What is a cookie?
A cookie is a file of inoffensive text that is stored in its navigator when he visits almost any web page. The utility of the cookie is that the web is capable of remembering its visit when it sails again along this page. Although many people do not know the cookies they take using for 20 years, when the first navigators appeared for the World Wide Web.
What IS NOT a cookie?
It is neither a virus, nor a troyan, nor a worm, not spam, not spyware, it does not even open windows pop-up.
What information does a cookie store?
The cookies usually do not store sensitive information about you, like credit cards or bank details, photos, its ID card or personal information, etc. The information that keep sound of technical character, personal preferences, personalización of contents, etc.
The web servant does not associate you like person if not to its web navigator. In fact, if you usually sail with Internet Explorer and try to sail along the same web with Firefox or Chrome will see that the web does not realize that you are the same person because in fact you are associating the navigator, not to the person.
What type of cookies exists?
Technical Cookies: They are the most elementary and they allow, between other things, to know when there is navigating a human being or an automated application, when there sails an anonymous registered user and one, basic tasks for the functioning of any dynamic web.
Analysis Cookies: They gather information about the type of navigation that it realizes, the sections that more it uses, consulted products, time zone of use, language, etc.
Advertizing Cookies: They show publicity according to its navigation, its country of origin, language, etc.
What sound the proper cookies and those of third?
The proper cookies are the generated ones by the page that he is visiting and those of third are the generated ones by services or external providers like Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.
What happens if I deactivate the cookies?
So that it understands the scope that can have to deactivate the cookies we show him a few examples:
He will not be able to share contents of this web in Facebook, Twitter or any another social network.
The web site will not be able to adapt the contents to its personal preferences, as it usually happens in the on-line shops.
He will not be able to gain access to the personal area of this web, like for example My account, or My profile or My orders.
On-line shops: It will be impossible to realize on-line buys to him, there will have to be phone companhies or visiting the physical shop if it is that he has her.
It will not be possible to personalize its geographical preferences as time, divided zone or language.
The web site will not be able to realize analytical web on visitors and traffic in the web, what will make difficult that the web is competitive.
He will not be able to write in the blog, he will not be able to raise photos, publish comments, value or punctuate contents. The web will not be able to know if you are a human being or an automated application that he publishes spam either.
It will not be possible to show publicity sectorizada, what will reduce the advertizing income of the web.
Can the cookies be eliminated?
Yes. Not only to eliminate, also to block, of general or particular form for a specific domain.
To eliminate the cookies of a web site it must go to the configuration of its navigator and there he will be able to look the partners to the domain in question and proceed to its elimination.
Cookies configuration for the most popular navigators
Next we indicate him how to gain access to a certain cookie of the navigator Chrome. It notices: these steps can change according to the version of the navigator:
1. Go to Configuration or Preferences by means of the menu I File or puncturing the icon of personalización that appears above to the right.
2. It will see different sections, puncture the option to Show advanced options.
3. Go to Privacy, Configuration of content.
4. Select All the cookies and the places information.
5. A list will appear with all the cookies arranged by domain. So that it is easier to find the cookies of a certain domain to him introduce partially or completely the direction in the field to Look cookies.
6. After realizing this filter one or several lines will appear on screen with the cookies of the requested web. Now it has only to select it and touch the Xth to proceed to its elimination.
To gain access to the configuration of cookies of the navigator Internet Explorer continue these steps (they can change according to the version of the navigator):
1. Go to Hardware, Internet Options
2. Click in Privacy.
3. There moves the speedboat up to fitting the level of privacy that he wishes.
To gain access to the configuration of cookies of the navigator Firefox continue these steps (they can change according to the version of the navigator):
1. Go to Options or Preferences as its operating system.
2. Click in Privacy.
3. In Record choose to Use a configuration personalized for the record.
Now He will see the option Accepting cookies, it can activate it or deactivate it according to its preferences.
To gain access to the configuration of cookies of the navigator Safari for OSX continue these steps (they can change according to the version of the navigator):
1. Go to Preferences, then Privacy.
2. In this place It will see the option Blocking cookies so that there fits the type of blockade that he wants to realize.
To gain access to the configuration of cookies of the navigator Safari for iOS continue these steps (they can change according to the version of the navigator):
1. Go to Adjustments, then Safari.
2. Go to Privacy and Safety, It will see the option Blocking cookies so that there fits the type of blockade that he wants to realize.
To gain access to the configuration of cookies of the navigator for devices Android continue these steps (they can change according to the version of the navigator):
1. The navigator executes and Menu touches the key, then Fit.
2. Go to Safety and Privacy, He will see the option Accepting cookies so that it activates or deactivates the pigeonhole.
To gain access to the configuration of cookies of the navigator for devices Windows Phone continues these steps (they can change according to the version of the navigator):
1. Cove Internet Explorer, then More, then Configuration
2. Now it can activate or deactivate the pigeonhole to Allow cookies.