Cookies are small amounts of information that are stored on the browser used by each user so that the server remembers this user later when they go back onto the website. This information does not reveal your identity, or any personal information, but it does enable you to be identified as a specific user who has already visited a website previously, seen specific pages, etc and it enables your personal preferences to be stored, as well as technical information such as visits or specific pages visited.
It you do not want cookies to be stored on your browser or you wish to receive information every time a cookie requests to be installed, you can configure your browser to to this. Most browsers allow cookies to be managed in 3 different ways:
- Cookies are always rejected;
- The browser asks the user if they want to install each cookie;
- Cookies are always accepted;
The browser can also include the possibility of specifying further which cookies have to be accepted and which do not. Specifically, the user can normally accept any of the following options:
- reject cookies from specific domains;
- reject third party cookies;
- accept cookies as non-persistent (they are deleted when the browser closes);
- allow the server to create cookies for a different domain.
You can find information about how to configure the most popular browsers at the following locations:
- Chrome, at http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=es&answer=95647
- Explorer, at http://windows.microsoft.com/es-es/windows7/how-to-manage-cookies-in-internet-explorer-9
- Firefox, at http://support.mozilla.org/es/kb/habilitar-y-deshabilitar-cookies-que-los-sitios-we
Safari, at http://support.apple.com/kb/ph5042