What are cookies? That “thing” that many talk about and warn us about. Well, they are small files that our browsers store and that allow them to act accordingly, remembering settings that you have made, in order to improve the user experience in a certain way. In this way, it is possible to show personalized content for the client.
The vast majority of cookies usually end their life time when browsing is finished, an example of these are the popular session cookies. You do not worry, our duty is to teach you the different types and at the end of the article there is a link where you can delete the cookies according to your browser.
Regarding storage, we inform that these consume a very small space in your internal storage and do not affect the performance of your computer or device. A large percentage of browsers should allow them to be blocked and / or deleted.
Types of cookies
Depending on who is the entity that manages the domain from which the cookies are sent and treats the data obtained, two types can be distinguished:
Own cookies: those that are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain managed by the editor itself 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 editor, but by another entity that processes the data obtained through cookies. In the event that cookies are installed from a computer or domain managed by the editor himself, but the information collected through them is managed by a third party, they cannot be considered as own cookies.
There is also a second classification according to the period of time that they remain stored in the client’s browser, which may be:
Session cookies: designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a web page. They are usually used to store information that is only interested in keeping for the provision of the service requested by the user on a single occasion (For example: a list of saved products).
Persistent cookies: the data is kept stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed during a period defined by the person responsible for the cookie, which can range from a few minutes to several years.
Finally, there is another classification with five types of cookies according to the purpose for which the data obtained is processed:
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, for example, controlling traffic and data communication, identifying the session, accessing restricted access parts, remembering the elements that make up an order, placing the process of purchasing an order, making the request for registration or participation in an event, using security elements while browsing, storing content for the dissemination of videos or sound or sharing content through social networks.
Personalization cookies: allow the user to access the service with some character characteristics
general predefined based on a series of criteria in the user’s terminal, such as the language, the type of browser through which you access the service, the regional configuration from where you access the service, etc.
Analysis cookies: they 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 to measure the activity of the websites, application or platform and to create navigation profiles of the users of said sites, applications and platforms, in order to introduce improvements in function of the analysis of the usage data made by the users of the service.
Advertising cookies: they allow the management, in the most efficient way possible, of the advertising spaces.
Behavioral advertising cookies: they store information on the behavior of users obtained from
through the continuous observation of your browsing habits, which allows you to develop a specific profile to display advertising based on it.
This website, on the other hand, also makes use of Google Analytics cookies as a result of the use of this service by Google Inc, 1600, Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, USA, including the possible transmission to third parties so that any error or mishandling of it is the responsibility of Google.
Next, we attach the address where to configure the treatment of cookies in your browser:
If you have any questions, we suggest that you contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org