What are cookies?
A cookie is a file that is downloaded to your computer to access certain web pages. Cookies allow a website, among other things, to store and retrieve information about browsing habits of a user or your computer, depending on the information they contain and the way you use your computer, can be used to recognize the User.
Types of cookies:
Different types of cookies that can be used:
- Depending on the expiry date:
- Session Cookies: These are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the website. It is usually used to analyse traffic patterns on the web. In the long term, this can provide a better experience to improve the content and ease of use.
- Permanent Cookies: These are stored in the terminal and the website reads each time a new visit is made. Despite its name, a permanent web has a specific expiration date. The cookie will stop working after that date which may range from a few minutes to several years. They are generally used to facilitate the different services offered by the websites.
- Depending on who manages the cookies:
- Own Cookies: These are sent and managed by a computer or domain’s own web editor of the site that you are visiting.
- Third Party Cookies: These are sent and managed by a third party that is not the proper editor of the web, when they come from another server.
- Depending on the purpose for which the data obtained through the cookies are addressed, we can distinguish between:
- Technical Cookies: These are those that allow the User to navigate through a website and the use of different options or services it exist as, for example, control traffic, identify the user session, access parts of restricted access, remember the elements of an order, make the request for registration or participation in an event, use security features while browsing store content for broadcast video or sound or share content via social networks.
- Analytical Cookies: These are those that allow the responsible therefor, monitoring and statistical analysis of user behaviour on websites to which they are linked. It is used for measuring the activity of websites and profiling of user navigation of these sites, in order to make improvements based on the analysis of their use of the service users. They are treated by us and/or third parties. These cookies collect anonymous/dissociated user information, such as the number of users and time spent, how many times you visit the site, the user origin, keywords. Thanks to this, we can improve the supply of products and services we offer.
Management of cookies
You can manage cookies from your browser. The User has the option to allow, block or delete cookies installed on your computer by configuring your browser options.
If you block or disable the installation of all or some of the cookies, you can still use our website; however, you might not be able to use some of the services you need and your experience on our website will be less satisfactory.
To manage cookies that manages the browser, we need to access the browser toolbar, then look for the section on privacy options, and finally the cookies. These steps may vary slightly from one browser to another. Here’s a list with the most used browsers where you will find more information and how to disable or delete cookies: