What is a cookie?
A cookie is a harmless file that is downloaded to your computer when you access certain web pages. Cookies allow a website to, among other things, store and retrieve information about the browsing habits of a user or their computer and, depending on the information they contain and the way they use their computer.
Thus, there are cookies that obtain information related to the number of pages visited, the city to which the IP address is assigned, the number of new users, the frequency and recurrence of visits, the time of visit, the browser, the operator or the type of terminal from which the visit is made.
What IS NOT a cookie?
It’s not a virus, a Trojan, a worm, spam, spyware, or pop-up windows.
What information does a cookie store?
Cookies do not 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 of a technical nature, personal preferences, personalization of contents, etc.
The web server does not associate you as a person but with your web browser. In fact, if you usually surf the web with Internet Explorer and try surfing the same web site with Firefox or Chrome you will see that the web site does not realize that you are the same person because it is actually associating the browser, not the person.
What happens if I turn off cookies?
To help you understand the extent to which you can disable cookies, here are some examples:
You may not share content from that website on Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.
The website will not be able to adapt the content to your personal preferences, as is often the case in online shops.
You will not be able to access the personal area of the website, such as My Account, or My Profile or My Orders.
Online shops: It will be impossible for you to make online purchases, they will have to be by telephone or by visiting the physical shop if you have one.
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 web traffic, which will make it difficult for the website to be competitive.
You will not be able to blog, upload photos, post comments, rate or rate content. The website will also not 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 website.
What types of cookies are there?
Types of cookies according to the entity that manages the computer or domain from which the cookies are sent and treats the data obtained, we can distinguish:
Mandatory Cookies: Cookies that are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain managed by the publisher itself and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
Third party cookies: These are those that are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain that is not managed by the publisher, but by another entity that processes the data obtained through cookies.
In the event that cookies are installed from a computer or domain managed by the publisher itself but the information collected through them is managed by a third party, they cannot be considered as own cookies.
You can disable the use of the DART cookie from the Google ad system by visiting the Google Privacy Center.
In addition, browsers may also allow users to view and delete cookies individually. More information about Cookies is available at: Wikipedia
This site can also host web beacons (also known as web bugs). Web beacons are usually small images of one pixel by one pixel, visible or invisible, placed within the source code of the web pages of a site. Web beacons serve and are used in a similar way to cookies.
In addition, web beacons are often used to measure the traffic of users who visit a web page and to be able to get a pattern of the users of a site. You can find more information about web beacons at: Wikipedia
Third Party Cookies
In some cases, we share information about visitors to this site anonymously or in aggregate with third parties such as advertisers, sponsors or auditors for the sole purpose of improving our services.
All these processing tasks will be regulated in accordance with the legal regulations and all your data protection rights will be respected in accordance with the regulations in force.
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