A cookie is a file that is downloaded to the user's device when accessing certain web pages to store and retrieve information about the navigation that is made from said equipment.
Cookies allow the web, among other things, to store and retrieve information about the decisions and habits of the user. We use them to customize the experience within our websites, identify and remember the registered user and facilitate navigation.
In Wikipedia page (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie) It is possible to get more information about what with cookies and how they work.
Cookies, depending on their permanence, can be divided into session or permanent cookies. The first ones expire when the user closes the browser. The second ones expire depending on when the objective for which they serve is fulfilled or when they are manually deleted.
In addition, according to their purpose, Cookies can be classified as follows:
Performance Cookies: This type of Cookie remembers your preferences for the tools found in the services, so you do not have to reconfigure the service every time you visit. By way of example, this typology includes:
Geolocation Cookies: These cookies are used to find out what country you are in when you request a web or service. This cookie is completely anonymous, and is only used to help guide content to your location.
Registration Cookies: Registration Cookies are generated once the User has registered or subsequently opened their session, and are used to identify you on the web and services with the following objectives:
Analytics Cookies: Each time a User visits a Web or Service, a tool from an external provider (Google Analytics, comScore and similar) generates an analytical cookie on the user's device. This cookie that is generated only in the visit, will serve in next visits to anonymously identify the visitor. The main objectives are:
Important: Unless the User decides to register, the cookie will never be associated with any personal data that can identify you. Such cookies will only be used for statistical purposes to help optimize the users' experience on the site.
Advertising Cookies: This type of cookies allows to expand the information of the displayed ads to each anonymous user. Among others, the duration or frequency of display of advertising positions, the interaction with them, or browsing patterns and / or user behaviors are stored as they help shape an advertising interest profile. In this way, they allow to offer advertising related to the interests of the user.
Advertising management tools are used for advertising management(Adservers – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_serving”) Of third parties. These third parties can store cookies from users' browsers, as well as access the data stored in them.
The companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies.
Most browsers currently allow the user to configure whether or not they want to accept cookies. These settings are usually found in the 'Options' or 'Preferences' in the menu of your browser.
Here are the instructions for setting up cookies in the main browsers: