WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies and other similar technologies such as local shared objects, flash cookies or pixels, are tools used by Web servers to store and retrieve information about their visitors, as well as to provide a proper functioning of the site.
Through the use of these devices, the Web server is allowed to remember some data concerning the user, such as his or her preferences for viewing the pages of this server, name and password, products that interest him or her most, etc.
COOKIES AFFECTED BY THE REGULATION AND COOKIES EXCEPTED
According to the EU directive, the cookies that require the user’s informed consent are the analytical cookies and the advertising and affiliation cookies, with the exception of those of a technical nature and those necessary for the operation of the website or the provision of services expressly requested by the user.
WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES ARE THERE?
On the types of cookies, there are five main groups:
- Analytical Cookies: collect information about the use of the website.
- Social Cookies: are those necessary for external social networks.
- Affiliate Cookies: allow you to track visits from other websites, with which the website establishes an affiliation contract (affiliate companies).
- Advertising and behavioral cookies: collect information about the user’s personal preferences and choices (retargeting).
- Technical and functional cookies: these are those strictly necessary for the use of the website and for the provision of the contracted service.
COOKIES USED ON THIS WEBSITE
- PHPSESSID: technically and strictly necessary cookie containing the session identifier. It is deleted when you close your browser.
- _lang: technical and strictly necessary cookie containing the language of the session. It is deleted when you close your browser.
- ac_cookies: technical and strictly necessary cookie that contains the value of whether the installation of cookies has been accepted. Expires in 1 year from the last update.
- _ga: Google Analytics cookie that enables the unique visitor tracking feature. The first time a user enters the website through a browser this cookie will be installed. When this user re-enters the website with the same browser, the cookie will consider him/her to be the same user. Only in the event that the user changes browser, it will be considered another user. Expires 2 years after the last update. More information about the treatment performed by Google Analytics here.
- _gat: This cookie is associated with Google Analytics. It is used to limit the speed of request – limiting the collection of data at high traffic sites. Expires in 10 minutes.
- _gid: This cookie is associated with Google Analytics. It is used to distinguish users. Expires after 24 hours.
REVOCATION OF CONSENT TO INSTALL COOKIES
HOW TO DELETE COOKIES FROM YOUR BROWSER
- Select the Tools icon
- Click Settings.
- Click Show Advanced Options.
- In the’Privacy’ section, click Content Settings.
- Delete cookies: Click All Cookies and Site Data…
- Do not allow cookies to be stored.
- Click Clear Browsing Data (Clear Cache).
- Close and restart the browser.
For more information about Chrome click here:
Internet Explorer. Version 11
- Select Tools | Internet Options
- Click the General tab.
- In the’Browsing history’ section, click Delete browsing history on exit.
- Select Delete files.
- Select Delete cookies.
- Click Delete.
- Click OK.
- Close and restart the browser.
For more information about Internet Explorer click here:
Firefox. Version 59
- Click the Menu button and select Options.
- Select the Privacy and Security panel and go to the Cookies and Site Data section.
- Click Manage data….. The Manage Cookies and Site Data window opens.
- In the Search for websites: In the Search for websites field, enter the name of the website whose cookies you want to delete. Cookies that match your search will be displayed.
- To delete all cookies and storage data from the site, click Delete all that is displayed.
- To delete the selected items, choose an entry and click Delete Selected.
- Click Save Changes.
- A confirmation window called Delete Cookies and Site Data will open: click Delete.
- Close the about:preferences page…
For more information about Mozilla Firefox click here:
Safari Version 11.1
Select Safari > Preferences, click Privacy, and then do one of the following:
- Always block cookies: select “Block all cookies”.
- Web sites you visit, third parties, and advertisers may not store cookies or other data on the Mac. This may prevent some websites from functioning properly.
- Delete cookies and stored data: Click’Manage website data’, select one or more websites, and then click ‘Delete or’Delete all’.
- Deleting the data may reduce tracking, however, it may also lead to logging out of websites or changing their behavior.
- See which websites store cookies or data: click’Manage website data’.
- Ask websites not to track you: Some websites keep track of your browsing activities when they provide you with content, giving them the ability to tailor what they offer. You can have Safari ask sites and their third-party content providers (including advertising) not to track you.
- With this option turned on, every time Safari gets content from a website, it will request that you not be tracked, but it depends on the website whether this request is respected.For more information about Safari click here: https://support.apple.com/es-es/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac
Settings > Options > Advanced > Cookies.
The cookie manager allows you to inspect and edit the cookies that Opera has stored. Click on the button labeled “Manage Cookies” to discover a set of folders, each of which identifies a domain. The Search Now field is used to find a domain by its name. Opening the folder gives you detailed information about all cookies connected to that particular domain.
For more information about Opera click here:
Refer to the documentation for the browser you have installed.