Cookies are small text files stored by each user’s browser to let the web server remember users when they visit the website again. This information does not reveal their identity or any personal data, but it does let the server identify them as specific users who have already visited the website, viewed certain pages, etc. and lets it save their personal preferences, as well as technical information such as their visits or the specific pages that they visit.
If you do not want your browser to store cookies or want to be alerted before a cookie is installed, you can set up your browser to do so. Most browsers will let you manage cookies in three different ways:
- Always reject cookies;
- The browser asks if you want to install each cookie;
- Cookies are always accepted.
Your browser may also let you specify which cookies have to be accepted and which do not. In particular, you can usually accept any of the following options:
- reject cookies from certain domains;
- reject third-party cookies;
- accept cookies as non-persistent (they are deleted when you close the browser);
- allow the server to create cookies for a different domain.
Information on how to set up the most commonly used browsers can be found here:
- Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=es&answer=95647
- Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/es-es/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9
- Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/es/kb/habilitar-y-deshabilitar-cookies-que-los-sitios-we
- Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/ph5042