Cookies are a tool used by Web servers to store and retrieve information about their visitors or users.
It is nothing more than a text file that some servers install while browsing and that allow information such as: the place from which you access, the connection time, the device from which you access (fixed or mobile), the system operating and browser used, the most visited pages, the number of clicks made and data regarding user behavior on the Internet.
They do not provide references that allow the user’s name and surname to be deduced and they cannot read data from their hard drive or include viruses on their computers. Likewise, it cannot read the cookies implanted on the user’s hard drive from other servers.
Because they are important?
The website is accessible without the need for cookies to be activated, although their deactivation may prevent its correct functioning.
From a technical point of view, cookies allow websites to function more agile and adapted to user preferences, such as storing the language, the currency of the country or detecting the access device.
They establish levels of protection and security that prevent or hinder cyberattacks against the website or its users.
They allow media managers to know statistical data collected to improve the quality and experience of their services.
They serve to optimize the advertising that we show to users, offering the one that best suits their interests.
The user can configure their browser to reject all cookies by default or to receive a warning on the screen of the receipt of each cookie and decide whether or not to install it on their hard drive.
This acceptance may be revoked through the content and privacy configuration options available therein. The Owner recommends that its users consult the help of their browser or access the help web pages of the main browsers: Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome.
If you want more information about how to revoke the consent given or about the procedure to disable cookies, as well as ask any questions about the Cookies Policy, you can contact the owner through the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org “Cookies Policy” in the subject.
Types of Cookies used on the Web
The user who browses the Web may find cookies inserted directly by the owner, or cookies inserted by entities other than the owner, as detailed in the following sections:
Session cookies expire when the user leaves the page or closes the browser, that is, they are active for the duration of the visit to the website and therefore are deleted from our computer when leaving it.
Permanent cookies, they expire when the purpose for which they serve is fulfilled or when they are manually deleted, they have an erasure date and are normally used in the online purchase process, customizations or in the registry, so as not to have to constantly enter a password. Depending on the entity that manages the computer or domain from which the cookies are sent and processes the data obtained, we can distinguish between our own and third-party cookies.
Own cookies are those cookies that are sent to the user’s computer and are managed exclusively by us for the best functioning of the Website. The information we collect is used to improve the quality of our service and your user experience.
Third-party cookies, when the user interacts with the content of our website, third-party cookies may also be set (for example, by pressing social media buttons or viewing videos hosted on another website), which are those established by a domain other than our Website. We cannot access the data stored in the cookies of other websites when you browse the aforementioned websites.
Browsing through this web portal means that the following types of Cookies can be installed:
Technical cookies: These are those that are essential to allow the user to navigate through a web page, such as those that allow the data of an online order to be stored.
Personalization cookies: This type allows you to customize the functions or contents of the website based on the data obtained from the browser. Through these cookies we can present a website in the same language of the browser used to visit the website.
Analysis cookies: They are used for statistical purposes only. A clear example could be the cookies generated by the Google Analytics tracking script.
Advertising and behavioral advertising cookies: These are all those that aim to improve the effectiveness of advertising spaces. Thus, Google’s advertising network or adservers include this type of technology to provide the desired service to its customers.
Geolocation Cookies: these Cookies are used to find out which country you are in when a website or service is requested. This Cookie is completely anonymous, and is only used to help guide the content to your location.
Registration Cookies: Registration Cookies are generated once the User has registered or subsequently opened his session, and are used to identify him on the web and services with the following objectives: 1) Keep the user identified so that, If you close a service or website, your browser or your computer and at another time or on another day you re-enter said service or website, you will continue to be identified, thus facilitating your browsing without having to identify yourself again. This functionality can be suppressed if the user presses the “Exit” functionality, so that this Cookie is eliminated and the next time the user enters the web, the user will have to log in to be identified. 2) Check if the user is authorized to access certain services, for example, to participate in a contest. 3) Additionally, some services may use third-party connectors such as Facebook, Twitter or Google. When the user registers in a service with credentials of a social network or third-party identification system, he authorizes the same to save a persistent cookie that remembers her identity and guarantees access to the web until it expires. The user can delete this cookie and revoke access to the web through social networks or third-party identification system by updating their preferences in the specific social network.
You can get more information about cookies and their use at www.aboutcookies.org.