What is a cookie?

A cookie is a text file that is stored harmless in your browser when you visit almost any website. The use of the cookie is that the websiteis able to remember your previous visit when you return to browse this page. Although many people do not know it, (the) cookies have been used since the first World Wide Web browser, 20 years ago.

What IS NOT (ISN’T) a cookie?

It is not a virus or a Trojan or a worm, or spam, or spyware, or pop-up window opens.

What information do you store with a cookie?

Cookies do not often store sensitive information about you such as; credit card or bank account information, photos, your ID or personal information, etc. The data stored is technical: personal preferences, personalization of content, etc.
The web server does not view you as a person, but as a web browser. In fact, if you regularly browse with Internet Explorer and try to browse the same site with Firefox or Chrome you will see that the web does not realize that you are the same person because cookies (you) are actually linking to the browser, not the person.

What kind of cookies are there?

Techniques Cookies: These are the most basic and allow, among other things, knowing whether it is a human browsing or an automated application, when an anonymous or a registered user navigates; basic tasks for running any active website.
Cookies analysis: collect information on the type of navigation being done, the sections’ most used reference numbers, time slot usage, language, etc.
Cookies advertising: show advertisements (advertising) based on your browsing, your country of origin, language, etc.

What are the specific cookies and third?

Party cookies are those generated by the page you are visiting and the third are those generated by internal or external providers such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.

What happens if I disable cookies?

To understand the scope of what it means to disable cookies, below you will find some examples of restrictions:
You may not share content of this site on Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.
The website can not adapt content to your personal preferences, as often happens in online stores.
You can not access the staff area that web, including my own, or my profile or my orders.
Online Shopping: It will be impossible to make online purchases, purchases would have to be made via the phone or instore.
It will not be possible to customize your geographic preferences by timezone , currency or language.
The website can not perform web analytics about visitors and web traffic, making it difficult to be competitive anywhere.
You may not blog, you can not upload photos, post comments, “like” or rate content. The web may not know whether you are a human or an automated application that publishes spam.
No advertising may show personalized, reducing advertising revenue on the web.
All social networks use cookies if disabled one cannot use any social network.

Can I delete cookies?

Yes. Not only can you remove cookies, you can also block cookies, either generally or specifically with regards to one particular domain.
To remove cookies from a Web site you must go to your browser settings and there you will find the associated domain in question and you will be able to proceed with removal.

Configuration of the cookies for the most popular browsers