What is a cookie?

Una cookie es un fichero de texto inofensivo which is stored in your browser when you visit almost any web page. The usefulness of cookie It is that the web is able to remember your visit when I return to surf this page. Although many people do not know the cookies They have been in use for 20 years, when the first browsers for the World Wide Web.

What IS NOT a cookie?

It is not a virus or a Trojan, not a worm, or spam or spyware, or open pop-up windows.

¿Qué información almacena una cookie?

Las cookies They not often store sensitive information about you, such as credit card or bank account information, photographs, your ID or personal information, etc. Data stored are technical, personal preferences, content personalization, etc.

The web server will not associate you as a person if not your web browser. In fact, if you regularly browse with Internet Explorer and try to browse the same web with Firefox or Chrome you will see that the web does not realize that you are the same person because you are actually associating the browser, not the person.

¿Qué tipo de cookies exist?

  • Cookies Technical: These are the most basic and allow, among other things, to know when you are browsing a human or an automated application, when an anonymous user navigates and one registered, basic tasks for running any dynamic web.
  • Cookies Analysis: Collect information on the type of navigation being done, the sections most used, consulted products, time period of use, language, etc.
  • Cookies advertising: display advertising based on their navigation, their country of origin, language, etc.

¿Qué son las cookies own and those of others?

Las cookies propias son las generadas por la página que está visitando y las de terceros They are generated by services or external providers such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.

¿Qué ocurre si desactivo las cookies?

Para que entienda el alcance que puede tener desactivar las cookies we show some examples:

  • You can not share content of this site on Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.
  • The web site will not adapt content to your personal preferences, as often happens in online stores.
  • You can not access this area staff web, such as Mi cuenta, O Mi perfil o Mis pedidos.
  • online stores: it will be impossible to make purchases online, will have to be calling or visiting the physical store if you have one.
  • Not possible to customize your geographic preferences as time zone, currency or language.
  • The website can not perform web analytics about visitors and web traffic, making it difficult to be competitive anywhere.
  • You can not write on the blog, you can not upload photos, post comments, evaluate or rate content. The web may not know whether you are a human or an automated application that publishes spam.
  • No advertising may show sectioned, reducing advertising revenue from the web.
  • Todas las redes sociales usan cookiesIf the disabled can not use any social network.

¿Se pueden eliminar las cookies?

Yes. Not only eliminate, also block, general or particular to a specific domain.

Para eliminar las cookies a website must go to your browser settings and there you can find the associated domain in question and proceed to its elimination.

A continuación le indicamos cómo acceder a una cookie determinada del navegador Chrome. Note: These steps may vary depending on the browser version:

  1. Go to Settings or Preferences via the File menu or by clicking the icon customization that appears above right.
  2. See different sections, click the option Mostrar opciones avanzadas.
  3. Vaya a Privacidad, Configuración de contenido.
  4. Seleccione Todas las cookies y los datos de sitios.
  5. Aparecerá un listado con todas las cookies ordered by domain. To make it easier to find cookies de un determinado dominio introduzca parcial o totalmente la dirección en el campo Buscar cookies.
  6. Tras realizar este filtro aparecerán en pantalla una o varias líneas con las cookies Site requested. Now just select it and press the X to proceed to its elimination.

Para acceder a la configuración de cookies del navegador Internet Explorer follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):

  1. Vaya a Herramientas, Opciones de Internet
  2. Haga click en Privacidad.
  3. Move the slider to adjust the level of privacy you want.

Para acceder a la configuración de cookies del navegador Firefox follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):

  1. Vaya a Opciones o Preferencias depending on your operating system.
  2. Haga click en Privacidad.
  3. En Historial elija Usar una configuración personalizada para el historial.
  4. Ahora verá la opción Aceptar cookiesYou can turn on or off according to your preferences.

Para acceder a la configuración de cookies del navegador Safari para OSX follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):

  1. Vaya a Preferencias, then Privacidad.
  2. En este lugar verá la opción Bloquear cookies to fit the type of lock to perform.

Para acceder a la configuración de cookies del navegador Safari para iOS follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):

  1. Vaya a Ajustes, then Safari.
  2. Vaya a Privacidad y SeguridadYou will see the option Bloquear cookies to fit the type of lock to perform.

Para acceder a la configuración de cookies del navegador para dispositivos Android follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):

  1. Ejecute el navegador y pulse la tecla Menú, then Ajustes.
  2. Vaya a Seguridad y PrivacidadYou will see the option Aceptar cookies to check or uncheck the box.

Para acceder a la configuración de cookies del navegador para dispositivos Windows Phone follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):

  1. Abra Internet Explorer, then Más, then Configuración
  2. Ahora puede activar o desactivar la casilla Permitir cookies.