What are they?
A cookie i> is a harmless text file that is stored in your browser when you visit almost any web page. Its usefulness is that the web is able to remember your visit when you return to browse that page. Although many people do not know it, cookies i> have been used for 20 years, when the first browsers for the World Wide Web appeared.
What is NOT a cookie?
It’s not a virus, or a Trojan, or a worm, or spam, or spyware, or open windows pop-up.
What information does a cookie keep?
Cookies i> don’t usually store sensitive information about you, such as credit cards or bank details, photographs, your ID or personal information, etc. The data they keep are of a technical nature, personal preferences, personalization of contents, etc.
The web server does not associate you as a person, but your web browser. In fact, if you regularly browse Internet Explorer and try to navigate through the same website with Firefox or Chrome you will see that the web does not realize that you are the same person because it is really associating the browser, not the person.
What types of cookies i> are there?
Techniques: They are the most elementary and allow, among other things, to know when a human or an automated application is navigating, when an anonymous and registered user navigates, basic tasks for the operation of any dynamic web.
Analysis: Collect information on the type of navigation you are doing, the sections you use most, products consulted, time band of use, language, etc.
Advertising: They show advertising based on their navigation, their country of origin, language, etc.
What are the cookies i> own and those of third parties?
The cookies i> are those generated by the page you are visiting and those of third parties are those generated by external services or providers such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.
What happens if I deactivate the cookies i>?
To understand the scope that can have deactivate we show you some examples:
You can not share content from that website on Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.
The website will not be able to adapt the contents to their personal preferences, as is often the case in online stores.
You will not be able to access the personal area of that website, such as My account i>, or My profile i> or My orders i>.
Online stores: It will be impossible to make purchases online, they will have to be telephone or visiting the physical store if you have it.
It will not be possible to customize your geographic preferences as time zone, currency or language.
The website will not be able to perform web analytics on visitors and traffic on the web, which will make it difficult for the website to be competitive.
You can not write on the blog, you can not upload photos, post comments, rate or rate content. The website can not know if you are a human or an automated application that publishes spam i>.
It will not be possible to show sectorized advertising, which will reduce the advertising revenue of the web.
Can they be eliminated?
Yes. Not only delete, also block, in a general or particular way for a specific domain.
To remove them from a website you must go to the configuration of your browser and there you can search for those associated with the domain in question and proceed to their removal.
Configuration of cookies i> for the most popular browsers
Here’s how to access a cookie i> determined browser Chrome b>. Note: these steps may vary depending on the browser version:
Go to Settings or Preferences through the File menu or by clicking on the personalization icon that appears at the top right.
You will see different sections, click the option Show advanced options i>.
Go to Privacy i>, Content Settings i>.
Select All cookies and site data i>.
A list with all cookies i> sorted by domain will appear. To make it easier for you to find the cookies i> of a specific domain, enter the address partially or totally in the Search for cookies i> field.
After making this filter, one or more lines with the cookies i> of the requested web appear on the screen. Now you just have to select it and press the X i> to proceed with its removal.
To access the configuration of cookies i> of different browsers (may vary depending on the version of the browser), follow these steps
Go to Tools i>, Internet Options i>
Click on Privacy i>.
Move the slider to adjust the level of privacy you want.
Go to Options i> or Preferences i> according to your operating system.
Click on Privacy i>.
In History i> choose Use a custom configuration for the history i>.
Now you will see the option Accept cookies i>, you can activate or deactivate it according to your preferences.
Safari for OSX
Go to Preferences i>, then Privacy i>.
In this place you will see the option Block cookies i> to adjust the type of block you want to make.
Safari for iOS
Go to Settings i>, then Safari i>.
Go to Privacy and Security i>, you will see the option Block cookies i> to adjust the type of blocking you want to perform.
Run the browser and press the Menu i> key, then Settings i>.
Go to Security and Privacy i>, you will see the option Accept cookies i> to activate or deactivate the box.
Open Internet Explorer i>, then More i>, then Settings i>
Now you can activate or deactivate the Allow cookies i> checkbox.