A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remeber your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
There are various types of cookies, depending on their permanence and the use intended for the data obtained through the cookies.
Cookies may be “session” cookies, which expire when the user finished navigating the site and closes the browser, or “permanent” cookies which expire when they have fulfilled the function for which they were conceived or when the user deletes them.
Depending on the use for which they are intented, cookies may be:
Analytic Cookies: Analytic cookies gather information to evaluate the usage of the website and general activity of the same. Web analytics is the measuring, gathering, analysis and creation of reports on Internet usage created with the objective to understand and optimize the usage of the website.
Social Cookies: Social cookies are necessary for the correct integration with third party social media sites (Facebook, Google, Twitter, Pinterest, etc…). The function is to control the interaction with the social widgets within the website.
Technical Cookies: Technical cookies are necessary for the use of the website, as they allow the user to browse through the Web, as well as the appliction or usage of different options or services within the site.
Personal Options Cookies: These cookies allow the user to interact with the site maintaining general predetermined characteristics defined by the computer/mobile device or user. For example, the predetermined language, browser, location services and regional settings from where the user is browsing the site.
Third Party Cookies
Some websites may may install cookies from third parties which allow us to better manage the website and provide more services.
These are the instructions to administer cookies depending on your browser: