What is a cookie and what information does it store?
A cookie is a small text file that is stored in your browser when you visit almost any web page. Cookies have been used for 20 years, when the first web browsers appeared. A cookie is not a virus, nor a Trojan horse, nor a worm, nor spam, nor spyware, nor does it open pop-up windows.
The data stored by the cookies is of a technical nature, personal preferences, content personalization, usage statistics, links to social networks, access to user accounts, etc. Cookies do not store sensitive information about you, such as credit cards or bank details, photographs, your ID or personal information, etc.
Its usefulness is that the web is able to remember your visit when you return to browse that page. The purpose of the cookie is to adapt the content of the web to your profile and needs, without cookies the services offered by any page would be significantly reduced.
The web server does not associate you as a person but rather your web browser. In fact, if you regularly browse with Internet Explorer and try browsing the same website with Firefox or Chrome, you will see that the website does not realize that you are the same person because it is actually associating the browser, not the person.
What kind of cookies do we use?
On our website we use our own and third-party cookies. Own cookies are those generated by the page you are visiting and third-party cookies are those generated by external services or providers such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.
This website uses the following own cookies:
- Technical cookies: These are the most basic and allow, among other things, to know when an anonymous user and a registered user browse, language preferences, as well as basic tasks for the operation of any dynamic website.
- Analysis cookies: They collect information about the type of browsing you are doing, the sections you use the most, posts consulted, time slot of use, language, etc.
This website uses the following third-party cookies:
- Google Analytics: Stores cookies to be able to compile statistics on the traffic and volume of visits to this website. By using this website you are consenting to the processing of information about you by Google. Therefore, the exercise of any right in this regard must be done by communicating directly with Google. Google stores cookies on servers located in the United States and undertakes not to share them with third parties, except in cases where it is necessary for the operation of the system or when required by law to do so. Google Inc. is a company adhering to the Privacy Shield Agreement that guarantees that all transferred data will be treated with a level of protection in accordance with European regulations. If you want information about the use that Google gives to cookies, we attach this other link.
More information about Google Analytics cookies and information about privacy:
- Social networks: Each social network uses its own cookies so that you can click on buttons like Like or Share.
Can cookies be removed or disabled?
Yes. Not only delete, but also block, in a general or particular way for a specific domain.
To delete cookies from a website you must go to your browser settings and there you can search for those associated with the domain in question and proceed to delete them.
At any time you can exercise your right to disable or delete cookies from this website. These actions are performed differently depending on the browser you are using.
What happens if I disable cookies?
In order for you to understand the scope that deactivating cookies can have, we show you some examples:
- It will not be possible to customize your geographical preferences such as time zone, or language.
- This site will not be able to perform web analytics on visitors and web traffic, which will make it difficult for the web to optimize its content in order to offer you the information that is most interesting to you.
- Web browsers are the tools responsible for storing cookies and from this place you must exercise your right to delete or deactivate them. Neither this website nor its legal representatives can guarantee the correct or incorrect handling of cookies by the aforementioned browsers.
- In some cases it is necessary to install cookies so that the browser does not forget your decision not to accept them.
Configuration of cookies in the most used browsers
To access the cookie settings of the Firefox browser, follow these steps (they may vary depending on the version of the browser):
- Go to Options or Preferences depending on your operating system.
- Click Privacy.
- Under History choose Use custom settings for history.
- Now you will see the option Accept cookies, you can activate or deactivate it according to your preferences.
Here’s how to access a particular Chrome browser cookie. Note: These steps may vary depending on your browser version:
- Go to Settings or Preferences through the File menu or by clicking on the personalization icon that appears on the top right.
- You will see different sections, click the option Show advanced options.
- Go to Privacy, Content Settings.
- Select All cookies and site data.
- A list will appear with all the cookies sorted by domain. To make it easier for you to find cookies from a certain domain, enter the address in part or in full in the Search Cookies field.
- After performing this filter, one or more lines will appear on the screen with the cookies of the requested website. Now you just have to select it and press the X to proceed with its elimination.
To access the cookie settings of the Internet Explorer browser, follow these steps (they may vary depending on the browser version):
1.Go to Tools, Internet Options
2.Click on Privacy.
3.Move the slider to set the level of privacy you want.
To access the cookie settings of the Safari browser for OSX, follow these steps (they may vary depending on the version of the browser):
- Go to Preferences, then Privacy.
- In this place you will see the option Block cookies so that you can adjust the type of blocking you want to perform.
To access the cookie settings of the Safari browser for iOS, follow these steps (they may vary depending on the version of the browser):
- Go to Settings, then Safari.
- Go to Privacy and Security, you will see the option Block cookies so that you can adjust the type of blocking you want to perform.
To access the browser cookie settings for Android devices, follow these steps (they may vary depending on the browser version):
- Launch the browser and press the Menu key, then Settings.
- Go to Security and Privacy, you will see the Accept cookies option so that you can activate or deactivate the box.
To access the browser cookie settings for Windows Phone devices, follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
- Open Internet Explorer, then More, then Settings.