What are cookies?
A “cookie” is a small text file stored in your browser (such as Google Chrome or Apple’s Safari) when you browse through most websites.
What’s NOT a cookie?
It’s not a virus, trojan, worm, spam, spyware, and neither do they open pop-up ads.
What kind of information is collected by a cookie?
Cookies don’t collect sensitive information about you, such as credit card numbers or bank information, pictures or personal info, etc. The data collected by cookies falls into several categories, such as technical, statistical, personal preferences, personalized contents, etc.
The web server does not associate your information with you as a person, it associates it with your browser. In fact, if you normally browse through the internet using Google Chrome, when you open the same webpage using another browser, such as Firefox, you’ll notice that the site won’t recognize you as the same user, since it’s associating the collected information with the browser, not the person.
What are the different types of cookies?
- Technical cookies: These are the most basic type of cookies. They make it possible to identify whether it’s a human being or an authorized app who’s browsing through the website, they are also used for distinguishing between a registered or anonymous user, among other things, all of which are basic tasks for the operation of any dynamic web.
- Analytical cookies: They gather information about the type of browsing that you’re performing, the most used sections, the products you search for, your time zone, language, etc.
- Advertising Cookies: They show you publicity based on your browsing, your country, language, etc.
What are first-party and third-party cookies?
First-party cookies are cookies set by the domain you are visiting, while third-party cookies are cookies generated by other services o external providers such as Mailchimp, Mailrelay, Facebook, Twitter, Google adsense, etc.
Which cookies are used by this site?
This webpage uses first-party cookies as well as third-party cookies. The cookies used by this website are explained in detail below:
Login: Login cookies allow you to Access and log out of your account in Sergio Magaña.
Personalization: These cookies help me remember with which other people or websites you’ve interacted with, in order to show you relevant content.
Preferences: These cookies allow me to remember your settings and preferences, such as your preferred language and your privacy settings.
Security: I use these cookies to help you avoid security risks. Mainly, to be able to detect when someone is trying to log into your account in Sergio Magaña without your consent.
Can cookies be deleted?
Yes, and not only deleted, but also blocked, whether you prefer to block one of them in particular or all of them from a specific website. In order to eliminate the cookies from a website you must go to your browser’s settings and find the cookies associated with the dominion and delete them.
More information about cookies:
If you wish to have better control on the installation of cookies, you may download and install programs or add-ons to your browser, known as “Do Not Track” tools, that will make it possible for you to choose which cookies you wish to allow.