More Information about Cookies

cookie is a small, harmless text file that is stored on your browser when you visit almost any website. The cookie allows the website to “remember” your visit next time you browse that site. Although many people are not aware of this, cookies have been used for 20 years, ever since the first World Wide Web browsers came into existence.

A cookie is not a virus, a Trojan, a worm, spam, spyware or a pop-up window.

Cookies are not used to store sensitive information about yourself, such as credit cards or bank data, photographs, your ID or personal information, etc. The data they store are of a technical nature, personal preferences, content personalisation, etc.

The web server is not associated to you as a person, but to your web browser. In fact, if you usually browse a website using Internet Explorer and then try browsing with Firefox or Chrome, you’ll see that the website does not realize you’re the same person, because it is actually associating with the browser, not with a person.

  • Technical cookies: These are the simplest and among other things, make it possible to know whether a human being or an automated application is browsing, or whether it’s an anonymous or a registered user browsing, which are basic to the operation of a dynamic website.

  • Analytical cookies: These collect information on the kind of browsing you’re doing, the sections you use the most, the products browsed, your time zone, language, etc.

  • Advertising cookies: These show advertising related to your browsing habits, the country you live in, your language, etc.

Own cookies are those generated by the website you’re visiting, whereas third-party cookies are generated by outside services or providers such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.

Here are some examples of what can happen when you disable cookies:

  • You won’t be able to share content from that website on Facebook, Twitter or any other social media.

  • The website won’t be able to adjust content to your personal preferences, as tends to happen on online shops.

  • You won’t be able to access the personal area of that website, such as My accountMy profile or My orders.

  • Online shops: You won’t be able to do online shopping; you’ll either have to shop by phone or visit the physical shop, if one exists.

  • It won’t be possible to customise your geographical preferences such as your time zone, currency and language.

  • The website won’t be able to conduct web analytics regarding website visitors and traffic, which makes it harder for the website to be competitive.

  • You won’t be able to write on the blog, upload photos, post comments, and assess or rate content. The website won’t know if you’re a person or an automated application that posts spam.

  • Sectored advertising won’t be shown, thus reducing the website’s income from advertising.

  • All social media make use of cookies, so if you disable them you won’t be able to use any social media.

Yes. Not just eliminated, but also blocked, either completely or for a specific domain.

To eliminate cookies from a website, go to your browser settings, where you can search for cookies associated with a given domain and eliminate them.

Cookies settings for the most popular browsers

We’ll now show you how to access a given cookie on the Chrome web browser. Please note that these steps may vary depending on what version of Chrome you’re using:
  • Go to Settings or Preferences on the File menu, or click on the customisation icon at the top right-hand corner.

  • Different sections will appear: click on Show advanced option.

  •  Go to Privacy, then to Content settings.

  • Select All cookies and website data.

  • You’ll see a list with all the cookies arranged by domain. To make it easier to find a given domain’s cookies, enter part or all of the address in the Search for cookie.

  • On using this filter you’ll see one or several lines appear on your screen, listing the requested website’s cookies. All you need to do now is select and click on the X to disable them.

  1. Go to Tools, then to Internet options

  2. Click on Privacy.

  3. Slide your cursor to adjust the desired level of privacy.

  • Go to Options or Preferences, depending on your operating system.

  • Click on Privacy.

  • In History select Use a customised History setting.

  • You’ll then see the Accept cookies option, which you can enable or disable as desired.


  • Go to Preferences, then to Privacy.

  •  You’ll see the Block cookies option, where you can adjust the desired blocking level.


  •  Go to Settings, then to Safari.

  •  Go to Privacy and Security, where you’ll see the Block cookies option, and adjust the type of blocking as desired.


  •  Run the browser and press Menu, then Settings.

  •  Go to Security and Privacy where you’ll see the Accept cookies option which you can enable or disable.


 Open Internet Explorer, then More, then Settings.

 Now you can enable or disable the Allow cookies box as desired.