We use our own and third-party cookies to improve our services and show you advertising related to your preferences by analyzing your browsing habits. If you remain on the site we will consider that you accept their use.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a harmless text file stored in your browser when you visit almost any website. The usefulness of cookies is that the website is able to remember your visit when you return to the site. Although many people are not aware of this, cookies have been used for 20 years, when the first browsers for the World Wide Web appeared.
A cookie is NOT:
A virus, or a Trojan, or a worm, or spam, or spyware, nor does it open pop-ups.
What information does a cookie store?
Cookies do not usually 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, personal preferences, personalization of contents, etc.
The web server does not associate you as a person, but instead associates your web browser. In fact, if you regularly use Internet Explorer and try to browse through the same website with Firefox or Chrome you will see that the web does not realize that you are the same person, because it is really associating the browser, not the person.
What kind of cookies are there?
- Technical cookies: These are the most basic type and, among other things, allow it to be known when a human or an automated application is browsing, or when an anonymous and registered user navigates, all basic tasks for the operation of any dynamic web.
- Analysis cookies: They collect information about the type of browsing performed, the sections that are used more, the products consulted, time zone of use, language, etc.
- Advertising cookies: They show advertising based on your browsing habits, the country of origin, language, etc.
What are own and third-party cookies?
Own cookies are 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.
What happens if I disable cookies?
To illustrate the scope of disabling cookies, consider the following examples:
- You cannot share content from that website on Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.
- The website will not be able to adapt the contents to your personal preferences, as is normally the case in online stores.
- You will not be able to access the personal area of that website, such as My account, or My profile or My orders.
- Online stores: It will be impossible to make purchases online, they will have to be made by telephone or visiting the physical store if one exists.
- It will not be possible to customize your geographic preferences such as time zone, currency or language.
- The website will not be able to perform web analytics on visitors and traffic on the web, which will make it difficult for the website to be competitive.
- You cannot write on the blog, you can not upload photos, post comments, or rate content. The web will not be able to know if you are a human or an automated application that publishes spam.
- It will not be possible to show sectorized advertising, which will reduce the advertising revenue of the web.
Can you delete cookies?
Yes. You cannot only delete them but also block them, in general or specifically for a given domain.
To delete the cookies of a website you must enter the browser settings and search for those associated to the domain in question and proceed to delete them.
Cookie settings for the most popular browsers
Here’s how to access a specific cookie in Chrome. NB: these steps may vary depending on the browser version:
- Go to Settings or Preferences in the File menu or by clicking on the personalization icon that appears at 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 will appear with all the cookies ordered by domain. To make it easier for you to find the cookies of a certain domain, enter the address partially or totally in the Search cookies field.
- After completing this filter, one or more lines with the cookies of the requested web will be displayed. Now simply select and press the X to delete them.
To access the cookie settings in Internet Explorer follow these steps (they may vary depending on the browser version):
- Go to Tools, Internet Options
- Click on Privacy.
- Move the slider to adjust the level of privacy you want.
To access the cookie settings in Firefox follow these steps (they may vary depending on the browser version):
- Go to Options or Preferences according to your operating system.
- Click on Privacy.
- In History choose Use a custom settings for history.
- Now you will see the Accept cookies option, you can enable or disable it according to your preferences.
To access the cookie settings in Safari for OSX follow these steps (they may vary depending on the browser version):
- Go to Settings, then Privacy.
- You will see the Block cookies option with which you can adjust the type of blocking you want.
To access the cookie settings in Safari for iOS follow these steps (they may vary depending on the browser version):
- Go to Settings, then Safari.
- Go to Privacy & Security, you will see the Block cookies option with which you can set the type of blocking you want.
To access the cookie settings in Android devices, follow these steps (they may vary depending on the browser version):
- Run the browser and press Menu, then Settings.
- Go to Security and Privacy, you will see the Accept cookies option in which to enable or disable the box.
To access the cookie settings in Windows Phone devices, follow these steps (they may vary depending on the browser version):
- Open Internet Explorer, then More, then Settings
- Now you can enable or disable the Allow cookies box.