Downloading these elements involves the ability to gather information on the user’s activity and has implications regarding privacy.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that are downloaded to the user’s computer when browsing web pages, enabling recognition of the user’s browser. These cookies do not contain or collect information.
They are used, for example, to keep users logged in to an account without having to sign in every time they access their account.
We use the following types of cookies:
- Session: the purpose is to register user data entered in the website when the user completes a form.
- Social networks plug-in: this allows the user to share content with the members of a particular social network. The owner is the social network that provides the cookie (Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc, etc).
How to disable cookies?
All browsers allow you to make changes to disable the configuration of cookies. These settings can be found in the Options or Settings menu of your browser.
Here are some links with instructions on how to disable cookies in different browsers.
Disabling cookies entails losing functionality in many websites.