Cookies are data about the user of a website, which are stored in the user’s computer. The information is recovered when you browse when visiting said website.
There are different types of cookies. We can know or distinguish between them depending on who manages them and the equipment or domain from which the cookies are sent, and how any data obtained are used:
Own cookies: These are those sent to the user’s terminal from equipment or a domain managed by the publisher itself and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
Third-party cookies: These are those sent to the user’s terminal from equipment or a domain which is not managed by the publisher, but rather by another entity which uses the data obtained through the cookies.
In the event that the cookies are installed from equipment or a domain managed by the publisher itself, but the information collected through these is managed by a third party, they cannot be deemed own cookies.
We can distinguish between the following depending on the period of time they are activated on the terminal:
Session cookies: These are a type of cookie designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a website. They are usually used to store information which is only of interest to store for the provision of the service requested by the user on a single occasion (e.g. a list of products purchased).
Persistent cookies: These are a type of cookie in which data continues to be stored in the terminal and which can be accessed and used during a certain period by the party responsible for the cookie, which can be from a few minutes to several years.
We can distinguish between the following depending on the purpose for which the data obtained from the cookies are used:
Technical cookies: These are those which enable the user to browse a website, platform, or application, and to use the different options or services which exist therein, such as to control data traffic and communication, identify the session, access parts with restricted access, remember the items which make up an order, carry out the purchase process of an order, make a request to register or participate at an event, use security elements during browsing, store content for the dissemination of videos or sound, or share through social media.
Preference or personalization cookies: These are those which enable the user to access the service with some predefined general features according to a series of criteria in the user’s terminal, such as language, the type of browser through which they access the service, the regional settings from which they access the service, etc.
Analysis or measurement cookies: These are those which enable the party responsible therefor to conduct follow-up on and analysis of the behavior of the users of the websites to which they are linked. The information collected through this type of cookies is used in the measurement of the activity of the websites, application, or platform, and for the preparation of browsing profiles of the users of said websites, applications, and platforms, in order to introduce improvements according to the analysis of the data used by the service users.
Advertising cookies: These are those which enable the management, as effectively as possible, of the advertising spaces which, if applicable, the publisher has included on a website, application or platform from which the requested service is provided, based on criteria such as the published content or the frequency with which the adverts are shown.
Behavioral advertising cookies: These are those which enable the management, as effectively as possible, of the advertising spaces which, if applicable, the publisher has included on a website, application, or platform from which the requested service is provided. These cookies store information on the behavior of users obtained through the continuous observation of their browsing habits, which enables a specific profile to be developed to show advertising according to said profile.
To do this, you must know that browsers permit, block, restrict, and also delete cookies. All browsers have settings for this and you can do it by following one of the procedures listed below:
This website uses information collected through the following types of cookies to improve its contents and use.