More information about cookies
What’s a cookie?
A cookie is a harmless text file that is stored in your browser when you visit almost any website. The usefulness of the cookie is that the web will be able to remember your visit when you re-browse that page. Although many people do not know cookies have been used for 20 years, when the first web browsers appeared.
What’s not a cookie?
It’s not a virus, no trojan, no worm, no spam, no spyware, no pop-up windows.
What information does a cookie store?
Cookies do not usually store sensitive information about you, such as credit cards or bank details, photographs, id or personal information, etc. The data they keep are technical, personal preferences, content customization, etc.
The Web Server does not associate you as a person if not to your web browser. In fact, if you regularly browse internet explorer and try browsing the same web with Firefox or chrome you will see that the web does not realize that you are the same person because you are actually associating the browser, not the person.
What kind of cookies do they exist?
- Technical Cookies: they are the most elementary and allow, among other things, to know when a human or automated application is sailing, when an anonymous user and one registered, basic tasks for the functioning of any dynamic web.
- Analysis Cookies: collect information about the type of browsing you are making, the sections you use most, products consulted, time slot, language, etc.
- Advertising Cookies: show advertising on the basis of your navigation, your country of origin, language, etc.
What are your own cookies and third-party cookies?
Your own cookies are those generated by the page you are visiting and third-party products are generated by external services or providers such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.
What if I deactivate cookies?
To understand the extent to which cookies can be deactivated, we show you some examples:
- You will not be able to share content on that website on Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.
- The website will not be able to adapt the contents to your personal preferences, as often happens in online stores.
- You will not be able to access the personal area of that web, such as my account, or my profile or orders.
- Online Shops: it will be impossible to make online purchases, they will have to be telephone or visit the physical store if you have it.
- You will not be able to customize your geographic preferences as a time slot, currency or language.
- The website will not be able to make web analytics for visitors and traffic on the web, which will make it difficult for the web to be competitive.
- You will not be able to write on the blog, you will not be able to upload photos, publish comments, value or rate content The web will also not be able to know whether you are a human or an automated application that publishes spam.
- No advertising can be displayed, which will reduce the advertising revenue of the web.
Can cookies be removed?
Yeah. Not only remove, also block, generally or specifically for a specific domain.
To remove cookies from a website you must go to your browser settings and there you will be able to search for those associated with the domain in question and proceed to your disposal.
Cookie settings for the most polulares browsers
Here’s how to access a given cookie of the Chrome Browser. Note: these steps may vary depending on the browser version:
- Go to settings or settings using the file menu or by clicking the personalization icon that appears above to the right.
- You’ll see different sections, click the option to show advanced options.
- Go to privacy, content settings.
- Select all cookies and site data.
- A listing will appear with all cookies sorted by domain. To make it easier for you to find cookies from a certain domain, enter partial or completely the address in the field to seek cookies.
- After making this filter, one or more lines will be displayed with the web cookies requested. Now you just have to select it and click the x to remove it.
To access the browser settings of the internet explorer browser follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
- Go to tools, internet options
- Click on privacy.
- Move the slider to adjust the level of privacy you want.
To access the browser settings of the firefox browser follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
- Go to options or preferences according to your operating system.
- Click on privacy.
- In History Choose to use a custom configuration for your history.
- Now you will see the option to accept cookies, you can activate it or disable it according to your preferences.
To access the cookie configuration of the safari browser for osx follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
- Go to preferences, then privacy.
- 2. In this place you will see the option to block cookies to adjust the type of blocking you want to do.
To access the cookie configuration of the safari browser for ios follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
- Go to adjustments, then safari.
- Go to privacy and security, you will see the option to block cookies to adjust the type of blocking you want to do.
To access the browser settings of the browser for android devices follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
- Run the browser and press the menu key, then settings.
- Go to security and privacy, you will see the option to accept cookies to activate or disable the box.
To access your browser cookie settings for windows phone devices follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
- Open Internet Explorer, then more, then configure
- Now you can activate or deactivate the checkbox allowing cookies