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Cookies are small text pieces that Web sites send to a browser, such as a username and a password. They improve the quality of the user experience of the Internet sites you visit, identifying specific information that allows you to provide a better stay on the Web.



How do cookies work?


Perhaps it has happened to you that videos related to your artist or your favorite cooking recipe are shown on your main Youtube panel. This is due to the searches you do while browsing, and thanks to cookies, your preferences are recorded.



How many types of cookies are there?


There are two types of cookies, session and persistent:


  • Session cookies. They are only used when you browse a website and remain in random access memory, not copied to your hard drive. When you end a session, they are automatically deleted.


  • Persistent cookies. Although they stay on the computer indefinitely, they are automatically deleted on a specific date.



What is the utility of cookies?


Authenticate and track your browsing behavior on the Web.



Are cookies dangerous?


Although they do not represent any danger, cookies can be hijacked during cyber attacks since they track people″s browsing history and put the security of the device and, consequently, that of your personal information at risk.



You must be alert about third-party cookies.


Even if you do not accept their installation, third-party cookies will be permanently installed on your computer. Because they are used to display advertising, the same number of cookies will be generated concerning the number of ads that appear on that page.



Accept them or not?


Declining cookies can make your navigation difficult on that visit, so for your peace of mind, you can manually configure the cookies you want to accept from the tools of your Internet browser.


If you have questions about how to keep your information safe on the Internet, you can read the post Security advice for personal data, or if you prefer, you can contact our specialists.

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