The LSSICE applies to any kind of file or device that is downloaded to a user's terminal computer in order to store data that can be updated and recovered by the entity responsible for its installation. A cookie is one of those commonly used files that we will call generically as cookies.
Cookies (in Spanish, cookies) are small text files sent to a browser from a Web server to register user activity on a Web site so that information can be retrieved later during navigation by Different pages that are connected to the server that installed them.
Cookies usually store technical information, personal preferences, customization of content, usage statistics, links to social networks, access to user accounts, etc.
Types of cookies
The following is a classification of cookies based on a series of categories. However, it is necessary to keep in mind that the same cookie may be included in more than one category.
According to the entity that manages them
- Own cookies: These are those that are sent to the user's terminal computer from a computer or domain managed by the publisher itself and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
- Third party Cookies: They are those that are sent to the terminal computer of the user from a computer or domain that is not managed by the editor, but by another entity that treats the data obtained through the cookies.
In the event that cookies are installed from a computer or domain managed by the publisher itself but the information collected through these is managed by a third party, they are not considered cookies themselves.
Depending on the time period that remain activated
Depending on the time period that remain activated in the terminal equipment we can distinguish:
- Session Cookies: They are a type of cookies designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a Web page. They are usually used to store information that is only interested in preserving for the provision of the service requested by the user on a single occasion (e.g. a list of products purchased).
- Persistent Cookies: They are a type of cookies in which the data are still stored in the terminal and can be accessed and treated for a period defined by the cookie responsible, and can go from a few minutes to several years.
According to its purpose
According to the purpose for which the data obtained through the cookies are treated, we can distinguish between:
- Technical Cookies: They are those that allow the user to navigate through a Web page, platform or application and the use of the different options or services that exist in it, such as controlling traffic and data communication, identifying the session, Access restricted access parts, remember the elements that make up an order, process the purchase of an order, apply for registration or participation in an event, use security elements during navigation, store Content for the dissemination of videos or sound or sharing content through social networks.
- Customization Cookies: Are those that allow the user to access the service with some general characteristics predefined according to a series of criteria in the user's terminal as for example would be the language, the type of browser through which accesses the service , the locale from where you access the service, etc.
- Analysis Cookies: They are those that allow the responsible of the same, the monitoring and analysis of the behavior of the users of the websites to which they are linked. The information collected by this type of cookies is used in the measurement of the activity of the Web sites, application or platform and for the elaboration of navigation profiles of the users of such sites, applications and platforms, in order to introduce Improvements based on the analysis of the use data that the service users make.
- Advertising Cookies: They are those that allow the management, in the most efficient way possible, of the advertising spaces that, where appropriate, the publisher has included in a Web page, application or platform from which it provides the requested service based on criteria like the edited content or the The frequency in which the ads are displayed.
- Behavioral Advertising Cookies: They are those that allow the management, in the most efficient way possible, of the advertising spaces that, where appropriate, the publisher has included in a Web page, application or platform from which it provides the requested service. These cookies store information about the behavior of the users obtained through the continuous observation of their browsing habits, which allows to develop a specific profile to show advertising according to it.
How to turn cookies off in major web browsers
What happens if cookies are not accepted
Rejection of cookies can prevent access to custom content and services.
WPLIVE can modify this policy of cookies according to the legislative, regulatory requirements, with the purpose of adapting this policy to the instructions dictated by the Spanish agency of data protection, for technical questions or of Web reorganization; That is why we advise you to visit it periodically.