What are cookies?
Cookies are files that can be downloaded onto your computer from web pages. They are tools that play an essential role in numerous provisions of information services. Among other things, they allow a website to store and retrieve information about the browsing habits of a user or their equipment and, depending on the information obtained, they can be used to recognise the user and improve the rendered services.
Types of cookies
Depending on the domain entity from which the cookies are sent and the data obtained, two types can be distinguished:
– Own cookies:
Those that are sent to the user’s terminal from a domain managed by the editor itself and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
– Third-party cookies:
Those that are sent to the user’s terminal from a domain that is not managed by the editor, but by a third entity that processes the data obtained via the cookies. In the event that the cookies are installed from a computer or domain managed by the editor itself but the information collected through them is managed by a third party, they cannot be considered as their own cookies.
There is also a second classification according to the length of time they remain stored in the client’s browser, which may be:
– Session cookies:
Designed to collect and store data while the user accesses a website. They are usually used to store information relevant for the provision of the service requested by the user on a single occasion (e.g. a list of products purchased).
– Persistent cookies:
The data remains stored in the terminal and can be accessed and processed for a period defined by the party responsible for the cookie, which can range from a few minutes to several years.
Finally, there is another classification with six types of cookies depending on the purpose for which the data obtained are processed:
– Technical cookies:
Those that allow the user to browse through a website, platform or application and use the different options or services that exist on it such as, for example, controlling traffic and data communication, identifying the session, accessing restricted access parts, remembering the elements that make up an order, carrying out the purchase process of an order, making the application for registration or participation in an event, using security elements during browsing, storing content for the broadcasting of videos or sound or sharing content through social networks.
– Personalisation cookies:
They allow the user to access the service with some characteristics of a general nature predefined according to a series of criteria in the user’s terminal, such as language, browser type, regional configuration, etc.
– Analysis cookies:
These allow the party responsible for them to monitor and analyse the behaviour of the users of the websites to which they are linked. The information collected through this type of cookies is used to measure the activity of the websites, application or platform and for the elaboration of browsing profiles of the users of these sites, applications and platforms, in order to introduce improvements based on the analysis of the usage data of the users of the service.
– Advertising cookies:
They allow the management, in the most efficient way possible, of advertising spaces.
– Behavioural advertising cookies:
They store information on the behaviour of users obtained through the continuous observation of their browsing habits, which allows the development of a specific profile to display advertising based on the same.
– External social network cookies:
Disabling and deleting cookies
You have the option of allowing, blocking or deleting the cookies installed on your computer by configuring the browser options installed on your computer. By disabling cookies, some of the services available may no longer be operational. The way to disable cookies is different for each browser, but can usually be done from the Tools or Options menu. You can also consult the browser’s Help menu where you can find instructions. You may at any time choose which cookies you want to operate on this website.
You can allow, block or delete the cookies installed on your computer by configuring the options of the browser installed on your computer:
– Microsoft Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge:
– Mozilla Firefox:
In addition, you can also manage your browser’s stored cookies by using tools such as the following:
– Your Online Choices:
Cookies used on http://hospitalochoa.com/
The cookies that are being used in this portal are identified below, as well as their type and function:
qtrans_front_language: Detects the language in which you will be shown the information on the website
_fbp: Facebook cookie, less than 1 day.
PHPSESSID: technical and strictly necessary cookie containing the session identifier. It is deleted when the browser is closed.
_ga: Google Analytics cookie that enables the unique visits control function. The first time a user enters the website through a browser, this cookie will be installed. When this user enters the website again with the same browser, the cookie will consider that it is the same user. Only in the event that the user changes browser, it will be considered another user. It expires 2 years after the last update.
_gid: Google Analytics cookie used to distinguish users.
wordpress_test_cookie: This cookie is used by the WordPress content manager to check if the browser has cookies enabled.
Acceptance of the Cookies Policy
In view of this information it is possible to carry out the following actions:
– Accept cookies:
This notice will not be displayed again when accessing any page of the portal during the current session.
The warning is hidden on the current page.
– Modify your settings: