A cookie is a text file stored on a computer or mobile device via a web server, and only that server will be able to recover or read the content of the cookie. Cookies permit websites to remember browsing preferences and provide an efficient browsing experience. Cookies make the interaction between the user and the website faster and easier.
How Do Cookies Work?
Cookies can store only text, which is usually anonymous and encrypted. No personal information will be stored in a cookie, nor can cookies be associated with an identified or identifiable person.
The data enable this website to save your information between pages and to analyze how you interact with the website.
Cookies are safe, since they can store only information put there by the browser, and this is information entered into the browser by the user or included in the page request. Cookies cannot execute code and cannot be used to access your computer. If a website encrypts the information in a cookie, only the website can read the information.
What Types of Cookies Are There?
The cookies this website uses can be distinguished according to the following criteria:
1. Cookie types based on the entity that manages the cookies:
Depending on the entity that manages the computer or domain where the cookies originate and the data obtained is processed, we can distinguish between:
- First-party cookies: These are cookies sent to the user’s computer from a computer or domain managed by the web publisher and provider of the service requested by the user.
- Third-party cookies: These are cookies sent to the user’s computer from a computer or domain not managed by the web publisher, but by another entity that processes the data collected by the cookies.
If cookies are installed from a computer or domain managed by the web publisher but the information obtained through them is managed by a third party, these cannot be considered first-party cookies.
2. Cookie types based on the time period cookies remain active:
Depending on the time period cookies remain active on the user’s computer, we can distinguish between:
- Session cookies: These are cookies designed to gather and store data while the user accesses a web page. Such cookies are normally used to store information relevant only to the provision of the service requested by the user on a single occasion (e.g. a list of products purchased).
- Persistent cookies: These are cookies in which data remains stored on the user’s computer and can be accessed and processed during a certain time period defined by those responsible for the cookies. The duration of this period can vary between several minutes and several years.
3. Cookie types based on their purpose:
Depending on the purpose for which the data collected by the cookies is processed, we can distinguish between:
- Technical cookies: These are cookies which both enable the user to browse the website, platform, or application and permit the use of its different options or services – for instance, monitoring data traffic and transmission, identifying a session, accessing restricted areas, remembering the items in an order, completing the purchase process for an order, applying to register for or participate in an event, using security features while browsing, storing content for the dissemination of videos or sound, and sharing content on social networks.
- Personalization cookies: These are cookies which enable the user to access the service within some predefined general parameters based on a series of settings on the user’s computer, such as the language, the type of browser used to access the service, the regional setting for the location where the user accesses the service, etc.
- Analytics cookies: These are cookies which enable those responsible for them to monitor and analyze the behavior of users of the websites to which the cookies are linked. The information collected by cookies of this type is used to measure activity on websites, applications, and platforms and to develop browsing profiles for the users of these sites, applications, and platforms, in order to make improvements based on the analysis of usage data.
What Cookies Do We Use?
 – Google Analytics
 – WordPress
How to Manage Cookies on Your Computer: Disabling and Deleting Cookies
All Internet browsers allow you to restrict cookies’ behavior or deactivate them in the browser settings or options. The steps to follow are different for each browser, and you can find instructions on your browser’s Help menu.
You can allow, block, or eliminate the cookies installed on your computer by configuring your browser settings:
- For more information about Internet Explorer, click here. For information about how to block, enable, or permit cookies, click here.
- For more information about Chrome, click here.
- For more information about Safari, click here.
- For more information about Firefox, click here.
In your browser, you can also see the cookies on your computer and erase them as you see fit. Cookies are text files, and you can open them and read their contents. The data in them are almost always encrypted with a numerical code corresponding to an Internet session, so the code often makes sense only to the website that issued it.