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 usefulness of the cookie is that the web is able to remember your visit when I return to surf this page. Although many people do not know the cookies have been in use for 20 years, when the first browsers for the World Wide Web.

What is NOT a cookie?

It is not a virus or a Trojan, not a worm, not a spam, not a spyware, and do not open pop-up windows.

What information stores a cookie?

The cookies not often store sensitive information about you, such as credit card or bank account information, photographs, your ID or personal information, etc. The data stored are technical, personal preferences, content personalization, etc.

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

What kind of cookies exist?

  • Technical cookies: These are the most basic and allow, among other things, knowing when you are browsing a human or an automated application, when browsing an anonymous user and one registered, basic tasks for running any dynamic web .
  • Analytical cookies: Collect information about the type of navigation is performing, the sections most used, consulted products, time period of use, language, etc.
  • Advertising cookies: Display advertising based on your navigation, your country of origin, language, etc.

What are the Own cookies and Third-Party cookies?

The Own cookies are generated by the page you are visiting and the Third-Party cookies are generated by internal or external providers such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.

What happens if I disable the cookies?

To understand the scope that may have disabling the cookies we explain you some examples:

  • You can not share content of this site on Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.
  • The web site will not adapt content to your personal preferences, as often happens in online stores.
  • You can not access the personal area of the web, such as My Account or My Profile or My Orders.
  • Online stores: It will be impossible to buy online, you must call or visit the physical store if you have one.
  • It will not be possible to customize your geographic preferences as time zone, currency or language.
  • The website can not perform web analytics about visitors and web traffic, making it difficult to be competitive anywhere.
  • You can not write on the blog, you can not upload photos, post comments, evaluate or rate content. The web may not know whether you are a human or an automated application that publishes spam.
  • No advertising may show sectioned, which will reduce the web advertising revenue.
  • All social networks use cookies, if cookies are disabled can not use any social network.

Can I remove the cookies?

Yes. Not only eliminate, also block, general or particular to a specific domain.

To remove the cookies a website you must go to your browser settings and you can find the associated domain in question and proceed to its elimination.

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

  1. Click on the chrome menu.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click + Show advanced settings at the bottom of the page.
  4. Under the Privacy section click the Content settings button.
  5. In the Cookies section you are able to change the settings, such as allow cookies, remove all cookies, block third party cookies.

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

  1. Select the Tools menu (ALT-X).
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. Click the Privacy tab.
  4. Move the slider to choose your preferred settings.
  5. For more specialised settings click on the Advanced button, check the Override cookie handling checkbox and modify the settings to suit your requirements.

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

  1. Select Options.
  2. Click the Privacy tab.
  3. To clear cookies, select the remove individual cookies link.
  4. To amend the cookie settings, change the Firefox will dropdown in the History section to Use custom settings for history.

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

  1. Go to Preferences, then Privacy.
  2. Here you will see the Block cookies to fit the type of lock to perform.

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

  1. Go to Settings, then Safari.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security, you see the Block cookies to fit the type of lock to perform option.

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

  1. Run the browser and press the Menu, then Settings key.
  2. Go to Security and Privacy, you see the Accept cookies to select or deselect the option box.

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

  1. Open Internet Explorer, then More, then Settings
  2. You can now enable or disable the checkbox Allow cookies.