What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of text that websites send to the browser and is stored on the user’s terminal, which can be a personal computer, a mobile phone, a tablet, etc. These files allow the website to remember information about your visit, such as language and preferred options, which can facilitate your next visit and make the site more useful by personalizing its content. Cookies play an especially important role in improving the experience of using the website.
How are cookies used?
By browsing this website portal, the user is accepting that cookies can be installed on their terminal and that they allow us to know the following information:
• Statistical information on the use of the website.
• The user’s ‘Login’ to keep the session active on the web.
• The preferred web format for access from mobile devices.
• The latest searches made in the web services and personalization data of these services.
• Information about advertisements displayed to the user.
• Information from the surveys in which the user has participated.
• Data of the connection with social media networks for users who access with their Facebook or Twitter user.
Types of cookies:
This website uses both temporary session cookies and permanent cookies. Session cookies store data only while the user accesses the web and permanent cookies store the data in the terminal, so they are accessed and sed in more than one session.
Depending on the purpose for which the data obtained through cookies are processed, the website may use:
They are those that allow the user to navigate through the website or application and the use of different options or services that exist in it. For example, controlling traffic and data communication, identifying the session, accessing restricted access web parts, remembering the elements that make up an order, making a request for registration or participation in an event, using security elements during the browsing and storing content for broadcasting videos or sound.
They allow the user to access the service with some general characteristics predefined in their terminal or that the user himself defines. For example, the language, the type of browser through which you access the service, the selected content design, the geolocation of the terminal and the regional configuration from where you access the service.
They allow the effective management of the advertising spaces that have been included in the website page or application from which the service is provided. They allow the content of the advertising to be adapted so that it is relevant to the user and to avoid showing ads that the user has already seen.
Statistical analysis cookies:
They allow the monitoring and analysis of user behavior on websites. The information collected through this type of cookie is used to measure the activity of the websites, application, or platform and for the creation of navigation profiles of the users of such sites, to introduce improvements in the service based on the usage data created by users.
On some websites, third-party cookies can be installed that allow you to manage and improve offered services. For example, Google Analytics statistical services.
How to manage cookies in the browser?
The user has the option of allowing blocking or eliminating the cookies installed on his or her computer by configuring the options of the browser installed on their terminal:
You can allow, block, or delete the cookies installed on your computer by configuring your browser options. You can find information on how to do it, in relation to the most common browsers, in the links included below:
In some browsers you can configure specific rules to manage cookies by website, which offers more precise control over privacy. This means that cookies can be disabled from all sites except those that are trusted.