What is a cookie?
A cookie is a text file inoffensive that are sent to your browser by a web server to record the User’s activities in a given web. The primary purpose of cookies is to provide the user a quick and personalized access to the services offered. The cookies are only associated with an anonymous user and his computer and do not provide references to deduce user’s personal data.
What is NOT a cookie?
It is not a virus or a trojan, not a worm, or spam or spyware, or open pop-up windows.
What information stores the cookies?
The cookies rarely store sensitive information about you, such as credit card or bank account information, photographs, your identity card or personal information, etc. The data stored have technical nature, personal preferences, personalization of content, etc.
The web server does not associate you as a person, but with your web browser. In fact, if you usually surf with Internet Explorer and try to surf in the same web with Firefox or Chrome you will see that the web does not realize that you are the same person because in reality you are associating the browser, not like a person.
What kind of cookies exists
Cookies, according to their permanence, can be divided into:
- Session Cookies : expire when the user closes the browser.
- Permanents Cookies : their expire depends when the purpose for which they serve is accomplished or when are manually deleted.
Additionally, according to their objective, Cookies can be categorized as follows:
- Performance Cookies : This type of cookie remembers your preferences for the tools found in the Services, so you do not need to reconfigure the service each time you visit. For example, in this type are included: Adjusting volume of reproductive of audio or video. The video transmission speeds that are compatible with your browser. The objects stored in the “shopping cart” in e-commerce services such as stores.
- Geolocation Cookies : These Cookies are used to find out which country is located when a service is requested. This cookie is completely anonymous and is only used to help orient the content of its location. Additionally, some services may use connectors with social networks such as Facebook or Twitter. When the user is logged into a service with a social network credentials, authorizes the social network to keep a persistent cookie that remembers your identity and guarantees access to services until it expires. The user can delete this cookie and revoke access to services by social networking updating your preferences on specific social network.
- Analytical Cookies: Each time a user visits a service, a tool of an external provider (Google Analytics) generates an analytic cookie on the user’s computer. This Cookie is generated only during the visit, will serve in future visits to CLOUD SERVICES WORLDWIDE, S.L. to identify visitors in anonymously way. The main objectives pursued are: Allow anonymous identification of users 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 for users to know if the user that is accessing is new or is repeating his visit.
What are cookies own and of third party?
The own cookies are generated by the webpage you are visiting and the third party are generated by services or providers external as Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.
What happens if I disable the cookies?
Some features of the services will be disabled, for example, remain identified, keep shopping in the “shopping cart” in e-commerce service, receive information to your location or viewing some videos.
To understand the scope may have to disable the cookies we show you some examples:
- You will not be able to share content from that webpage to Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.
- The web site will not be able to adapt content to your personal preferences, as often happens in online stores.
- You will not be able to access the personal area of that web, such as My account or My Profile or My orders.
- Online stores: It will be impossible for you to make purchases online, will have to be telephone or by visiting the physical store if you have one.
- It will not be possible to personalize your geographic preferences as time zone, currency or language.
- The website will not be able to perform analytical web on visitors and traffic in the web, making difficult for the website to be competitive.
- You will not be able to write on the blog, you will not be able to upload photos, post comments, evaluate or score content. The web may not know neither you are a human or an automated application that publishes spam.
- It will not be possible to show sectioned advertising, this will be reduce advertising revenue on the web.
It could remove the cookies?
Yes. Not only eliminate, also block them, in general or particular way to a specific domain.
To remove the cookies in website must go to the configuration of your browser and there you can find the associated domain in question and proceed to its elimination.
Configuration of cookiesfor most popular browsers.
In followed we will show you how to access a specific cooki of browser Chrome . Note: these steps can vary depending on the version of the browser:
- Go to Settings or Preferences using the File menu or by clicking the icon of personalization that appears on top right.
- You will see different sections, click the option Show advanced options.
- Go to Privacy, Content settings.
- Select all cookies and data sites .
- A list of all cookies ordered by domain will appears. To make more easy to find cookies of a determined domain, insert totally or a part of the address in the icon Search cookies.
- After making this filter on the screen will appear one or more lines with the cookies of the web request. Now just have to select it and press the X to proceed with their elimination.
To access settings cookies from browser Internet Explorer follow these steps (they can vary depending on the version of the browser):
- Go to Tools, Internet Options
- Click on Privacy.
- Move the slider to adjust the level of privacy you want.
To access settings cookies from browser Firefox follow these steps (they can vary depending on the version of the browser):
- Go to Options or Preferences according to your operating system.
- Click onPrivacy .
- In record choose Use a personalized configuration for the record.
- Now you will see the option Accept Cookies, you can activate or deactivate according to your preferences.
To access settings cookies from browser Safari for OSX follow these steps (they can vary depending on the version of the browser):
- Go to Preferences , then Privacy.
- Here you will see the option Block cookies to fit the type of lock you want to perform.
To access settings cookies from browser Safari for iOS follow these steps (they can vary depending on the version of the browser):
- Go to Adjustment , then Safari.
- Go to Security and Privacy , you will see the option Block cookies to fit the type of lock you want to perform.
To access settings cookies from the browser for devices Android follow these steps (they can vary depending on the version of the browser):
- Execute the browser and press the buttonMenú, then Adjustment .
- Go to Security and Privacy , you will see the optionAllow cookiesto enable or disable the box.
To access settings cookies from the browser for devices Windows Phone follow these steps (they can vary depending on the version of the browser):
- Open Internet Explorer, thenMás, then Configuration
- Now you can enable or disable the box Allow cookies.