What is a COOKIE?
A Cookie is a harmless text file that is stored in your browser when you visit almost any web page. The utility of the Cookie makes it possible to the web site to remember your visit when you navigate again that page. Although many people do not know, Cookies have been used for 20 years, when the first browsers appeared for the World Wide Web.
What is not a COOKIE?
It is not a virus, nor a trojan, nor a worm, nor spam, nor spyware and it does not open pop-up windows.
What information does a Cookie STORE?
The Cookies do not usually store sensitive information about you, such as credit cards or bank details, photographs, your ID or personal information, etc. The data kept is of technical character, personal preferences, personalization of contents, etc.
The Web server does not associate you as a person, but your Web browser. In fact, if you usually navigate with Internet Explorer and try to navigate the same web with Firefox or Chrome you will see that the web does not realize that you are the same person because it is actually associating the browser, not the person.
What kind of cookies exist?
- Technical Cookies: These are the most elementary and allow, among other things, to know, when a human or an automated application is navigating, or an anonymous user and a registered user is navigating, basic tasks for the operation of any dynamic web.
- Analysis Cookies : Collect information about the type of navigation you are making, the sections you use most, products checked, time zone of use, language, etc.
- Advertising Cookies : They show publicity depending on the user browsing, country of origin, language, etc.
What are your own and third party cookies?
The Own cookies are generated by the page you are visiting and the third party cookies are those generated by external services or suppliers like Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.
What happens if I deactivate the Cookies?
To understand the extent to which you can disable the Cookies We show you some examples:
- You will not be able to share content from that website on Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.
- The web site will not be able to adapt the contents to your personal preferences, as usually happens in online stores.
- You will not be able to access the personal area of that website, for example My AccountOr My profile Or My orders.
- Online Stores: You will be unable to make online purchases, and these will have to be by phone or by visiting the physical store.
- You will not be able to customize your geographic preferences as a time slot, currency or language.
- The web site will not be able to perform web analytics on visitors and traffic on the web, making it difficult for the web to be competitive.
- You cannot write on the blog, you will not be able to upload photos, post comments, evaluate or rate content. The web will also not know if you are a human or an automated application that publishes Spam.
- Sectioned advertising will not be displayed, which will reduce web advertising revenue.
Can cookies be deleted?
Yes. Not only delete, also block, generally or particular for a specific domain.
To remove the Cookies of a Web site you must go to the configuration menu of your browser and there you can find the ones associated to the domain and proceed to its deletion.
Setting up cookies for the most popular browsers
Here’s how to access a determined Cookie of the Chrome browser. Note: These steps may vary depending on the browser version:
- Go to settings or preferences using the File menu or by clicking the customization icon that appears above to the right.
- You will see different sections, click the option Show advanced Options.
- Go to Privacy, Content Settings.
- Select All Cookies and site data.
- A listing will appear with all the Cookies Sorted by domain. To make it easier for you to find the Cookies of a particular domain enter partial or totally the address in the field Search Cookies.
- After making this filter, one or more lines will appear on the screen with the Cookies of the requested website. Now just select it and press the X To proceed to its disposal.
To access the settings for Cookies Of the Internet Explorer browser follow these steps (they can vary depending on the browser version):
- Go to Tools, Internet Options
- Do Click In Privacy.
- Move the slider to adjust the level of privacy you want.
To access the settings for Cookies in Firefox browser follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
- Go to Options or Preferences depending on your operating system.
- Click In Privacy.
- In History Choose Use custom settings for history.
- Now you will see the option Accept Cookies, you can turn it on or off according to your preferences.
To access the settings for Cookies in Safari browser for OSX follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
- Go to PreferencesThen Privacy.
- You will see the option Block cookies to adjust the type of blockage that you want to perform.
To access the settings for Cookies in Safari browser for IOS follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
- Go to Settings, then Safari.
- Go to Privacy and security, you will see the option Block cookies to adjust the type of blockage you want to perform.
To access the settings for Cookies in the browser for Android devices, follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
- Run the browser and press Menu and then Settings.
- Go to Security and privacy, you will see the option Accept Cookies to activate or clear the check box.
To access the settings for Cookies in the browser for Windows Phone devices follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
- Open Internet Explorer, then More and then Configuration
- Now you can click the Allow cookies box on or off .