What is a cookie?
A cookie it is a text file harmless which is stored in your browser when you visit almost any web page. The usefulness of cookie is that the website is able to remember your visit when you return to browse that page. Although many people do not know cookies have been used for a long time 20 years old, when the first browsers for the World Wide Web appeared.
What IS NOT a cookie?
It is not a virus, not a trojan, not a worm, is spam, ni spyware, nor does it open pop-up windows.
What information does a cookie?
Las cookies They do not typically store sensitive information about you, such as credit cards or bank details, photographs, your ID or personal information, etc.. The data they store is of a technical nature, personal preferences, content customization, etc..
The web server does not associate you as a person but with your web browser. In fact, If you usually browse with Internet Explorer and try to browse the same website with Firefox or Chrome, you will see that the website does not realize that you are the same person because in reality it is associating the browser, not to the person.
What kind of cookies exist?
- Cookies techniques: They are the most basic and allow, among other things, know when a human or an automated application is browsing, when an anonymous user and a registered user browse, basic tasks for the operation of any dynamic website.
- Cookies analysis: They collect information about the type of navigation you are doing, the sections you use most, products consulted, time slot of use, language, etc..
- Cookies advertising: They show advertising based on your browsing, your country of origin, language, etc..
What are the cookies own and those of third parties?
Las proprietary cookies are those generated by the page you are visiting and the from third parties are those generated by external services or providers such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc..
What happens if I disable cookies?
So that you understand the impact that deactivating the cookies we show you some examples:
- You will not be able to share content from that website on Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.
- The website will not be able to adapt the content to your personal preferences, as usually happens in online stores.
- You will not be able to access the personal area of that website, for example My account, the My profile the My orders.
- Online stores: It will be impossible for you to make purchases online, They will have to be by telephone or by visiting the physical store if it is available..
- It will not be possible to customize your geographic preferences as a time slot, decipher the language.
- The website will not be able to perform web analytics on visitors and traffic on the web, which will make it 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, rate or rate content. The website will also not be able to know if you are a human or an automated application that publishes spam.
- Sectorized advertising cannot be shown, which will reduce the website's advertising revenue.
Can the cookies?
Yeah. Not just delete, also block, generally or particularly for a specific domain.
To remove the cookies of a website you must go to the settings of your browser and there you can search for those associated with the domain in question and proceed to delete them.
Settings cookies for the most popular browsers
Here's how to access a cookie browser determined Chrome. Note: These steps may vary depending on the browser version:
- Go to Settings or Preferences through the File menu or by clicking the personalization icon that appears at the top right.
- You will see different sections, click the option Show advanced options.
- Go to Privacy, Content settings.
- Select All cookies and site data.
- A list will appear with all the cookies sorted by domain. To make it easier for you to find the cookies of a certain domain, enter partially or completely the address in the field Search cookies.
- After performing this filter, one or more lines will appear on the screen with the cookies of the requested website. Now you just have to select it and press the X to proceed with its elimination.
To access the settings cookies of the browser Internet Explorer follow these steps (They may vary depending on the browser version):
- Go to Tools, Internet Options
- Click on Privacy.
- Move the slider to set the privacy level you want.
To access the settings cookies of the browser Firefox follow these steps (They may vary depending on the browser version):
- Go to Options the preferences depending on your operating system.
- Click on Privacy.
- In Record choose Use custom settings for history.
- You will now see the option Aceptar cookies, You can activate or deactivate it according to your preferences.
To access the settings cookies of the browser Safari for OSX follow these steps (They may vary depending on the browser version):
- Go to preferences, then Privacy.
- Here you will see the option Block cookies to set the type of blocking you want to perform.
To access the settings cookies of the browser Safari for iOS follow these steps (They may vary depending on the browser version):
- Go to Settings, then Safari.
- Go to Privacy & Security, you will see the option Block cookies to set the type of blocking you want to perform.
To access the settings cookies browser for devices Android follow these steps (They may vary depending on the browser version):
- Launch the browser and press the key Menu, then Settings.
- Go to Security and Privacy, you will see the option Aceptar cookies to check or uncheck the box.
To access the settings cookies browser for devices Windows Phone follow these steps (They may vary depending on the browser version):
- Abra Internet Explorer, then Further, then Configuration
- You can now check or uncheck the box Allow cookies.