A cookie is a small text file that is stored in your browser when you visit almost any web page. Its utility is that the website can remember your visit when you return to browse on that page. Cookies are typically stored information of a technical nature, personal preferences, customisation of content, usage statistics, links to social networks, access to user accounts, etc. The purpose of the cookie is to adapt the content of the website to your profile and needs, without cookies, the services offered by any page would be diminished significantly.
Cookies used in this website
This website uses the following party cookies:
- Session cookies, to ensure that users who enter comments in the blog are humans and not automated applications. Spam is fought this way.
This website uses the following third-party cookies:
- Google Analytics: Stores cookies in order to produce statistics on traffic and volume of visits of this website. By using this website, you are consenting to the processing of data about you by Google. Therefore, the exercise of any rights in this regard must be done communicating directly with Google.
- Social networks: Each social network uses its own cookies for you to click on buttons like I like or Share.
Disabling or deleting cookies
You may exercise your right to disable or delete cookies from this website at any time. These actions are performed differently depending on the browser you are using.
- Web browsers are tools in charge of storing the cookies and from this site you must exercise your right to eliminate or deactivate them. Neither this website nor its legal representatives can ensure the correct or incorrect handling of cookies by any of the above browsers.
- In some cases, you need to install the cookies for the browser to remember your decision not to accept them.
- In the case of cookies from Google Analytics, this company stores cookies on servers in the United States and agrees not to share them with third-parties, except where necessary for system operation or when required by law to this purpose. According to Google it does not store your IP address. Google Inc. is a company attached to the Safe Harbor Agreement that ensures that all data transferred will be treated with a level of protection in accordance with European standards. You can find detailed information on this subject at this link. For information on the use that Google gives to cookies we attach this other link.
- For any doubts or queries on this cookies policy please do not hesitate to contact us in the contact section.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a harmless text file that is stored in your browser when you visit almost any web page. The usefulness of the cookie is that the site is able to remember your visit when you return to browse on that page. Although many people do not know cookies have been used for 20 years, when the first browsers for the World Wide Web appeared.
What a cookie IS NOT?
It is not a virus, nor a Trojan horse nor a worm, nor spam, spyware, nor does it open pop-up windows.
What information does a cookie store?
Cookies do not usually store sensitive information about you, such as credit cards or bank details, photos, your ID card or personal information, etc. The data they save are of a technical nature, personal preferences, personalisation of content, etc.
The web server does not associate you as an individual but rather your web browser. In fact, if you normally browse with Internet Explorer and try to browse the same web with Firefox or Chrome you will see that the web does not realize that you are the same person because in fact it is associating with the browser, not the person.
What type of cookies exist?
- Technical cookies: They are the most basic and allow, among other things, knowing when a human or an automated application is navigating, when an anonymous user and a registered user navigates, basic tasks for running any dynamic website.
- Analysis cookies: They collect information on the type of browsing being made, the sections you use most, products consulted, time of use, language, etc.
- Advertising cookies: They display advertising based on your browsing, your country of origin, language, etc.
What are party cookies and third-party cookies?
Party cookies are those generated by the page you are visiting and third-party cookies are those generated by internal or external providers such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.
What happens if I deactivate cookies?
To understand what might happen if you disable cookies here are some examples:
- You will not be able to share content from that site in Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.
- The website will not be able to tailor content to your personal preferences, as is often the case in online stores.
- You will not be able to access the personal area of that site, such as for example My Account, or My Profile or My orders.
- Online stores: It will be impossible to make purchases online, they will have to be over the telephone or visiting the physical store itself if it has one.
- It will not be possible to customise your geographical preferences such as time zone, currency or language.
- The website will not be able to perform web analytics on visitors and web traffic, making it difficult for the web to be competitive.
- You will not be able to write on the blog, you will not be able to upload photos, post comments, evaluate or rate content. The website will also not be able to know whether you are a human or an automated application that publishes spam.
- Categorised advertising cannot be shown, which will reduce the advertising revenues of the web.
Can I delete cookies?
Yes. Not only eliminate them but also block them, in general or in particular for a specific domain.
To delete the cookies of a website should go to the settings of your browser and there you will be able to find those associated to the domain in question and then delete them.
Cookie settings for the most popular browsers
Here is how to access a given cookie of the Chrome browser. Note: these steps may vary depending on the version of the browser:
- Go to Settings or Preferences with the File menu or clicking the customisation icon that appears at the top right.
- You will see different sections, click the option Show advanced options.
- Go to Privacy, Content Settings.
- Select All cookies and site data.
- A list will appear with all the cookies ordered by domain. To make it easier for you to find the cookies of a specific domain enter part or all the address in the Search for cookies field.
- After making this filter one or several lines with the cookies of the requested site will appear on screen. Now you only have to select it and press X to delete it.
To access the cookie settings of the Internet Explorer browser, follow these steps (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 want.
To access the cookie settings of the Firefox browser, follow these steps (may vary depending on the version of the browser):
- Go to Options or Preferences according to your operating system.
- Click on Privacy.
- In History select Use custom settings for history.
- Now you will see the option Accept cookies, you can turn it on or off according to your preferences.
To access the cookie settings of the Safari browser for OS X follow these steps (may vary depending on the version of the browser):
- Go to Settings, then Privacy.
- Here you will see the option to Block cookies to adjust the what type of blocking you want to use.
To access the cookie settings of the Safari browser for iOS follow these steps (may vary depending on the version of the browser):
- Go to Settings, then Safari.
- Go to Privacy and Security, you will see the option Block cookies to adjust the type of blocking you want to use.
To access the configuration of browser cookies for Android devices follow these steps (may vary depending on the version of the browser):
- Run the browser and press the Menu key, then Settings.
- Go to Security and Privacy, you will see the option to accept cookies to enable or disable the check box.
To access the configuration of browser cookies for Windows Phone devices follow these steps (may vary depending on the version of the browser):
- Open Internet Explorer, then More, then Settings
- Now you can enable or disable the Allow cookies check box.