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Don't automatically approve it. How do you deal with cookies?

 


Cookies always appear with each visit to a new website. Here, the user should think carefully about what he or she is doing, whether by approving cookies or knowing what kind of cookies should be approved.

Cookies or cookies are small text files that websites store on your computer or smartphone when you visit websites.

It usually bears the name of the site you visit and is used to track the user experience on the site and for other purposes, analytical or marketing.

Rebecca Weiss, of the German Association for Communications and Information Technology, said the user has to deal with the fact that their data is processed in one way or another, noting that the user should answer some basic questions so that they do not spend several minutes checking the cookie criteria with each visit to a new website.
What is the importance of data protection?

The user should ask themselves what data protection is important to them, as they have the option to accept all cookies in general. "Once a user approves cookies, they accept the use of free services for their own data and have no problem with that," said Rebecca Weiss. In this case, the user must click the "Approve" or "Accept all" button, and if the user does not want to, they must go to the next question.
How comfortable are you when browsing the web?

If the user wishes to protect their data and makes a little effort, they often have to do two clicks, besides clicking the "Approve" button, there are the "Settings" or "Customize" option, and here you should keep in mind that these buttons are often gray and blurred, unlike the "Approve" button, which is highlighted in eye-catching colors.

When you find the correct button, the user behind this button finds a list of all cookies, which the website operator wishes to set, and here the "Accept all" button is also highlighted in clear color, as well as the availability of some alternatives such as "save and finish" or "save optional";

What are the cookies to support?

There are currently 3 categories of cookies, technical cookies, which are essential for the website to function properly, such as cookies that preserve the quality of products, which are placed in the shopping cart in online stores. The second category is analytical cookies that measure web browsing behaviors. The third is marketing cookies that ensure that ads appear in line with the individual user's interests.

"As far as possible, the user must unidentify all non-technical cookies," explained Klaus Ballenberg of the Consumer Protection Center in the German state of Nordrein Westfalen. Cookies are particularly problematic with the category that creates a detailed profile of the user, and you should be skeptical when it comes to third-party cookies.

holger bleich , editor of the German technology magazine C't, noted that the problem is that it is difficult to know what kind of cookies have been assigned, and if company names are only included in cookie signage, then the user can guess what kind of cookies are behind them.

It is recommended to take a look at the "Legitimate Interests" tab, where cookies are listed from third parties underneath, and if the user is unsure of the objectives of the website operator, then all options for cookies should be scanned.

Technical experts with additional tools and web browser settings can do a lot of work before browsing the web, so if third-party cookie storage is blocked, there will be no concern about dealing with cookie signage, as well as resisting cookie tracking to a certain degree.

Cookies can be removed every given period, but when you call the website, all cookie signs will appear again.


 

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