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 value of the cookie is that the web is able to remember your visit when you go back to that page. Although many people don’t know that cookies have been used for 20 years, when the first browsers for the World Wide Web appeared.
WHAT IS NOT A COOKIE?
It is not a virus or a Trojan, worm, spam or spyware, or open windows pop up.
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. Data that are technical, personal preferences, personalization of content, etc.
The web server does not associate you as a person but your web browser. In fact, if you usually browse with Internet Explorer and try to browse the web with Firefox or Chrome you will see that the website does not see you as the same person because it is actually associating with the browser, not the person.
WHAT KIND OF COOKIES EXIST?
Technical cookies: they are the most basic and allow, among other things, to know when you are surfing if you are a human or an automated application, when an anonymous or registered user is surfing, basic tasks for the operation of any dynamic website.
Analysis Cookies: they collect information about the type of surfing that is being done, the sections most used, consulted products, time of use, language, etc.
Advertising cookies: show advertising depending on your surfing, your country of origin, language, etc.
WHAT ARE OWN COOKIES AND THIRD-PARTY?
Own cookies are those generated by the page you are visiting and the third parties are those generated by services or third party providers like Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I DISABLE COOKIES?
So you understand the extent to which you may have cookies disabled here are a few examples:
You won’t be able to share content of this site on Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.
The website won’t be able to adapt the content to your personal preferences, as often happens in online stores.
You won’t be able to access the personal area of this website, such as for example my account, or my profile or my orders.
Online shops: it will be impossible to make purchases online, they will have to be telephone or visiting the physical store if you have one.
It is not possible to customize geographic time zone, currency or language preferences.
The web site won’t be able to carry out web analytics about visitors and traffic on the web, making it difficult for the web site to be competitive.
You won’t be able to write on the blog, won’t be able to upload photos, post comments, rating or rate content. The web will not know if you are a human or an automated application that publishes spam.
It won’t be possible to show zoned advertising, which will reduce the advertising revenue from the website.
CAN I DELETE COOKIES?
Yes. Not only delete, you can also block, in a general or specific way for a specific domain.
To remove cookies from a site you must go to your browser settings and there you can find those associated with the domain in question and delete them.
CONFIGURATION OF COOKIES FOR THE MOST POPULAR BROWSERS
FOLLOWING WE SHOW YOU HOW TO ACCESS ONE SPECIFIC COOKIE ON THE CHROME BROWSER.
Note: these steps may vary depending on the version of the browser:
Go to Settings or Preferences by using the File menu or by clicking the customization icon which appears above to the right.
You will see different sections, click the Show advanced options option.
Go to Privacy, content settings..
Select All cookies and sites data.
A list will be shown with all the cookies sorted by domain. To make it easier to find a particular domain cookies enter partially or completely the address in the field Search for cookies.
After making this filter one or several lines will be displayed with the requested web cookies. Now you just have to select and press X to proceed to their elimination.
TO ACCESS THE INTERNET EXPLORER BROWSER COOKIE SETTINGS FOLLOW THESE STEPS (MAY VARY DEPENDING ON THE VERSION OF YOUR BROWSER):
Go to Tools, Internet Options
Click on Privacy.
Move the slider to adjust the level of privacy you want.
TO ACCESS THE FIREFOX BROWSER COOKIE SETTINGS FOLLOW THESE STEPS (MAY VARY DEPENDING ON THE VERSION OF YOUR BROWSER):
Go to Options / Preferences according to your operating system.
Click on Privacy.
In History chose to use a configuration customized for history.
You will now see the option Accept cookies, you can enable or disable according to your preferences.
TO ACCESS THE SAFARI FOR OSX BROWSER CONFIGURATION FOLLOW THESE STEPS (MAY VARY DEPENDING ON THE VERSION OF YOUR BROWSER):
Go to Preferences, then Privacy.
In this place you will see the option to block cookies to make it fit the type of block that you want to perform.
TO ACCESS THE SAFARI FOR IOS BROWSER CONFIGURATION FOLLOW THESE STEPS (MAY VARY DEPENDING ON THE VERSION OF YOUR BROWSER):
Go to Settings, then Safari.
Go to Privacy and Security, you will see the option to block cookies to make it fit the block type that you want to perform.
TO ACCESS THE SETTINGS OF COOKIES IN THE BROWSER FOR ANDROID DEVICES FOLLOW THESE STEPS (MAY VARY DEPENDING ON THE VERSION OF YOUR BROWSER):
Run the browser and press the Menu key, then Settings.
Go to Security and Privacy, you will see the option to Accept cookies where you select or clear the box.
TO ACCESS THE SETTINGS OF COOKIES IN THE BROWSER FOR WINDOWS PHONE DEVICES FOLLOW THESE STEPS (MAY VARY DEPENDING ON THE VERSION OF YOUR BROWSER):
Open Internet Explorer, then More, then Settings
Now you can enable or disable the Allow cookies check box.