What is a cookie?
A cookie is a harmless text file that is stored in your browser when you visit almost any Web page. The cookie’s usefulness is that the web will be able to remember your visit when you browse that page again. Although many people do not know the cookies have been used for 20 years, when the first browsers appeared for the World Wide Web.
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 store?
Cookies do not usually store sensitive information about you, such as credit cards or bank details, photographs, your DNI or personal information, etc. The data they keep are of technical character, personal preferences, personalization of contents, etc.
The Web server does not associate you as a person if not your Web browser. In fact, if you usually navigate with Internet Explorer and try to navigate 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?
What are your own and third party cookies?
Your own cookies are those generated by the page you are visiting and those of third parties are those generated by external services or suppliers like Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.
What happens if I deactivate cookies?
To understand the scope that can disable cookies we show some examples:
Can cookies be deleted?
Yes. Not only delete, also block, in a general or particular way for a specific domain.
To remove cookies from a website you must go to the configuration of your browser and there you can search the associated to the domain in question and proceed to its removal.
1. Go to settings or preferences using the File menu or by clicking the customization icon that appears above to the right.
2. You will see different sections, click the Show advanced options option.
3. Go to privacy, content settings.
4. Select All cookies and site data.
5. A listing will appear with all cookies sorted by domain. To make it easier for you to find cookies from a given domain, enter partial or fully the address in the Search Cookies field.
6. After making this filter, one or more lines will appear on the screen with the cookies on the requested web. Now just select it and press the X to proceed to delete it.
To access the Internet Explorer browser cookie settings Follow these steps (they may vary depending on the browser version):
1. Go to Tools, Internet options
2. Click on Privacy.
3. Move the slider to adjust the level of
To access the browser cookie settings for Windows Phone devices Follow these steps (they may vary depending on the browser version):
1. Open Internet Explorer, then more, then Setup
2. You can now enable or disable the Allow Cookies checkbox