What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of text that websites send to the browser and that are stored in the user's terminal, which can be a personal computer, a mobile phone, a tablet, etc. These files allow the website remember information about your visit, such as your preferred language and options, which can make your next visit easier and the site more useful by customizing its content. Cookies play a very important role, by improving the experience of using the Web.
How are cookies used?
By browsing this Web portal, the user is accepting that cookies can be installed on their terminal and that they allow us to know the following information:
Statistical information on the use of the web.
The user's 'login' to keep the session active on the web.
The preferred web format for access from mobile devices.
The last searches carried out in the web services and personalization data of these services.
Information about the ads that are shown to the user.
Information from the surveys in which the user has participated.
Connection data with social networks for users who access with their Facebook or Twitter user.
Types of cookies used
This website uses both temporary session cookies and permanent cookies.
Session cookies store data only while the user accesses the Web and permanent cookies store data in the terminal so that they can be accessed and used in more than one session.
Depending on the purpose for which the data obtained through cookies are processed, the Website may use:
They are those that allow the user to navigate through the Web page or application and the use of the different options or services that exist in it. For example, control traffic and data communication, identify the session, access restricted access Web parts, remember the elements that make up an order, make the request for registration or participation in an event, use security elements during the navigation and store content for broadcasting videos or sound.
They are those that allow the user to access the service with some general characteristics predefined in their terminal or that the user defines. For example, the language, the type of browser through which the service is accessed, the selected content design, the geolocation of the terminal and the regional configuration from which the service is accessed.
They are those that allow the effective management of the advertising spaces that have been included in the Web page or application from which the service is provided. They allow the content of advertising to be adapted so that it is relevant to the user and to avoid showing ads that the user has already seen.
Statistical analysis cookies
They are those that allow monitoring and analysis of user behavior on websites. The information collected through this type of cookie is used to measure the activity of the websites, applications or platforms and to create browsing profiles of the users of said sites, in order to introduce improvements in the service based on of usage data made by users.
Third party cookies
Third-party cookies can be installed on some web pages that allow the management and improvement of the services offered. For example, statistical services of Google Analytics.
How to manage cookies in the browser?
The user has the option to allow, block or delete the cookies installed on their computer by configuring the options of the browser installed on their terminal:
To adjust permissions related to cookies in the Google Chrome Browser:
Click on the menu located on the toolbar.
Click Show advanced options.
In the “Privacy” section, click on the Content Settings button.
In the "Cookies" section you can configure the options.
To adjust permissions related to cookies in the Mozilla Firefox Browser:
At the top of the Firefox window, click the Tools menu.
Select the Privacy panel.
In the Firefox option you can choose Use custom settings for history to configure the options.
To adjust permissions related to cookies in Internet Explorer 9 Browser:
At the top of the Internet Explorer window, click the Tools menu.
Select the Security tab and use the Delete browsing history option to delete cookies. Check the Cookies box, and then click Delete.
Select the Security tab and use Settings move the slider all the way up to block all cookies or all the way down to allow all cookies. After that, click OK.
In some browsers, specific rules can be set to manage cookies on a per-website basis, offering finer control over privacy. This means that you can disable cookies from all sites except those you trust.