Web pages often need to store some information in our Internet Browser: e.g. to identify us as users,
to remember previous settings, previous accesses, or to customize our experience.
Browser Cookies are the most used tool to do that (although there are some others). Cookies are tiny text files stored in our own device, linked to the website that produced them at first, and they're send in every access to that website.
They are essential for many services to work properly, and they provide important advantages for users. On the other hand, Cookies can be used to track our activity by advertisement providers and social networks, like Facebook or Twitter.
When you access to a website, aside from the content of the site and its genuine cookies, you coud be downloading information from other sites, advertisements, social networks or other third parties. By default, browsers allow those other websites to manage their own cookies, called "Third Party Cookies". This way, these companies can gather our browsing habits
We use security cookies to verify users, to avoid fraud using login credentials and to protect your data from being accessed by unauthorized users.
As an example, we use this cookies named
containing encripted IDS and user related information. These cookies combined allow us to block several kinds of attack, such as read or modify the content you write into the forms.
These are useful cookies that store information about the way a user uses the website. This information may include the most frecuently
used pages, or some error messages stored to show later. We use "Session status cookies" to improve our services to give a better browsing experience
for users. If these cookies are deleted, the website keeps working, but they feel easier to use if present.
As an example, we use the "UcCvInformacion" to store the type of user you are for your next visit (Student, Teacher, Staff).
Google Analytics is a tool that helps websites and app owners to understand how the users behave when using them.
It uses a set of cookies to gather information and make statistics of the website usage, but in an anonymous way.
If you want to know more about Google Analytics cookies, you can find mor information in this blog article:
Google Analytics explained.