A cookie is a small piece of text that web sites send to the browser, that are stored in the user’s terminal, which can be a personal computer, a mobile phone, a tablet, etc. These files enable the web site to remember information about your visit, such as the language and preferred options, which can facilitate your next visit and make the site more useful by personalizing its content. Cookies play a very important role by improving the experience of using the web site.
By browsing this web site the user is accepting that cookies may be installed in his/her terminal and that they allow us to access the following information:
Statistical information of the use of the web site.
The user’s login to keep the session active on the web.
The preferred web site format for access from mobile devices.
The latest searches performed on the web services and personalization data of these services.
Information about the ads being displayed to the user.
Information about the surveys in which the user has participated.
Social networks connection data for the users who log in with their Facebook or Twitter accounts.
This Web uses both temporary session cookies and permanent cookies. Session cookies store the data only while the user accesses the Web and permanent cookies store the data in the terminal to be accessed and used in more than one session.
According to the purpose for which the data obtained through the cookies are processed, the Web can use:
They are those that allow the user to navigate the web site or application and use its different options or services. For example, control traffic and data communication, identify the session, access the restricted parts of the web site, remember the elements that make up an order, apply for registration or participation in an event, use security features during navigation and store content for broadcast of video or sound.
They are those that allow the users to access the service with some general features preset on their devices, or as defined by the users themselves. For example, the language, the type of browser used to access the service, selected content design, geo-location of the device and the regional configuration from which the service is accessed.
They are those that allow effective management of advertising spaces that have been included in the web site or application from which the service is provided. They allow to adjust advertisement content to make it relevant to the user and to avoid displaying ads that the user has already seen.
Cookies for statistical analysis
They are those that allow the monitoring and analysis of the users online behavior. The information collected through this type of cookies is used for measuring the activity of websites, applications or platforms and for creating navigation profiles of the users of these websites, in order to make improvements in the service on the basis of the usage data.
On some web pages third-party cookies can be installed that allow to manage and improve the services offered. As for example, Google Analytics statistical services.
The users have an option to allow, block or delete the cookies installed on their device by configuring the browser options:
You can allow, block or delete cookies installed on your device by configuring your browser options. You can find information on how to do this, in relation to the most common browsers, in the links below:
- Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/es-es/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9
- Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/es/products/firefox/cookies
- Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=es&answer=95647
- Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/ph5042
In some browsers, specific rules can be configured to manage cookies per web site, which offers more precise control over privacy. This means that you can disable cookies from all sites except those you trust.