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What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that some platforms, such as web pages, can install on your computer, smartphone, tablet or connected TV. Its functions can be varied: store your browsing preferences, collect statistical information, allow certain technical characteristics … Sometimes cookies are used to store basic information about the browsing habits of the user of your computer, to the point, depending on the case, of being able to recognize it. Cookies are only associated with an anonymous user and their computer or device and do not provide references that allow their personal data to be known.
Because they are important?
Cookies are useful for a number of reasons. From a technical point of view, the web pages work more easily and adapt to your preferences, such as the storage of your language or the currency of your country. In addition, to help those responsible for websites to improve the services they offer, thanks to the statistical information they collect through them. Finally, they serve to streamline the advertising we show you, thanks to which you can offer services for free.
a) Depending on the entity that manages them, there are own Cookies (those that are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain managed by the editor itself and from which the service requested by the user is provided) and third parties (the that are sent to the user’s terminal equipment from a computer or domain that is not managed by the publisher, but by another entity that processes the data obtained through cookies).
b) Depending on the time they remain active, there are session ones (designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a web page) and persistent ones (in which the data is stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed during a period defined by the person responsible for the cookie – it can range from a few minutes to several years-).
c) Depending on the purpose for which they treat the information they collect, they may be:
Performance Improvement Cookies – These types of cookies retain YOUR preferences for certain tools or services, so you do not have to reconfigure them each time you visit our site and, in some cases, they may be provided by third parties. Examples are: audio player volume, item rating preferences, or supported video playback speeds. In the case of electronic commerce, the information kept in your shopping cart.
Statistical analysis cookies – These are those that, processed by us or by third parties, allow us to quantify the number of visitors and statistically analyze the use of our services by users. Thanks to this we can study the navigation through our website, and thus improve the offer of products or services that we offer.
Geolocation cookies – These cookies are used by programs that try to geographically locate the situation of the computer, smartphone, tablet or connected TV, in order to provide you with adequate content and services.
Registration cookies- When you register on our site, cookies are generated that identify you as a registered user and indicate when you have identified yourself on the portal. These cookies are used to identify your user account and its associated services. These cookies are kept as long as you do not log out, close the browser or turn off the device. These cookies can be used in combination with analytical data to individually identify your preferences on our website.
Other third-party cookies: Some of our pages may install third-party cookies that allow you to manage and improve the services they offer. An example of this use of links to social networks that allow it.
TYPES OF COOKIES USED BY THIS WEBSITE
The cookies used on our website are session and third-party cookies, and allow us to store and access information related to the language, the type of browser used, and other general characteristics predefined by the user, as well as to follow and analyze the activity carried out. out to improve and provide our services