What are cookies?
A cookie is a small piece of text that the websites you visit send to the browser and that allows 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 you find more useful. Cookies play a very important role and contribute to a better browsing experience for the user.
Types of cookies
Depending on who is the entity that manages the domain from where 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
The cookies that are being used in this portal are identified below, as well as their type 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 from this service. According to the previous typology, these are own, session and analysis cookies.
Through web analytics, information is obtained regarding the number of users who access the web, the number of page views, the frequency and repetition of visits, their duration, the browser used, the operator that provides the service, the language , the terminal 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 make your information anonymous by truncating the IP address before storing it, so 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 as long as it is legally bound to do so. In accordance with the conditions of provision of the Google Analytics service, Google will not associate your IP address with any other data kept by Google.
Another cookie that is downloaded is a technical cookie 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 cookie settings
You can restrict, block or delete the cookies of the Ministry of the Interior or any other web page using your browser. In each browser the operation is different, the “Help” function will show you how to do it.