Most of the browsers nowadays allow the management of cookies in three different ways:
- Cookies are never accepted
- Browser can ask the user whether it can accept every cookie.
- Cookies are always accepted
The browser can include the possibility to specify better which cookies it can accept and which ones i can not. In concrete, the user can normally accept any of the following options: reject cookies from certain domains; reject cookies from third parties, accept cookies as non-persistents (they are eliminated when the browser closes); allow the server to create cookies for a different domain. Also, browsers allow users to see and delete individual cookies.
You have more information about cookies in: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cookie
This site can also store web beacons (also known as web bugs). Web beacons use to be small images of one pixel per one pixel, visibles or invisibles, located inside the source code of some web sites. Web beacons are used in a way similar to cookies. Also, web beacons are normally used to measure the traffic of users that visit a web page and get a pattern of the users of a web site.
You can obtain more information about web beacons in: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_bug
This web site measures traffic with different solutinos that can utilize cookies or web beacons for analyzing what happens in our pages. Currently we use the following solutions to measure traffic in this web site. You can see more about the privacy policies in every one of the solutions used in this web site for this effect:
Google (Analytics): http://www.google.com/intl/en_ALL/privacypolicy.html
Currently, this web site shows ads from:
Google Adsense: http://www.google.com/intl/en_ALL/privacypolicy.html
This web site also shows many ads that proceed from third party companies. Those ads are shown in the left sidebar of the web site.