Cookie is a file that is downloaded to your computer when you access certain websites. Cookies allow a website, among other things, to store and retrieve information about a user’s or their computer’s browsing habits and, depending on the information they contain and the way they use their equipment, may be used to recognise the user. The user’s browser stores cookies on the hard drive only during the current session occupying a minimum memory space and not harming the computer. Cookies do not contain any specific personal information, and most of them are deleted from the hard drive at the end of the browser session (so-called session cookies).
Most browsers accept cookies as standard and, regardless of them, allow or prevent temporary or stored cookies in the security settings.
Types of cookies according to their purpose
Technical cookies. Allow the user to navigate through a website, 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, access restricted parts, remember the elements that make up an order, make the purchase process of an order, make the application for registration or participation in an event, use safety elements during navigation, store content for video or sound dissemination or share content through social networks.
Cookies of personalization. They allow the user to access the service with some general characteristics predefined according to a series of criteria in the user’s terminal such as the language, the type of browser through which the service is accessed, the regional configuration from where you access the service, etc.
Analytics cookies. They allow the person responsible for them to follow and analyze the behavior of the users of the websites to which they are linked. The information collected by means of this type of cookies is used in the measurement of the activity of the websites, application or platform and for the elaboration of navigation profiles of the users of said sites, applications and platforms, in order to introduce improvements in terms of the analysis of usage data made by users of the service.
Advertising cookies. They allow the most efficient management of advertising spaces, if any, that the publisher has included on a website, application or platform from which the requested service is provided based on criteria such as edited content or the frequency at which advertisements are displayed.
Behavioural advertising cookies. They allow the management, in the most efficient way possible, of the advertising spaces that, where appropriate, the publisher has included in a website, application or platform from which the requested service is provided. These cookies store information on the behavior of users obtained through the continuous observation of their browsing habits, which allows to develop a specific profile to show advertising based on it.
Types of cookies according to your manager
Own cookies. The own cookies are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain managed by the publisher itself and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
Third party cookies. Third-party cookies 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 cookies. Third party cookies are also installed by the publisher but managed by a third party.
What types of cookies does this website use?
- Technical cookies
- Analytics cookies