What are cookies?
Cookies are files that can be downloaded to your computer through websites. They are tools that have an essential role in the provision of many information society services. Among others, allow a website to store and retrieve information about the browsing habits of a user or their equipment and, depending on the information obtained, can be used to recognize the user and improve the service offered.
Types of cookies
Depending on the entity that manages the domain from which cookies are sent and treats the data that is obtain, two types can be distinguished:
- Own cookies:
Those that are sent to the user's terminal equipment from a computer or domain managed by own publisher and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
- Third party cookies:
Those that are sent to the user's terminal equipment from a computer or domain that is not managed by the publisher, but by another entity that treats the data obtained through cookies.
In the event that cookies are installed from a computer or domain managed by the publisher itself but the information collected through these is managed by a third party, they cannot be considered as cookies own.
There is also a second classification according to the length of time they remain stored in the browser of the client, which may be:
- Session cookies:
Designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a website. They are usually used to store information that is only relevant to the provision of the service requested by the user on a single occasion (e.g. a list of products purchased).
- Persistent cookies:
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, there is another classification with six types of cookies according to the purpose for which the data is processed obtained:
- Technical cookies:
Those that allow the user to navigate through a web page, platform or application and the use of the different options or services that exist in it, such as controlling the traffic and data communication, identify the session, access restricted parts, remember the elements that make up an order, carry out the process of purchasing an order, make the application for registration or participation in an event, use security features during navigation, store content for video or sound broadcasting or share content through of social networks.
- Personalization cookies:
They allow the user to access the service with some general characteristics predefined in The user's terminal will be able to determine a series of criteria, such as language, type of browser through which you access the service, the regional configuration from which you access the service, etc.
- Analysis cookies:
They allow the person responsible for them to monitor and analyse user behaviour of the websites to which they are linked. The information collected through this type of cookie is used in measuring the activity of the websites, application or platform and for the elaboration of navigation profiles of the users of these sites, applications and platforms, in order to introduce improvements based on the analysis of the usage data made by the users of the service.
- Advertising Cookies:
They allow the management, in the most efficient way, of the advertising spaces.
- Behavioral advertising cookies:
They store information on user behaviour obtained through observation of their browsing habits, allowing them to develop a specific profile to show advertising according to it.
- Cookies from external social networks:
Disabling and Deleting Cookies
You have the option to allow, block or delete cookies installed on your computer by setting the options of the browser installed on your computer. By disabling cookies, some of the services available may cease to be operational. The way to disable cookies is different for every browser, but normally can be done from the Tools or Options menu. You can also consult the browser's Help menú where you can find instructions. The user can at any time choose which cookies he wants to work on this website.
You can allow, block or delete the cookies installed on your computer by setting the of the browser installed on your computer:
In addition, you can also manage the cookie store in your browser through tools such as following
In view of this information it is possible to carry out the following actions:
- Accept cookies:
This warning will not be displayed again when accessing any page of the portal during this session.
The notice is hidden in this page.
- Modify your settings: