What is a cookie?
A cookie is a text file safe that is stored on 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 in use for 20 years, when the first browser for the World Wide Web.
What is NOT a cookie?
It is not a virus, or spam or spyware, or open pop-up windows.
What information stores a cookie ?
The cookies not often store 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, personalization of content, 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 to browse the same web with Firefox or Chrome you will see that the web does not realize that you are the same person because you are actually associating the browser, not the persona.
What kind of cookies exist?
There are three large categories of cookies, each with its own characteristics: technical cookies, profiling cookies and third-party cookies.
1. TECHNICAL COOKIES
These are necessary for the proper functioning of the website and are essential for navigation. Without technical cookies a user may not be able to display pages properly, or be able to use certain services. A technical cookie, for example, is crucial for keeping users connected during their entire visit to a website or for saving language and display settings, etc.
Technical cookies can then be further classified as: navigation cookies, analytics cookies and feature cookies:
navigation cookies are required for normal navigation and use of the website, (for example to make a purchase or for authentication to access restricted areas);
analytic cookies are assimilated by technical cookies only when used by the website operator to collect aggregate information on the number of users and how they visit the site;
feature cookies allow the user to browse according to a number of selected criteria (for example, language, products selected for purchase, etc.) so as to enhance the browsing experience.
2. PROFILING COOKIES
Used to create a user profile and then send online advertising messages in line with the preferences expressed by the users when they are navigating.
3. THIRD-PARTY COOKIES
Generated and maintained by parties other than the administrator of the website the user is browsing (usually governed by a contract between the website owner and the third party).
All cookies may also be classified as follows:
session cookies that are erased when the browser is closed;
persistent cookies that remain in the browser for a specific length of time.
For instance, the latter are used to recognize the device connecting to the site and make it easier for the user to perform authentication operations.
What happens if I disable the cookies ?
To understand the scope may have to disable the cookies shows 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 the online stores.
- 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 have to be telephone or by visiting the physical store if you have one.
- It will not be possible to customize their geographic preferences as time zone, currency or language.
- The website can not perform analytical web visitors and traffic on the web, making it difficult for the website to be competitive.
- You can not write on the blog, you can not upload photos, post comments, evaluate or rate content. The web may not know whether you are a human or an automated application that publishes spam.
- can not be sectioned display advertising, which will reduce income from the web.
What if I turn off cookies?
Yes. Not only eliminate also block, general or particular to a specific domain.
To remove the cookies a website must go to the configuration of your browser and there you can find the associated domain in question and proceed to its elimination.
Furthermore, MARVELMAT 2030, S.L informs the user that he has the possibility of configuring his browser so that it reports to him the receipt of cookies, being able, if he so wishes, to impede their being installed on his hard drive.
Below we provide the links of different browsers, through which this configuration can be done:
Firefox from here: https://support.mozilla.org/es/kb/Deshabilitar%20cookies%20de%20terceros
Chrome from here: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=es&answer=95647
Explorer from here: http://windows.microsoft.com/es-es/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9
Safari from here: http://support.apple.com/kb/ph5042
Opera from here: http://help.opera.com/Windows/11.50/es-ES/cookies.html