What is a Cookie?
“Cookies” are small files of the computer (or data packets), which in turn are stored in the access equipment through the browser, and retain information related to the preferences, not including personal data.
What it does?
Cookies are used to help determine the interest, usefulness and number of uses of the websites. They allow for faster and more efficient navigation, eliminating the need to enter information repeatedly.
Types of Cookies
There are two types of cookies that can be used:
- Session cookies – are temporary and remain in your browser’s cookie file until you leave the website. The information obtained by these cookies serves to analyze web traffic patterns, allowing to provide a better user browsing experience and to identify problems.
- Permanent cookies – They are stored at the browser level in access devices (PC, tablet and mobile). They are used whenever a new visit to a website is made. They are usually used to direct the navigation to the interests of the user, allowing to provide a more personalized service.
What are they used for?
Strictly needed Cookies – Allows you to browse the site and use the applications, as well as access the security areas of the site. Without cookies, the services required can not be provided.
Third-party Cookies – End the success of third-party apps and advertising. They can be used to customize widgets with user data.
Feature Cookies – Keep how the site access file is accessed, so you do not need to reconfigure the site each time the user visits you.
Analytical Cookies – They are used anonymously for the analysis and creation of statistics, in order to improve the functioning of the website.
Advertising Cookies – Directs advertising in the function of each user’s interests. Directs advertising campaigns taking into account the tastes of users. Limit the number of times the ad is viewed by the user, which helps measure advertising and website organization success.
How are they managed?
All browsers allow the user to accept, reject or delete cookies, and also inform the user whenever a cookie is received. The user can configure cookies in the “preferences” or “options” menu of the browser.
However, disabling cookies may cause some web services not to work properly. This affects (partially or totally) the navigation on the website.
You have the power to turn off your cookies, in the options of your browser, or by making changes to the tools of Anti-Virus programs, however, this may change the way you interact with our website, ie: This may affect or not allow you to log in to programs, websites, or forums from our and other networks.