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 / What are cookies and why do we use them on the web


A cookie is a file that is downloaded to the user's device when accessing certain web pages to store and retrieve information about the navigation that is done from said device.


Cookies allow said website, among other things, to store and retrieve information about the user's decisions and habits. In we use them to personalize the experience within our websites, identify and remember the registered user and facilitate navigation.


It is important to note that the use of cookies does not provide personal data of the user, which in the face of

remain anonymous


The user can configure their browser to not accept the use of cookies, in which case the personalization of the experience would not apply although they may continue to access the contents of our websites normally.


On the Wikipedia page ( it is possible to obtain more information about what with cookies and

how do they work.


 /What kind of cookies do websites use?

Cookies, depending on their permanence, can be divided into session or permanent cookies. The first expire when the user closes the browser. The second ones expire depending on when the objective for which they serve is fulfilled (for example, so that the user remains identified in the websites and services of or when they are manually deleted.


Additionally, depending on their objective, Cookies can be classified as follows:


1. Performance cookies: This type of Cookie remembers your preferences for the tools found in the services, so you do not have to reconfigure the service every time you visit. This Cookie is completely anonymous, and is only used to help orient the content to its location.


2. Registration cookies: Registration cookies are generated once the User has registered or subsequently opened his session, and they are used to identify him on the websites and services with the following objectives:


Keep the user identified so that, if you close a service or web, the browser or computer and at another time or another day re-enter that service or web, you will continue to be identified, thus facilitating your navigation without having to identify yourself again. This functionality can be suppressed if the user presses the “Exit” functionality, so that this Cookie is deleted and the next time he enters the web the user will have to log in to be identified. Check if the user is authorized to access certain services, for example, to participate in a contest.

3. Analytical cookies: every time a User visits a Web or Service, a tool from an external provider (Google Analytics, comScore and the like) generates an analytical cookie on the user's device. This cookie that is only generated in the visit, will serve in future visits to the services of to identify the visitor anonymously. The main objectives pursued are:


Allow anonymous identification of navigating users through the "Cookie" (identifies browsers and devices, not people) and therefore the approximate counting of the number of visitors and their trend over time. Anonymously identify the most visited and therefore more attractive content for users Know if the user that is accessing is new or repeats visit. Important: Unless the User decides to register at, the cookie will never be associated with any personal data that can identify him. These cookies will only be used for statistical purposes that help to optimize the user experience on the site. More information about the privacy policy of these analytics tools at: Google Analytics.


Advertising cookies: this type of cookies allows to expand the information of the advertisements shown to each anonymous user on the website of Among others, the duration or frequency of display of advertising positions, the interaction with them, or the navigation patterns and / or user behaviors are stored as they help shape a profile of advertising interest. In this way, they allow to offer publicity related to the interests of the user.


 /How to disable cookies in the browser?

Most browsers currently allow the user to configure whether they want to accept cookies and which of them. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘Preferences’ of your browser menu.


These are the instructions to configure cookies in the main browsers: Chrome: Settings -> Show advanced options -> Privacy -> Content settings. For more information, you can consult Google support or browser Help. Firefox: Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> History -> Custom Settings. For more information, you can consult Mozilla support or browser Help. Internet Explorer: Tools -> Internet Options -> Privacy -> Settings. For more information, you can consult Microsoft support or browser Help. Safari: Preferences -> Security. For more information, you can consult Apple support or browser Help.

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