A cookie is a file that is stored on a computer when a web page is visited. It contains different information, but not personal. Cookies are files, used by most websites and for various purposes. The most widespread are Google and Facebook.
Cookies do not cause harm to your computer as they do not contain malware, spyware or viruses. In our case, their purpose is primarily to collect statistics for website administrator, while they can also be used to log you in websites and provide other functionalities, for example, online store, maps, etc.
Why a cookie law?
Since not all people are kind and good, it was necessary to cut into this segment of the web with legislation. Limit is here to avoid unwanted user tracking, info theft and so on. Cookies can have very different ingredients. Good cookies are very useful for visitors, especially for sessions, applications, shopping carts, and similar web site tasks.
Cookies are mainly used to provide web administrators with a detailed overview of the number of visits, which is also beneficial to end-users, as they allow content authors to see what visitors are interested in. On the basis of information generated, the site can be made more informative and more interesting to users.
The Office of the Information Commissioner distributes cookies primarily with regard to invasiveness: strong>
Temporary or session cookies
Permanent or saved cookies
Each type of cookie is treated differently in the legislation and guidelines of the proxy, which makes it difficult for site owners and web developers to comply with the Electronic Communications Act (ZEKom-1) and the Personal Data Protection Act.
It requires website owners to learn about cookie privacy issues in detail, and also to inform their web visitors about the use of these cookies.