A cookie is a file that is downloaded to the user's device when accessing certain web pages in order to store and retrieve information about the navigation that takes place from that computer.
Depending on the entity that manages the domain from which the cookies are sent and processes the data obtained, two types can be distinguished: own cookies and third party cookies.
There is also a second classification according to the length of time they remain stored in the client's browser. These 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, personalisation cookies, analysis cookies, advertising cookies and behavioural advertising cookies.
ASU Fieldwork uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service developed by Google, which allows the measurement and analysis of web page navigation. According to the above mentioned typology, these are own, session and analysis cookies.
Through web analytics, information is obtained regarding the number of users accessing the website, the number of pages viewed, the frequency and repetition of visits, their duration, the browser used, the operator providing the service, the language, the terminal used, or the city to which their IP address is assigned. Information that enables a better and more appropriate service by this portal.
Most browsers currently allow users to configure whether they wish to accept cookies and which ones. These settings are usually found in the "options" or "preferences" menu of your browser.
Here are the instructions for setting cookies in the main browsers: