Cookies or data storage and retrieval device is a file a webpage sends to users’ browsers and which is automatically stored in the users’ devices so that the webpage in question can check the users’ previous activity and “recognise them”.
Cookies can remember other types of personal information, such as a user’s password, so you do not have to type it each time you visit the same site, or your preferences regarding a website’s settings (language, screen resolution, among other things).
Cookies are essential for the operation of the internet, providing many advantages when providing interactive services, making browsing easier and the website more user-friendly. Cookies can’t damage your computer and if they are activated, they help to identify and resolve errors.
In short, a cookie is just a sequence of browsing data that is stored on the user’s computer and that webpages detect and recognise to “remember” said browsing activity.
– Session cookies: They’re a type of cookies that are designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a web page and expire at the end of the session. The information obtained through these cookies is used to analyse traffic patterns on the website. In the long run, this helps to provide a better experience to improve the content and make it more user-friendly.
– Analytic cookies: They allow the person in charge of them to monitor and analyse user behaviour on the websites to which they are linked.
This Website uses session cookies and analytical cookies to provide the best experience
The applications used to obtain this information are the following:
|Google Analytics||The cookie generates a unique user ID that records the date, the first time the user visited the website. It’s used to count the number of times a user browses the website.||Duration of 2 years|
|_utmb||Google Analytics||It records the time a user stays on the website.||
It is deleted when changing websites or closing the browser
|_utmc||Google Analytics||It records the time a user is browsing the webpage, in which the tracking code urchin.js is installed||It expires when the browser is closed|
|_utmz||Google Analytics||It stores a user’s location and where they have accessed the website from. Whether using links or Adwords.||
The cookie is updated every time the website is accessed
Additional guarantees – Cookies Management
Every internet browser allows you to limit the behaviour of a cookie or disable cookies within the settings or browser options. The steps to do so are different for each browser, but you can find instructions in the help menu of your browser.
Users can also activate, according to the browser they use, any of the following options to limit the scope of the installed cookies or their operation:
– private browsing, through which your browser stops recording browsing history, website passwords, cookies and other information of the pages you browse, or
– the no tracking option, by which the browser asks the websites you visit not to track your browsing habits, for example, to show you advertising regarding your interest on the sites you browse.
Depending on each browser, this private mode can have different names. Here’s a list of the most common browsers with a link to their cookies settings and what their “private modes” are called:
Internet Explorer 8 and higher; InPrivate
Safari 2 and higher; Private browsing
Opera 10.5 and higher; Private browsing
FireFox 3.5 and higher; Private browsing
Google Chrome 10 and higher; Incognito
If you want to have more control over the installation of Cookies, you can install programmes or add-ons to your browser, known as “Do Not Track” tools, which will allow you to choose the Cookies you want to grant access to.