A cookie is a small text file that is stored by your browser when you visit almost any web page. It allows that website to be able to remember your visit when you return to that page. Cookies usually store technical information, personal preferences, content customization, usage statistics, links to social networks, access to user accounts, etc. The purpose of a cookie is to adapt the content of the website to your profile and needs and without cookies the services offered by any page would be significantly reduced. Continue reading if you want to know more about what cookies are, what they store, how to delete them or deactivate them, etc.
Cookies used on this website
This website uses the following proprietary cookies:
- Session cookies, to ensure that users who write comments on the blog are humans and not automated software. In this fashion, we can combat spam.
This website uses the following third-party cookies:
- Google Analytics: We store cookies to be able to track 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.
- Social networks: Each social network uses its own cookies so that you can click on Like or Share buttons.
What is a cookie NOT?
A cookie is a harmless text file that is stored by your browser when you visit almost any web page. The usefulness of a cookie is that the website is able to remember your visit when you navigate to that page. Many people do not know that cookies have been used for 20 years since the first World Wide Web browsers were launched.
¿Qué NO ES una cookie?
It is not a virus, nor a Trojan, nor a worm, nor spam, nor spyware, nor a pop-up window opener.
What information does a cookie store?
Cookies do not normally store sensitive information about you, such as credit card or bank details, photographs, your ID or personal information, etc. The data they keep are of a technical nature, including personal preferences, content personalization, etc.
Our web server does not contemplate you as a person, it associates you with your web browser. In fact, if you normally use Internet Explorer and try browsing the same website with Firefox or Chrome you will see that the site does not understand that you are the same person because you are actually associated with the browser, not identified as a unique person.
What types of cookie exist?
- Technical Cookies: These are the most basic and recognize, among other things, the difference between a human or an automated application while navigating or the difference between an anonymous user and a registered user while navigating, which are basic tasks for the operation of any dynamic website.
- Analysis Cookies: These collect information about your navigation, the sections you use most, the products viewed, your time zone, your language, etc.
- Advertising Cookies: These show advertising based on your navigation, your country of origin, your language, etc.
What is the difference between proprietary and third party cookies?
Proprietary cookies are those generated by the website you are visiting and those belonging to third parties are generated by external services or providers such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.
What happens if I deactivate cookies?
To understand the scope of what could be affected by turning cookies off, we can provide some relevant examples:
- You would not be able to share content from the website on Facebook, Twitter, or any other social network.
- The website would not be able to adapt its content to your personal preferences, as is often the case with online stores.
- You would not be able to access the personal area of that website, such as your account, your profile, or your orders.
- For online stores, you would not be able to make purchases online, you would be limited to making a purchase by telephone or visiting a physical store, if available.
- You would not be able to customize your geographical preferences such as time zone, currency, or language.
- The website would not be able to perform web analytics on visitors and traffic, which makes it difficult for the site to be competitive.
- You would not be able to write on the blog, nor upload photos, post comments, review, or rate content. The website also would not know if you were a human or an automated robot that posts spam.
- You would not be able to show targeted advertising, which can reduce the advertising revenue generated by the website.
Can cookies be deleted?
Yes. You can not only delete them, you can block them either generally or uniquely for a specific domain.
To remove a website’s cookies, you must go to your browser’s configuration and search for the cookie(s) associated with the domain in question and proceed to remove it/them.
Cookie settings for popular browsers
Here is how to access a specific cookie using the Chrome browser. Note that these steps may vary depending on the version of your browser:
- Go to “Settings” or “Preferences” using the File menu or by clicking the customization icon on the top right.
- You will see different sections, click on “Show advanced options”.
- Go to “Privacy, Content Settings”.
- Select “All cookies and site data”.
- A list with all your cookies sorted by domain will appear. To make it easier for you to locate the cookies belonging to a particular domain, enter a partial or complete address in the “Search for cookies” field.
- After filtering, one or more lines will appear on the screen with the cookies belonging to the indicated website. Now you just have to select it and press the X to eliminate it.
To access your cookie settings using Internet Explorer, follow these steps (they may vary depending on your browser version):
- Go to “Tools” then “Internet Options”
- Click “Privacy”.
- Move the slider until you have adjusted it to the level of privacy you require.
To access your cookie settings using Firefox, follow these steps (they may vary depending on your browser version):
- Go to “Options” or “Preferences”, depending on your operating system.
- Click on “Privacy”.
- In “History”, choose “Use custom settings for history”.
- You will now see the “Accept cookies” option, you can activate or deactivate it according to your preferences.
To access your cookie settings using Safari for OSX, follow these steps (they may vary depending on your browser version):
- Go to “Preferences”, then “Privacy”.
- You’ll see the “Block cookies” option to adjust the type of blocking you want to carry out.
To access your cookie settings using Safari for iOS, follow these steps (they may vary depending on your browser version):
- Go to “Settings”, then “Safari”.
- Go to “Privacy and Security”, you will find a “Block Cookies” option to adjust the type of blocking you want to carry out.
To access your browser’s cookie settings for Android devices, follow these steps (they may vary depending on your browser version):
- Open the browser and open the “Menu”, then “Settings”.
- Go to “Security and Privacy”, you will see the “Accept cookies” option where you can check or uncheck the box.
To access your cookie settings using a Windows Mobile device, follow these steps (they may vary depending on your browser version):
- Open Internet Explorer, select “More”, then “Settings”.
- You can now check or uncheck the “Allow cookies” box.
- Web browsers are the tools tasked with storing cookies and you must exercise your right to delete or deactivate them through your browser interface. Neither this website nor its legal representatives can guarantee the correct or incorrect handling of cookies by the mentioned browsers or any other.
- In some cases it is necessary to install cookies so that your browser won’tforget your decision not to accept them.