What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are sent back to the original website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes them. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user’s device. Cookies can perform different functions such as allowing you to navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving user navigation.
What types of cookies are there?
Depending on their purpose, cookies can be:
- Technical cookies: they are necessary for navigation. Without them the page would not function properly (“user input” cookies for online shopping baskets, media player session cookies, etc.).
- Personalization or configuration cookies: they allow the page to recognize the user’s language, font size, etc.
- Security cookies: prevent or hinder attacks against the website or its users.
- Analysis cookies: they allow the measurement of user activity and the elaboration of navigation statistics.
- Advertising cookies: they manage the frequency and content of ads.
- Behavioral advertising cookies: store information about users to show them personalized advertising.
What cookies do we use? Cookies configuration panel.
We use different types of cookies for the operation of products related to advertisements and Google’s websites. Some or all of the cookies identified below may be stored in your browser. You can view and manage cookies in your browser (although mobile browsers may not provide this visibility).
|Preferences||These cookies allow our websites to remember information that changes the look or behavior of the website, such as the language you prefer or the region you are in. For example, by remembering your region, a website can provide you with traffic news or local weather reports. These cookies also allow you to change the text size, font, and other parts of the web pages that you can customize.|
Loss of the information stored in a preference cookie may make the website experience less functional, but should not affect its operation.
Most Google users have a preference cookie called “NID” enabled in their browsers. A browser sends this cookie through requests to Google’s websites. The NID cookie contains a unique ID that Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g., Spanish), the number of search results you want displayed per page (e.g., 10 or 20), and whether you want Google’s SafeSearch filter to be on or off.
|Security||We use security cookies to authenticate users, prevent the fraudulent use of login credentials, and protect user data from unauthorized third parties.|
|Processes||Process cookies allow the operation of the website and offer services expected by the user who accesses the website, such as browsing web pages or access to secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, the website cannot function properly.|
For example, we use a cookie called “lbcs” that allows Google Docs to open many documents in a browser. If this cookie were blocked, Google Docs would not be able to function properly
We also use one or more cookies for ads that we display across the web. One of our primary advertising cookies on non-Google websites is called an “IDE” and is stored on browsers in the domain doubleclick.net. Another is stored in google.com and is called ANID. We also use other cookies called DSID, FLC, AID, TAID and exchange_uid. These cookies can also be used in other Google properties (e.g. YouTube) to show you more relevant ads.
In some cases, a cookie may be enabled on the domain of a website you have accessed. For ads that we serve across the web, there may be a cookie called a “__gads” or “__gac” enabled on the domain of the website you are visiting. Unlike the cookies enabled on their own domains, these cookies cannot be read by Google when you are on a website other than the one they are set on. Google cannot read this cookie when you are on another website. Its functions include measuring the interactions with the advertisements included in that domain and preventing you from seeing the same advertisement too many times.
Google also uses several conversion cookies whose main purpose is to help advertisers determine the number of times people who click on their ads end up buying their products. These cookies allow Google and the advertiser to determine that you have clicked on the ad and have subsequently accessed the advertiser’s website. However, conversion cookies only last for a limited period of time and Google does not use them to target personalized ads. A cookie called “Conversion” is used for this purpose. Normally, it is enabled in the domain googleadservices.com or google.com (you can see a list of the domains we use for advertising cookies at the bottom of this page). Some of our other cookies may also be used for the measurement of conversion events, for example those of DoubleClick and Google Analytics.
|Session status||Websites often collect information about how users interact with them. This information may include which pages users visit most frequently and whether users receive error messages for certain pages. We use so-called “session status cookies” so that we can improve our services to enhance users’ browsing experience. If these cookies are blocked or deleted, the website will continue to function.|
These cookies may also be used to anonymously measure the effectiveness of pay per click (PPC) and affiliate advertising.
For example, we use a cookie called “recently_watched_video_id_list” to enable YouTube to record the most recent videos viewed in a specific browser.
|Google Analytics||Google Analytics is the analysis tool that helps website and application owners understand how visitors interact with their properties. This tool may use a set of cookies to collect information and provide website usage statistics without personally identifying Google visitors. The main cookie used by Google Analytics is “_ga”.|
In addition to providing website usage statistics, Google Analytics may also be used in conjunction with some of the advertising cookies described above to display more relevant ads on Google’s properties (e.g. on the Google search engine) and across the web and to measure interactions with the ads we display.
How can I uninstall cookies?
The user can freely decide about the implantation or not of our cookies in his hard disk, as well as their elimination, following the procedure established in the help section of his browser. Users can also configure their browsers to accept or reject all cookies by default or to receive an on-screen warning of the receipt of each cookie and decide at that time whether or not to install them on their hard drive. Below, we provide links to device and browser manufacturers for the management or deactivation of cookies for most browsers:
- For Internet Explorer: in the menu option: Tools > Internet Options > Privacy > Settings. To learn more visit the following links: http://windows.microsoft.com/es-es/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9 and https://support.microsoft.com/es-es/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
- For Google Chrome: in Options > Advanced > Privacy > Cookies. For more information visit the following link: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=es
- For Mozilla Firefox: in the menu option: Tools > Options > Privacy > Cookies. To learn more visit the following links: https://support.mozilla.org/es/kb/Borrar%20cookies and https://support.mozilla.org/es/kb/habilitar-y-deshabilitar-cookies-sitios-web-rastrear-preferencias?redirectlocale=es&redirectslug=habilitar-y-deshabilitar-cookies-que-los-sitios-we
- For Safari (IOS 8): in Settings > Safari > Block Cookies. To learn more visit the following link: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677?viewlocale=es_ES
- For Opera: in Settings > Advanced > Privacy & Security > Content Settings > Cookies. For more information visit the following link: https://help.opera.com/en/latest/web-preferences/#cookies
- For Android: in Menu > Settings > Security & Privacy > Accept cookies to enable or disable the checkbox. For more information visit the following link: http://support.google.com/android/?hl=es
- For Windows Phone: in Internet Explorer > More > Settings > check or uncheck the box for Allow Cookies To learn more visit the following link: http://www.windowsphone.com/es-es/how-to/wp7/web/changing-privacy-and-other-browser-settings
Neither this website nor its legal representatives can guarantee the correct or incorrect handling of cookies by the aforementioned browsers. If you wish to have more control over the installation of cookies, you can install programs or add-ons to your browser, known as “Do Not Track” tools, which will allow you to choose which cookies you wish to allow.
If you set your browser to reject all cookies or expressly reject our cookies, you may not be able to access some of the services and your experience on our website may be less satisfactory.