What is a cookie?
A cookie is a harmless file that is downloaded to your computer when you access certain web pages. Cookies allow a web page, among other things, to store and retrieve information about the browsing habits of a user or their team and, depending on the information they contain and the way they use their equipment.
Thus, there are cookies that obtain information related to the number of pages visited, the city to which the IP address from which it is accessed is assigned, the number of new users, the frequency and recidivism of the visits, the time of visit, the browser, the operator or the type of terminal from which the visit is made.
What is NOT a cookie?
It is not a virus, or a Trojan, or a worm, or spam, or spyware, or open windows pop-up.
What information does a cookie store?
Cookies do not usually store sensitive information about you, such as credit cards or bank details, photographs, your ID or personal information, etc. The data they keep are of a technical nature, personal preferences, personalization of contents, etc.
The web server does not associate you as a person, but to your web browser. In fact, if you browse regularly with Internet Explorer and try to navigate through the same website with Firefox or Chrome you will see that the web does not realize that you are the same person because it is really associating the browser, not the person.
What happens if I disable cookies?
So that you understand the scope that can have to deactivate the cookies we show you some examples:
- You will not be able to share content from that website on Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.
- The website will not be able to adapt the contents to your personal preferences, as often happens in online stores.
- You will not be able to access the personal area of the web, such as My account, or My profile or My orders.
- Online stores: It will be impossible for you to make purchases online, they will have to be telephone or visiting the physical store if you have it.
- It will not be possible to customize your geographical preferences as time zone, currency or language.
- The website will not be able to perform web analytics on visitors and traffic on the web, which will make it difficult for the website to be competitive.
- You can not write on the blog, you can not upload photos, post comments, rate or rate content. The web will not be able to know if you are a human or an automated application that publishes spam.
- It will not be possible to show sectorized advertising, which will reduce the advertising revenue of the web.
What types of cookies are there?
Types of cookies depending on the entity that manages the computer or domain from where the cookies are sent and treat the data obtained, we can distinguish:
- Necessary cookies: These are 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 publisher, but by another entity that processes the data obtained through the 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 can not be considered as own cookies.
Cookies used on this website
This website uses the following essential cookies (techniques):
- Session cookies, to ensure that users who write comments on the blog are human and not automated applications. This way, spam is fought.
- Analysis Cookies Collect information about the user’s browsing experience on the website, usually anonymously, although sometimes they also allow the user to be uniquely and unequivocally identified in order to obtain reports on the interests of users in the services offered by the website.
The necessary cookies of our website are:
|_ga||2 year||It is used to recognize users.|
|_gid||24 hour||It is used to recognize users.|
|_gat||1 minute||It is used to limit the percentage of requests. If you have implemented Google Analytics using Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be called _dc_gtm_<property-id>.|
|_gali||30 seconds||Google Analytics cookie that specifies the user’s country|
|gdpr[allowed_cookies]||1 year||Consent to the cookies policy of the WordPress plug-in GDPR|
|gdpr[consent_types]||1 year||Remember the types of consent on the web|
|pll_language||1 year||Remember the user’s preferences regarding the language. It belongs to the WordPress Polylang plug-in|
- Google Analytics: Stores cookies to be able to compile statistics on traffic and volume of visits to this website. By using this website you are consenting to the processing of information about you by Google. Therefore, the exercise of any right in this regard must do so by communicating directly with Google.
|AID||2 years||When you create or sign in to a Google account these cookies are stored on your computer in order to remain connected to your Google account when you visit your services again. While you remain with this active session and use add-ons on other websites like ours, Google will use these cookies to improve your user experience.|
- Social networks: Each social network uses its own cookies so that you can click on Like or Share buttons.
- Facebook cookie, according to the provisions of its Cookies policy
- Google+ cookie and Google Maps, according to what is on your page about what type of cookies they use
- Cookie of Gravatar, according to the arranged thing in the policy of privacy of the company Automattic.
How are cookies managed?
Since cookies are normal text files, they can be scanned with most text editors or word processing programs. You can click on a cookie to open it.
Below is a list of links on how to view cookies in different browsers. If you use another browser, consult the information on cookies in the browser itself. If you use a mobile phone, check the device manual for more information.
- Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cookies-information-websites-store-on-your-computer
- Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647&topic=14666&ctx=topic
- Internet Explorer 8-10: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies
- Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/ph5042
- Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/12.00/es-ES/cookies.html
Cookie settings for most popular browsers
Please find below how to access a specific cookie on Chrome browser. Note: These steps may vary depending on the version of your browser:
- Go to Settings or Preferences using the File menu or clicking on the customization icon on the top right corner.
- You will see different sections, click on the option Show advanced options.
- Go to Privacy, Content Setting.
- Select All cookies and site data.
- A list with all the cookies will appear. They will be arranged according to the domain name. To make it easier for you to find the cookies related to a particular domain, please enter the whole or part of the address in the field “Look for cookies”.
- After this filter, one or more lines will appear on screen with the different cookies of the requested website. You just have to select the cookie you want to access and press X to remove it.
To access cookie settings on Internet Explorer browser please follow these steps (they may vary depending on the version of the browser):
- Go to Tools, Internet Options
- Click on Privacy.
- Move the slider to adjust the level of privacy you desire.
To access cookie settings on Firefox browser please follow these steps (they may vary depending on the version of the browser):
- Go to Options or Preferences depending on your operating system.
- Click on Privacy.
- Choose Use personalized settings for history on History.
- You will then see the option Accept cookies. You can activate or disable cookies according to your preferences.
To access cookie settings on Safari browser for OSX please follow these steps (they may vary depending on the version of the browser):
- Go to Preferences, then Privacy.
- You will see the option called “Block cookies” by which you can adjust the blocking type you wish to implement.
To access cookie settings on Safari browser for iOS, please follow these steps (they may vary depending on the version of the browser):
- Go to Settings, then Safari.
- Go to Privacy and Security. You will see the option called “Block Cookies” by which you can adjust the blocking type you want to implement.
To access cookie settings for Android devices’ browser please follow these steps (they may vary depending on the version of your browser):
- Run the browser and press the key “Menu”, then Settings.
- Go to Security and Privacy. You will see the option called “Accept cookies” by which you can enable or disable a check box in order to accept or disable cookies.
To access cookie settings for Windows Phone devices’ browser please follow these steps (they may vary depending on the version of your browser):
- Open Internet Explorer, then More, then Settings
- You can then enable or disable the check box called “Allow cookies” in order to accept or disable cookies.
- Web browsers are the tools responsible for storing cookies. From them you must exercise your right to eliminate or deactivate them. Neither this website nor its legal representatives can guarantee the correct or incorrect manipulation of cookies by the aforementioned browsers.
- Sometimes it is necessary to install cookies so that the browser does not forget its decision of not accepting them.
In the case of Google Analytics cookies, this company stores cookies on servers located in the United States. The service undertakes not to share it with third parties. Excepting the cases in which it is necessary for the operation or when the law obliges to such effect. According to Google it does not save your IP address. Google Inc. is a company adhering to the Safe Harbor
- Agreement. This guarantees that all transferred data will be treated with a level of protection in accordance with European regulations. You can consult detailed information in this regard on this link. If you want information about the use that Google gives to cookies we attach this other link.