What are cookies?
Cookies are small files, the web pages you visit, sent and stored on your computer. Cookies are stored in the file directory of your browser.
What cookies are used?
Cookies are used to personalize and facilitate navigation of the User. Cookies are only associated with an anonymous user and your computer and do not provide references that allow the user's personal data
Are cookies dangerous?
Cookies are small pieces of text. They are not software that can run as code. This is an example of the contents of a typical cookie:
HMP1 1 hotmail.msn.com/ 0 1715191808
32107852 1236821008 29449527 *
The code only makes sense for Microsoft's MSN Hotmail servers.
Cookies can not be used to spread viruses.
Cookies are stored on computer disk and can not read other information recorded on the hard disk.
What types of cookies they are used normally?
We can make different classifications of cookies used
1.-From the point of view of the user's consent, we can classify:
Cookies strictly necessary, they do not need user consent
They are cookies used for any of the following purposes:
Only allow communication between the user's computer and network.
Strictly provide a service explicitly requested by the user.
In this regard the Working Group Article 29 In its opinion 4/20123 has interpreted cookies among exception would be those that aim:
Cookies "user input
Cookies authentication or user identification (only session)
Cookies User Safety
Session cookies media player
Session cookies for load balancing
Cookies for customizing the user interface
Cookies complement (plug-in) to exchange social content
Cookies that require user consent
Other cookies are not included in the previous section
2.- From the point of view of the purpose for which they are used:
Cookies behavioral advertising
3.-Depending on the time remaining active on the user's computer
4.-Depending on the entity that manages
own cookies: Are those that are sent to the terminal user's computer from a computer or domain managed by the editor itself and from which the requested service is provided by the user.
Third-party cookies: They are those that are sent to the user 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.
In the event that cookies are installed from a computer or domain managed by the editor itself but the information collected by these it is managed by a third, They can not be considered as own cookies.