What is a cookie?
A cookie is a text file that is stored inoffensive in your browser when you visit almost any website. The usefulness of the cookie is the website to be able to remember your visit next time you browse that page. Although many people do not know the cookies have been used since 20 years ago, when the first browser for the World Wide Web.
What is NOT a cookie?
It is not a virus or a Trojan or a worm, or spam, no spyware, no pop-up window opens.
What information stores a cookie?
Cookies do not usually store sensitive information about you, such as credit card or bank account information, photographs, your identity card or personal information, etc. The data stored are technical, personal preferences, content personalization, etc.
The web server does not associate you as a person if your web browser. In fact, if you usually browse with Internet Explorer and try browsing the same web with Firefox or Chrome will see that the web does not realize that you are the same person because it really is partnering with the browser, not the person.
What kind of cookies exist?
- Technical Cookies: These are the most basic and allow, among other things, to know is when browsing a human or an automated application, when an anonymous user navigates and one registered, basic tasks for the operation of any dynamic web.
- Cookies Analysis: Collect information on the type of navigation is performing, most used sections, reference numbers, time slot of use, language, etc.
- Advertising Cookies: show advertising based on your browsing, their country of origin, language, etc.
What are their own cookies and third?
Party cookies are those generated by the page you are visiting and the third are those generated by internal or external providers such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.
What happens if I turn off cookies?
To understand the extent you may have to disable cookies we show some examples:
- You can not share content from that page on Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.
- The web site will not adapt content to their personal preferences, as often happens in online shops.
- You can not access the personal area of the web, such as My Account, or My profile or My orders.
- Online shopping: It will be impossible to make purchases online, will be calling or visiting the physical store if you have one.
- It will not be possible to customize your geographic preferences as time zone, currency or language.
- The web site will not perform web analytics on visitors and web traffic, making it difficult to be competitive web.
- You may not blogging, you can not upload photos, post comments, value or rate content. The web may not know whether you are a human or an automated application that publishes spam.
- No sectorizada can display advertising, which will reduce advertising revenue the web.
You can delete cookies?
Yes. Not only remove, also block, general or particular to a specific domain.
To remove cookies from a website should go to your browser settings and there you can find the associated domain in question and proceed to the elimination.
Cookie settings for the browser polulares
Here‘s how to access a particular cookie Chrome browser. Note: These steps may vary depending on the browser version:
- Go to Settings or Preferences using the File menu or by clicking the icon customization that appears top right.
- You will see different sections, click the Show Advanced Options.
- Go to Privacy Settings Content.
- Select All cookies and site data.
- Lists all cookies ordered by domain appears. To make it easier to find a specific domain cookies partially or fully enter the address in the Search cookies.
- After making this filter will appear on the screen one or more lines with the requested Web cookies. Now just select it and press X to proceed with deletion.
To access the cookie settings in Internet Explorer follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
- Go to Tools, Internet Options.
- Click Privacy.
- Move the slider to adjust the level of privacy you want.
To access settings Firefox browser cookies follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
- Go to Options or Preferences for your operating system.
- Click Privacy.
- In History select Use custom settings for history.
- Now see the Accept cookies, you can activate or deactivate your preference.
To access the settings of the Safari browser cookies OSX follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
- Go to Settings, then Privacy.
- Here you will see the option Lock cookies to fit the type of lock to make.
To access the cookie settings of the Safari browser for iOS follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
- Go to Settings, then Safari.
- Go to Privacy & Security, see the Block cookies option to adjust the type of lock to make.
To access the browser cookie settings for Android devices follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
- Run the browser and press the Menu button, then Settings.
- Go to Security and Privacy, see the Accept cookies to check or uncheck the box.
To access the browser cookie settings for Windows Phone devices follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
- Open Internet Explorer, then More, then Settings.
- Now you can enable or disable the Allow cookies.