Why do we have to inform you about cookies?

Within the regulation LSSI-CE (Law of the Information Society and Electronic Commerce), there is a section dedicated to cookies. Those who have a website or a blog that downloads third-party cookies in your browser must explain this section. They must inform the user about the type of cookies, the duration and the purpose of each of them.

You will already imagine that this is not exactly simple…


But we have an obligation to try to get as close as possible to these demands.

The fact is that this blog uses its own and third-party cookies to get you a better browsing experience. You can share content on social networks and also obtain statistics and browsing habits of users of this blog.

As a user, you can refuse the processing of data or information by blocking these cookies by configuring your browser. But of course, you should know that if you do it, this site will not work correctly.

What is clear is that according to article 22.2 of Law 34/2002 on Services of the Information Society and Electronic Commerce:

“If you continue browsing, you will be giving your consent for the use of these cookies”

That is why it is important that you read this cookie policy and understand that if you continue browsing, we will consider that you accept its use. You can change the settings of your browser to notify you of the receipt of cookies on your hard drive. Or disable if you want the ability to store these cookies on your hard drive (we'll explain how to do it later).

And what is a cookie?

Well, a cookie is a file that is downloaded to your computer when you access certain web pages or blogs.

Cookies allow that page, among other things, to store and retrieve information about your browsing habits or your equipment. And depending on the information they contain and the way you use your equipment, they can be used to recognize you.

In any case, a cookie is not a virus, or a Trojan, or a worm, or spam, or spyware, or open windows pop-up.

Taking into account the way in which the Internet and websites work, it is not always possible to have information on the cookies placed by third parties through our blog. This applies especially to cases in which our blog contains what are called integrated elements: texts, documents, images or short films that are stored elsewhere but shown in this blog.

In addition to the derivatives of analysis plugins used by

And remember that if you do not want cookies stored in your browser or if you want to receive a notification each time a cookie requests to be installed, you can configure your browser to do so.

Most browsers allow the management of cookies in 3 different ways:

  • Cookies are always rejected.
  • The browser asks if the user wants to install each cookie.
  • Cookies are always accepted. The browser may also include the possibility of specifying better which cookies have to be accepted and which do not. You usually have these options:
  • Reject the cookies of certain domains.
  • Reject third-party cookies.
  • Accept cookies as non-persistent (they are deleted when the browser closes).
  • Allow the server to create cookies for a different domain.

What information does a cookie store?

Cookies do not usually store sensitive information about you such as credit cards or bank details, photographs or personal information, etc. The data they keep are of a technical nature, statistics, personal preferences, personalization of contents, etc.

The web server does not associate you as a person, but your web browser. In fact, if you usually browse with the Chrome browser and try to navigate through the same web with the Firefox browser. You will see that the web does not realize that you are the same person. It's because, in reality, you are associating the information with the browser, not the person.

What kind of cookies are there?

  • Technical cookies: they are the most basic and allow, among other things, to know when a human or an automated application is browsing, when an anonymous and registered user navigates, and basic tasks for the operation of any dynamic web.
  • Analysis cookies: they collect information about the type of navigation you are doing, the sections you use most, products that you consult, time zone of use, language, etc.
  • Advertising cookies: show advertising based on your browsing, country of origin, language, etc.

What are own and third-party cookies?

Own cookies are those generated by the page you are visiting (in this case, and those of third parties are those generated by external services or providers such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Analytics, YouTube, Mailrelay, etc.

Own cookies that we use:

These are the types of cookies that we use on this blog,

Login: these cookies are for logging in and allow you to enter and exit your account.

Personalization: these cookies help me to remember what people or websites have interacted with so that we can show you related content.

Preferences: these cookies allow me to remember your settings and preferences, such as the preferred language and your privacy settings.

Security: these cookies are to avoid security risks. Mainly to detect when someone is trying to hack your account

Third-party cookies that we use:

This blog, like most websites and blogs, includes features provided by third parties.

Keep in mind that a large part of our work consists of testing third-party functionalities and resources (analysis software, plugins, SEO tools, etc.) to analyze them and then explaining our discoveries and experiences, and this can occasionally modify the configuration of cookies and those cookies not listed in this policy appear.

It's important that you know that they are provisional cookies that are not always possible to inform and that they only have purposes of study and evaluation.

Under no circumstances we will use cookies that compromise your privacy.

Among the most stable third-party cookies that could be installed while browsing are:

Those generated by analysis services:

Google Analytics, is a web analysis service provided by Google, Inc., a Delaware company whose main office is at the 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View (California), CA 94043, United States (“Google”). Help the blog to analyze the use made by users and improve its usability, but in any case, is associated with data that could identify the user.

You can also check the type of cookies used by Google in addition to the Google+ cookie and Google Maps.

Those generated by the WordPress content manager:

In our case, we're a team of the WordPress content manager, owned by the American company Automattic, Inc. That is why the use of their cookies is not under our control or our management. They can change their function at any time and enter new cookies.

These cookies do not report any benefit to me either. Automattic, Inc., also uses other cookies in order to help identify and track visitors to WordPress sites, learn about their use of the Automattic website, as well as their preferences for access to it, as It is included in the “Cookies” section of its privacy policy.

Social Network Cookies:

Social media cookies can be stored in your browser when you browse the blog, for example when you use the share button with an article in any social red.

The companies that generate these cookies corresponding to the social networks that use this blog have their own cookie policies:

Twitter cookie, according to the provisions of its Privacy Policy and the use of cookies.

Google+ cookie, according to the provisions of its Cookies Policy.

Pinterest cookie, as provided in its Privacy Policy and use of cookies.

LinkedIn cookie, according to the provisions of its Cookies Policy.

Facebook cookie, according to the provisions of its Cookies Policy.

YouTube cookie, according to the provisions of its Cookies Policy.

Instagram cookie, according to the provisions of its Cookies Policy.

So the privacy implications are a function of each social network and depend on the privacy of that network. In no case, neither we as the team in charge of this blog nor the advertisers, can obtain the personal information of these cookies.

How to manage and deactivate these cookies.

If you do not want the websites or blogs, to put any cookie on your computer, you can adapt the browser's location so that they interest you before you download any.

You can also adapt the option of cookies, so your browser rejects all the cookies. And you can also delete the cookies that are already on your computer.

Keep in mind that you have to adapt separately the use of each browser and equipment you use.

But do not worry, if you want to know how to configure the installation of cookies, here are these links with the guides provided by the most used browsers:


More information about cookies.

You can get more information about cookies on the Internet:

If you wish to have greater control over the installation of cookies, you can install programs or add-ons in your browser, known as “Do not track” tools, which allows you to choose those cookies that you would like to allow.

We hope this cookie policy has helped you, and if you have any questions you have to contact us.

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