More information about cookies

A cookie is a file or harmless text file that is downloaded and stored in your browser when you visit almost any website or web page. The usefulness of the cookie is that the web will be able to remember your visit when you’re back to navigate this page. Cookies are used for more than 20 years, when the first web browsers appeared for the World Wide Web.

It is not and neither must be a virus, a Trojan, a worm, spam nor spyware. It neither opens pop-up windows.

Cookies usually do not store sensitive information about you, like credit cards or bank details, photos, your ID card or personal information, etc. The stored information has a technical character or is about personal preferences, customization of contents, etc. In short, they store information about the User’s habits of navigation.

The web server does not get associated to you as a person but to your web browser. In fact, if you are usually surfing with Internet Explorer and you try to surf the same web with Firefox or Chrome you’ll see that the web does not realize that you are the same person because actually is associating the browser, not the person.

  • Techniques Cookies: These are the most basic and allow, among other things, to know if a user is human or an automated application, if a user is anonymous or a registered one, as well as doing basic tasks for the operation of any dynamic web.
  • Analysis Cookies: Collect information on the type of browser you are doing, the sections that you visit the most, products consulted, time slot, language, etc.
  • Advertising Cookies: Displaying advertising based on your navigation, country of origin, language, etc.

Our cookies are those generated by the page you are visiting and the third parties ones are those generated by services or third party providers like Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.

So that you understand completely the scope of disabling cookies, we detail some examples to you:

  • You can’t share content on that web on Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.
  • The website will not be able to adapt the contents to your personal preferences, as it usually happens in the on-line shops.
  • You will not be able to gain access to the personal area of this web, like for example “My account”, “My profile” or “My orders”.
  • Online shops: It will be impossible to you to make purchases online, they will have to be by phone or by visiting the physical store if it exists.
  • It is not possible to customize your geographical preferences such as time slot, web currency, which will make more difficult for the website to be competitive.
  • You neither will be able to write in the blog, you nor will be able to upload photos, publish comments, value or punctuate contents. The web will not be able to know if you are a human being or an automated application that publishes spam.
  • It will not be possible to show segmented publicity, what will reduce the advertising income of the web.
  • All the social networks use cookies, if you deactivate them, you will not be able to use any social network.

Yes, you can. Not only remove, also block, in a general or particular way to a specific domain.

To remove the cookies of a website, you should go to your browser settings and there you can find the associated domain in question and proceed with removal. Through this link you can learn how to do it according to the browser you use.