What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file which is stored in your browser when you visit any web page. Cookies are useful as the site is able to remember your visit when you return to browse the same page. Cookies usually store technical info, personal preferences, content personalization, usage statistics, links to social networks, access to user accounts, etc.
Most people do not know that cookies have been used for 20 years, when the very first browsers for the World Wide Web appeared.
The purpose of a cookie is to fit the content of a web to your very own profile and needs; without cookies the services offered by internet sites would be significantly reduced. If you want further information about the cookies we are using, what they store, how to eliminate or deactivate them, please read the following sections.
What is NOT a cookie?
A cookie is not a virus, a trojan, an i-worm, or spam, spyware or a pop-up windows opener.
What information does a cookie store?
A cookie typically do not store sensitive information about you, such as credit card or bank details, pictures, your ID or your personal information, The idea behind a cookie is of technical nature, your personal preferences, content personalization, etc.
The web server does not associate you as a person, but your web browser. In fact, if you regularly browse on Internet Explorer and try to navigate through the same website on Firefox or Chrome, you will see that the web does not realize that you are the same person, because the cookie actually associates the browser and not the person.
What kind of cookies exist?
- Technical cookies: These are the most basic ones and allow, among others, to know when a human or an automated application is browsing, or when an anonymous or a registered user is navigating the web, which are basic tasks for any dynamic web performance.
- Analysis cookies: They collect information about the type of navigation you are doing, the most used sections, viewed products, your time zone or your browsing language, etc.
- Advertising cookies: They show advertising based on your browsing, country of origin, language, etc.
What are own 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 disable cookies?
To understand the scope that disabling cookies may have in your browsing here there are some examples:
• You can not share content from a website on Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.
• The website will not be able to fit the contents to your personal preferences, as it usually happens on ecommerce sites or online stores.
• You can not access the personal area on a website, such as My account, My profile or My orders.
• Online stores: It is impossible to purchase online, so you have to call or get into a bick-and-mortar store, if you have it.
• It will not be possible to customize your geographical preferences, such as time zone, currency or language.
• The website will not be able to analyze the web: visitors or traffic on the web, which will make it difficult for the website to be competitive.
• You can not post on a blog, upload photos, post comments or rate content. The web will not be able to know if you are human or a robot.
• Customised advertising won’t be displayed, so it will reduce the advertising revenues of the website.
Can cookies be deleted?
Yes. Not only deleted but they also can be blocked.
To remove cookies from a website you must go to your browser configuration and you can search the ones associated to the domain in particular and then proceed to remove.
Setting cookies for the most popular browsers
How to access a specific cookie in Chrome browser. Note: these steps may vary depending on the browser version:
1. Go to Settings or Preferences through the File menu or by clicking the personalization icon that appears at the top right.
2. You will see different sections, click the option Show advanced options.
3. Go to Privacy, Content Settings.
4. Select All cookies and site data.
5. A list with all the cookies ordered by domain will appear. To make finding the cookies of a specific domain easy, write the address partially or completely in the Search cookies field.
6. After completing this filter, one or several lines with the cookies of the requested web will appear on the screen. Now you just have to select them and press the X to proceed with removal.
Accessing the cookie settings on Internet Explorer is as follows (steps may vary depending on browser release):
1. Go to Tools, Internet Options
2. Click on Privacy.
3. Slide to adjust the level of privacy you want.
To access the cookie settings on Firefox browser follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
1. Go to Options or Preferences according to your operating system.
2. Click on Privacy.
3. Under History choose Use custom settings for history.
4. Now you will see the option Accept cookies, you can activate or deactivate them according to your preferences.
To access the cookies configuration on the Safari browser for OSX follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
1. Go to Preferences, then Privacy.
2. Here you will see the option Block Cookies so you can adjust the type of blocking you want.
To access the cookies configuration of the Safari browser for iOS follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
1. Go to Settings, then Safari.
2. Go to Privacy and Security, you will see the Block Cookies option so you can adjust the type of blocking you want.
To access the browser cookie settings for Android devices follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
1. Run the browser and press Menu, then Settings.
2. Go to Security and Privacy, you will see the option Accept Cookies so you can either activate or deactivate the box.
To access the cookie settings for Windows Phone devices follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
1. Open Internet Explorer, then More, then Settings
2. You can now either activate or deactivate the Allow Cookies box.
Cookies used on this website
This website uses the following own cookies:
• Session cookies, to ensure that users writing comments on the blog are human and not robots. Like this spam is avoided.
This website uses the following third-party cookies:
• Google Analytics: Stores cookies compiling statistics about traffic and volume of visitors to this website. By using this website you consent to the information processing about you by Google. Therefore, the exercise of any right in this regard must be done by communicating directly with Google.
• Social networks: Every social network uses their own cookies, so you can click on Like or Share buttons.
Deactivation or elimination of cookies
At any time you can exercise your right to deactivate or eliminate cookies from this website. These actions are performed differently depending on the browser you are using. Here is a quick guide for the most popular browsers.
• Neither this website nor its legal representatives are responsible for the content or the veracity of the privacy policies that may be held by third parties mentioned in this cookies policy.
• Web browsers are the tools in charge of storing cookies, so it’s there where you have to exercise your right to eliminate or deactivate them. Neither this website nor its legal representatives can guarantee the correct or incorrect manipulation of cookies by the aforementioned browsers.
• In some cases may be necessary to install cookies in order to the browser does not forget your decision of not accepting them.
• For further questions or queries about this Cookies Policy, please do not hesitate to contact us on the contact section.