What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of text that a website can send to your browser, and that is stored in the user terminal, which can be a personal computer, a mobile phone, a tablet, etc. These files allow the Web site 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 customizing its contents. Cookies play a very important role in improving the user experience of the website.
Types of cookies used
This website uses both temporary session cookies and permanent cookies. Session cookies store data only as long as the user accesses the website, and permanent cookies store data in the terminal so that they can be accessed and used in more than one session.
According to the purpose for which the data obtained through the cookies was intended, the website may use:
Those cookies that allow the user to navigate through the web page or application and to use the different options that exist thereon. For example, controlling traffic and the communication of data, identifying and maintaining the user’s session, accessing restricted-access portions of the website, recalling the elements that make up an order, carrying out the sign-up or participation application for an event, using security elements during browsing and storing content for the use of videos or sound.
Those that are stored on the hard drive and our website reads them each time a new visit is made. A permanent cookie possesses a prescribed expiration date. The cookie will cease to function after that date.
Statistical analysis cookies
Those that allow the monitoring and analysis of user behavior on websites. The information collected by this type of cookie is used in the measuring of website, application, or platform activity, and for the creation of user navigation profiles for said site, with the purpose of introducing improvements in the service via the data that is used by the user.
On some websites you can install third-party cookies that allow you to manage and improve the services that are offered. For example, statistical services from Google Analytics, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+, Youtube.
How do I manage cookies in the browser?
The user has the option of allowing, blocking or eliminating the cookies installed on their equipment by configuring the options for the browser installed on your computer:
- To adjust the permissions related to cookies in the Google Chrome browser:
- Click the Menubutton on the toolbar.
- Select Configuration.
- Click Show advanced options.
- In the “Privacy” section, click on Content Configuration.
- In the “Cookies” section, you can configure options.
*More information about Google Chrome https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=es