Cookie Guidelines

What are cookies?

A cookie is the term given to describe a type of message that is given to a Web browser by a Web server which is then stored on the computer of the user. The main purpose of a cookie is to identify users and possibly prepare customized Web pages or to save site login information for you when regularly visiting certain pages. (eg. online shops)

What data protection regulations apply for cookies?

When cookies collect information about users such as: e-mail address, user name, IP-address or similar, then the owner of the website must adhere to the data protection laws. In addition the cookies must comply to the data protection regulations of the Telecommunications Act ( § 96 para 3 TKG ).

Mostly used cookies:

Session Cookies are cookies that are saved after a certain amount of time. They are automatically deleted when the user closes the browser.
Persistent Cookies remain on the user's computer/device for a pre-defined period of time before being deleted.
First Party Cookies
are cookies which are set by the web server of the visited page and share the same domain
Third Party Cookies stored by a different domain to the visited page's domain. This can happen when the webpage references a file, such as JavaScript, located outside its domain. This involves a sharing of information between servers which allows a website to be personalized according to its users.

Examples for the usages of cookies:

  • Online shops (session cookies)
  • Social plug-ins for e.g. Facebook (third party cookies)
  • Analysis tools for e.g. Google Analytics (third party cookies)

Cookies used on this site:

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