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 navigational information from that computer.
Depending on their permanence and the purpose for which the data obtained through cookies are used, there are several types.
Thus, initially cookies can be “session” cookies, which expire when the user finishes browsing and closes the browser, and “permanent” cookies that expire when they have fulfilled the function for which they were designed 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 Web and general Web activity. Web analytics is the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of Internet data for the purpose of understanding and optimizing the use of the Web site.
Social Cookies – Social cookies are necessary for external social networks (Facebook, Google, Twitter, Pinteres,Disqus, etc…). Its function is to control the interaction with social widgets within the page.
Affiliate Cookies – Affiliate cookies allow you to track visits from other websites with which Atlántico has an affiliation contract.
Advertising and Behavioral Cookies – Advertising and behavioral cookies collect information about your preferences and personal choices on this Web site. They allow the content of advertising to be adapted so that it is relevant to the user and to avoid displaying advertisements that the user has already seen.
Technical Cookies – The technical cookies are strictly necessary for the use of this Web site, allow the user to navigate through the Web page or application and the use of different options or services that exist in it.
Personalization Cookies – These are those that allow the user to access the service with some general characteristics predefined in the terminal or that the user defines. For example, the language, the type of browser used to access the service, the content design selected, geolocation of the terminal and the regional configuration from which the service is accessed.
Third-party Cookies – In some Web pages, third party cookies may be installed to manage and improve the services offered.
How can I delete cookies and configure other preferences?
You can allow, block or delete cookies installed on your computer by configuring the options of your Internet browser. If you block them, certain services that need to be used will not be available to you.
Below are links to information on how you can activate your preferences in major browsers:
- Google Chrome https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
- Mozilla Firefox https://support.mozilla.org/es/kb/cookies-informacion-que-los-sitios-web-guardan-en-?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=Cookies_blank
- Internet Explorer https://support.microsoft.com/es-es/help/196955