Article 157 of ZEKom-1-NPB4: Cookies (Electronic Communications Act)
(1) Data retention or access to data stored in the terminal equipment of the subscriber or user shall be allowed only on condition that the subscriber or user has consented to it after having been previously clearly and comprehensively informed of the controller and the purposes for processing that data. In accordance with the law governing the protection of personal data.
(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of the preceding paragraph, technical storage of data or access to them solely for the purpose of transmitting a message over an electronic communications network, or if it is strictly necessary to provide the information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, is permitted.
(3) If it is technically feasible and effective, and in accordance with the law governing the protection of personal data, it is considered that the user may express his / her consent from the first paragraph of this Article also by using appropriate settings in the browser or other applications. User or subscriber consent means personal consent in accordance with the law governing the protection of personal data.
(4) In the case of a violation of the rules on information and consent of an individual referred to in the first paragraph of this Article and at the same time a violation of the law governing the protection of personal data, the provisions of this Act shall apply.
(5) Inspection of the implementation of the provisions of this Article shall be performed by the Information Commissioner.
A cookie in computer science is information about a user stored by a web browser on a computer or other electronic device for future reference. This is information that is stored on an individual computer when you visit a particular web site and is used to identify, track, and collect specific information about Internet users, such as, for example, when you revisit the same page. preferences for specific pages / content or shopping habits online.
- Temporary or session cookies exist from the moment the user opens the browser until the session ends. Websites use them to store temporary information, such as items in a shopping cart, for greater security in online banking, etc.
- Persistent or persistent cookies remain stored for days, months or even years after the user closes the browser and ends the session. Websites use them, e.g. to store registration information, page language settings, etc., as well as build user profiles and analyze traffic.
- 1st party cookies are from the site the user views and may be permanent or temporary. Websites use these cookies to store information that they will reuse the next time a user visits this site.
- Other 3rd party cookies originate from other, affiliate, websites (for example, display ads on the original website or measure traffic). In this way, third parties can collect user data from different websites and use them for different purposes, from advertising and analytics to improving their products. Such cookies represent a major invasion of privacy of the user.