What are cookies?
A cookie is a small piece of text that the websites you visit send to the browser and allow the website to remember information about your visit, such as your preferred language and other options, in order to facilitate your next visit and make the site is more useful. Cookies play a very important role and contribute to a better browsing experience for the user.
Types of cookies
Depending on the entity that manages the domain from which the cookies are sent and the data obtained is processed, two types can be distinguished: own cookies and third-party cookies.
There is also a second classification according to the period of time 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.
Cookies used on the web
Next, the cookies that are being used in this portal are identified, as well as their typology and function:
The website of the Ministry of the Interior 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 cookies for this service. According to the previous typology, it is our own, session and analysis cookies.
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 and the city to which your IP address is assigned. Information that enables a better and more appropriate service by this portal.
To ensure anonymity, Google will convert your information into anonymous by truncating the IP address before storing it, so that Google Analytics is not used to locate or collect personally identifiable information from site visitors. Google may only send the information collected by Google Analytics to third parties when legally required to do so. In accordance with Google Analytics service provision conditions, Google will not associate your IP address with any other data retained by Google.
Another of the cookies that are downloaded is a cookie of technical type called JSESSIONID. This cookie allows you to store a unique identifier per session through which it is possible to link necessary data to enable ongoing navigation.
How to modify the configuration of cookies
You can restrict, block or delete the cookies of the Ministry of the Interior or any other website using your browser. In each browser the operation is different, the "Help" function will show you how to do it.