What is a cookie?
One cookie is a text file inoffensive which is stored in your browser when you visit almost any web page. The usefulness of the cookie is that the web is able to remember your visit when you browse that page again. Although many people do not know it. Cookies they have been in use for 20 years, when the first browsers for the World Wide Web appeared.
What IS NOT a cookie?
It is not a virus, nor a Trojan, nor a worm, nor spam, nor spyware, nor does it open pop-up windows.
What information does a cookie?
The Cookies they do not usually store sensitive information about you, such as credit cards or bank details, photographs, your ID or personal information, etc. The data they save 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 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, to know when a human or an automated application is browsing, when an anonymous user and a registered one browses, basic tasks for the operation of any dynamic web.
- Cookies analysis: They collect information about the type of navigation you are doing, the sections you use the most, products consulted, time slot of use, language, etc.
- Cookies Advertising: They show advertising based on your browsing, your country of origin, language, etc.
What are the Cookies own and those of third parties?
The first-party cookies are those generated by the page you are visiting and the of third parties are those generated by external services or providers such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.
What happens if I turn off the Cookies?
So that you understand the scope that can have to disable the Cookies Here are some examples:
- You will not 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 usually the case in online stores.
- You will not be able to access the personal area of that website, such as My accountor My Profile or My orders.
- Online stores: It will be impossible for you to make purchases online, they will have to be by phone or visiting the physical store if you have it.
- It will not be possible to customize your geographical preferences such as time slot, 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 will not be able to write on the blog, you will not be able to upload photos, publish comments, rate or rate content. The web will also not be able to know if you are a human or an automated application that publishes spam.
- It will not be possible to show sectorized advertising, which will reduce the advertising revenue of the web.
Can the Cookies?
Yes. Not only delete, but also block, in a general or particular way for a specific domain.
To remove the Cookies of a website must go to the settings of your browser and there you can search for those associated with the domain in question and proceed to its deletion.
Configuring Cookies for the most polluted browsers
Here's how to access a cookie browser determined Chrome. Note: These steps may vary depending on your browser version:
- Go to Settings or Preferences using the File menu or by clicking the customization icon at the top right.
- You will 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 the Cookies of a certain domain enter partially or totally 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 have to select it and press the X to proceed with its elimination.
To access the settings of Cookies of the browser Internet Explorer follow these steps (may vary depending on browser version):
- Go to Tools, Internet Options
- Click on Privacy.
- Move the slider to adjust the level of privacy you want.
To access the settings of Cookies of the browser Firefox follow these steps (may vary depending on browser version):
- Go to Options or Preferences according to your operating system.
- Click on Privacy.
- In History Choose Use custom settings for history.
- You will now see the option Accept cookies, you can turn it on or off according to your preferences.
To access the settings of Cookies of the browser Safari for OSX follow these steps (may vary depending on browser version):
- Go to Preferenceslater 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 of Cookies of the browser Safari for iOS follow these steps (may vary depending on browser version):
- Go to Settingslater Safari.
- Go to Privacy & Security, you will see the option Block cookies to adjust the type of lock you want to perform.
To access the settings of Cookies of the browser for devices Android follow these steps (may vary depending on browser version):
- Run the browser and press the Menulater Settings.
- Go to Security & Privacy, you will see the option Accept cookies to select or clear the check box.
To access the settings of Cookies of the browser for devices Windows Phone follow these steps (may vary depending on browser version):
- Open Internet Explorerlater Morelater Configuration
- you can now select or clear the check box Allow cookies.