registry, so as not to have to constantly enter a password.
Depending on the entity that manages the computer or domain from which the cookies are sent and processes the data obtained, we can distinguish between proprietary and third-party cookies.
- Proprietary cookies are those cookies which are sent to the user’s computer and are managed exclusively by us for the best functioning of the website. The information we collect is used to improve the quality of our service and your user experience.
- Third-party cookies. When the user interacts with the content of our website, third-party cookies may also be set (for example, by pressing social media buttons or viewing videos hosted on another website), which are those established by a different domain of our website. We cannot access the data stored in the cookies of other websites when you browse the aforementioned websites.