What is a cookie?
A cookie is a harmless file that is downloaded to your computer when you access certain web pages. Cookies allow a website, among other things, store and retrieve information about the browsing habits of a user or your computer and, depending on the information they contain and the way 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 is not a virus, nor a Trojan, nor a worm, nor spam, nor spyware, nor does it open pop-up windows.
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 card or personal information, etc. The data they store are of a technical nature, personal or language preferences, content personalization, etc.
The web server does not associate you as a person if not your web browser. In fact, if you usually browse with Internet Explorer and try to browse the same website 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 disable cookies?
To understand the scope that can have disabling cookies we show you 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 often happens in online stores.
- You will not be able to access the personal area of the website, such as My account, My profile or My orders.
- Online stores: You will not be able to make online purchases, you will have to make them by phone or by visiting the physical store if it has one.
- It will not be possible to customize your geographic preferences such as time zone, country 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 not be able to know if you are a human or an automated application that publishes spam.
- You will not be able to display targeted advertising, which will reduce the advertising revenue of the web.
What types of cookies are there?
Types of cookies depending on the entity that manages the equipment or domain from where the cookies are sent and treat the data obtained, we can distinguish:
- Mandatory Cookies: These are those that are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain managed by the editor itself and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
- Third-party cookies: These are those that are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain that is not managed by the editor, but by another entity that processes the data obtained through the cookies.
In the event that the cookies are installed from a computer or domain managed by the editor itself but the information collected through these is managed by a third party, they cannot be considered as own cookies.
- You can opt out of the use of the DART cookie from the Google ad system by going to the Google privacy center.
In addition, browsers may also allow users to view and delete cookies on an individual basis. More information about Cookies is available at: Wikipedia
Our website may 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 visiting a web page and to be able to draw a pattern of users of a site. More information is available at: Wikipedia.
Third Party Cookies
In some cases, we share information about visitors to this site in an anonymous or aggregated form 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 data protection rights will be respected in accordance with current regulations.
- How Google uses the data it collects from websites
What types of cookies are used on this website?
By accessing our website we inform you that if you continue browsing you will be installed persas own and third party cookies for web analytics (by way of example: Google Analytics or similar tools) to help the website to analyze the use you make of the website and improve the usability of the same, but in no case are associated with data that could come to identify you.
The data they store are of a technical nature, personal preferences, content personalization, etc. The web server does not associate you as a person but your web browser.
This website uses its own and third party cookies to give you a better browsing experience, share content on social networks, leave comments and to obtain statistics of our users.
As a user, you can refuse the processing of data or information by blocking these cookies using the appropriate settings on your browser.
You can change your browser settings to be notified of the receipt of cookies 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 below, only as an example, with identification of the most relevant cookies used on this website, as well as whether they are own or third party (and identification of the third party contracted or whose services you have decided to use) and their purpose:
|Strictly necessary||Cookie Duration||Cookie Provider||They serve to provide services or remember settings to improve your browsing experience on our website.|
Cookies de Terceros:
|_ga||2 years||Google Analytics||Used to distinguish users.|
|_gid||24 hours||Google Analytics||Used to distinguish users.|
|_gat||1 mitute||Google Analytics||Used to limit the percentage of requests. If you have implemented Google Analytics using Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named dc_gtm_<property-id>|
|AMP_TOKEN||30 seconds to 1 year||Google Analytics||Includes a token that can be used to retrieve a client ID from the AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate disables, in-progress requests, or errors obtained when retrieving an ID from the AMP Client ID service.|
|_gac_<property-id>||90 days||Google Analytics||Includes user-related campaign information. If you have linked your Google Analytics and AdWords accounts, website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you disable it.|
|__utmt||10 minutes||Google Analytics||Used to limit the percentage of requests.|
|__utmc||End of browser session||Google Analytics||Not used in ga.js. It is set 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||Two years from the configuration or update||Google Analytics||Used to store visitor custom variable data. This cookie is created when a programmer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor custom 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 used by this website have their own cookie policies.
- Facebook Cookie, as provided in its Cookies policy.
- Google+ and Google Maps cookies, as set out in their page on 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 in different browsers. If you use a different browser, please refer to the cookie information in the browser itself. If you are using a cell phone, please refer to your device’s 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 the most popular browsers:
Chrome (These steps may vary depending on the 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 the Show advanced options option.
- Go to Privacy, Content settings.
- Select All cookies and site data.
- A list will appear with all cookies sorted by domain. To make it easier for you to find the cookies of a certain domain, enter part or all of the address in the Search cookies field.
- After performing this filter, one or more lines with the cookies of the requested website will appear on the screen. Now you only have to select it and press the X to proceed to its elimination.
Internet Explorer (These steps may vary depending on the browser version):
- Go to Tools, Internet Options.
- Click on Privacy.
- Move the slider to adjust the privacy level you want.
Firefox (These steps may vary depending on the browser version):
- Go to Options or Preferences depending on your operating system.
- Click on Privacy.
- Under History choose Use custom settings for history.
- Now you will see the option Accept cookies, you can enable or disable it according to your preferences.
Safari for OSX (These steps may vary depending on the browser version):
- Go to Preferences, then Privacy.
- Here you will see the option Block cookies for you to adjust the type of blocking you want to do.
Safari for iOS (These steps may vary depending on the browser version):
- Go to Settings, then Safari.
- Go to Privacy and Security, you will see the option Block cookies so that you adjust the type of blocking you want to perform.
Browser for Android devices (These steps may vary depending on the browser version):
- Launch the browser and press the Menu key, then Settings.
- Go to Security and Privacy, you will see the Accept cookies option to enable or disable the checkbox.
Browser for Windows Phone devices (These steps may vary depending on the browser version):
- Open Internet Explorer, then More, then Settings.
- You can now enable or disable the Allow cookies checkbox.