What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that are installed on the hard drive or in the browser of the computer, tablet, smartphone or equivalent device with Internet browsing functions and help, among other things, to personalize the services of the owner of the website. , facilitate navigation and usability through it, obtain aggregate information from website visitors, enable the reproduction and display of multimedia content on the website itself, allow interaction elements between the user and the website or enable security tools.
Web usability: can be defined as the experience that a user has when browsing a web page and interacting with it.
Aggregate information: non-nominal information, typically numerical and for statistical purposes.
Terminal equipment: equipment (computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.) of the user who browses the Internet.
Editor: responsible or owner of the website.
Third: external entity, collaborator, service provider or related to the editor, involved in the management of some cookies.
Responsible for the cookie: the editor, manager or owner of the website, or even the third party in some cases.
Browsing habits: trends that the user shows when browsing through a web page, such as, for example, the time it takes to visit the page, the parts it visits, the most frequent sections, the origin of the visit or the destination of the visit, among others.
What type of cookies are there?
According to the entity that manages it:
Own cookies: are those that are sent to the user's terminal equipment from a computer or domain managed by the editor itself, and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
Third-party cookies: are those that are sent to the user's terminal equipment from a computer or domain that is not managed by the editor, but by another entity that processes the data obtained through cookies.
According to the period of time that they remain activated in the terminal equipment:
Session cookies: they are a type of cookies designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a web page.
Persistent cookies: they are a type of cookies in which the data is still stored in the terminal and which can be accessed for processing during a period defined by the person responsible for the cookie, which can range from a few minutes to several years.
According to the purpose for which the data obtained through cookies is processed:
Technical cookies: are those that allow the user to navigate through a web page, platform or application, and the use of the different options or services that exist in it, such as, for example, controlling traffic and data communication, identify the session, access parts of restricted access, remember the elements that make up an order, carry out the process of purchasing an order, make the request for registration or participation in an event, use security elements during navigation, store content to broadcasting videos or sound, or sharing content through social networks.
Personalization cookies: these are those that allow the user to access the service with some predefined general characteristics based on a series of criteria in the user's terminal, such as, for example, the language, the type of browser through which the user accesses the service, the locale from where you access the service, etc.
Analysis cookies: are those that allow the person responsible to monitor and analyze the behavior of the users of the websites to which they are linked. The information collected through this type of cookie is used to measure the activity of the website, application or platform, and for the elaboration of navigation profiles of the users of said sites, applications and platforms, in order to introduce improvements in function of the analysis of the usage data made by the users of the service.
Advertising cookies: are those that allow the management, in the most efficient way possible, of the advertising spaces that, where appropriate, the editor has included in the web page, application or platform from which the requested service is provided, according to criteria such as edited content or how often ads are shown.
Behavioral advertising cookies: are those that allow the management, in the most efficient way possible, of the advertising spaces that, where appropriate, the editor has included on the website, application or platform from which the requested service is provided. These cookies store information on the behavior of users obtained through the continuous observation of their browsing habits, which allows the development of a specific profile to display advertising based on it.
How to disable cookies?
Blocking or deactivating all cookies helps protect privacy, but it can also limit the experience on some websites, as well as limit functionalities or even prevent the correct navigation or use of some of their services. If you want to know how to disable cookies in the most popular web browsers, access the following tutorials:
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Do I have to have a nautical title to rent a boat at Baborboat?
No. You can rent our boats without having any qualifications. We will give you the basic training necessary to govern this type of boat.