A cookie is a text file harmless that is stored in your browser when you visit almost any website. The usefulness of the cookie is that the website is able to remember your visit when you return to that page. Although many people don't know it, the cookies have been in use for 20 years, when the first browsers for the World Wide Web appeared.
It is not a virus, trojan, worm, spam, spyware, or pop-up.
The cookies do not usually store sensitive information about you, such as credit card or bank details, photographs, your ID card or personal information, etc. The data they store is of a technical nature, personal preferences, content personalization, etc.
The web server does not associate you as a person but your web browser. In fact, if you usually browse with Internet Explorer and try to browse the same website with Firefox or Chrome you will see that the web does not realize that you are the same person because it is actually associating the browser, not the person.
- Cookies techniques: These are the most elementary and allow, among other things, to know when a human or an automated application is browsing, when an anonymous user and a registered user are browsing, basic tasks for the operation of any dynamic web.
- Cookies analysis: They collect information about the type of navigation you are doing, the sections you use most, products consulted, time of use, language, etc..
- Cookies advertising: Display advertising based on your navigation, your country of origin, language, etc..
The own cookies are the ones generated by the page you are visiting and the ones generated by the third-party are those generated by external services or providers such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.
In order for you to understand how far-reaching it can be to deactivate the cookies I show you some examples:
- You will not be able to share content from that website on Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.
- The website will not be able to adapt the contents to your personal preferences, as is often the case with online shops.
- You will not be able to access the personal area of that site, such as My Account, o My profileoMy orders.
- Online stores: It will be impossible for you to make purchases online, you will have to make them by phone or by visiting the physical store if you have one.
- It will not be possible to customize your geographic preferences such as time zone, currency or language.
- The website will not be able to perform web analytics on visitors and web traffic, which will make it difficult for the website to be competitive.
- You will not be able to write on the blog, upload photos, post comments, rate or rate content. The website will not be able to know if you are a human or an automated application that publishes content. spam.
- It will not be possible to display targeted advertising, which will reduce the advertising revenue of the website.
Yes, not only delete, but also block, either generally or for a specific domain.
To remove the cookies If you do not have a domain name, you should go to your browser settings and there you can search for those associated with the domain in question and proceed to their elimination.
Here's how to access a cookie determined by the browser Chrome. Note: These steps may vary depending on your browser version:
- Go to Settings or Preferences via the File menu or by clicking the customization icon at the top right.
- You will see different sections, click on the option Show advanced options.
- Go to Privacy, Content settings.
- Select All cookies and site data.
- You will see a list of all the cookiessorted by domain. To make it easier for you to find the cookiesof a given domain, enter part or all of the address in the field Search for cookies.
- After performing this filter, one or more lines will appear on the screen with the cookiesof the requested website. Now you just have to select it and press the Xto proceed to its elimination.
To access the configuration of cookies of the browser Internet Explorer follow these steps (may vary depending on browser version):
- Go to Tools, Internet Options
- Click on Privacy.
- Move the slider to set the privacy level you want.
To access the configuration of cookies of the browser Firefox follow these steps (may vary depending on browser version):
- Go to Optionso Preferencesdepending on your operating system.
- Click on Privacy.
- At Historychoose Use custom settings for history.
- Now you will see the option Accept cookiesYou can enable or disable them according to your preferences.
To access the configuration of cookies of the browser Safari for OSX follow these steps (may vary depending on browser version):
- Go to Preferencesthen Privacy.
- Here you will see the option Block cookiesto set the type of lock you want to perform.
To access the configuration of cookies of the browser Safari for iOS follow these steps (may vary depending on browser version):
- Go to Settingsthen Safari.
- Go to Privacy and Securityyou will see the option Block cookiesto set the type of lock you want to perform.
To access the configuration of cookies of the browser for devices Android follow these steps (may vary depending on browser version):
- Launch the browser and press the Menuthen Settings.
- Go to Security and Privacyyou will see the option Accept cookiesto check or uncheck the box.
To access the configuration of cookies of the browser for devices Windows Phone follow these steps (may vary depending on browser version):
- Open Internet Explorerthen Morethen Configuration
- You can now check or uncheck the Allow cookies.