Cookies are small packets of information that the servers of a website send to the user’s browser with data about their previous browsing. The browser saves this information in the form of a text file on the hard drive of the user visiting the web page so that certain information can be retrieved on subsequent visits.
Cookies are usually an essential part of the operation of many websites that use them, in general, to improve the browsing experience and on future visits. The most frequent uses are:
The information collected in cookies allows, for example, to improve the web through estimates on numbers and patterns of use, adaptation of websites to the interests of users, acceleration of searches, etc. But they can also be used to obtain information that allows advertising to be displayed from the website based on the analysis of the browsing habits of users. Due to the information they store, it is relatively easy to track user operations by reviewing the cookies created, which allows you to create a user profile that allows you to recognize your preferences. These profiles, despite being anonymous (unless the user voluntarily enters personal information), are considered by some as a violation of privacy,
Cookies can be classified into several categories.
According to the entity that manages them
According to the period of time that they remain activated
According to the purpose
The information stored in the cookies of a website is used by the owners of the website, with the exception of those identified as “ third-party cookies “, which are used and managed by external entities that provide them with requested services, often to improve their services. and the user experience when browsing the website. In general, the main services for which these “ third-party cookies “ are used are obtaining statistics and managing advertising.
Below are instructions to manage cookies in some browsers through their settings:
To adjust the permissions related to cookies in the Mozilla Firefox browser:
More information about Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/ca/kb/Galetes
To adjust permissions related to cookies in the Google Chrome browser:
Click on the menu icon located on the toolbar.
Learn more about Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=ca
To adjust the permissions related to cookies in the Internet Explorer 9 browser:
At the top of the Internet Explorer window, click the Tools menu. Select the Security tab and use the Clear browsing history option to delete ‘cookies’. Check the ‘ Cookies ‘ box and then click Delete. Select the Security tab and access Settings. Move the slider all the way up to block all cookies or all the way down to allow all ‘ cookies ‘. After this, click OK. More information about Internet Explorer 9: https://support.microsoft.com/es-es/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
To adjust permissions related to cookies in the Microsoft EDGE browser:
At the top of the browser window, click the three dots icon to the right of the window. Click on Settings. Look for the Advanced configuration section and click View advanced configuration, in the ‘ Cookies ‘ option we can configure the appropriate option. If what we want is to delete them from the browsing history. Click on Settings. Look for the Clear browsing data section and press Choose what you want to clear. Check that the box ‘ Saved cookies and website data’ is activated and then press Delete. More information about Microsoft EDGE: https://privacy.microsoft.com/es-es/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy
To adjust permissions related to cookies in the Opera browser:
Go to Settings. Click Advanced in the left sidebar and click Privacy and security. Privacy and security, click Site Settings. Click on Cookies . At the top, turn on or off Allows sites to save and read cookie data (recommended). More information about Opera http://help.opera.com/Windows/11.50/es-ES/cookies.html
To adjust permissions related to cookies in the Safari browser:
Click on the “Safari” menu, select “Preferences” Make sure you have the Safari window open and active; You will see the “Safari” menu at the top left of the screen. Click on the “Privacy” tab. The content of the Privacy tab screen will now appear. Choose your preferred cookie settings. Close the Preferences window. More information about Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/ph17191?locale=es_ES
On the Pangea and Usody websites we also use some cookies, specifically:
These are those that allow the user to navigate through the web page and use the different options or services that it has, such as identifying the session, accessing parts of restricted access, using security elements. during navigation. Technical cookies are necessary to correctly display the website and ensure the proper functioning of the site. These cookies are related to the user session and login. Both technical and personalization cookies are necessary for the proper functioning of the website, so their duration is permanent.
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 the service is accessed, the regional configuration from where the service is accessed, etc. They are cookies that help the user to have a better browsing experience on the site. An example of the use of this type of cookies are those used to store the data of the last search for a product to auto-fill the search engine, country, city of preference and last products consulted by the user. The cookies used by PANGEA are:
These are those that allow the person responsible for them to monitor and analyze the behavior of the users of the websites to which they are linked. The information collected through this type of cookie is used to measure the activity of the websites and to create browsing profiles for the users of these sites to introduce improvements based on the analysis of the usage data made by the users. from service. Basically,statistical analysis cookies . They are used to analyze the behavior of users in an aggregated and anonymous way, including the number of visitors to the website and to different product files, the origin of the visits, day and time, platform, number of clicks on a file, search words. that a user uses to find their desired content. In this way, Pangea uses a very useful means to introduce improvements to the website and to know what content or design is most relevant to the user.
We use these cookies in order to display our social network to let you know our ads. In this case we have both our own cookies and cookies stored by third parties.
https://platform.twitter.com personalization_id.twitter.com Twitter Social Network Duration: 1.5 years.
Well yes, there are a few more things you can do to increase your security and better protect yourself. For example, we can recommend extensions for your browser such as ‘cookie autodelete’ that deletes cookies after you visit the web. Here are the links for Firefox and Chrome:
If you have Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/cookie-autodelete/ If you have Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/cookie-autodelete/fhcgjolkccmbidfldomjliifgaodjagh? hl=in
But cookies are not the only way to keep track of what we leave when we browse, there are other “tracker” elements that can be used to find out our browsing patterns and that can provide information to create profiles. As in everything, there are “good” and “bad” trackers and it is not so easy to protect yourself. This is known as Tracking and browsers also offer control possibilities in this regard. If you want to know more, we recommend this website: https://myshadow.org/es/browser-tracking
And if you want to test how protected your browser is from tracking, we recommend this one: https://panopticlick.eff.org/ (in English)
Pangea never sells, assigns, transfers, etc… the data collected during your browsing. They are only used to facilitate your navigation, to give you access to private places (such as the webmail) and to carry out statistical analysis in order to improve our website and the content we offer you. You can rest easy, nothing leaves Pangea.🙂