What are cookies?
A cookie is a small piece of text that is sent to your browser by websites you visit that enables 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 most useful. Cookies play a very important role and contribute to a better browsing experience for the user.
Depending on who is the entity that manages the domain from where 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 that 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 on 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 pages viewed, 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 from this portal.
To ensure anonymity, Google will anonymize your information 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 it is legally obliged to do so. Pursuant to the Google Analytics terms of service, Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
Another of the cookies that are 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 data necessary to enable ongoing browsing.
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.