WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small files that are installed on the hard drive or browser of the computer, tablet, smartphone or equivalent device with Internet browsing functions and help, among other things, to customize the services of the owner of the web, facilitate navigation and usability through it, obtain aggregate information from web visitors, enable the playback and display of multimedia content on the web itself, allow elements of interaction between the user and the web or enable security tools.
-Web usability: can be defined as the experience a user has when browsing a web page and interacting with it.
-Aggregate information: non-nominal information, typically numerical and for statistical purposes.
-Terminal equipment: equipment (computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.) of the user browsing the Internet.
-Publisher: responsible or owner of the website.
-Third party: external entity, collaborator, service provider or related to the publisher, intervening in the management of some cookies.
-Responsible for the cookie: the publisher, manager or owner of the website, or even the third party in some cases.
-Browsing habits: trends shown by the user when browsing a website, such as, for example, the time spent visiting the page, the parts visited, the most frequent sections, the origin of the visit or the destination of the visit, among others.
WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES EXIST?
Depending on the entity that manages them:
-Own cookies: are those that are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain managed by the editor itself, and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
-Third-party cookies: those that are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain that is not managed by the editor, but by another entity that processes the data obtained through the cookies.
Depending on the length of time they remain activated on the terminal equipment:
-Session cookies: these are a type of cookies designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a web page.
-Persistent cookies: these are a type of cookie in which the data remains stored in the terminal and can be accessed for processing for a period defined by the cookie manager, which can range from a few minutes to several years.
Depending on the purpose for which the data obtained through cookies are processed:
-Technical cookies: are those that allow the user to navigate through a website, platform or application, and the use of the different options or services that exist in it, such as, for example, control traffic and data communication, identify the session, access parts of restricted access, remember the elements that make up an order, make the buying process of an order, make the application for registration or participation in an event, use security features while browsing, store content for broadcasting videos or sound, or share content through social networks.
-Personalization Cookies: these are those that allow the user to access the service with some general characteristics predefined according to a series of criteria in the user’s terminal, such as, for example, the language, the type of browser through which you access the service, the regional configuration from which you access the service, etc.
-Analysis Cookies: these are those that allow the party responsible for them to monitor and analyze the behavior of users of the websites to which they are linked. The information collected through this type of cookies is used to measure the activity of the website, application or platform, and for the elaboration of browsing profiles of the users of such sites, applications and platforms, in order to introduce improvements based on the analysis of the usage data of the users of the service.
-Advertising Cookies: are those that allow the management, in the most effective way possible, of the advertising spaces that, where appropriate, the publisher has included on the website, application or platform from which it provides the requested service, according to criteria such as the edited content or the frequency at which the ads are displayed.
-Behavioral advertising cookies: are those that allow the management, in the most effective way possible, of the advertising spaces that, where appropriate, the publisher has included on the website, application or platform from which it provides the requested service. These cookies store information on user behavior obtained through the continuous observation of their browsing habits, allowing the development of a specific profile to display advertising based on this.
WHAT COOKIES ARE WE USING?
Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are necessary for the Site to function properly and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you, such as setting your privacy preferences or filling in forms.
HOW TO DISABLE COOKIES?
Blocking or disabling all cookies helps to protect privacy, but can also limit the experience on some websites, as well as limit functionalities or even prevent the correct navigation or use of some of its services. If you want to know how to disable cookies in your browser, please check the help menu.
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