A cookie is a small text file that is stored in your browser when you visit almost any website. Its usefulness is that the website is able to remember your visit when you return to browse this page. Cookies usually store information of a technical nature, personal preferences, personalisation of content, usage statistics, links to social networks, access to user accounts, etc. The purpose of the cookie is to adapt the content of the website to your profile and needs, without cookies the services offered by any page would be significantly diminished. For more information on what cookies are, what they are stored, how to delete them, deactivate them, etc., please go to this link.
COOKIES USED ON THIS WEBSITE
This website uses its own cookies:
Session cookies, to ensure that users who write comments on the blog are human and not automated applications. This is to combat spam.
This website uses the following third-party cookies:
Google Analytics: Stores cookies to compile statistics on traffic and volume of visits to this website. By using this website you are consenting to the processing of information about you by Google. Therefore, the exercise of any rights in this regard should be done by communicating directly with Google. Social networks: Each social network uses its own cookies so that you can click on buttons such as Like or Share.
Disabling or deleting cookies
You can exercise your right to deactivate or delete cookies from this website at any time, and this is done differently depending on the browser you use. Here is a quick guide for the most popular browsers.
WHAT IS A COOKIE?
A cookie is a harmless text file that is stored in your browser when you visit almost any website. The purpose of the cookie is for the website to be able to remember your visit when you return to the site. Although many people do not know it, cookies have been in use for 20 years, when the first browsers for the World Wide Web appeared.
WHAT IS NOT A COOKIE?
It is not a virus, Trojan, worm, spam, spyware or pop-up.
WHAT INFORMATION DOES A COOKIE STORE?
Cookies do not usually store sensitive information about you, such as credit card or bank details, photographs, your ID or personal information, etc. The data they store is of a technical nature, personal preferences, personalisation of content, etc.
The web server does not associate you as a person if not in your web browser. In fact, if you usually browse with Internet Explorer and try browsing the same website with Firefox or Chrome you will see that the web does not realise that you are the same person it is actually associating the browser, not the person.
WHAT KIND OF COOKIES ARE THERE?
Technical cookies: These are the most elementary and allow, among other things, to know when a human or an automated application is browsing, when an anonymous user and a registered user are browsing, basic tasks for the operation of any dynamic website.
Analysis cookies: Collect information about the type of browsing you are doing, the sections you use most, products consulted, time of day, language, etc.
Advertising cookies: These show advertising based on your browsing, your country of origin, language, etc.
WHAT ARE OWN AND THIRD PARTY COOKIES?
First-party cookies are those generated by the website you are visiting and third-party cookies are those generated by external services or providers such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I DISABLE COOKIES?
To help you understand how far-reaching disabling cookies can be, here are some examples:
You may not share content from this website on Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.
The website will not be able to tailor content to your personal preferences, as is often the case with online shops.
You will not be able to access the personal area of this website, such as My account, My profile or My orders.
Online shops: You will not be able to make purchases online, you will have to make them by telephone or by visiting the physical shop if you have one.
It will not be possible to customise your geographical 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 write on the blog, upload photos, post comments, rate or rate content. The website will not be able to know whether you are a human or an automated application that publishes spam.
You will not be able to display targeted advertising, which will reduce the website’s advertising revenue.
CAN COOKIES BE DELETED?
Yes, not only delete, but also block, either generally or for a specific domain.
To delete cookies from a website you need to go to your browser settings and there you can search for the cookies associated with the domain in question and delete them.
COOKIE SETTINGS FOR THE MOST POPULAR BROWSERS
Here’s how to access a particular cookie in the Chrome browser. Note: These steps may vary depending on your browser version:
Go to Settings or Preferences via the File menu or by clicking on the customisation icon at the top right. You will see different sections, click on Show advanced options.
Go to Privacy, Content Settings.
Select All cookies and site data.
You will see a list of all cookies sorted by domain. To make it easier for you to find the cookies for a particular domain, enter part or all of the address in the Search for cookies field. After performing this filter, one or more lines with the cookies of the requested website will appear on the screen. Now all you have to do is select it and press X to delete it.
To access the cookie settings of the Internet Explorer browser do the following (may vary depending on the browser version):
Go to Tools, Internet Options
Click on Privacy.
Move the slider to set the privacy level you want.
To access your Firefox browser’s cookie settings do the following (may vary depending on browser version):
Go to Options or Preferences depending on your operating system.
Under History choose Use custom settings for history.
You will now see the Accept cookies option, which you can enable or disable depending on your preferences.
To access the cookie settings in the Safari browser for OS X do the following (may vary depending on browser version):
Go to Preferences, then Privacy.
Here you will see the option Block cookies so that you can adjust the type of blocking you want to do.
To access the cookie settings of the Safari browser for iOS do the following (may vary depending on the browser version):
Go to Settings, then Safari.
Go to Privacy and Security, you will see the option Block cookies for you to adjust the type of blocking you want to do.
To access the browser cookie settings for Android devices do the following (may vary depending on browser version):
Execute the browser and press the Menu key, then Settings. Go to Security and Privacy, you will see the Accept cookies option to enable or disable the checkbox.
To access the browser cookie settings for Windows Phone devices do the following (may vary depending on browser version):
Open Internet Explorer, then More, then Settings
You can now check or uncheck the Allow cookies box.