A cookie is a small file that is stored in your browser when you visit most webpages. It enables the websie to be able to remember your visit and recognise you when you visit the page again. Cookies often store technical information, personal preferences, personalized content, usage statistics, links to social networks, access to user accounts, etc. The purpose of cookies is to adapt the content of the web to the user’s profile or needs, without cookies the services that could be offered by any page would be significantly reduced.
Cookies used on this website
This website uses the following cookies:
Session Cookies, which ensure that users who write reviews on the blog are humans and not robotic automated applications. We use these to help combat spam.
PHPSESSID (Session): this cookie is used by the PHP encryption language to allow the SESSION variables to be saved to the web server. This cookie is essential for the operation of the website.
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This website uses the following third-party cookies:
Google Analytics: these store cookies in order to draw up statistics on the traffic and volume of visits to this website. By using this website you are consenting to the processing of data about you by Google. Consequently, the exercise of any rights connected with this use must be carried out by communicating directly with Google.
Social networks: each social network uses its own cookies enabling you to click on options such as Like or Share.
Disabling or removing cookies
At any time you may exercise your right to opt-out of receiving cookies from this web site. These actions are carried out in different ways and will depend on the browser you use.
Neither this website nor its legal representatives accept responsiblity for either the content or the accuracy of the privacy policies that third parties may mention in their policy covering cookies.
Web browsers are the tools entrusted to store cookies from this site and your right to removal or deactivation of the same should be exercised through your browser. Neither this website nor its legal representatives can guarantee the correct or incorrect handling of cookies by the aforementioned browsers.
In some cases it is necessary to install cookies so that the browser does not forget its decision not to accept them.
In the case of cookies from Google Analytics, that company stores its cookies on servers in the United States and agrees not to share them with third parties, except in cases in which it is necessary for the operation of the system or when the law requires them to do so. According to Google, they do not save your IP address. Google Inc. is a company which adheres to the Privacy Shield system which guarantees that all transferred data will be treated with a level of protection in accordance with European regulations. You can view detailed information on this topic via this link. If you would like information about the use that Google makes of cookies please click on this other link .
For any questions or queries about this cookies policy, do not hesitate to contact us through the contact section.
More information about cookies.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a harmless text file that is stored in your browser when you visit almost any web page. Cookies enable the web site to be able to remember your visit and recognise you when you return to browse this page. Although many people may not know it, cookies have been in use for over 20 years, ever since the first browsers which enabled people to visit the World Wide Web appeared.
What a cookie is not!
It is not a virus or a Trojan, or a worm, or spam, or spyware, it will not open any popup windows.
What information does a cookie store?
Cookies do not usually store sensitive information about you, such as credit card or bank details, photographs, your ID# or personal information, etc. The data stored is of a technical nature, or it remembers your personal preferences, any personalization you have carried out, etc.
The web server does not recognise you as a person but rather recognises your web browser. In fact, if you browse using Explorer, then attempt to browse the same webs using Firefox or Chrome, you will see that the website does not realise that you are the same person, because it actually links to the browser, not to each individual person.
What kind of cookies are there?
Technical Cookies: these are the most basic tools and allow, among other things, the website to know when a certain user is surfing a web, or indeed whether the visitor is a human being or an automated robot application. It can also recognise when an anonymous or a registered user is browsing. These are basic tasks needed when running any dynamic website.
Analysing Cookies: these collect information about the type of navigation being performed, the sections the user visits, the products viewed, the time the visit took place, the language utilised, etc.
Advertising cookies: these display advertising depending on your navigation record, your country of origin, language, etc.
What are site cookies and third party cookies?
Site cookies are generated by the page you are visiting, while third party cookies are generated by external providers or services such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.
What happens if you turn off cookies?
To understand what would happen if you disable cookies we will show you a few examples:
You would not be able to share the contents of this site on Facebook, Twitter or any other social network.
The web site would not be able to adapt its contents to your personal preference, as often happens in online stores.
You would not have access to a personal area on the website, such as “My Profile” or “My Account” or “My Orders”.
Online shopping: it would not be possible to make purchases directly online via the site, you would have to either contact the store for purchases via the contact details, or visit their physical premises, if they have any.
The website would not have any way to customise itself to your geographic preferences such as time zone, currency or language.
The web site would be unable to perform web analyses about visitors and traffic to the website, which would hamper the competitiveness of the site
You would not be able to write on the blog, nor upload photos, post comments, evaluate or rate content. The website would also not be able to tell if you are a human or an automated application publishing spam.
There would be no targeted advertising on display, which would reduce advertising revenue from the website.
Can you remove cookies?
Yes. Not only can you remove them, you can also block them, either generically or those specific to a particular domain.
To remove cookies left by a website you must go to your browser’s settings and search for those associated with the domain in question and proceed to eliminate them.
Cookie settings for most popular browsers
Here’s how to access a specific cookie using the browser Chrome.
Note: these steps may vary depending on the version of the browser you are using.
Go to settings or preferences by using the file menu or by pressing the personalization icon that appears at the top right.
You will see different sections, click on Show Advanced Options.
Go to Privacy Settings, Content Configuration.
Select All Cookies and Site Data.
You will see a list of all the cookies, in domain order. To make it is easier to find cookies from a given domain, enter partially, or completely, the address of that domain in the Find Cookies field.
After creating this filter one or more lines with the cookies of the website requested will appear on the screen. Now you just need to select them and press X to eliminate them.
To access Internet Explorer’s cookie settings follow these steps (which may vary depending on the version of the browser you are using).
Go to Tools, Internet Options
Click on Privacy Settings.
Move the slider to adjust the level of privacy you want.
To access the cookie settings on Firefox follow these steps (again these may vary depending on the version of the browser):
Go to Options or Preferences depending on which operating system you are using.
Click on Privacy Settings.
On the History tab, choose Use Custom Settings.
You will now see the Accept Cookies option, you can activate or deactivate it according to your preferences.
To access the cookie settings in the Safari browser for OSX follow these steps (again, these may vary depending on the version of the browser you use):
Go to Preferences, then Privacy Settings.
Here you will see an option to block cookies. Adjust it to match the level you wish to establish.
To access the cookies settings in Safari for iOS follow these steps (the procedure may vary depending on the version of the browser you use):
Go to Settings, then Safari.
Go to Privacy and Security, you will see the option Block Cookies. Adjust to the level of blockage you wish to use.
To access the Cookies Settings in an Android device follow these steps (they may vary depending on the browser you use):
Run the browser and then press the Menu Key, then Settings.
Go to Security and Privacy, there you will see the option Accept Cookies which you can activate or deactivate using a check box.
To access the Cookies Settings in a Windows Phone device follow these steps (they may vary depending on the browser you use):
Open Internet Explorer, and then More settings.
Now you can activate or deactivate cookies using the Permit Cookies check box.