WHAT ARE COOKIES?
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your browser when you visit almost any website. Cookies allow a website, among other things, store and retrieve information about browsing habits of a user or their equipment and, depending on the information they contain and how you use your computer, can be used to recognize the user .
What information do we set a cookie?
Cookies do not often store sensitive user information, such as credit card or bank account information, photographs, identity card or personal information, etc. The data stored are technical, personal preferences, personalization of content, etc.
The web server does not associate the user as a person, if not your web browser. In fact, if you usually browse with Internet Explorer and try to browse the same web with Firefox or Chrome it will be appreciated that the web does not realize that he is the same person that is actually associating the browser, not the person.
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies depending on who manages include:
Cookies themselves: they are those generated by the page you are visiting.
Third Party Cookies: are generated by internal or external providers such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.
According to the length of time they remain active in the terminal equipment:
Session Cookies: Cookies are a type designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a website. They are often used to store information only interested in preserving for the service requested by the user only once (eg a list of purchased products).
Persistent Cookies: Cookies are a type in which the data is still stored in the terminal and can be accessed and treated for a defined by the head of the cookie, and can range from a few minutes to several years period.
And according to their purpose:
Cookies techniques: those that allow the user to navigate through a website, platform or application and use of the different options or services it exist as, for example, control traffic and data communication, identify the session, access to restricted parts, remember the elements of an order, make the buying process an order, make an application for registration or participation in an event, use security features, while browsing store content for broadcasting videos or sound or share content via social networks.
Cookies Customization: those that allow users to access the service with some features of a general nature based on a predefined set of criteria in the user terminal, such as would be the language, the type of browser through which access to service, locale from which you access the service, etc.
Cookies analysis: those that allow the responsible for them, monitoring and analyzing the behavior of the users of the websites to which they are linked. The information gathered through such cookies is used in measuring the activity of web sites and application or platform for profiling navigation users of these sites, applications and platforms, in order to make improvements in based on analysis of data use made by users of the service.
Advertising cookies: those that allow the management, in the most effective manner possible, of advertising spaces, if the publisher has included a website, application or platform from providing the requested service based on criteria as the edited content or the frequency in which ads are displayed.
Behavioral advertising cookies: those that allow the management, in the most effective manner possible, of advertising spaces, if the publisher has included a website, application or platform from providing the requested service. These cookies store information on user behavior obtained through the continuous observation of your browsing habits, allowing to develop a specific profile to display ads based on the same.
Technical Cookies: These cookies are used to identify the user during the session, preventing the user from having to repeat authentication processes on the web, accelerate some processes of the website, remember selections made during the session or in subsequent accesses, remember the pages already visited, etc. They provide assistance in matters of safety and regulatory compliance. Ensure that users who write comments on the blog are human and not automated applications. Thus combat spam. Collect information on whether the user has accepted cookies, to continue to show the warning until it accepts.
Cookies analysis: those that treated well by those responsible for this website or third parties, allow us to quantify the number of users and thus the measurement and statistical analysis of the use made by users of the service offered. To do browsing is analyzed on the website in order to improve the supply of products or services offered.
Google Analytics stores cookies to compile statistics on traffic and volume of visits to this website. By using this site the user is consenting to the processing of information about him by Google, therefore, the exercise of any rights in this respect should be made to communicate directly with Google.
Advertising cookies: These are well treated by those responsible for this website or third parties, allow to manage as effectively as possible the offer of advertising spaces in the web site, adapting the content of the ad content service requested or to your use of the website. To do this you can analyze the Internet browsing habits of the user, being able to show related advertising to your profile navigation.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO ELIMINATE THE COOKIES?
Yes. Not only eliminate also block, general or particular to a specific domain.
At any time the user can exercise their right to disable or delete cookies from this website. To do this, you go to your browser settings and there find the cookies associated with the domain in question and proceed to its elimination.
OFF OR DISPOSAL OF COOKIES
These actions are performed differently depending on the browser being used:
For other browsers consult your browser's documentation that you install.
WHAT OCCURS If cookies are disabled?
To understand the extent you may have to disable cookies some examples:
- No, you can share content from that page on Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.
- The web site will not adapt content to the user's personal preferences, as often happens in the online stores.
- It will not be possible to customize geographic preferences as time zone, currency or language.
- The web site will not perform analytical web visitors and traffic on the web, making it difficult to be competitive anywhere.
- No you can write on the blog, or upload photos, post comments, evaluate or rate content. The website can not know if it's a human or an automated application that publishes spam.
- Web browsers are responsible for storing tools and cookies from this place should carry their right to removal or disabling them. Neither this website nor their legal representatives can ensure the proper or improper handling of cookies by any of the above browsers.
- In some cases it is necessary to install the browser cookies to remember the decision not to accept them.
- In the case of cookies Google Analytics, the company stores cookies on servers in the United States and agree not to share it with others, except where necessary for system operation or when required by law on that matter. As Google does not store your IP address. Google Inc. is a company attached to the Safe Harbor Agreement ensures that all data transferred will be treated with a level of protection according to European standards.