What are Cookies?
A cookie is a file or device that is downloaded to a user’s terminal equipment in order to store data that can be updated and retrieved by the entity responsible for its installation. In other words, it is a file that is downloaded to your computer when accessing certain web pages. Cookies allow a web page, among other things, to store and retrieve information about the browsing habits of a user or their equipment and, depending on the information they contain and the way they use their equipment, they can be used to recognize the Username.
Its main functions are:
- Keep track of users: when a user enters their username and password, a cookie is stored so that they do not have to be entering them for each page of the user.However, a cookie does not identify only a person, but a combination of computer -browser-user.
- Obtain information about the user’s browsing habits, and spyware attempts (spyware), by advertising agencies and This can cause privacy problems and is one of the reasons why cookies have their detractors.
There are different types of cookies depending, above all, on the purpose for which they are used, this is how the following are distinguished, among others:
Analysis cookies: these cookies are used to carry out an analysis of the behavior and actions of the users of the website, as well as for the creation of navigation profiles in order to make technical improvements in operation and service.
Advertising cookies: they allow efficient management of advertising spaces based on a series of criteria, for example, to verify whether the user has already had access to a news item or not in order to update it with a new one.
Behavioral advertising cookies: these cookies are responsible for storing information on the user’s own behavior, focusing on their browsing habits. This allows user profiles to be established based on their behavior and used to personalize the advertising presented.
If the user wishes to obtain more information about cookies, they can consult the following website http://www.aboutcookies.org/ .
What type of cookies does this website use?
This website is using cookies that make it easier for the user to use and navigate through it, guarantee access to certain services, as well as improve the functional configuration of the website.
Specifically, this website uses the following cookies:
|__atuvc||Functional, third-party, persistent.||1 year 1 month||AddThis sets this cookie to ensure that the updated count is seen when one shares a page and returns to it, before the share count cache is updated.|
|__atuvs||Functional, third-party, persistent.||30 minutes||AddThis sets this cookie to ensure that the updated count is seen when one shares a page and returns to it, before the share count cache is updated.|
|_ga||Analytics, third-party, persistent.||2 years||The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.|
|_gat_gtag_UA_56985224_1||Analytics, third-party, persistent.||1 minute||Google uses this cookie to distinguish users.|
|_gid||Analytics, third-party, persistent.||1 day||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information on how visitors use a website and helps create an analytical report of how the website is performing. The data collected, including the number of visitors, the source they come from and the pages, is displayed anonymously.|
|_GRECAPTCHA||Necessary, third-party, persistent.||5 months 27 days||This cookie is set by Google. In addition to certain standard Google cookies, reCAPTCHA sets a necessary cookie (_GRECAPTCHA) when executed for the purpose of providing its risk analysis.|
|_icl_visitor_lang_js||Functional, third-party, persistent.||1 day||This cookie is stored by WPML WordPress plugin. The purpose of the cookie is to store the redirected language.|
|at-rand||Advertising, third-party, persistent.||-|
Used by the social content sharing platform AddThis.
|loc||Advertising, third-party, persistent.||1 year 1 month||AddThis sets this geolocation cookie to help understand the location of users who share the information.|
|newsLatterPopup||Functional, third-party, persistent.||1 day||This cookie is associated with the "email subscription popup" plugin and is used to know if the user has seen the popup before.|
|uvc||Analytics, third-party, persistent.||1 year 1 month||Set by addthis.com to determine the usage of addthis.com service.|
|wpml_browser_redirect_test||Funktionelle, Drittanbieter-Sitzung.||Session||This cookie is set by WPML WordPress plugin and is used to test if cookies are enabled on the browser.|
How to manage cookie settings?
In this section there is a brief explanation of how to consult and configure the cookie system in relation to the most common or most used browsers by users.
In this sense, practically all browsers allow the user to obtain general information about the cookies installed on a web page, specifically to verify their existence, their duration or the elimination system. In this sense, for information purposes, a series of related links are provided:
On the other hand, the user may allow, block or delete the cookies installed on their computer by modifying the configuration of their browser in accordance with the instructions indicated therein. For information purposes, it is indicated that the configuration of cookies is usually carried out in the “Preferences” or “Tools” menu of each browser, in any case, you can always go to the help of your browser to solve or solve the doubts that are generated in this regard.
It should be borne in mind that, if the installation of all cookies is prevented, the content of the web, as well as certain functions and services provided by it, may be affected.