Cookies are files that can be downloaded to your computer through web pages. They are tools that have an essential role for the provision of numerous services of the information society. Among others, they allow a website to store and retrieve information about the browsing habits of a user or their team and, depending on the information obtained, they can be used to recognize the user and improve the service offered.
Depending on the entity that manages the domain from which the cookies are sent and treat the data obtained, two types can be distinguished: own cookies and third-party cookies.
There is also a second classification according to the period of time that they remain stored in the client's browser, which may be session cookies or persistent cookies.
Finally, there is another classification with five types of cookies according to the purpose for which the data obtained is processed: technical cookies, personalization cookies, analysis cookies, advertising cookies and behavioral advertising cookies.
Next, the cookies that are being used in this portal are identified, as well as their typology and function:
The website of http://www.usc.es/ uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service developed by Google, which allows the measurement and analysis of navigation on web pages. In your browser you can see 4 cookies of this service. According to the previous typology, it is our own, session and analysis cookies. You can find more information about it and disable the use of these cookies www.google.es/intl/es/analytics/privacyoverview.html
Through web analytics, information is obtained regarding the number of users accessing the web, the number of page views, the frequency and repetition of visits, their duration, the browser used, the operator providing the service, the language , the terminal that you use, or the city to which your IP address is assigned. Information that enables a better and more appropriate service by this portal.
Another of the cookies that are downloaded is a cookie of a technical nature called ASP.NET_SessionId. This cookie allows you to store a unique identifier per session through which it is possible to link necessary data to enable navigation in progress.
Given this information it is possible to carry out the following actions:
You can restrict, block or delete cookies from http://www.usc.es/ or any other website, using your browser. In each browser the operation is different, the "Help" function will show you how to do it
In addition, you can also manage the cookie store in your browser through tools such as the following: