What is a cookie?
A Cookie it's a text file Harmless that is stored in your browser when you visit almost any website. The usefulness of Cookie is that the web is able to remember your visit when you browse that page again. Although many people don't know Cookies have been used for some time 20 Years, when the first browsers for the World Wide Web appeared.
What is NOT a cookie?
It's not a virus, nor a Trojan, nor a worm, nor spam, nor spyware, nor opens pop-up windows.
What information does a Cookie?
The Cookies they 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 store is technical in nature, personal preferences, content customization, Etc.
The web server does not associate you as a person but with your web browser. In fact, if you regularly browse with Internet Explorer and try browsing 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 person.
What kind of Cookies Exist?
- Cookies Techniques: They are the most elementary and allow, among other things, know when a human or an automated app is browsing, when an anonymous user and a registered user browses, basic tasks for the operation of any dynamic website.
- Cookies analysis: They collect information about the type of navigation you are doing, the sections you use most, products consulted, time slot, Language, Etc.
- Cookies Advertising: Show advertising based on your browsing, your country of origin, Language, Etc.
What are Cookies own and those of third parties?
The own cookies are those generated by the page you are visiting and the third parties are those generated by third-party services or providers such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Etc.
What happens if I turn off Cookies?
To help you understand the scope you may have to turn off Cookies we show you a few examples:
- You won't be able to share content from that website on Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.
- The website will not be able to adapt the contents to your personal preferences, as is often the case in online stores.
- You will not be able to access the personal area of that website, as for example My account, o My profile o My orders.
- Online stores: You will be unable to make online purchases, they'll have to be phone or visiting the physical store if they have it.
- It will not be possible to customize your geographic preferences as a time slot, currency or language.
- The website will not be able to perform web analytics on visitors and web traffic, which will make it difficult for the web to be competitive.
- You won't be able to write on the blog, you won't be able to upload photos, post comments, rating or scoring content. The website won't be able to tell if you're a human or an automated application that publishes Spam.
- No sectorized advertising can be displayed, which will reduce the advertising revenue of the web.
Can you eliminate Cookies?
Yes. Not just delete, also block, generally or in particular for a specific domain.
To eliminate Cookies a website should go to your browser settings and there you can search for those associated with the domain in question and proceed to its removal.
Configuration Cookies for the most polular browsers
Here's how to access a Cookie determined browser Chrome. Note: these steps may vary depending on the browser version:
- Go to Settings or Preferences using the File menu or by clicking the customization icon at the top right.
- You'll see different sections, click on the option Show advanced options.
- Go to Privacy, Content settings.
- Select All Cookies and site data.
- A list will appear with all the Cookies sorted by domain. To make it easier for you to find Cookies domain enter partially or completely the address in the field Search for cookies.
- After performing this filter, one or more lines with the Cookies of the requested website. Now you just need to select it and press the X to proceed with its elimination.
To access the settings Cookies browser Internet Explorer follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
- Go to Tools, Internet options
- Click on Privacy.
- Move the slider until you adjust the level of privacy you want.
To access the settings Cookies browser Firefox follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
- Go to Options o Preferences depending on your operating system.
- Click on Privacy.
- In History Choose Use custom settings for history.
- Now you'll see the option Accept cookies, you can turn it on or off according to your preferences.
To access the settings Cookies browser Safari for OSX follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
- Go to Preferences, Then Privacy.
- In this place you will see the option Block cookies to adjust the type of lock you want to perform.
To access the settings Cookies browser Safari for iOS follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
- Go to Settings, Then Safari.
- Go to Privacy and Security, you'll see the option Block cookies to adjust the type of lock you want to perform.
To access the settings Cookies browser for devices Android follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
- Run the browser and press the key Menu, Then Settings.
- Go to Security and Privacy, you'll see the option Accept cookies to enable or clear the check box.
To access the settings Cookies browser for devices Windows Phone follow these steps (may vary depending on the browser version):
- Open Internet Explorer, Then More, Then Configuration
- You can now select or clear the check box Allow cookies.
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