What is a cookie?
A cookie is a harmless text file stored by your web browser when visiting almost any websites. Cookies are useful for allowing a website to remember your visit for when you visit the same website again. Many people are unaware of the fact that cookies have been in use for twenty years, since the first browsers appeared for the World Wide Web.
What information is stored in a cookie?
Cookies do not tend to store sensitive information about you, such as credit card and bank account details, photographs, ID card numbers or personal information. The information they store is of a technical nature, such as personal preferences and the customisation of contents, among others.
The web server does not associate them to you as a person but to your web browser. In fact, if you typically browse with Internet Explorer and decide to try browsing the same website with Firefox or Chrome, you will see that the website does not realize that you are the same person because it is actually making the association with the browser, not the person.
What kind of cookies are there?
Technical cookies: these are more basic cookies that allow, among other things, a distinction to be made between a human or automatic application navigating the website, when it is being navigated by an anonymous user or a registered user, and to perform basic functions for the operation of any dynamic website.
Analytics cookies: these cookies gather information on the type of navigation that is being performed, the most used sections, products consulted, usage times, language, etc.
Advertising cookies: these show advertisements depending on what you are browsing, your country of origin, language, etc.
What are own cookies and third-party cookies?
Own cookies are generated by the actual website you are visiting, and third-party cookies are generated by external services or providers, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.
What happens if I disable cookies?
To give you an idea of what disabling cookies can do, we provide a few examples:
Can cookies be deleted?
Yes. They can be deleted, but also blocked, either generally, or those of a particular web domain.
To delete the cookies from a particular website, you will have to go to your browser settings, where you can look for the cookies associated with the domain in question and delete them.
Configuring cookies for your usual browser
If you want to access specific cookies on the Chrome browser. NB: these instructions may vary depending on the version of browser you use.
This filter will bring up onto the screen one or more lines with the cookies from the requested website. All that remains is to select them and click on X to delete.
To access the cookies configuration on the Internet Explorer browser, follow these steps (these may vary depending on the version of the browser you use):
To access the cookies configuration on the Firefox browser, follow these steps (these may vary depending on the version of the browser you use):
What type of cookies are currently used on our website?
The following information explains the types of cookies we currently use on our website and their purpose:
|Cookie name||Purpose||When and how it is stored|
|Session||Recording the entry of user data on the website. Owner: INTER INGENIERÍA.||When users fill in a form.|
|User authentication||Identifying you as a registered user and allowing you to navigate through different contents on the website. Owner: INTER INGENIERÍA.||Only while the session lasts.|
|Social media plug-ins||Allowing users to share contents with members of a particular social media site. Owner: The social media site that places the cookie (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc.)||When there is a plug-in or button for sharing on a social media site.|