¿WHAT ARE COOKIES AND WHAT ARE THEY USED FOR?
Cookies are small text files generated by the web pages you visit, which contain session data that may be useful later on the web page. The data allows the website to maintain your information between pages, and also to analyze the way you interact with the site.
They allow us to remember each part of your online purchase process, your customer data and display the appropriate content based on the selected options. It also helps us understand user behavior within our web space, with which we can improve your experience through it.
Cookies are used by the web page to maintain the session as it progresses through the web, and thus be able to manage online orders. With Google Analytics or other similar managers, cookies allow us to track customer interaction within the website. This gives us valuable ideas that allow us to improve the website and the products and services we offer.
Cookies are safe in that they can only store information that was put in place by the browser, which is information that the user has entered into the browser or that is included in the page request. You can’t run the code and it can’t be used to access your computer. If a website encrypts the cookie information, only that website can read the information.
TYPE OF COOKIES
Depending on who is the entity that manages the domain from which the cookies are sent and processes the data obtained, two types can be distinguished: own cookies and third-party cookies.
There is also a second classification according to the length of time they remain stored in the client’s browser, which may be session cookies or persistent cookies.
Session cookies contain information that is used within your current browser session. These cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. Nothing is kept on your computer beyond the time you spend on the site.
Persistent cookies are used to store information that is used between visits. This data allows websites to recognize that you are a regular customer and react accordingly. Persistent cookies have a lifetime value that is set on the website, which can vary from a few minutes to several years.
Finally, there is another classification with five types of cookies according to the purpose for which the data obtained is processed: technical cookies, personalization cookies, analysis cookies, advertising cookies and behavioral advertising cookies.
DEACTIVATION AND REMOVAL
All Internet browsers allow you to limit cookie behavior or disable cookies within the browser settings or options. The steps to do this are different for each browser and help instructions can be found in your browser’s menu.
Through your browser, you can also see the cookies that are on your device, and delete them as you see fit.