HTTP Cookies

Online cookies are nothing new, since browsing the Internet has been easing for nearly two decades. Web site visitors have huge amounts of cookies on various websites on their memory units of computers, telephones and tablets. However, the legislation changes (ZEKom-1), which brings about some changes in informing visitors and your agreement on the use of cookies.An HTTP cookie (web cookie, browser cookie) is a small piece of data that a server sends to the user's web browser. The browser may store it and send it back with the next request to the same server. Typically, it's used to tell if two requests came from the same browser — keeping a user logged-in, for example. It remembers stateful information for the stateless HTTP protocol.

Cookies are mainly used for three purposes:

  • Session management

Logins, shopping carts, game scores, or anything else the server should remember

  • Personalization

User preferences, themes, and other settings

  • Tracking

Recording and analyzing user behavior

Cookies were once used for general client-side storage. While this was legitimate when they were the only way to store data on the client, it is recommended nowadays to prefer modern storage APIs. Cookies are sent with every request, so they can worsen performance (especially for mobile data connections). Modern APIs for client storage are the Web storage API (localStorage and sessionStorage) and IndexedDB. Instead of expiring when the client closes, permanent cookies expire at a specific date (Expires) or after a specific length of time (Max-Age).

How they work

To improve your user experience and offer better quality services to visitors, we customize the content display and schedule active bids based on past web site visits. By using cookies, we try to make the whole experience more relevant.By using cookies, we keep you logged in to the website, so you do not need to log in again.By cookies, we will be able to identify the type of your device to access the web page, to adjust the display of content. This means that the phone or tablet will display the website differently, which will make it easier to navigate.They allow us to monitor the visit and thus check the effectiveness of content display and ad relevance. This information enables us to constantly improve the website.Activation of cookies is necessary for the operation of certain services related to our website, such as credit card payment through authorized payment systems.

A session cookie

 A session cookie is deleted when the client shuts down because it didn't specify an Expires or Max-Age directive. However, web browsers may use session restoring, which makes most session cookies permanent, as if the browser was never closed.

EU Cookie directives

Requirements for cookies across the EU are defined in Directive 2009/136/EC of the European Parliament and came into effect on 25 May 2011. A directive is not a law by itself, but a requirement for EU member states to put laws in place that meet the requirements of the directive. The actual laws can differ from country to country.

In short the EU directive means that before somebody can store or retrieve any information from a computer, mobile phone or other devices, the user must give informed consent to do so. Many websites have added banners since then to inform the user about the use of cookies.

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