- Types, purpose and functioning of cookies
- How to disable cookies in the main web browsers
- What happens if cookies are disabled
- Changes to the cookies policy
Cookies are associated with an anonymous user and their computer, and do not collect personal data. Users can set up their web browser to prevent the installation of website cookies. The user’s access to the service will not be impeded if they refuse the installation of cookies, however, the speed and operational quality of the website may be reduced.
Classification of cookies according to their duration:
- “Session cookies” or “Persistent cookies”: session cookies are deleted when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain on your computer.
- “First-Party Cookies” and “Third-Party Cookies”: based on whether they are served by the website or by a third party.
Classification of cookies according to their purpose:
- User input cookies or session cookies: These cookies are used for logins, shopping carts, etc.
- Authentication cookies: These cookies identify the user once they log in to the system.
- User-centric security cookies: Cookies aimed at increasing the security of the service requested by the user, such as controlling security when trying to log in to the system repeatedly.
- Multimedia Player Session Cookies (Flash Cookies): These cookies are used to store technical data required to play video or audio (such as image quality or network speed).
- Load balancing session cookies: These cookies only store information about connection points (technical cookie).
- UI customisation cookies: these cookies are normally used to customise the appearance of the website (language, etc).
- Social plug-in content sharing cookies: Social networks usually have “plug-in modules” which website owners can integrate into their platforms so that social network users can share contents with their contacts. These plug-ins usually involve the installation of cookies on the user’s computer.
- Third party advertising: Cookies used for third-party advertisement networks.
- Analytical Cookies: These cookies generate statistics on visitor flow, browsing patterns, etc.
2. Types, purpose and functioning of cookies used on the website
3. How to disable cookies in the major web browsers
You can block or disable cookies in your browser settings. The web browser allows you to refuse the installation of cookies or to refuse a specific cookie.
The following is a list of these tools in the major web browsers, where you can find more information about disabling cookies.
Versions 7 and 8
Version 10 and later
4. What happens if cookies are disabled
5. Changes to the cookies policy
The website https://en.boris-hospital.es may modify this cookies policy, either to incorporate new cookies due to the requirements of new content, or to comply with legislative or regulations that require modifications to the policy. Therefore, users are advised to review the cookies policy upon every visit before browsing the website.