What are cookies on computers?
Also known as browser cookies or tracking cookies, cookies are small, often encrypted text files that are placed in your browser's directories. Web developers use them to allow their users to navigate more easily and develop certain functions. Because of their central role in increasing and even allowing certain processes on different websites, disabling cookies may cause users not to use certain web pages.
Cookies are created when a user's browser loads a particular page. This page sends information to the browser, which then creates a text file. Each time the user returns to the same page, the browser retrieves this file and sends it to the page server. The website the user is visiting is not the only one that creates cookies, but also other websites that develop ads, tools or other elements present on the page being loaded. These cookies regulate how the ads should appear or how the tools and other elements of the website function.
Revocation and deletion of cookies At any time you can access the configuration of your browser by accepting or rejecting all cookies, or select those whose installation supports and which do not.
These settings are usually found in the 'options' or 'Preferences' of your browser menu.
These are the instructions for configuring cookies in the main browsers, these instructions are indicative and can be changed at any time by those responsible for them:
─Chrome: Settings -> Show advanced options -> Privacy -> Content Settings.
For more information, see Google Support or Browser Help.
─Firefox: Firefox: Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> History -> Custom Settings.
For more information, see Mozilla Support or Browser Help.
─Internet Explorer: Tools -> Internet Options -> Privacy -> Settings.
For more information, see Microsoft Support or Browser Help.
─Safari: Preferences -> Safety.
For more information, see Apple Support or Browser Help.
What type of cookies are used on this website?
Cookies, depending on their permanence, can be divided into session or permanent Cookies. The first ones expire when the user closes the browser. The second ones expire when the purpose for which they are used is fulfilled (for example, so that the pages are always shown in the same language) or when they are deleted manually.
Classification of cookies
Additionally, depending on their purpose, Cookies can be sorted as follows:
○Cookies techniques: Are those that allow the user to navigate through a website, platform or application and the use of different options or services that exist in it as, for example, control traffic and data communication, identify the session, access parts of restricted access, remember the elements that make up an order, make the purchase process of an order, make the request for registration or participation in an event, use security elements while browsing, store content for the dissemination of videos or sound or share content through social networks.
○Cookies of personalization: They are those that allow the user to accede to the service with some characteristics of general character predefined in function of a series of criteria in the terminal of the user as for example they would be the language, the type of navigator through which it accedes to the service, the regional configuration from where it accedes to the service, etc.
○Registration Cookies: Registration Cookies are generated once the User has registered or has subsequently opened his session, and are used to identify him on the web and services with the following objectives:
−Keep the user identified so that, if you close a service or web, the browser or computer and at some other time or another day re-enter the service or web, will remain identified, thus facilitating navigation without having to re-identify. This functionality can be deleted if the user clicks the "Exit" functionality, so that this Cookie is deleted and the next time you enter the website the user will have to log in to be identified.
−Check whether the user is authorized to access certain services, e.g. access to the registered user zone.
−Additionally, some services may use third party connectors such as Facebook, Twitter or Google. When the user registers in a service with the credentials of a social network or third party identification system, it authorizes the user to store a persistent cookie that remembers his identity and guarantees him access to the web until it expires. The user can delete this cookie and revoke access to the site through social networks or third party identification system by updating their preferences in the social network that specific.
○Analytic Cookies: Each time a User visits a Web or Service, a tool from an external provider (Google Analytics and similar) generates an analytical cookie on the user's device. This cookie, which is only generated in the visit, will serve in future visits to anonymously identify the visitor.
The main objectives pursued are:
○Enable anonymous identification of browsing users through the "Cookie" (identifies browsers and devices, not people) and therefore the approximate accounting of the number of visitors and their trend over time.
○Anonymously identify the most visited content and therefore most attractive to users.
○Know if the user that is accessing is new or repeats visit.
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