- What is a cookie?
A cookie is a file that is downloaded to a computer while browsing a certain website. Cookies allow a web page, among other things, to store and retrieve information about the browsing habits of a user or their equipment and, depending on the information they contain and the way they use their equipment, they can be used to recognize to user.
- What types of cookies are there?
There are different types of cookies depending on the different criteria:
Depending on your ownership:
- Own cookies: Those that belong to the entity that manages the domain that provides the requested service.
- Third-party cookies: Those that are owned by a third party, different from the entity that manages the domain that provides the service requested by the user, and who will be the one who processes the information collected or those that are treated by a third party.
Depending on the time they remain active in the terminal equipment:
- Session Cookies: These are cookies that are generated to collect and store browsing data while the user accesses a web page. They remain active until the page is abandoned and the browser is closed, so that by restarting the browser and revisiting the web page, the web page does not recognize the user.
- Permanent cookies: These are cookies that are stored in the terminal equipment and can be accessed during the period of time defined by the entity that manages the cookie. These files will remain in the computer until they are deleted manually or the browser deletes them according to the established period of the cookie, which can be from a few minutes to several years.
Depending on its purpose:
- Technical cookies: These are strictly necessary for the proper functioning of a web page. They are generated when the user accesses or initiates session in the site and they are used to identify it during their navigation in the site and to check if they are authorized to access services or restricted areas of the website.
- Personalization cookies: These are cookies that allow the user to customize some functions or contents of the website according to the characteristics defined in his terminal or by himself when accessing the site.
- Analysis cookies: Cookies that allow the person responsible for them to monitor and analyse the user’s behaviour when they connect to a website. They allow to quantify the number of users and perform statistical analyses on the use of the site in order to improve the services offered.
- Advertising cookies: These are those that allow managing, in the most efficient way possible, the offer of advertising spaces that are presented on a website based on criteria such as content or the frequency with which the ads appear.
- Behavioural advertising cookies: These are those that allow managing, in the most efficient way possible, the offer of advertising spaces that are presented on a website. These cookies store information on the behaviour of users extracted by the continuous observation of their browsing habits. In this way, a navigation profile is developed, and advertising is shown depending on it.
- What kind of cookies does this website use?
Analytics: Google Analytics
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You can allow, block or delete the cookies installed on your computer by configuring the browser options installed on your computer.
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