What are cookies?
A cookie is a file that is downloaded to the user’s computer/smartphone/tablet when accessing certain web pages to store and retrieve information about the navigation that takes place from that computer.
Depending on their permanence and the purpose for which the data obtained through cookies is used, there are several types.
Thus, initially the cookies can be ‘sessional’, which expire when the user finishes browsing and closes the browser, and ‘permanent’, which expire when they have fulfilled the function for which they were intended or when the user deletes them.
Likewise, depending on the purpose for which they are used, cookies can be:
Analytical cookies. Analytical cookies collect information to evaluate your use of the site and general site activity. Web analytics is the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of data from the Internet for the purpose of understanding and optimizing the use of the Web site.
Social cookies. â Social cookies are required for external social networks (Facebook, Google, Twitter, Pinteres,Disqus, ¦). Its function is to control the interaction with social widgets within the page.
Affiliate cookies. â Affiliate cookies allow you to track visits from other sites with which AtlÃ¡ntico has an affiliate agreement.
Advertising and behavioral cookies. â Advertising and behavioral cookies collect information about your personal preferences and choices on this Web site. They allow us to tailor advertising content to make it relevant to you and to avoid displaying ads that you have already seen.
Technical cookies. â Technical cookies are those strictly necessary for the use of this Web site, they allow the user to navigate through the Web page or application and use the different options or services that exist therein.
Personalization cookies. â They are those that allow the user to access the service with some general characteristics predefined in their terminal or that the user himself defines. For example, the language, the type of browser used to access the service, the design of the content selected, the geolocation of the terminal and the regional configuration from which the service is accessed.
Third-party cookies. â Some web pages may install cookies from third parties that allow the management and improvement of the services offered.
How can I delete cookies and set other preferences?
You can allow, block or delete cookies installed on your computer by setting your Internet browser options. In the event that you block them, certain services that require their use will not be available to you.
Below are links to information on how you can activate your preferences in the major browsers:
- Google Chrome https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=es
- Mozilla Firefox https://support.mozilla.org/es/kb/cookies-informacion-que-los-sitios-web-guardan-en-?redirectlocale=en-USedirectslug=Cookies_blank
- Internet Explorer https://support.microsoft.com/es-es/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies