What is a cookie?
A ‘cookie’ is a small piece of text that websites send to the browser and that is stored in the user’s terminal, which can be a personal computer, mobile phone, tablet, etc. These files allow the website to remember information about your visit, such as language and preferred options, which can make your next visit easier and make the site more useful by personalising its content. Cookies play a very important role in improving the experience of using the website.
How are cookies used?
By browsing this website, the user accepts that cookies may be installed on their terminal and that they allow us to obtain the following information:
- Statistical information on the use of the website.
- The user’s login to keep the session active on the website.
Types of cookies used
This website uses both temporary session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies store data only while the user accesses the website and persistent cookies store data in the terminal to be accessed and used in more than one session.
Depending on the purpose for which the data obtained through the cookies are processed, the website may use:
These allow the user to browse through the website or application and to use the different options or services that exist on it. For example, controlling traffic and data communication, identifying the session, accessing restricted access web parts, remembering the elements that make up an order, making an application for registration or participation in an event, using security elements during browsing and storing content for the broadcasting of videos or sound.
These allow the user to access the service with some general characteristics predefined in the terminal or defined by the user. For example, the language, the type of browser through which you access the service, the content design selected, the geolocation of the terminal and the regional configuration from where the service is accessed.
Statistical analysis cookies
These are those that allow the tracking and analysis of user behaviour on websites. The information collected through this type of cookies is used to measure the activity of the websites, application or platform and for the elaboration of browsing profiles of the users of these sites, in order to introduce improvements in the service based on the usage data provided by the users.
On some websites, third-party cookies may be installed to manage and improve the services offered. Such as, for example, statistical services from Google Analytics and Comscore.
How to manage cookies in the browser?
The user has the option of allowing, blocking or deleting the cookies installed on their equipment by configuring the browser options installed on their terminal:
To adjust cookie-related permissions in the Google Chrome browser:
- Click on the menu in the toolbar.
- Select Settings.
- Click on Show advanced options.
- In the ‘Privacy’ section click on the Content Settings button.
- In the ‘Cookies’ section you can configure the options.
To adjust the permissions related to cookies in the MozillaFirefox browser:
- At the top of the Firefox window click on the Tools menu.
- Select Options.
- Select the Privacy panel.
- In the Firefox option you can choose Use custom settings for history to configure the options.
To set permissions related to cookies in the Internet Explorer 9 browser:
- At the top of the Internet Explorer window click on the Tools menu.
- Select the Security tab and use the Delete Browsing History option to delete cookies. Check the ‘Cookies‘ box and then click Delete.
- Select the Security tab and go to Settings. Move the slider all the way up to block all cookies or all the way down to allow all cookies. After that, click OK.
In some browsers, specific rules can be set up to manage cookies on a per-website basis, which gives more precise control over privacy. This means that you can disable cookies from all sites except those you trust.