What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of text that websites send to the browser and which is stored on your terminal, which may be a personal computer, a mobile phone, a tablet, etc. These files enable the website to remember information about your visit, such as your language and favourite options, which may make your next visit smoother and the website more useful to you by offering customized content. Cookies play a very important role in improving your experience of the website.
Types of cookies used
This website uses both temporary session cookies and persistent cookies. The session cookies store data only while you are accessing the website, while the persistent cookies store data on the terminal so that they can be accessed and used in more than one session.
Depending on the purpose for which the data obtained via cookies is processed, the website may use:
These are cookies that enable you to navigate the website or application and use the various options or services available on it. For example, to control traffic and data communication, identify and maintain your session, access restricted-access parts of the website, remember the items of an order, apply for registration or participation in an event, use security elements during browsing and store contents for playing video or audio.
These enable you to access the service with certain general predefined features on your terminal or which you yourself have defined. For example, the language, the browser used to access the service, the content layout chosen, the terminal's geolocation and the regional settings from where you access the service.
These enable effective management of the advertisements inserted in the website or application providing the service. They enable the advertisement content to be matched to your preferences and to prevent advertisements that you have already seen from being shown.
These enable tracking and analysis of user behaviour on websites. The information obtained by these cookies is used to measure activity on the websites, application or platform and to prepare user navigation profiles, in order to enhance the service based on the users' navigation data.
Some websites may install third-party cookies whose purpose is to manage and improve the services offered. For example, the statistics services provided by Google Analytics, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedln, Google+ and YouTube.
How can I control cookies in the browser?
You can accept, block or delete the cookies installed on your device by setting the options of the browser installed on your terminal:
To set the cookie-related permissions on the Google Chrome browser:
• Click the menu on the toolbar.
• Select Settings.
• Click Show advanced options.
• In the ‘Privacy’ section, click the Contents Settings button.
• The options can be set in the ‘Cookies’ section.
To set the cookie-related permissions on the Mozilla Firefox browser:
• Click the Menus button at the top of the Firefox window.
• Select Options.
• Select the Privacy panel.
• Set Firefox will to Use custom settings for history to set your options.
* More information about Mozilla Firefox.
To set the cookie-related permissions on the Internet Explorer 10 browser:
• Click the Tools
• Select the Safety tab and use the Delete browsing history option to delete the cookies. Enable the Cookies check box and then click Delete.
• Select the Privacy tab and use Settings to move the slider to the top to block all cookies or to the bottom to allow all cookies. Then click OK.
* More information about Internet Explorer 10.
On some browsers, it is possible to set specific rules for managing cookies for individual websites, providing more precise control over your privacy. This means that you can disable cookies on all sites except those you trust.