Cookies are text files that the website sends to the browser and are stored in the user’s equipment to compile and retrieve information about the browsing conducted using said equipment (computer, Smartphone, tablet, etc…).
Depending on the time these files stay and the purpose of the data obtained through cookies, they are classified under various categories.
Initially cookies may be session cookies expiring when the user ends browsing and closes the browser, and permanent cookies expiring when they have met the purpose for which they were created or when the user deletes them.
Likewise, depending on their target, there are different types of cookies:
Analytic cookies: Analytic cookies compile information to assess your use of the website and the general activity of said site. Web analytics is the measurement, compilation, analysis and preparation of reports of the Internet data with the aim of understanding and optimizing the use of the website.
Social cookies: Social cookies are needed for external social media (Facebook, Google, Twitter, Pinterest, etc…). Their function is monitoring the interaction with social widgets on the web page.
Technical cookies: Technical cookies are those strictly needed for using this website allowing the user browsing through the website or the application and using different available options or services.
Custom cookies: These cookies allow the user gaining access to some predefined general features in his terminal or to those he sets. For instance, the language, the type of browser used to access the service, the design of the selected contents, terminal geolocation and regional settings from where the service is accessed.
Third party cookies: Some web pages may install third party cookies, which allow managing and improving the services offered. In order to manage the activity of cookies from your equipment, you may block or delete them. Otherwise, browsing through the website implies the acceptance of said cookies. In order to manage the cookies you should follow these guidelines:
- Internet Explorer: Tools -> Internet Options -> Privacy -> Settings. Should you need further information, please check Microsoft support or the browser Help.
- Firefox: Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> History -> Custom Settings. Should you need further information, please check the Mozilla Support or browser Help.
- Chrome: Settings -> Show advanced settings-> Privacy -> Content settings. Should you need further information, please check the Google Support or the browser Help.
- Safari: Preferences -> Security. Should you need further information, please check the Apple Support or the browser Help.
Blocking the use of browsing cookies may entail the unavailability of some services or functions of the website.