WHAT ARE COOKIES?
A cookie is a small piece of text that websites send to the browser and that is stored in the user’s terminal, which can be a personal computer, mobile phone, tablet, etc. These files allow the website to remember information about your visit, such as your preferred language and options, which can facilitate your next visit and make the site more useful by personalizing its content. Cookies play a very important role in improving the experience of using the Web.
TYPE OF COOKIES
Depending on the entity that manages them, cookies can be:
· First-party cookies: They are those that are sent to the interested party’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: They are 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 cookies..
According to the period of time they remain activated:
· Session cookies: They are a type of cookies designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a web page. They are usually used to store information that only interests to keep for the provision of the service requested by the user on a single occasion..
· Persistent cookies: They are a type of cookies in which the data is still stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed during a period defined by the person responsible for the cookie, which can range from a few minutes to several years.
Depending on the purpose for which the data obtained through cookies is processed, the website may use:
Technical cookies –They are those that allow the user to navigate through the website or application and use the different options or services that exist in it. For example, control traffic and data communication, identify the session, access restricted access web parts, remember the elements that make up an order, make a request for registration or participation in an event, use security elements during browsing and storing content for broadcasting videos or sound.
Personalization cookies – SThey are those that allow the user to access the service with some general characteristics predefined in their terminal or that the user himself defines. For example, the language, the type of browser through which you access the service, the selected content design, the geolocation of the terminal and the regional configuration from where you access the service.
Advertising cookies – These are those that allow the effective management of the advertising spaces that have been included in the web page or application from which the service is provided. They allow the content of the advertising to be adapted so that it is relevant to the user and to avoid showing ads that the user has already seen.
Statistical analysis cookies –They are those that allow the monitoring and analysis of user behavior on websites. The information collected through this type of cookie is used to measure the activity of the websites, application or platform and to create navigation profiles of the users of said sites, in order to introduce improvements in the service based on of the usage data made by users.
You can see the cookies used on this website in the settings panel and adjust your settings at any time.
The identification of who uses the cookies, the type of cookies used and other details, is indicated below:
|Cookies||Type of cookie||Purpose|
|PHPSESSID||Session||This cookie is used by the PHP encryption language to allow SESSION variables to be saved on the web server. These cookies are essential for the functioning of the website.|
|Google Analytics||Collect information about user navigation through the site in order to know the origin of visits and other similar data at a statistical level.||Google Analytics|
Note: First-party type cookies are used only by the owner of this website and “Third-party” cookies are also used by the service provider that is detailed in the table above.
HOW TO MANAGE COOKIES IN THE BROWSER?
The user has the option of allowing, blocking or eliminating the cookies installed on his computer by configuring the options of the browser installed on his terminal:
In some browsers, specific rules can be configured to manage cookies per website, which offers more precise control over privacy. This means that cookies can be disabled from all sites except those that are trusted.