A cookie is a small text file that is stored in your browser when you visit almost any website. Its usefulness is that the website is able to remember your visit when you go back to that page.
Cookies usually store information of a technical nature, personal preferences, personalization of content, usage statistics, links to social networks, access to user accounts, etc. The aim of the cookie is to adapt the content of the website to your profile and needs, without cookies the services offered by any page would be significantly reduced.
If you would like more information about what cookies are, what they store, how to delete them, deactivate them, etc., we leave the information below completely.
This website uses the following proprietary cookies:
Session cookies, to ensure that users who write comments on the blog are human and not automated applications. This way, SPAM is combated.
This website uses the following third party cookies:
- Google Analytics: Stores cookies in order to compile statistics on the traffic and volume of visits to this website. By using this website you consent to the processing of data about you by Google. Therefore, the exercise of any right in this sense must be done by communicating directly with Google.
- Google Adsense: Stores cookies to serve ads that match your interests. By using this website you consent to the processing of data about you by Google. Therefore, you must exercise any rights in this regard by contacting Google directly.
- WordPress Jetpack: Stores statistics on the traffic and volume of visits to this website.
- Social networks: Each social network uses its own cookies to enable you to click on buttons such as Like or Share. This site uses Gravatar, Twitter and Facebook cookies. Add-ons like WordPress itself are used to provide these features, as well as to track blog usage statistics.
Deactivation or removal of cookies
At any time you may exercise your right to deactivate or delete cookies from this website. These actions are performed differently depending on the browser you are using. Here is a quick guide to the most popular browsers.
In some cases it is necessary to install cookies so that the browser does not forget its decision not to accept them.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a harmless text file that is stored in your browser when you visit almost any website. The utility of the cookie is that the site will be able to remember your visit when you return to that page. Although many people don’t know it, cookies have been used for 20 years, when the first browsers for the World Wide Web appeared.
What IS NOT a cookie?
It is not a virus, a Trojan, a worm, a spam, a spyware, or a pop-up window.
What information does a cookie store?
Cookies do not usually store sensitive information about you, such as credit cards or bank details, photographs, your ID or personal information, etc. The data they store is of a technical nature, personal preferences, personalization of content, etc.
The web server does not associate you as a person but your web browser. In fact, if you usually browse with Internet Explorer and try to browse the same website with Firefox or Chrome you will see that the website does not realize that you are the same person because it is actually associating the browser, not the person.
What kind of cookies are there?
Technical Cookies: These are the most elementary and allow, among other things, to know when a human or an automated application is browsing, when an anonymous user and a registered user are browsing, basic tasks for the operation of any dynamic website.
Analysis cookies: They collect information about the type of navigation you are doing, the sections you use most, products consulted, time zone of use, language, etc.
Advertising cookies: They show advertising according to your navigation, your country of origin, language, etc.
What are your own and third party cookies?
Own cookies are those generated by the page you are visiting and third party cookies are those generated by external services or providers such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.
What happens if I disable cookies?
To help you understand the extent to which you can disable cookies, here are some examples:
- You may not share content from that site on Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.
- The website will not be able to adapt the contents to your personal preferences, as is often the case in online stores.
- You will not be able to access the personal area of that site, such as My Account, or My Profile or My Orders.
- Online stores: It will be impossible for you to make purchases online, they will have to be by phone or by visiting the physical store if you have one.
- It will not be possible to customize your geographic preferences such as time zone, currency or language.
- The website will not be able to perform web analytics on visitors and web traffic, which will make it difficult for the website to be competitive.
- You may not write on the blog, upload photos, post comments, rate or rate content. The website will also not be able to know if you are a human or an automated application that publishes spam.
- Sectorized advertising will not be displayed, which will reduce the advertising revenue of the website.
Can cookies be deleted?
Yes. Not only delete, but also block, generally or in particular for a specific domain.
To delete the cookies of a website you must go to your browser settings and there you can search for the ones associated with the domain in question and proceed to their deletion.
Cookie settings for popular browsers
Here’s how to access a particular browser cookie Chrome . Note: these steps may vary depending on your browser version:
- Go to Settings or Preferences via the File menu or by clicking on the customization icon at the top right.
- You will see different sections, click on the option Show advanced options.
- Go to Privacy, Content Settings.
- Select All Cookies and Site Data
- A list of all cookies will appear, sorted by domain. To make it easier for you to find the cookies for a given domain, enter part or all of the address in the Search for Cookies field.
- After performing this filter, one or more lines with the cookies of the requested website will appear on the screen. Now you only have to select it and press the X to proceed to its elimination.
To access your browser’s cookie settings Internet Explorer follow these steps (they may vary depending on your browser version):
- Go to Tools, Internet Options
- Click on Privacy.
- Move the slider until the desired privacy level is set.
- To access the Firefox browser’s cookie settings follow these steps (they may vary depending on the browser version):
- Go to Options or Preferences according to your operating system.
- Click on Privacy.
- Under History choose Use custom settings for history.
- You will now see the option Accept cookies, you can activate or deactivate it according to your preferences.
To access your browser’s cookie settings Safari for OSX follow these steps (they may vary depending on your browser version):
- Go to Preferences, then Privacy.
- In this place you will see the option Block Cookies to adjust the type of blocking you want to do.
- To access the Safari browser cookie settings for iOS follow these steps (they may vary depending on the browser version):
- Go to Settings, then Safari.
- Go to Privacy & Security, you will see the option Block Cookies to set the type of blocking you want to do.
To access your browser’s cookie settings for Android devices follow these steps (they may vary depending on your browser version)
- Run the browser and press the Menu key, then Settings.
- Go to Security & Privacy, you will see the option Accept cookies to check or uncheck the box.
- To access your browser’s cookie settings for Windows Phone devices follow these steps (they may vary depending on your browser version):
- Open Internet Explorer, then More, then Settings
- You can now check or uncheck the Allow Cookies box.