More Information About Cookies

What is a cookie ?

A cookie is a harmless text file that is stored in your browser when you visit almost any web page. The utility of the cookie is that the website is able to remember your visit when you return to browse that page. Although many people do not know the cookies have been used for 20 years, when the first browsers for the World Wide Web appeared.

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 cards or bank details, photographs, your ID or personal information, etc. The data they save is of a technical nature, personal preferences, personalization of contents, etc..

The web server does not associate you as a person if not your web browser. In fact, if you regularly browse Internet Explorer and try to navigate the same website with Firefox or Chrome, you will see that the website does not realize that you are the same person because you are actually associating the browser, not the person.

What kind of cookies exist?

What are the cookies own and those of third parties?

The cookies own are those generated by the page you are visiting and those of third parties are those generated by external services or providers such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc..

What happens if I deactivate the cookies?

To understand the scope that may have disabled the cookies shows some examples:

Can you remove the cookies?

Yes. Not only delete, but also block, in a general or particular way for a specific domain.

To remove the cookies from a website you must go to your browser settings and there you can search for those associated to the domain in question and proceed to its removal.

Configuration of cookies for the most popular browsers

Here’s how to access a specific browser cookie Chrome . Note: these steps may vary depending on the browser version:

To access the cookies settings of the browser Internet Explorer follow these steps (they may vary depending on browser version):

To access the cookies settings of the browser Firefox follow these steps (they may vary depending on the browser version):

To access the cookies settings of the browser Safari for OSX follow these steps (may vary depending on from browser version):

To access the cookies settings of the browser Safari for iOS follow these steps (may vary depending on from browser version):

To access the cookies browser settings for devices Android follow these steps (may vary depending on from browser version):

To access the cookies settings of the browser for devices Windows Phone follow these steps (they may vary in browser version function):

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