What are cookies?
Cookies are files that can be downloaded to your computer by websites. They are tools that play an essential role in providing many services of the information society. They allow, among other things, a website to store and retrieve information about a user’s browsing habits or their equipment, and based on the information obtained, they can be used to recognize the user and improve the service offered.
Types of cookies
Depending on the entity that manages the domain from which cookies are sent and processes the obtained data, two types of cookies can be distinguished:
First-party cookies: those sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain managed by the publisher itself and from which the obtained data is processed by the publisher itself and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
Third-party cookies: those sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain that is not part of the company managed by the publisher, but by another entity that processes the data obtained through cookies. In case 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 first-party cookies.
There is also a second classification based on the duration during which they remain stored in the client’s browser:
Session cookies: designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a web page. They are generally used to store information that only needs to be retained for the provision of the service requested by the user on a single occasion.
Persistent cookies: the data remains stored on the device and can be accessed and processed during a period defined by the cookie manager, which can range from a few minutes to several years.
Finally, there is another classification with five types of cookies based on the purpose for which the obtained data is processed:
Technical cookies: those that allow the user to navigate a website, platform, or application and use the different options or services that exist, for example, controlling traffic and communication between the user and the website, accessing restricted areas, remembering elements that make up access, storing content for video or audio streaming, or sharing content on social networks.
Personalization cookies: they allow the user to access the service with certain predefined general characteristics based on a specific profile, such as language, browser type, regional configuration, etc.
Analytical cookies: they allow the responsible party to track and analyze the behavior of users on the websites to which they are sent. The information collected through these types of cookies is used to measure the activity of websites, applications, or platforms and to create navigation profiles of users.
Advertising cookies: they allow the most efficient management of advertising spaces.
Disabling and deleting cookies
You have the option to allow, block, or delete cookies installed on your computer by configuring the browser options installed on your computer. Disabling cookies may render some of the available services inoperative. The way to disable cookies varies for each browser but can generally be done from the Tools or Options menu. You can also check the browser’s Help menu for instructions. You can choose which cookies you want to use on this website at any time.
You can authorize, block, or delete cookies installed on your computer by configuring the options of the installed application on your computer.
The cookies used on this website are identified below, along with their type and function:
Based on this information, you can take the following actions:
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