WHAT IS A COOKIE?
A cookie is a harmless text file that is stored in your browser when you visit almost any website. The utility of the cookie is that the site will be able to remember your visit when navigating that page again. Although many people don’t know, Cookies have been used for 20 years, when the first browsers for the World Wide Web appeared.
WHAT A COOKIE ISN’T
It is not a virus, a Trojan, a worm, a spam, a spyware, or opens pop-up windows.
WHAT INFORMATION DOES A COOKIE STORE?
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 they store are of a technical, personal preferences, content customization, etc.
The web server does not associate you as a person but your web browser. In fact, if you regularly browse with Internet Explorer and try browsing the same web with Firefox or Chrome you will see that the web doesn’t realize that you’re the same person because he’s actually associating the browser, not the person.
WHAT KIND OF COOKIES ARE THERE?
– Technical Cookies: These are the most basic and allow, among other things, to know when a human
or an automated application is navigating, when a user navigates anonymous and or registered,
basic tasks for the operation of any dynamic website.
– Analysis cookies: They collect information about the type of navigation system that you are using,
the sections that are most used, products consulted, time of use, language, etc.
– Advertising Cookies: They show advertising based on your navigation, your country of origin, language, etc.
WHAT ARE OWN COOKIES AND THOSE OF OTHERS?
Our own cookies are those generated by the page that is being visited and those of third parties are those generated by services or external suppliers such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I TURN OFF THE COOKIES?
To help you understand the extent to which you can turn off 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 website will not be able to adapt the contents to your personal preferences, as is often the case in stores online.
– You will not be able to access the personal area of this website, such as for example My Account, or My Profile or My Orders.
– Online stores: You will not be able to make purchases online, it will have to be by phone or by visiting the physical store if you have one.
– It will not be possible to customize your preference geographical areas such as time zone, currency or language.
– The website cannot perform web analytics on visitors and web traffic, which will make it difficult to be competitive.
– You won’t be able to blog, to upload photos, publish comments, rate or rate content. The website won’t be able to tell if you’re a human or an application that publishes spam.
– Sectorized advertising cannot be displayed, which will reduce the advertising revenue of the website.
CAN YOU REMOVE THE COOKIES?
Yes. Not only remove, but also block, generally or particular for a specific domain.
To delete cookies from a website you must go to the configuration of your browser and there you can search for those associated with the domain in issue and proceed to its elimination.
SETTINGS FOR THE MOST POPULAR COOKIES
Here’s how to access a cookie determined from the Chrome browser. Note: These steps can vary
depending on the browser version:
– Go to Settings or Preferences via the menu File or by clicking on the customization icon that
appears at the top right.
– You will see different sections, click on the option Show advanced options.
– Go to Privacy, Content Settings.
– Select All Cookies and Site Data
– You’ll see a list of all the cookies sorted by domain. To make it easier for you to find cookies of a
given domain enter partially or totally the address in the Search for Cookies field.
– After performing this filter, a or several lines with the cookies of the requested website. Now you
only have to select it and press the X to proceed to its elimination.
To access the Internet Explorer browser’s cookie settings follow these steps (they may vary
depending on the version of the browser):
– Go to Tools, Internet Options
– Click on Privacy.
– Move the slider to adjust the privacy level that you want.
To access the Firefox browser’s cookie settings follow these steps (they may vary depending on the
version of the browser):
– Go to Options or Preferences according to your operational system.
– Click on Privacy.
– Under History choose Use a custom setting for the record.
– Now you will see the option Accept cookies, you can activate it or deactivate it according to your
To access Safari browser cookie settings for OSX follow these steps (they may vary depending on the
version of the browser):
– Go to Preferences, then Privacy.
– Here you will see the option Block Cookies so that you set the type of lock you want to perform.
To access Safari browser cookie settings for iOS follow these steps (they may vary depending on the
of the browser):
– Go to Settings, then Safari.
– Go to Privacy & Security, you’ll see the Lock cookies so that you can adjust the type of blocking you
want to do.
To access your browser’s cookie settings for Android devices follow these steps (they may vary
depending on the browser version):
– Run the browser and press the Menu key, then Adjustments.
– Go to Security and Privacy, you will see the option Accept cookies so that you can check or
uncheck the box.
To access your browser’s cookie settings for Windows Phone devices follow these steps (they may
vary in function of the browser version):
– Open Internet Explorer, then More, then Settings
– You can now check or uncheck the Allow cookies.