What are cookies and why do we use them?
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 this equipment.
Cookies allow this website, among other things, to store and retrieve information about user decisions and habits. On this website we use them to personalize the experience within of our websites, identify and remember the registered user and facilitate navigation.
On the Wikipedia page ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cookie_ (computing) ) it is possible to obtain more information about what with cookies and how they work.
What type of cookies are used on the web?
Cookies, depending on their permanence, can be divided into Session or permanent cookies. The first expire when the user close the browser The second expire depending on when it is met the purpose for which they serve (for example, for the user stay identified on the web) or when they are manually deleted.
Additionally, depending on your objective, Cookies may be classified as follows:
Performance cookies: This type of Cookie remembers your preferences for the tools found in the services, so you don't have to reconfigure the service every time you visit As an example, in this typology include:
Volume settings of video or sound players.
The video transmission speeds that are compatible with your browser.
Geolocation cookies: These cookies are used to find out what country you are in when you request a website or service This cookie is completely anonymous, and is only used to help orient the content to its location and / or present the web in the language with which the user can accommodate more.
Registration cookies: Registration cookies are generated once the User has registered or subsequently opened your session, and are used to identify you on the web and services with the following objectives:
Keep the user identified so that, if you close a service or web, the browser or the computer and at another time or another day re-enter that service or web, will continue identified, thus facilitating your navigation without having to return to identify This functionality can be suppressed if the user press the "Exit" functionality, so that this Cookie is deleted and the next time you enter the web the user will have to start session to be identified.
Check if the user is authorized to access to certain services, for example, to participate in a contest.
Additionally, some services may use connectors from third parties such as Facebook, Twitter or Google. When the user register with a credential service of a social network or third party identification system, authorizes it to save a persistent cookie that remembers your identity and guarantees you access to the web until it expires. The user can delete this cookie and revoke access to the web through social networks or system of identification of third parties updating their preferences in the social network that you specify.
Analytical cookies: Every time a User visits a Web o Service, a tool from an external provider (Google Analytics, comScore and the like) generates an analytical cookie on the device of the user. This cookie that is only generated during the visit, will serve in future visits to Weblogs SL services to identify Anonymously to the visitor. The main objectives to be pursue are:
Allow anonymous identification of navigating users through the "Cookie" (identifies browsers and devices, not people) and therefore the approximate accounting of the number of visitors and their trend over time.
Anonymously identify the most visited content and therefore more attractive to users
Know if the user you are accessing is new or repeat visit.
Important: Unless the User decides to register on the web, the cookie will never be associated with any personal data I can identify you. These cookies will only be used for statistical purposes that help to optimize the User experience on the site.
Advertising cookies: This type of cookies allow to expand the information of the ads shown to each anonymous user on this website Among others, the duration or frequency is stored Display of advertising positions, interaction with them, or navigation patterns and / or behaviors of the user as they help shape a profile of interest advertising In this way, they allow offering related advertising to the interests of the user.
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How to disable cookies in the browser
Most browsers currently allow the user to configure If you want to accept cookies and which of them. These settings normally You can find it 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 > Configuration.
For more information, you can consult Microsoft support or browser Help.
Safari: Preferences > Security.
For more information, you can consult Apple support or Help of the browser.