What is a Cookie?
Cookies are files that contain small amounts of information that are downloaded to the user's device that is used when you visit a website. Its main purpose is to recognize the user each time he accesses the website and also allows us to improve the quality and usability of our website.
Cookies are essential for the functioning of the Internet; They cannot damage the user's equipment / device and, if they are activated in your browser settings, they help us to identify and resolve possible website malfunctions.
Types of Cookies
There are different types of cookies. They all work in the same way, but they have little differences:
Session Cookies: Session cookies last only for the duration of the visit and are deleted when the user closes the browser. Its main purpose is to identify the type of device, to support website security or its basic functionality. They do not contain personal information that identifies a person.
Persistent or Permanent Cookies: They are stored on the device's hard drive and the website reads them each time the user makes a new visit to the website; They have a specific expiration or expiration date, after which the cookie stops working. They allow to identify the actions and preferences of the user; analyze visits and help understand how users get to the website and improve the services offered by it.
Functionality Cookies: They allow to remember decisions made by the user, such as their login or identifier. The information in these cookies is anonymous (that is, it does not contain name, address, or other personal data).
Third Party Cookies: Third party cookies are the cookies installed by a website that is not the one the user is visiting; for example, those used by social networks (such as Facebook) or by external content supplements (such as Google Maps).
Analytical Cookies: These are cookies whose purpose is periodic maintenance and guarantee the best operation and service to the user; collecting data from your activity.
to. Own cookies
In order to recognize you and provide you with a better service, our site uses its own cookies (small text files that your browser stores). The advantages of accepting our cookies translate into time savings. They can also be used to recognize you between successive visits and thus adapt the content that is shown to you, to obtain information about the date and time of your last visit, measure some traffic parameters within the site itself, and estimate the number of visits carried out, so that we can focus and adjust services and promotions more effectively.
No cookie allows contact with your phone number, your email address or any other means of contact. No cookie can extract information from your hard drive or steal personal information.
User configuration to avoid Cookies
If you use multiple computers in different locations you will have to make sure that each of the computers is configured according to your preferences.
Thus, you can block cookies through the browser's configuration tools or you can configure your browser to notify you when a server wants to save a cookie:
1. If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, in the menu option Tools> Internet Options> Privacy> Settings. To learn more visit http://windows.microsoft.com/es-es/windows-vista/block-or-allow-cookies and http://windows.microsoft.com/es-es/windows7/how-to- manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9.
2. If you use Firefox, in the menu option Tools> Options> Privacy> Cookies. To learn more visit http://support.mozilla.org/es/kb/habilitar-y-deshabilitar-cookies-que-los-sitios-we.
3. If you use Chrome, in the Options section> Advanced options> Privacy. To learn more http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=es&answer=95647
4. If you use Opera, in the Security and Privacy option, you can configure the browser. To learn more visit http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/
If you do not use any of the browsers mentioned above, you will have to select the option 'cookies' in the 'Help' tab to obtain information on the location of the cookie folder.