I – What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or smartphone when you use some websites, software or mobile applications (“sites”, in general). They carry information that these sites need to provide you with their services, facilitate navigation, preferences, manage advertising, etc. Learn more about cookies on Wikipedia: https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cookie_(inform%C3%A1tica)
II – Types of cookies
There are different ways to classify cookies, and the same cookie may receive different classifications, depending on how they are created and used. Note that these categories are not always standard, and other sites may use different classifications.
1 – According to the duration of the cookie.
a) Session cookies – Lasts only for one browsing session, and expires when the user closes the browser window. It is used, for example, to remember what a user has put in their shopping cart. These are considered less intrusive than other types of cookies.
b) Persistent cookies – These are stored on the users’ device between browser sessions, and can last for an indefinite number of days, set by the website that creates the cookie. They can be used to remember user preferences for future visits or for contextual advertising, for example. The intrusiveness of this type of cookie depends on whether it is used by the site itself or a third party, and what it is used for.
2 – According to the origin of the cookie
a) First-party cookies – When the website that creates the cookie is the same one that the user is visiting.
b) Third Party Cookies – When the cookie is placed from another Web site, it collects information to provide visitors with its own services or to track users by the sites they visit.
3 – According to the use of the cookie
a) Technical Cookies – Allow the user to navigate through a site and use any of the options or existing services, for example, control traffic and data communication, identify the session, restrict access to some pages, remember the elements of an order, process the purchase of an order, use a personal member area, use the security features of storage, video content or electronic sound or share content through social networks. Some of these cookies are considered “strictly necessary cookies” because it would be impossible to use the site without them.
b) Personalization Cookies – allow users to change the operation of a website according to their preferences (e.g., languages, styles, browser, etc.).
c) Analytical Cookies – Monitor user behavior on a website, and create statistics that can be used to tailor information to them, in order to improve services and content.
d) Advertising Cookies – Enable the effective management of advertising space offered by the site.
e) Behavioral advertising cookies – Store behavioral information of users through continuous observation of their browsing habits, sometimes across multiple sites. They are usually placed on third-party sites that offer some kind of service in return. A classic example is the “social buttons” that allow the interaction of a site with social networks such as Facebook, Google Plus or twitter.
We currently store the following cookies on your computer:
Our cookies do NOT store personal information about you such as name, address or e-mail address. You can withdraw the consent you have given us to store cookies on your computer at any time by configuring your Web browser correctly (see how to do this in section IV). You can still browse our site without these cookies, although some services may not function properly.
IV – How to manage cookies
You can choose to selectively disable or turn off cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings. You will find more information about this in the help menu of your browser, but you can also find more information about the cookie settings of the most commonly used browsers in the links below:
However, this can affect how they are able to interact with many websites. This could include the inability to access services or programs, such as accessing their customer area.
You can also delete cookies after visiting our or other websites. Deleting cookies does not mean that you are permanently excluded from our services. Unless you have selected the setting to reject cookies, the next time you visit the site, a new cookie will be added.
We suggest that you enable DoNotTrack, after installing a compatible browser. It will also enhance your privacy by limiting the way some behavioral cookies are processed in your browser. More information is available at http://donottrack.us.
V – Conclusion
While we do our best to inform you about cookies and our policies, you are ultimately responsible for your own privacy and security. We encourage you to learn more about this topic and create safe browsing habits.