What are cookies?
A cookie is a file that is downloaded onto your computer or equipment when you access certain websites. Cookies allow a website, among other things, to store and retrieve information about the browsing habits of the User or his/her computer and, depending on the information they contain and the way he/she uses his/her computer, they can be used to recognise the User.
Types of cookies
The information provided below will help you to understand the different types of cookies:
Own cookies: those that are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain managed by the publisher itself and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
Third-party cookies: those that are 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 the event that cookies are installed from a computer or domain managed by the publisher itself, but the information collected through them is managed by a third party, they cannot be considered as own cookies. There is also a second classification according to the length of time they remain stored in the customer’s browser, which may be.
Session cookies: designed to collect and store data while the user is accessing a website. They are often used to store information that is only relevant to the provision of the service requested by the user on one occasion (e.g. a list of products purchased).
Persistent cookies: the data is still stored on the terminal and can be accessed and processed for a period defined by the person responsible for the cookie, which can range from a few minutes to several years.
Finally, there is another classification of cookies according to the purpose for which the data obtained is processed:
Technical Cookies: These allow the user to navigate through a website, 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 broadcasting of videos or sound or sharing content through social networks.
Personalization cookies: these 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, etc.
Analysis cookies: they allow the person responsible for them to monitor and analyze the behavior of the users of the websites to which they are linked. The information collected by means of this type of cookie is used to measure the activity of the websites, application or platform and to draw up navigation profiles of the users of these sites, applications and platforms, in order to introduce improvements based on the analysis of the usage data made by the users of the service.
Advertising cookies: they allow the management, in the most efficient way, of advertising spaces.
Behavioral advertising cookies: they store information on the behavior of users obtained through continuous observation of their browsing habits, which allows the development of a specific profile to display advertising based on it.
Session cookies: these are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the website, so none are recorded on the user’s hard drive. The information obtained by means of these cookies, serves to analyze web traffic patterns. In the long run, this allows us to provide a better experience to improve the content and facilitate its use.
Permanent cookies: they are stored on your hard drive and our website reads them every time you visit again. A permanent cookie has an expiration date. The cookie will stop working after this date.
Additional guarantees – Cookie management
As a complementary guarantee, the registration of cookies may be subject to their acceptance during the installation or updating of the browser used, and this acceptance may be revoked at any time through the content and privacy configuration options available. Many browsers allow you to activate a private way in which cookies are always deleted after your visit. Depending on the browser this private mode can have different names. Below, you will find a list of the most common browsers and the different names for this “private way”: Internet Explorer 8 and above; InPrivate Safari 2 and above; Opera Private Browsing 10.5 and above; Firefox Private Browsing 3.5 and above; Google Chrome Private Browsing 10 and above; Incognito.
Can cookies be deleted?
Yes, and not only remove, but also block, in a general or particular way for a specific domain. To delete the cookies from a website you have to go to your browser settings and there you can search for the ones associated with the domain in question and behave to delete them.
- Cookie settings for Google Chrome
- Cookie settings for Apple Safari
- Cookie settings for Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings for Mozilla Firefox
Please note that blocking cookies may affect some or all of the website’s functionality.