What is a ‘cookie’?
A ‘cookie’ is a small piece of text that websites send to the browser and are stored on 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 your preferred language and options, which can make your next visit easier and make the site more useful when customizing your content. Cookies play a very important role in improving the experience of using the website.
How are cookies used?
By browsing this web portal the user is accepting that ‘cookies’ can be installed on your 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 preferred web format for access from mobile devices.
- The latest searches performed on the web services and personalization data of these services.
- Information about the ads that are shown to the user.
- Information on the surveys in which the user has participated.
- Social media connection data for users who log in 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 accesses the website and permanent ‘cookies’ store the data in the terminal so that it is accessed and used in more than one session. 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 the website or application and use the different options or services that exist in it. For example, controlling traffic and data communication, identifying the session, accessing restricted web parts, remembering the items that make up an order, requesting registration or participation in an event, using items security while browsing and storing content for streaming video or sound.
These are those that allow the user to access the service with some general characteristics predefined in their terminal or defined by the user. For example, the language, the type of browser through which you access the service, the selected content design, the geolocation of the terminal, and the regional settings from which you access the service.
They are those that allow the effective management of the advertising spaces that have been included in the website or application from which the service is provided. They allow you to tailor the content of the ad so that it is relevant to the user and to avoid showing ads that the user has already seen.
Statistical analysis cookies
They are those that allow the monitoring and analysis of user behavior on websites. The information collected through this type of ‘cookies’ is used in the measurement of the activity of the websites, application or platform and for the elaboration of browsing profiles of the users of these sites, in order to introduce improvements. in the service based on the usage data made by users.
Third party cookies
Some web pages may install third-party cookies that allow you to manage and improve the services offered. Such as Google Analytics and Comscore statistical services.
How to manage ‘cookies’ in the browser?
The user has the option to allow, block or delete the ‘cookies’ installed on your computer by configuring the browser options on your terminal:
To adjust cookie-related permissions in the Google Chrome browser:
- Click the menu on the toolbar.
- Select Settings.
- Click Show advanced options.
- In the ‘Privacy’ section, click the Content Settings button.
- Options can be set in the cookies section.
To adjust cookie-related permissions in the Mozilla Firefox browser:
At the top of the Firefox window click on the Tools menu.
Select the Privacy panel.
In the Firefox option you can choose Use custom settings for history for configure options.
To adjust cookie-related permissions on the Internet Explorer 9 browser:
At the top of the Internet Explorer window click on the Tools menu.
Select the Security tab and use the Delete browsing history option to delete cookies.
Select the Cookies box, and then click Delete.
Select the Security tab and go to Settings.
Move the slider all the way up to block all cookies or all the way down to allow all cookies.
After that, click OK.
In some browsers, specific rules can be set to manage ‘cookies’ per website, which offers more precise control over privacy. This means that you can disable ‘cookies’ from all sites except those that you trust.