Cookies and Your Privacy:
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file placed on your visit to a website such as your computer, tablet or smartphone. This text file stored information. This information can be detected again at a later visit this website. And sometimes another website can also read the cookie and to store information.
Some cookies are necessary. Because the website does not do it otherwise. There are also cookies that are convenient for the visitor. For example, because he remembers what language you want to read the website. But many cookies are used to track what you do on the internet. For example, which pages you have looked at.
Is placing bans a cookie?
No, the placement of a cookie is not always prohibited. The website owner should observe a number of rules:
- site please ask permission to place a cookie on your computer.
- The website must also provide information about this cookie. For example, for which the cookie is used. And whether other websites or companies have access to the data collected by the cookie.
So you can choose whether a website can access information on your computer, tablet or smartphone. More control over your privacy on the Internet so.
For what type of cookies you do not give consent?
Some cookies may place a website without your permission. That may:
- If the cookie is necessary for the operation of the website. Or is necessary for a service you have requested yourself. This can be a cookie that helps to log in internet banking.
- If the cookie is used to check the quality or effectiveness of the website. For example, a cookie that is used to see how a visitor browsing through the website. This information can use the website owner to improve its website. That is only if the cookie is not a major violation of your privacy. The website owner This information may not be used, for example, to draw up a profile of your Internet usage. And he can use this information not just with other companies.
How do you consent to the placing of cookies?
The website owner must before being allowed to set cookies tell you how to give consent to the placing of cookies. For example, a screen or pop-up on your screen with information on the cookies that wants to place the website owner. Sometimes you can then click on that screen in agreement. Or it says that you agree to when you start to use the site. That is only if the website owner or has clearly told you in that way gives permission to place cookies.
A website usually saves your permission in a cookie. Your permission then applies as long as this permission cookie on your computer, tablet or smartphone condition. How long the cookie is stored on your device, is indicated when prompted for permission. You do not need to give permission each repeated visit to a website. Permission cookie namely remember all that you have given permission. You can also withdraw your consent. For example by removing the cookies from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
How you can remove the cookies?
How do you delete a cookie, depending on the program you are viewing Web pages. This program is called the Internet browser. Known Internet browsers are Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari. You can use the help function of your internet browser to see how to delete cookies.
Can a website can deny access if you do not give permission for cookies?
What can you do if a website owner might not comply with the rules?
Do you think that a website owner does not comply with the rules? Register your complaint with ConsuWijzer. ConsuWijzer will register your complaint and pass it to the supervisor ACM. Your complaint is not dealt with individually. But ACM uses your complaint for investigation of possible violations.
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