A cookie is a text file that is stored on the computer or mobile device through a web server. Only that server will be able to retrieve or read the content of the cookie. They allow the website to remember navigation preferences and navigate efficiently, making interaction between user and website faster and easier.
Cookies can only store text, which is usually always anonymous and encrypted. No personal information will be stored in a cookie, nor can it be associated with an identified or identifiable person.
The data allows this web to maintain its information between the pages, and also make it possible to analyze how to interact with the website. Cookies are secure because they can only store the information that was put in place by the browser, information that the user has entered in the browser or the one included in the page request. It cannot run the code and cannot be used to access your computer. If a web page encrypts the cookie information, only the web page can read the information.
The cookies used by this web page can be distinguished according to the following criteria:
Types of cookies according to the entity that manages them:
According to who is the entity that manages the equipment or domain from where the cookies are sent and treat the data that are obtained, we can distinguish:
In the case that cookies are installed from a computer or domain managed by the publisher itself but the information collected by them is managed by a third party, they cannot be considered as their own cookies.
2. Types of cookies according to the length of time they remain activated:
Depending on the length of time that remain activated in the terminal equipment we can distinguish:
3. Types of cookies according to their purpose:
This website uses Google Analytics.
Google Analytics is a free Google web analytics tool that mainly allows website owners to know how users interact with our site. It also enables cookies in the domain of the site in which it is located and uses a set of cookies called “__utma” and “__utmz” to gather information anonymously and to report on trends in websites without identifying individual users.
All Internet browsers allow you to limit the behavior of a cookie or disable cookies within the settings or browser options. The steps to do this are different for each browser. You can find instructions in the help menu of your browser.
You can allow, block or delete cookies installed on your computer by configuring the browser options installed on your computer. For more information on your browser, click on the link:
Through your browser, you can also view the cookies that are on your computer and delete them as you see fit. Cookies are text files, you can open them and read the content. The data inside them is almost always encrypted with a numeric key corresponding to a session on the Internet so it often does not make sense beyond the web page that wrote it.