What are cookies and why do we use them on the web?
A cookie is a file that is downloaded to the user’s device when accessing certain web pages to store and retrieve information about the navigation that is carried out from said equipment.
Cookies allow said website, among other things, to store and retrieve information about the user’s decisions and habits.
What type of cookies does the website use?
Cookies, depending on the time they remain activated, can be divided into session or permanent cookies. The only type of cookies used by this website are:
- Session Cookies: Designed to collect and store data while the user accesses the website. They are usually used to store information that is only of interest, to keep for the provision of the service requested by the user on a single occasion (eg a list of products purchased).
- Persistent cookies: These are a type of cookies in which the data is still stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed for a period defined by the person responsible for the cookie, and which can range from a few minutes to several years.
Finally, regarding the purpose, the type of cookies used by the website are:
- Technical cookies: They allow the user to navigate through a web page, platform or application and use the different options or services that exist in it, such as, for example, controlling traffic and data communication, identifying the session, accessing parts of restricted access, remember the elements that make up an order, carry out the purchase process of an order, make the request for registration or participation in an event, use security elements during navigation, store content for the dissemination of videos or sound or share content through social networks.
- Analysis cookies: Those that allow the person responsible for them to monitor and analyze the behavior of the users of the websites to which they are linked. The information collected through this type of cookies is used with the aim of analyzing the origin of the traffic that reaches the web, analyzing and studying said data in order to apply them and have a better positioning, and collect some navigation data or fields filled by the user. same user.
How to disable cookies in the browser?
Most browsers currently allow the user to configure if they want to accept cookies and which of them. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser.
These are the instructions to configure cookies in the main browsers:
Chrome: Settings – > Show advanced options – > Privacy – > Content settings. For more information, you can consult Google support or the browser Help.
Firefox: Tools – > Options – > Privacy – > History – > Custom Settings. For more information, you can consult Mozilla support or the browser Help.
Internet Explorer: Tools – > Internet Options – > Privacy – > Settings. For more information, you can refer to Microsoft support or browser Help.
Safari: Preferences – > Security. For more information, you can refer to Apple support or browser Help.