The LSSICE applies to any kind of file or device that is downloaded to a user's terminal equipment in order to store data that can be updated and recovered by the entity responsible for its installation. A cookie is one of those general use files that we will generically refer to as cookies.
Cookies (in Spanish, cookies) are small text files sent to a browser from a web server to record user activity on a website so that information can be retrieved later while browsing. the different pages that are connected to the server that installed them.
cookies usually store information of a technical nature, personal preferences, content customization, usage statistics, links to social networks, access to user accounts, etc.
Then, cookies are classified according to a series of categories. However, it is necessary to take into account that the same cookie can be included in more than one category.
Own cookies: These are those that are sent to the user's terminal equipment from a computer or domain managed by the editor itself and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
Third-party cookies: These are those that are sent to the user's terminal equipment from a computer or domain that is not managed by the editor, but by another entity that processes the data obtained through of cookies.
In the event that cookies are installed from a computer or domain managed by the editor itself but the information collected through them is managed by a third party, they are not considered proprietary cookies.
Depending on the period of time that they remain activated in the terminal equipment we can distinguish:
Session cookies: These 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 keeping for the provision of of the service requested by the user on a single occasion (eg a list of products purchased).
Persistent cookies: They are a type of cookie in which the data is still stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed during a period defined by the person responsible for the cookie, and which can range from a few minutes to several years.
Depending on the purpose for which the data obtained through cookies are processed, we can distinguish between:
Technical cookies: These 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 For example, control traffic and data communication, identify the session, access parts of restricted access, remember the elements that make up an order, carry out the purchase process of an order, apply for registration or participation in an event, use security features while browsing, store content for broadcasting videos or sound, or share content through social networks.
Personalization cookies: These are those that allow the user to access the service with some predefined general characteristics based on a series of criteria in the user's terminal, such as the language, the type of browser through which you access the service, the regional configuration from where you access the service, etc.
Analysis cookies: These are those that allow the person responsible for them to monitor and analyze the behavior of users of the websites to which they are linked. The information collected through This type of cookie is used to measure the activity of websites, applications or platforms and to create browsing profiles for users of said sites, applications and platforms, in order to introduce improvements based on the analysis of the usage data made by users of the service.
Advertising cookies: These are those that allow the management, in the most efficient way possible, of the advertising spaces that, where appropriate, the editor has included in a web page, application or platform from which the requested service is provided based on criteria such as the content edited or the frequency with which the ads are displayed.
Behavioral advertising cookies: These are those that allow the management, in the most efficient way possible, of the advertising spaces that, where appropriate, the editor has included in a web page , application or platform from which the requested service is provided. These cookies store information on user behavior obtained through continuous observation of their browsing habits, which allows the development of a specific profile to display advertising based on it.
Rejecting cookies may prevent access to personalized content and services.