What is a cookie?

ACookie it's a text fileHarmless that is stored in your browser when you visit almost any website. The usefulness ofCookie is that the web is able to remember your visit when you browse that page again. Although many people don't knowCookies have been used for some time 20 Years, when the first browsers for the World Wide Web appeared.

What is NOT a cookie?

It's not a virus, nor a Trojan, nor a worm, nor spam, nor spyware, nor opens pop-up windows.

What information does aCookie?

TheCookies they don't usually store sensitive information about you, such as credit cards or bank details, Photographs, your ID or personal information, Etc. The data they store is technical in nature, personal preferences, content customization, Etc. The web server does not associate you as a person but with your web browser. In fact, if you regularly browse with Internet Explorer and try browsing the same web with Firefox or Chrome you will see that the web does not realize that you are the same person because you are actually associating the browser, not the person.

What kind ofCookies Exist?

  • Cookies Techniques: They are the most elementary and allow, among other things, know when a human or an automated app is browsing, when an anonymous user and a registered user browses, basic tasks for the operation of any dynamic website.
  • Cookies analysis: They collect information about the type of navigation you are doing, the sections you use most, products consulted, time slot, Language, Etc.
  • Cookies Advertising: Show advertising based on your browsing, your country of origin, Language, Etc.

What areCookies own and those of third parties?

Theown cookies are those generated by the page you are visiting and thethird parties are those generated by third-party services or providers such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Etc.

What happens if I turn offCookies?

To help you understand the scope you may have to turn offCookies we show you a few examples:
  • You won't be able to 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 often the case in online stores.
  • You will not be able to access the personal area of that website, as for exampleMy account, OrMy profile OrMy orders.
  • Online stores: You will be unable to make online purchases, they'll have to be phone or visiting the physical store if they have it.
  • It will not be possible to customize your geographic preferences as a time slot, currency or language.
  • The website will not be able to perform web analytics on visitors and web traffic, which will make it difficult for the web to be competitive.
  • You won't be able to write on the blog, you won't be able to upload photos, post comments, rating or scoring content. The website won't be able to tell if you're a human or an automated application that publishesSpam.
  • No sectorized advertising can be displayed, which will reduce the advertising revenue of the web.
  • All social networks useCookies, if you disable them you will not be able to use any social network.

Can you eliminateCookies?

Yes. Not just delete, also block, generally or in particular for a specific domain. To eliminateCookies a website should go to your browser settings and there you can search for those associated with the domain in question and proceed to its removal. Here's how to access aCookie determined browserChrome. Note: these steps may vary depending on the browser version:
  1. Go to Settings or Preferences using the File menu or by clicking the customization icon at the top right.
  2. You'll see different sections, click on the optionShow advanced options.
  3. Go toPrivacyContent settings.
  4. SelectAllCookies and site data.
  5. a list will appear with allCookies sorted by domain. To make it easier for you to findCookies domain enter partially or completely the address in the fieldSearch for cookies.
  6. After performing this filter, one or more lines with theCookies of the requested website. Now just select it and press theX to proceed with its elimination.
To access the settingsCookies browserInternet Explorer follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
  1. Go toToolsInternet options
  2. Click onPrivacy.
  3. Move the slider until you adjust the level of privacy you want.
To access the settingsCookies browserFirefox follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
  1. Go toOptions OrPreferences depending on your operating system.
  2. Click onPrivacy.
  3. InHistory ChooseUse custom settings for history.
  4. You will now see the optionaccept cookies, you can turn it on or off according to your preferences.
To access the settingsCookies browserSafari for OSX follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
  1. Go toPreferences, ThenPrivacy.
  2. In this place you will see the optionBlock cookies to adjust the type of lock you want to perform.
To access the settingsCookies browserSafari for iOS follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
  1. Go tosettings, ThenSafari.
  2. Go toPrivacy and Security, you'll see the optionBlock cookies to adjust the type of lock you want to perform.
To access the settingsCookies browser for devicesAndroid follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
  1. Run the browser and press the keyMenu, Thensettings.
  2. Go toSecurity and Privacy, you'll see the optionaccept cookies to enable or clear the check box.
To access the settingsCookies browser for devicesWindows Phone follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
  1. AbraInternet Explorer, ThenMore, ThenConfiguration
  2. Now you can enable or disable the boxAllow cookies.

Learn more about cookies

You can consult the rules on cookies published by the Spanish Data Protection Agency in its "Guide on the use of cookies" and learn more about cookies on the Internet, https://www.aboutcookies.org/ If you want more control over the installation of cookies, you can install programs or add-ons to your browser, known as "Do Not Track" tools, that will allow you to choose the cookies you want to allow.