What are cookies?

A cookie is a file that is downloaded to your computer when accessing certain websites. Cookies allow a web page, among other things, to store and retrieve information about a user's or team's browsing habits and, Depending on the information they contain and the way they use their equipment, they can used to recognize the anonymous user. Cookies are only associated with an anonymous user and their computer and not provide references that allow to deduce personal data of the User. In the case of Registered Users that register or have logged in, they may benefit from more personalized services oriented to their profile, thanks to the combination of the data stored in the cookies with the personal data used at the time of registration. These Users expressly authorize the use of this information for the stated purpose, without prejudice to their right to refuse or disable the use of cookies..

Typology, purpose and operation of Cookies in General.

1. Types of cookies according to the period of time they remain activated.

Depending on the length of time that they remain activated in the terminal equipment, we can distinguish: Session cookies: They are a type of cookies designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a web page. They are usually used to store information that only interests to keep for the provision of the service requested by the user on a single occasion (eg a list of products purchased). Persistent cookies: They are a type of cookies in which the data they are stored in the terminal and can be accessed and treated for a period defined by the person in charge of the cookie, and that can go from a few minutes to several years.

2. Types of cookies according to the entity that manages them.

Depending on the entity that manages the equipment or domain from which they are sent cookies and treat the data obtained, we can distinguish: Own cookies: Son those that are sent to the user's terminal equipment from a computer or managed domain by the editor himself and from which the service requested by the user is provided.