Web Cookies are small pieces of data sent from websites and stored in the user's web browser.
There are various types of cookies: session cookies, persistent cookies and others. A session cookie exists only in temporary memory while the user navigates the website. If the browser gets closed the session cookie gets deleted.
When you visit a website for the first time that uses persistent cookies, a persistent cookie gets downloaded onto your browsers storage. The next time you visit that website, the website checks the browsers storage for such a cookie from previous visits. Then the site knows that you have been there before and uses this information. Our website reads for instance from such a Cookie the language you selected the last time.
Session storage is a storage concept developed after cookies were integrated into web browsers. The session storage was developed to allow to store more data than cookies can store.
We explain you in the next chapter how our website handles cookies and session storage.
We use on our website only technical cookies. After you logged into your account we use a session cookie to maintain the movement from page to page. This negates the need to login multiple times as you navigate from one page to the next.
We also store a generated search id to display profile search results. The later uses the session storage concept combined with the cookie concept. The ''LOGGEDIN'' cookie toggles the menu.
The following overview shows what we store.
|Session Cookie||SESSID||page movement||on browser close|
|Session Cookie||SEARCHID||display search results||at logout/on browser close|
|Session Storage||SEARCHID||display search results||at logout/on browser close|
|Session Cookie||LOGGEDIN||toggle the menu||at logout/on browser close|