What is a cookie?

A cookie is an harmless text file that is stored in your browser when you visit almost any website. The cookie is used to enable the website to remember your visit when you next visit it. Even though many people don't know it, cookies have been in use for 20 years, when the first World Wide Web browsers appeared.

What ISN'T a cookie?

It is not a virus, or a Trojan, or a worm, or spam, or spyware, nor does it open pop-up windows.

What information is stored in a cookie?

Cookies do not usually store sensitive personal information, such as credit card or bank details, photographs, your ID card or personal information, etc. The data stored is of a technical nature, personal preferences, content personalization, etc. The web server doesn't identify you as a person but as your web browser. In fact, if your usual browser is Internet Explorer and you try browsing the same website with Firefox or Chrome you will notice that the website doesn't realise that you are the same person because it actually identifies the browser, not the person.

What type of cookies exist?

What are own cookies and third party cookies?

Own cookies are those generated by the website you are visiting and third party cookiesare those generated by external services or providers such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc

What happens if I disable cookies?

To help you understand the implications of disabling cookies, below are some examples:

Can cookies be deleted?

Yes. Not only delete, but also block, in a general or particular way for a specific domain. To delete cookies from a website you must go to your browser configuration and there you will be able to search for the cookies associated with the domain in question and proceed to delete them.

Cookie configuration for the most popular browsers

Below we will show you how to access a specific browser cookie Chrome. Note:these steps may vary depending on your browser version:
  1. Go to Settings or Preferences using the File menu by clicking on the personalization icon which appears at the top right.
  2. You will see different sections, click on the option Show advanced options.
  3. Go to Privacy, Content settings.
  4. Select All cookies and site data.
  5. A list of all cookies sorted by domain will appear. To make it easier for you to find the cookies for a particular domain enter all or part of the address in the field Search cookies.
  6. After this filter, one or several lines with the cookies from the requested website will appear. All you have to do now is, select it and press X to proceed to delete it.
To access the cookie configuration of the Internet Explorer browser, follow these steps (they may vary depending on your browser version):
  1. Go to Tools, Internet Options
  2. Click on Privacy.
  3. Move the slider until you reach the level of privacy you require.
To access the cookie configuration of the Firefox browser, follow these steps (they may vary depending on your browser version):
  1. Go to Options or Preferences depending on your operating system.
  2. Click on Privacy.
  3. In History elija Use a custom setting for history.
  4. Now you will see the Accept cookies option, you can activate it or deactivate it according to your preferences.
To access the cookie configuration of the Safari for OSX browser, follow these steps (they may vary depending on your browser version):
  1. Go to Preferences, then Privacy.
  2. Here you will see the option Block cookies to adjust the type of blocking you wish to perform.
To access the cookie configuration of the Safari for iOS browser, follow these steps (they may vary depending on your browser version):
  1. Go to Settings, then Safari.
  2. Go to Privacy and Security, you will see the option Block cookies to adjust the type of blocking you wish to perform.
To access browser cookie configuration for Android devices, follow these steps (they may vary depending on your browser version):
  1. Run the browser and press the Menu key, then Settings.
  2. Go to Security and Privacy, you will see the option Accept cookiesto enable or disable check the box.
To access the browser cookie configuration for Windows Phone devices, follow these steps (they may vary depending on your browser version):
  1. Open Internet Explorer, then More, then Settings
  2. Now you can enable or disable the check box Allow cookies.
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