Information about cookies
1. What are cookies
A cookie is a file that is downloaded to the user device to access certain web pages to store and retrieve information about the navigation is made from that computer.
Cookies allow web said, among other things, store and retrieve information about user habits and decisions.
The user can configure your browser to not accept cookies, in which case the personalization of the experience would not apply although they can still access the files normally.
In the Wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie) is possible to obtain more information about what cookies are and how they work
2. What kind of cookies are used?
The cookies, in terms of their permanence, may be divided into permanent or session cookies. The first expire when the user closes the browser. The expire in seconds when the objective function for serving either met when deleted manually.
Additionally, depending on your goal, Cookies may be classified as follows:
· Cookies performance: this type of cookie remembers your preferences for the tools found in the services, so no need to reconfigure the service every time you visit. For example, in this type include:
- Adjusting volume of audio or video players.
- The transmission of video compatible with your browser.
· Cookies geolocation: These cookies are used to find out which country is when a web or service requested. This cookie is completely anonymous and is only used to help guide the content of its location.
· Cookies record: Cookies record is generated once the user is registered or subsequently opened its session, and are used to identify you on the web and services with the following objectives:
- Keep the identified user so that, if you close a service or web browser or computer and in another time or another day reenters the service or website, you will identified, thus facilitating navigation without identifying themselves having to. This functionality can be deleted if the user presses the feature "Exit", so that this cookie is deleted and the next time you enter the website the user will have to log in to be identified.
- Check whether the user is authorized to access certain services, for example, to enter a contest.
- Adicionalmente, algunos servicios pueden utilizar conectores de terceros tales como Facebook, Twitter o Google. Cuando el usuario se registra en un servicio con credenciales de una red social o sistema de identificación de terceros, autoriza al mismo a guardar una cookie persistente que recuerda su identidad y le garantiza acceso a la web hasta que expira. El usuario puede borrar esta cookie y revocar el acceso a la web mediante redes sociales o sistema de identificación de terceros actualizando sus preferencias en la red social que específica.
· Cookies analytical: Each time a user visits a Web Service or a tool from an external provider (Google Analytics, comScore and the like) generates an analytic cookie on the user's device. This cookie is only generated in the visit, will in future visits to identify anonymous visitors. The main objectives to be achieved are:
- Allow anonymous users identify boaters through the "Cookie" (identifies browsers and devices, not people) and hence the approximate counting the number of visitors and their trend over time.
- Anonymously identify the most visited content and therefore more attractive to users
- Whether the user is accessing is new or repeat visit.
· Advertising Cookies: Cookies allow such further information of ads displayed to the anonymous user. Among others, the duration or frequency of display advertising positions, interaction with them, or browsing patterns and / or user behavior and that help shape a profile of advertising interest is stored. Thus, allow us to offer advertising related to the user's interests.
3. How to disable cookies in your browser
Most current browsers allow users to configure whether to accept cookies and which ones. These adjustments typically located on the 'Options' or 'Preferences' menu of your browser.