What is a ‘cookie’?
A ‘cookie’ is a file that is downloaded from websites and that certain web pages send to the browser, and which is stored in the user’s terminal, which can be a personal computer, a mobile phone, a tablet, etc. These files allow the website to remember information about your visit, such as language and preferred options, which may allow you to retrieve information about the navigation that takes place from your computer, thus facilitating your next visit and making the site more useful by customizing its content.
How are cookies used?
By browsing this website, the user is accepting that ‘cookies’ may be installed on their terminal and that they allow us to know the following information:
- Statistical information on the use of the website.
- The user’s login to keep the session active on the web.
- The format of the web preferably in the access from mobile devices.
- The last searches made in the web services and personalization data of these services.
- Information about the ads that are shown to the user.
- Information about the surveys in which the user has participated
- Social network connection data for users accessing with their Facebook or Twitter user.
Types of ‘cookies’ used
This website uses both temporary session cookies and permanent cookies. Session cookies store data only while the user is accessing the site, and permanent cookies store data in the terminal so that it can be accessed and used in more than one session. They are usually used to store information that is only interesting to keep for the provision of the service requested by the user on one occasion.
Depending on the purpose for which the data obtained through the ‘cookies’ are processed, the website may use:
They are those that allow the user to navigate through a web page, platform or application and use the different options or services that exist therein, such as, for example, controlling traffic and data communication, identifying the session, accessing parts of restricted access, remembering the elements that make up an order, carrying out the purchase process of an order, applying for registration or participation in an event, using security elements during navigation, storing content for the dissemination of videos or sound or sharing content through social networks.
They are those that allow the user to access the service with some general characteristics predefined according to a series of criteria in the user’s terminal, such as the language, the type of browser through which the service is accessed, the regional configuration from which the service is accessed, the geolocation of the terminal and the regional configuration from which the service is accessed.
These are those that allow the management, in the most efficient way possible, of the advertising spaces that, in their case, the publisher has included in a web page, application or platform from which it provides the requested service based on criteria such as the edited content or the frequency in which the ads are shown.
Behavioral Advertising Cookies
These are those that allow the management, in the most efficient way possible, of the advertising spaces that, in their case, the publisher has included in a web page, application or platform from which it provides the requested service. These cookies store information on the behaviour of the users obtained through the continuous observation of their browsing habits, which allows the development of a specific profile to display advertising based on it.
Statistical Analysis Cookies
They are those that allow the monitoring and analysis of user behaviour on websites. The information collected by means of this type of ‘cookies’ is used to measure the activity of the websites, application or platform and to draw up navigation profiles of the users of these sites, in order to introduce improvements in the service based on the data of use made by the users.
These cookies are those sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain that is not managed by the publisher, but by another entity that processes the data obtained through cookies. In some web pages ‘cookies’ from third parties can be installed, which allow the management and improvement of the services offered. For example, statistical services from Google Analytics and Comscore.
How do I manage cookies in the browser?
The user has the option to allow, block or delete the ‘cookies’ installed on his computer by configuring the options of the browser installed on his terminal.
You can allow, block or delete the ‘cookies’ installed on your computer by configuring the options of the browser installed on your computer.
You can then access the configuration of the most common web browsers to accept, install or deactivate the ‘cookies’: