Information of cookies
1. What are cookies and why do we use them?
Cookies, depending on their permanence, can be divided into session or permanent cookies. The first expire when the user closes the browser. The latter expire depending on when the objective for which they serve is fulfilled (for example, so that the user remains identified in the websites and services of the web) or when they are manually deleted.
Additionally, depending on their objective, Cookies can be classified as follows:
Performance cookies: This type of Cookie remembers your preferences for the tools found in the services, so you do not have to reconfigure the service every time you visit. As an example, this typology includes:
• Volume settings of video or sound players.
• The video transmission speeds that are compatible with your browser.
Geolocation cookies: these Cookies are used to find out what country you are in when a website or service is requested. This Cookie is completely anonymous, and is only used to help orient the content to its location.
Registration Cookies: Registration Cookies are generated once the User has registered or subsequently opened his session, and they are used to identify him on the websites and services with the following objectives:
• Keep the user identified so that, if you close a service or web, the browser or computer and at another time or another day re-enter that service or web, you will continue to be identified, thus facilitating your navigation without having to re-identify . This functionality can be suppressed if the user presses the “Exit” functionality, so that this Cookie is deleted and the next time he enters the web the user will have to log in to be identified.
• Check if the user is authorized to access certain services, for example, to participate in a contest.
• Additionally, some services may use third-party connectors such as Facebook, Twitter or Google. When the user registers in a service with credentials of a social network or third-party identification system, he authorizes it to keep a persistent cookie that remembers his identity and guarantees access to the web until it expires. The user can delete this cookie and revoke access to the web through social networks or third-party identification system by updating their preferences in the social network that you specify.
Analytical cookies: Each time a User visits a Web or Service, a tool from an external provider (Google Analytics, comScore and the like) generates an analytical cookie on the user’s device. This cookie that is only generated in the visit, will serve in future visits to the web services to identify the visitor anonymously. The main objectives pursued are:
• Allow anonymous identification of navigating users through the “Cookie” (identifies browsers and devices, not people) and therefore the approximate counting of the number of visitors and their trend over time.
• Anonymously identify the most visited and therefore more attractive content for users
• Know if the user who is accessing is new or repeats visit.
Important: Unless the User decides to register on the web, the cookie will never be associated with any personal data that can identify him. These cookies will only be used for statistical purposes that help to optimize the user experience on the site.
Advertising cookies: these types of cookies allow you to expand the information of the ads shown to each anonymous user on the web. Among others, the duration or frequency of display of advertising positions, the interaction with them, or the navigation patterns and / or user behaviors are stored as they help to shape a profile of advertising interest. In this way, they allow to offer advertising related to the interests of the user.
3. How to disable cookies in the browser
Most browsers currently allow the user to configure whether they want to accept cookies and which of them. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘Preferences’ of your browser menu.
These are the instructions to configure cookies in the main browsers:
Chrome: Settings -> Show advanced options -> Privacy -> Content settings. For more information, you can consult Google support or browser Help.
Firefox: Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> History -> Custom Settings. ? For more information, you can consult Mozilla support or browser Help.
Internet Explorer: Tools -> Internet Options -> Privacy -> Settings. ? For more information, you can consult Microsoft support or browser Help.
Safari: Preferences -> Security. ? For more information, you can consult Apple support or browser Help.