A cookie is a file or device that is downloaded to a user’s terminal equipment in order to store data that can be updated and retrieved by the entity responsible for its installation. In other words, it is a file that is downloaded to your computer when you access certain web pages. Cookies allow a website, among other things, to store and retrieve information about the browsing habits of a user or their equipment and, depending on the information they contain and the way they use their equipment, they can be used to recognise the user.
Their main functions are:
Keeping track of users: when a user enters their username and password, a *cookie is stored so that they do not have to enter them for each page on the server. However, a biscuit does not identify just one person, but a combination of computer-browser-user.
Getting information about the user’s browsing habits, and attempts by advertising agencies and others to *spyware (spyware). This can cause privacy problems and is one of the reasons why cookies have their detractors.
There are different types of cookies depending, above all, on the purpose for which they are used, thus distinguishing, among others, the following:
Analysis cookies: these cookies are used to carry out an analysis of the behaviour and actions of the users of the website as well as for the elaboration of browsing profiles in order to make technical improvements to the functioning and service.
Advertising cookies: these enable efficient management of advertising spaces based on a series of criteria, for example, to verify whether or not the user has already accessed a news item in order to update it with a new one.
Behavioural advertising cookies: these cookies are responsible for storing information on users’ own behaviour, focusing on their browsing habits. This makes it possible to establish user profiles based on their behaviour and use them to personalise the advertising presented.
If the user wishes to obtain more information about cookies, they can consult the following website http://www.aboutcookies.org/.
What type of cookies does this website use?
Specifically, this website uses the following cookies:
|JCS_INENREF||Used for anti-spam functions||After a short time or when closing the browser|
|JCS_INENTIM||Used for anti-spam functions||After a short time or when closing the browser|
|PHPSESSID||This biscuit is used to establish a user session and is a reference to a unique session ID set by our website code (PHP). It disappears when you end the session (when you close the browser)||After a short time or when closing the browser|
|wp-settings-7||WordPress settings||1 day|
|wp-settings-7-time||WordPress settings||1 day|
|wordpress_test_cookie||WordPress sets this biscuit when you navigate to the login page. The biscuit is used to check if your web browser is set to allow or reject biscuits.||After a short time or when closing the browser|
|_icl_current_language||Control the language selected for future sessions||1 day|
|_ga||Used to distinguish users||2 years|
|_gid||Used to distinguish users||24 hours|
|_gat o _dc_gtm||Used to limit the percentage of requests||1 minute|
|moove_gdpr_popup||Used to limit the percentage of requests||1 year|
How to manage cookie settings?
This section provides a brief explanation of how to consult and carry out the configuration of the cookie system in relation to the most common browsers or those most used by users.
In this regard, practically all browsers allow the user to obtain general information on the cookies installed on a web page, specifically to verify their existence, their duration or the elimination system. In this regard, for information purposes, a series of related links are provided:
On the other hand, users may allow, block or delete the cookies installed on their equipment by modifying the configuration of their browser in accordance with the instructions indicated therein. For information purposes, it is indicated that the configuration of cookies is usually carried out in the “Preferences” or “Tools” menu of each browser, in any case, you can always go to the help of your browser to solve or resolve any doubts that may arise in this respect.
It should be borne in mind that, if the installation of all cookies is prevented, the content of the website as well as certain functionalities and services provided by the same may be affected.