Cookies are files that can be downloaded to your computer through websites. They are tools that play an essential role in providing many services in the information society. Among other things, they allow a website to store and retrieve information about a user’s or their device’s browsing habits, and depending on the information obtained, they can be used to recognize the user and improve the service offered.
Types of Cookies:
First-party cookies: These are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain managed by the website’s publisher and from which the requested service is provided.
Third-party cookies: These are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain that is not managed by the website’s publisher but by another entity that processes the data obtained through cookies. If cookies are installed from a computer or domain managed by the website’s publisher, but the information collected through them is managed by a third party, they cannot be considered first-party cookies.
Cookies can also be classified based on how long they are stored in the client’s browser:
Session cookies: These are designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a website. They are typically used to store information that is only needed for the provision of the requested service on a single occasion, such as a list of purchased products.
Persistent cookies: Data remains stored on the user’s device and can be accessed and processed for a period defined by the cookie’s controller, which can range from minutes to several years.
Lastly, cookies can be classified based on their purpose:
Technical cookies: These enable user navigation through a website, platform, or application, and the use of different options or services available within them. They are essential for functions like traffic control, data communication, session identification, access to restricted areas, remembering items in a shopping cart, and more.
Personalization cookies: These allow users to access a service with predefined general features based on certain criteria in their terminal, such as language, type of browser, regional settings, etc.
Analytical cookies: These allow the party responsible for them to track and analyze user behavior on websites they are linked to. Information collected through these cookies is used for measuring website, application, or platform activity and for creating user navigation profiles to improve services.
Advertising cookies: These are used to efficiently manage advertising spaces.
Behavioral advertising cookies: These store information about user behavior obtained through continuous observation of their browsing habits, allowing the creation of a specific profile for displaying ads based on that behavior.
Disabling and Deleting Cookies:
You have the option to allow, block, or delete cookies installed on your computer through the settings of the browser installed on your computer. Disabling cookies may cause some of the available services to no longer be operational. The way to disable cookies is different for each browser, but it can usually be done from the “Tools” or “Options” menu. You can also consult the browser’s Help menu for instructions. Users can choose at any time which cookies they want to operate on this website.
You can allow, block, or delete cookies installed on your computer by configuring the options of the browser installed on your computer. Here are links to instructions for some common browsers:
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/es-es/help/278835/how-to-delete-cookie-files-in-internet-explorer
Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/es-es/help/4468242/microsoft-edge-browsing-data-and-privacy-microsoft-privacy
Other browsers: Refer to the documentation of the browser you have installed.
Additionally, you can also manage the cookie storage in your browser through tools like the following.
Entity Using Cookies | Type of Cookies | Purpose | More Information
Google Analytics | Third-party | Collect information about user navigation on the site to understand the origin of visits and other similar statistical data. | Google Analytics Privacy Center
Cookies to control the Cookie Privacy message:
CookieLawInfoConsent: Cookie for controlling the cookie message.
Cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary: Cookie for controlling the cookie message checkbox.
Shopping Cart Cookies:
woocommerce_cart_hash: Unique cookie for controlling the cart.
woocommerce_items_in_cart: Unique cookie for the number of products in the cart.
wordpress_logged_in: Cookie indicating whether you are logged into the system.