WHAT IS A COOKIE?
A cookie is a harmless file that is downloaded to your computer when you access certain websites. Cookies allow a website to, among other things, store and retrieve information about a user’s or your computer’s browsing habits and, depending on the information they contain and how you use your computer.
Thus, there are cookies that obtain information related to the number of pages visited, the city to which the IP address is assigned from which it is accessed, the number of new users, the frequency and recurrence of visits, the time of visit, the browser, the operator or the type of terminal from which the visit is made.
WHAT IS NOT A COOKIE?
It’s not a virus, a trojan, a bug, spam, a spyware, or a pop-up window opener.
WHAT INFORMATION DOES A COOKIE STORE?
Cookies do not usually store sensitive information about you, such as credit card or bank details, photographs, your ID or personal information, etc. The data they store are technical, personal or language preferences, customization of content, etc.
The web server does not associate you as a person but your web browser. In fact, if you surf regularly with Internet Explorer and try to browse the same web with Firefox or Chrome you will see that the web does not realize that you are the same person because it is actually associating the browser, not the person.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I TURN OFF COOKIES?
To help you understand the extent to which you can disable cookies, here are some examples:
- You will not be able to share content from that website on Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.
- The website will not be able to adapt the contents to your personal preferences, as is often the case in online stores.
- You will not be able to access the personal area of the website, such as My Account, or My Profile or My Orders.
- Online shops: It will be impossible for you to make purchases online, they will have to be by phone or by visiting the physical shop if you have one.
- It will not be possible to customize your geographic preferences such as time zone, footprint or language.
- The website will not be able to perform web analytics on visitors and web traffic, which will make it difficult for the website to be competitive.
- You will not be able to write on the blog, upload photos, post comments, rate or rate content. The website will also not be able to tell if you are a human or an automated application that publishes spam.
- Targeted advertising cannot be displayed, which will reduce the advertising revenue of the website.
WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES ARE THERE?
Types of cookies according to the entity that manages the computer or domain from which the cookies are sent and treats the data obtained, we can distinguish:
- Mandatory cookies: are those sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain managed by the publisher itself and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
- Third-party cookies: These are cookies that are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain that is not managed by the publisher, but by another entity that processes the data obtained through cookies.
In the case that cookies are installed from a computer or domain managed by the publisher itself but the information collected through them is managed by a third party, they cannot be considered as own cookies.
- You can disable your use of the Google ad system DART cookie by visiting the Google privacy center.
In addition, browsers may also allow users to view and delete cookies individually. More information about Cookies is available at Wikipedia.
Our website can also host web beacons (also known as web bugs). Web beacons are usually small images of one pixel by one pixel, visible or invisible placed within the source code of the web pages of a site. Web beacons serve and are used in a similar way to cookies.
In addition, web beacons are often used to measure the traffic of users who visit a web page and to draw a pattern of users to a site. More information is available at Wikipedia.
In some cases, we share information about visitors to this site anonymously or in the aggregate with third parties such as advertisers, sponsors or auditors for the sole purpose of improving our services.
All these processing tasks will be regulated according to legal standards and all your rights regarding data protection will be respected in accordance with the current regulations.
- How Google uses the data it collects from websites.
WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES ARE USED ON THIS WEBSITE?
When you access our website, we inform you that if you continue to browse, we will install our own and third party cookies corresponding to the web analytics (for example: Google Analytics or similar tools) to help the website analyze your use of the site and improve its usability, but in no case are they associated with data that could identify you.
The data they save are of a technical nature, personal preferences, personalization of contents, etc. The web server does not associate you as a person but your web browser.
This website uses both its own and third party cookies to provide you with a better browsing experience, share content on social networks, leave comments and to obtain statistics on our users.
As a user, you can refuse the processing of data or information by blocking these cookies through the appropriate settings on your browser.
You can change your browser settings to notify you when cookies are received on your device or disable the ability to store cookies on your device if you wish.
You can even review your preferences about cookies on this website right now by clicking on the button below:
The following table is included, only as an example, with identification of the most relevant cookies used in this website, as well as whether they are own or from third parties (and identification of the third party hired or whose services have been decided to be used) and their purpose:
|Name of the cookie||Duration||Provider||Purpose|
|Strictly necessary||Cookie length||Cookie Provider||They serve to provide services or remember settings to improve your browsing experience on our website.|
Third party cookies
|Nombre de la cookie||Duración||Proveedor||Finalidad|
|_ga||2 years||Google Analytics||It is used to identify users.|
|_gid||24 hours||Google Analytics||It is used to identify users.|
|_gat||1 minute||Google Analytics||It is used to limit the percentage of requests. If you have implemented Google Analytics using Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be called _dc_gtm_<property-id>.|
|AMP_TOKEN||30 seconds to 1 year||Google Analytics||Includes a token that can be used to retrieve a customer ID from the AMP Customer ID service. Other possible values indicate disqualifications, ongoing requests or errors obtained when retrieving an AMP Customer ID service ID.|
|_gac_<property-id>||90 days||Google Analytics||It includes campaign information about the user. If you’ve linked your Google Analytics and AdWords accounts, the website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you disable it.|
|__utmt||10 minutes||Google Analytics||It is used to limit the percentage of requests.|
|__utmc||End of browser session||Google Analytics||Not used in ga.js. It is configured to interact with urchin.js. Previously, this cookie acted in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine if the user was in a new session or visit.|
|__utmv||2 years from setup or upgrade||Google Analytics||Used to store custom visitor variable data. This cookie is created when a programmer uses the _setCustomVar method with a custom visitor variable. It was also used for the retired _setVar method. The cookie is updated each time data is sent to Google Analytics.|
There are also cookies corresponding to the social networks that use this website have their own cookie policies.
- Google+ Cookie and Google Maps, as set out on your page about what type of cookies they use.
HOW ARE COOKIES MANAGED?
Since cookies are normal text files, they can be browsed with most text editors or word processing programs. You can click on a cookie to open it.
Below is a list of links on how to view cookies on different browsers. If you use another browser, please check the cookie information in the browser itself. If you use a mobile phone, please refer to your device manual for more information.
- Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cookies-information-websites-store-on-your-computer
- Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647&topic=14666&ctx=topic
- Internet Explorer 8-10: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies
- Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/ph5042
- Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/12.00/es-ES/cookies.html
Cookie settings for most popular browsers
Chrome (These steps may vary depending on your browser version):
- Go to Settings or Preferences via the File menu or by clicking on the customization icon at the top right.
- You will see different sections, click on the option Show advanced options.
- Go to Privacy, Content Settings.
- Select All Cookies and Site Data.
- A list of all cookies will be displayed, sorted by domain. To make it easier for you to find the cookies for a given domain, enter part or all of the address in the Search for Cookies field.
- After performing this filter, one or more lines with the cookies of the requested website will appear on the screen. Now just select it and press the X to proceed with its removal.
Internet Explorer (These steps may vary depending on your browser version):
- Go to Tools, Internet Options.
- Click on Privacy.
- Move the slider to the desired privacy level.
Firefox (These steps may vary depending on your browser version):
- Go to Options or Preferences according to your operating system.
- Click on Privacy.
- Under History, choose Use a custom history setting.
- Now you will see the option Accept cookies, you can activate or deactivate it according to your preferences.
Safari for OSX (These steps may vary depending on your browser version):
- Go to Preferences, then Privacy.
- Here you will see the Block Cookies option to set the type of blocking you want to do.
Safari para iOS (These steps may vary depending on your browser version):
- Go to Settings, then Safari.
- Go to Privacy and Security, you will see the option Block Cookies to adjust the type of blocking you want to do.
Browser for Android devices (These steps may vary depending on your browser version):
- Run the browser and press the Menu key, then Settings.
- Go to Security and Privacy, you’ll see the Accept cookies option to check or uncheck the box.
Browser for Windows Phone devices (These steps may vary depending on the browser version):
- Open Internet Explorer, then More, then Settings.
- You can now check or uncheck the Allow Cookies box.