What cookies are
“Cookies” are small text files that can be stored on your computer via your web browser, retaining only information related to your preferences and therefore not including your personal data. They store generic information, such as the way or place/country in which users access and how they use the sites, among others. Cookies only retain information related to your preferences.
During a visit to this website, files called “Cookies” may be placed on the user’s computer. These cookies make it possible to tailor the website to the user’s tastes and preferences and to present promotions and product offers that may be of interest to you as a user.
Each cookie used has a function and an expiry date. There are two groups of cookies that can be used.
Permanent cookies – which are stored in the browser on access devices (PC, mobile and tablet) and are used every time you visit a new website. They are generally used to tailor browsing to the user’s interests, making it possible to provide a more personalised service.
Session cookies – these are temporary cookies that remain in the browser’s cookie file until you leave the website. The information obtained by these cookies is used to analyse web traffic patterns, making it possible to identify problems and provide a better browsing experience.
These cookies allow websites to store information that alters the behaviour and appearance of the website, such as your preferred language or the region you are in. For example, by memorising your region, a website can provide you with local weather or traffic information. These cookies can also help you change the text size, font and other customisable parts of web pages. The loss of information stored in a preference cookie may make the Website experience less functional, but should not prevent it from working.
Security cookies are used to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of login credentials and protect data from unauthorised persons. For example, it makes it possible to block many types of attack, such as attempts to steal the content of forms you fill in on web pages.
Process / Essential Cookies
Process cookies help the Website to function and provide services that the Website visitor expects, such as browsing web pages or accessing secure areas of the Website via Login. Without these cookies, the Website cannot function properly.
These cookies are intended to make advertising more engaging for users and more valuable for publishers and advertisers. Some common applications of cookies are to select advertising based on what is relevant to the user, to improve reporting on campaign performance and to avoid showing adverts that the user has already seen.
Session Status Cookies
Websites often collect information about how users interact with a particular web page. This can include which pages users visit most often and whether users receive error messages from certain pages. So-called “session state cookies” help to improve companies’ services in order to enhance our users’ browsing experience. Blocking or deleting these cookies does not make the Website unusable.
These cookies help website and application owners understand their visitors’ engagement with their web pages. They may use a set of cookies to collect information and report website usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors.
Source of information, Google.
How to manage/disable cookies
In most Internet browsers these cookies can be easily removed or refused. You can change your permissions by selecting the desired settings in the browser. You can configure cookies in the “options” or “preferences” menu. Please note, however, that disabling cookies may prevent some web services from working properly and may partially or totally affect your browsing on the site.