What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of text that websites send to the browser and are stored in the user's terminal, which can be a personal computer, a mobile phone, a tablet, and so on. These files allow the website to remember information about your visit, such as the language and preferred options, which can facilitate your next visit and make the site more useful in personalizing your content. Cookies play a very important role in improving the experience of using the web.
How are cookies used?
By browsing this web portal the user is accepting that cookies can be installed in your terminal and that allow us to know the following information:
- Statistical information of the use of the web.
- The preferred web format for access from mobile devices.
- The latest searches performed on the web services and personalization data of these services.
- Data of the connection with the social networks for the users that accede with its user of Facebook or Twitter.
Types of cookies used
This website uses both temporary session cookies and permanent cookies. Session cookies store data only while the user accesses the web and permanent cookies store the data in the terminal to be accessed and used in more than one session.
Depending on the purpose for which data obtained through cookies is processed, the website may use:
They are those that allow the user to navigate through the website or application and the use of the different options or services that exist in it. For example, controlling the traffic and communication of data, identifying the session, accessing the restricted access web parts, remembering the elements that make up an order, applying for registration or participation in an event, using security features during the Navigation and store contents for the broadcast of videos or sound.
They are those that allow the user to access the service with some general characteristics predefined in his terminal or that the user himself defines. For example, the language, the type of browser through which accesses the service, the content design selected, the geolocation of the terminal and the regional configuration from which the service is accessed.
Statistical analysis cookies
They are those that allow the monitoring and analysis of the behavior of users on websites. The information collected through 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, in order to introduce improvements in the service Depending on the usage data that users make.
Third Party Cookies
In some web pages you can install third party 'cookies' that allow you to manage and improve the services offered. For example, Google Analytics statistical services.
How to manage 'cookies' in the browser?
The user has the option to allow, block or delete the cookies installed on your computer by configuring the browser options installed on your terminal:
To adjust cookie-related permissions in the Chrome browser:
- Click on the menu located in the toolbar (part of the upper right, a symbol with 3 lines).
- Select Settings.
- In the window that appears, at the end, click on "Show advanced options".
- In the 'Privacy' section click the Content Settings button.
- In the 'Cookies' section you can configure the options.
To adjust the permissions related to 'cookies' in the Mozilla Firefox browser:
- At the top of the Firefox window click on the Tools menu.
- Select Options.
- Select the Privacy pane.
- From here you can configure the option that interests you most.
To set the permissions related to 'cookies' in the Internet Explorer 9 browser:
- At the top of the Internet Explorer window click on the Tools menu or go to a gear icon also located at the top right.
- Select the Security tab and use the Delete browsing history option to remove cookies. Activate the 'Cookies' box, and then click Delete.
In some browsers, you can configure specific rules for managing cookies by website, which provides more precise control over privacy. This means that you can disable cookies from all sites except those you trust.