What are cookies?
A cookie is a small piece of data that is downloaded to the user’s computer/smartphone/tablet when certain web pages are accessed in order to store and retrieve information from the terminal device. Among other functions, it makes it possible to store and retrieve information about a user’s browsing habits in order to improve the service offered.
Types of cookie
According to the different types of classification:
1. Depending on which entity manages the domain from where the cookies are sent and the data obtained is processed, there are two types of cookie:
Own cookies: those that are sent to your terminal device from our own computers or domains.
Third-party cookies: those that are sent to your terminal device from a computer or domain of a collaborating entity.
Depending on the period of time that they remain stored in the customer’s browser, they can be:
Session cookies: those that are activated while the user accesses the website or for the provision of the requested service.
Persistent cookies: those that are stored for a certain time on the user’s terminal device, to which the data controller has access when the user connects to their website.
Depending on the purpose for which the data obtained is processed:
Technical cookies: those that are necessary for the use of the website and the provision of services.
Customisation cookies: those that allow the user to access the service with certain predefined general characteristics based on a series of criteria in the user’s terminal (language, type of browser, etc.).
Analysis cookies: those that allow monitoring and statistical analysis of the behaviour of all users of the websites to which they are linked.
Advertising cookies: those that allow the management of advertising spaces on the website, application or platform from which the requested service is provided.
Behavioural advertising cookies: those that store information on user behaviour obtained through the user’s browsing habits, which allows the creation of a specific profile to show advertising.
Cookies used on our Website
The cookies that are being used on our website as well as their type and function are identified below:
Customisation and technical cookies
|correosCookies||Generated to identify the configuration parameters of cookies that the user has selected.||Persistent||Correos|
|pll_language||Cookie used to identify the navigation language.||Persistent||Correos|
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|To find out how you browse our website in order to improve the services we can offer you. This information is anonymous, and we only need it for statistical purposes.
More information here
This Cookies Policy may be subject to amendments, so users are recommended to consult it every time they visit the Correos website.
How to change cookie settings
The way to do so differs depending on the type of browser used. The following links provide you with all of the information you need to configure or disable cookies in each browser:
- Internet Explorer: microsoft.com/es-xl/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=”ie-10″
- Firefox: mozilla.org/es/kb/Borrar%20cookies
- Chrome: google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=”es”
- Safari: apple.com/es/privacy/use-of-cookies/
The user can also manage the storage of cookies in their browser and their deactivation through tools such as:
- Ghostery: ghostery.com/
- Your online choices: youronlinechoices.com/es/