What are Cookies?

A cookie is a file or device that is downloaded to a user’s terminal equipment with the purpose of storing data that can be updated and recovered by the entity responsible for its installation. That is, it is a file that is downloaded to your computer when you access certain web pages. Cookies allow a website, among other things, to store and retrieve information about the browsing habits of a user or their equipment and, depending on the information they contain and the way you use your equipment, they can be used to recognize to user.

Its main functions are:

  • Keep track of users: when a user enters their username and password, a cookie is stored so that they do not have to be entered for each page on the server. However, a cookie does not identify just a person, but a combination of computer-browser-user.
  • Obtain information about the user’s browsing habits, and spyware attempts by advertising agencies and others. This can cause privacy issues and is one of the reasons cookies have their detractors.

There are different types of cookies depending, above all, on the purpose for which they are used; the following are distinguished, among others:

Analysis cookies: these cookies are used to carry out an analysis of the behaviors and actions of the users of the website as well as to create browsing profiles in order to make technical improvements in operation and service.

Advertising cookies: allow efficient management of advertising spaces based on a series of criteria, for example, verifying whether or not the user has already had access to a news item in order to update it with a new one.

Behavioral advertising cookies: these cookies are responsible for storing information on users’ own behavior, focusing on their browsing habits. This allows user profiles to be established based on their behavior and used to personalize the advertising presented.

If the user wishes to obtain more information about cookies, they can consult the following website  http://www.aboutcookies.org/.

What type of cookies does this website use?

This website is using cookies that make it easier for the user to use and navigate through it, guarantee access to certain services, as well as improve the functional configuration of the website.

Specifically, this website uses the following cookies:

JCS_INENREFUsed for anti-spam functionsAfter a short time or when you close your browser.
JCS_INENTIMUsed for anti-spam functionsAfter a short time or when you close your browser.
PHPSESSIDThis cookie is used to establish a user session and is a reference to a unique session ID set by our website code (PHP). Disappears when the session ends (when you close the browser)After a short time or when you close your browser.
wp-settings-7WordPress Settings 1 day
wp-settings-7-timeWordPress Settings 1 day
wordpress_test_cookieWordPress sets this cookie when you navigate to the login page. The cookie is used to check whether your web browser is set to allow or reject cookies.After a short time or when you close your browser.
_gaIt is used to distinguish users.2 years
_gidIt is used to distinguish users.24 hours
_gat o _dc_gtmUsed to limit the percentage of requests.1 minute

How to manage cookie settings?

This section provides a brief presentation of how to consult and configure the cookie system in relation to the most common or most used browsers by users.

In this sense, practically all browsers allow the user to obtain general information about the cookies installed on a web page, specifically verifying their existence, their duration or the elimination system. In this sense, for information purposes, a series of related links are provided:

On the other hand, the user may allow, block or delete the cookies installed on their computer by modifying their browser settings in accordance with the instructions indicated therein. For information purposes, it is indicated that the configuration of cookies is usually carried out in the “Preferences” or “Tools” menu of each browser. In any case, you can always turn to your browser for help to solve or resolve any doubts. that are generated in this regard.

It should be taken into account that, if the installation of all cookies is prevented, the content of the website as well as certain functionalities and services provided by it may be affected.