Cookies are files that can be downloaded to your computer via Web pages. They are tools that have an essential role for the provision of numerous services of the information society. Among others, they allow a Web page to store and retrieve information about the browsing habits of a user or his computer and, depending on the information obtained, can be used to recognize the user and improve the service offered.
Depending on the entity that manages the domain, the location where cookies are sent and the handling of data that is obtained, two types of cookies can be distinguished:
Own Cookies: those that are sent to the user’s terminal computer from a computer or domain managed by the publisher itself and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
Third-party Cookies: those that are sent to the user’s terminal computer from a computer or domain that is not managed by the publisher, but by another entity that handles the data obtained through the cookies.
In the event that cookies are installed from a computer or domain managed by the publisher itself but the information collected through them is managed by a third party, they cannot be considered as their own cookies.
Furthermore, there is also a second classification according to the time period that remains stored on the client’s browser which could be:
Session Cookies: Designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a web page. Usually, these cookies are used to store information that is only intended to preserve for the provision of the service requested by the user on a single occasion (e.g. a list of products purchased)
Continuous Cookies: The data is stored in the terminal and are accessible and handled for a period defined by the cookie manager, and can go from a few minutes to several years.
Finally, there is another classification with five types of cookies according to the purpose for which the obtained data are handled:
Technical Cookies: Those that allow the user to navigate through a Web page, platform or application and the use of the different options or services that exist in it, such as controlling traffic and data communication, identifying the session, access parts of restricted access, recollecting the elements that make up an order, perform the process of buying an order, make the application for registration or participation in an event, use security during browsing, storing content for videos or sound broadcasting, or share content over social networks.
Customization Cookies: Allows the user to access the service with some predefined general characteristics according to a series of criteria in the user’s terminal such as the language, the type of browser through which the service is accessed, the regional settings from where you access the service, etc
Analysis Cookies: allow the responsible party, the monitoring and analysis of the behavior of the users of the websites to which they are linked. The information collected by this type of cookies is used in the measurement of the activity of the web site, application or platform and for the elaboration of navigation of profiles of the users of such sites, applications and platforms, in order to introduce improvements according to the analysis of the user’s data.
Advertising Cookies: They allow the management, as efficiently as possible, to make use of advertising space.
Behavioral advertising Cookies: They store information about the behavior of the users obtained through the continuous observation of their browsing habits, which allows to develop a specific profile to show advertising according to it.
You have the option to allow, block or delete the cookies installed on your computer by configuring the browser options installed on your computer. By disabling cookies, some of the available services may not be operational. The method to disable cookies is different for each browser, but it can usually be done from the Tools or Options menu. You can also see the browser Help menu where you can find instructions.
The user may at any time choose which cookies they want to accept on this website.
You can allow, block or delete cookies installed on your computer by configuring the browser options installed on your computer:
In addition, you can also manage cookie storage in your browser through tools like the following:
With this information it is possible to carry out the following actions: