What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of text that websites send to the browser and are stored in the user’s terminal, which can be a personal computer, a mobile phone, a tablet, etc. These files allow the website remember information about your visit, such as the language and preferred options, which can facilitate your next visit and make the site more useful when personalizing its content. Cookies play a very important role, by improving the experience of using the Web.
How are cookies used?
When browsing this web portal, the user is accepting that cookies can be installed in his terminal and that allow us to know the following information:
– Statistical information on the use of the web.
– The user’s login to keep the session active on the web.
– The preferred web format for access from mobile devices.
– The latest searches performed on the web services and personalization data of these services.
– Information about the ads that are displayed to the user.
– Information of the surveys in which the user has participated.
– Data of the connection with the social networks for the users that accede with its user of Facebook or Twitter.
Types of cookies used
This Web uses both temporary session cookies and permanent cookies. Session cookies store data only while the user accesses the Web and permanent cookies store the data in the terminal to be accessed and used in more than one session.
According to the purpose for which the data obtained through the cookies are processed, the Web can use:
They are those that allow the user to navigate through the web page or application and the use of the different options or services that exist in it. For example, controlling the traffic and communication of data, identifying the session, accessing the restricted access Web parts, remembering the elements that make up an order, applying for registration or participation in an event, using security features during the navigation and store contents for the broadcast of videos or sound.
They are those that allow the user to access the service with some general characteristics predefined in his terminal or that the user himself defines. For example, the language, the type of browser through which accesses the service, the content design selected, the geolocation of the terminal and the regional configuration from which the service is accessed.
They are those that allow the effective management of advertising spaces that have been included in the website or application from which the service is provided. They allow the content of the advertisement to be adjusted so that it is relevant to the user and to avoid displaying ads that the user has already seen.
Statistical analysis cookies
They are those that allow the monitoring and analysis of the behavior of users in Web sites. The information collected through this type of cookies is used in the measurement of the activity of the websites, application or platform and for the elaboration of navigation profiles of the users of said sites, in order to introduce improvements in the service in function of the usage data that users make.
Some third-party cookies can be installed on some web pages that allow you to manage and improve the services offered. For example, Google Analytics statistical services.
How can I disable cookies?
Most browsers tell you how to configure your browser so that it does not accept cookies, to notify you every time you receive a new cookie, as well as to deactivate them completely. In order to control what use you want to make of your information, you can configure the browser of your terminal in the form that it deems most convenient for you. In any case, we note that if technical and / or operating cookies are disabled, the Quality of the website may decrease or it may cost more to identify you. You can disable cookies by accessing your browser:
For more information, you can check Google support or browser Help.