¿What is a cookie?

A cookie is a harmless text file that is stored on your browser when you visit almost any website. The usefulness of the cookie is that the web is able to remember your visit next time you browse that page. Although many people do not know the cookies have been in use for 20 years , when the first browser for the World Wide Web.

¿That’s not a cookie?

It is not a virus or a Trojan , not a worm, or spam or spyware, or pop-up window opens

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¿What information stores a cookie?

Cookies do not often store sensitive information about you, such as credit card or bank account information, photographs, your identity card or personal information, etc. The data stored are technical, personal preferences, personalization of content, etc..

The web server does not associate you as a person if your web browser. In fact, if you usually browse with Internet Explorer and try to browse the same web with Firefox or Chrome you will see that the web does not realize that you are the same person because you are actually associating the browser, not the person.

¿Qué tipo de cookies existen?

  • Cookies técnicas: Son las más elementales y permiten, entre otras cosas, saber cuándo está navegando un humano o una aplicación automatizada, cuándo navega un usuario anónimo y uno registrado, tareas básicas para el funcionamiento de cualquier web dinámica.
  • Cookies de análisis: Recogen información sobre el tipo de navegación que está realizando, las secciones que más utiliza, productos consultados, franja horaria de uso, idioma, etc.
  • Cookies publicitarias: Muestran publicidad en función de su navegación, su país de procedencia, idioma, etc.

¿What type of cookies exist?

Own cookies are those generated by the page you’re visiting and third are generated by internal or external providers such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc..

¿What happens if I turn off cookies?

To understand the scope may have to disable cookies we show some examples:

  • You can not share content of this site on Facebook , Twitter or any other social network.
  • The web site will not adapt the content to their personal preferences, as often happens in online stores.
  • You can not access the personal area of the web , such as my account, or my profile or my orders.
  • Online stores : It will be impossible to make purchases online, will have to be telephone or by visiting the physical store if you have one.
  • It will not be possible to customize their geographic preferences as time zone, currency or language.
  • The website can not perform analytical web visitors and traffic on the web, making it difficult to be competitive the web.
  • You can not write on the blog, you can not upload photos, post comments, evaluate or rate content. The web may not know whether you are a human or an automated application that publishes spam.
  • No advertising may show sectioned , reducing advertising revenue the web.
  • All social networks use cookies, if the disabled can not use any social networks.

¿You can delete cookies?

Yes . Not only eliminate also block, general or particular to a specific domain.

To remove cookies from a website should go to your browser settings and there you can find the associated domain in question and proceed to its elimination.

Here’s how to access a particular cookie Chrome browser.

Note : These steps may vary depending on the browser version:

  1. Go to Settings or Preferences using the File menu or by clicking the icon customization that appears top right.
  2. You see different sections, click the Show Advanced Options.
  3. Go to Privacy Settings Content.
  4. Select All cookies and site data.
  5. A list of all cookies ordered by domain appears. To make it easier to find a specific domain cookies partially or completely enter the address in the Search cookies.
  6. After making this filter will appear on the screen one or more lines with the requested Web cookies . Now just select it and press X to proceed to its elimination.

To access the cookie settings in Internet Explorer follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):

  1. Go to Tools, Internet Options
  2. Click Privacy.
  3. Move the slider to adjust the level of privacy you want.

To access the cookie settings Firefox browser follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):

  1. Go to Options or Preferences for your operating system.
  2. Haga click en Privacidad.
  3. En Historial elija Usar una configuración personalizada para el historial.
  4. Ahora verá la opción Aceptar cookies, puede activarla o desactivarla según sus preferencias.

Para acceder a la configuración de cookies del navegador Safari para OSX siga estos pasos (pueden variar en función de la versión del navegador):

  1. Vaya a Preferencias, luego Privacidad.
  2. En este lugar verá la opción Bloquear cookies para que ajuste el tipo de bloqueo que desea realizar.

Para acceder a la configuración de cookies del navegador Safari para iOS siga estos pasos (pueden variar en función de la versión del navegador):

  1. Vaya a Ajustes, luego Safari.
  2. Vaya a Privacidad y Seguridad, verá la opción Bloquear cookies para que ajuste el tipo de bloqueo que desea realizar.

Para acceder a la configuración de cookies del navegador para dispositivos Android siga estos pasos (pueden variar en función de la versión del navegador):

  1. Ejecute el navegador y pulse la tecla Menú, luego Ajustes.
  2. Vaya a Seguridad y Privacidad, verá la opción Aceptar cookies para que active o desactive la casilla.

Para acceder a la configuración de cookies del navegador para dispositivos Windows Phone siga estos pasos (pueden variar en función de la versión del navegador):

  1. Abra Internet Explorer, luego Más, luego Configuración
  2. Ahora puede activar o desactivar la casilla Permitir cookies.