What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that some platforms, like web pages, may install in your computer, smartphone, tablet or television when accessing them. Their functions can be very varied: storing the user’s browsing preferences, collecting statistical information, allowing for certain technical functionalities, storing and retrieving information on browsing habits or preferences of users or of their equipment, to the point of recognising it, sometimes depending on the information contained and the way the equipment is used. A cookie is stored in a computer to personalise and facilitate the user’s browsing as much as possible. Cookies are only associated with a user and their computer, and do not supply information that might enable the identification of the user. Users may configure their browser to notify or reject the installation of cookies sent by the web site.
Why are cookies important?
Cookies are useful for several reasons. From a technical point of view, cookies allow web pages to work faster and adapted to the user’s preferences, for example storing their language or their country’s currency. In addition, cookies help web site managers improve the services offered, thanks to the statistical information collected through them. Finally, cookies serve to make the displayed publicity more efficient.
According to the period of time cookies are active, they can be:
.-Session cookies: Cookies designed to collect and store information while the user moves around the site. Often used to store information that is only kept to provide the service requested by the user on one single occasion (for example, a list of purchased products).
.- Persistent cookies: Cookies that store data in the terminal. Such data can be accessed and processed for a defined period of time. These cookies have deletion date. They are used, for example, in the purchase or register process to avoid having to enter the users’ data constantly.
There are several types of cookies depending on the entity managing the equipment or domain, from where cookies are sent, and processing data collected:
.- Owned cookies: Cookies sent to the user’s device which are exclusively managed by us for a better functioning of the site.
.- Third-party cookies: Cookies sent to the user’s device from an equipment or domain that is not managed by us but from another entity that will process the data obtained.
The following cookies can be installed in your device when browsing our web:
.- Log cookies: When users access our web and log in, an own temporary cookie is installed to browse the user’s area without having to enter their data constantly. This cookie will disappear when logging out.
.- Analytic cookies: Cookies used to study the users’ behaviour anonymously when browsing our web. Thus, we will know the most viewed contents, number of visitors, etc. This information will be used to improve the browsing experience and optimise our services. They may be own cookies or from third-parties.
.- Third-party advertising cookies: The purpose is to optimise the exposure of advertisements.
How can I set my preferences?
You may allow, block or delete the cookies installed in your device by setting the options of your Internet browser.
Next, we are providing the links in which you will find information on how to activate your preferences in the main browsers:
.- Chrome, https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=es
.- Safari, https://support.apple.com/kb/ph5042?locale=en_US
.- Explorer, https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/products/windows?os=windows-7
What happens if cookies are disabled?
If you choose to block or not to accept the installation of cookies, certain services offered by our web site that need their use may be disabled, and consequently, not available to you. Therefore, you will not take full advantage of everything our webs and applications offer. This may entail a reduction in the quality of the web page functioning.
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