The disclosure obligation includes the obligation to disclose the method of collection and use of such data.
The objective of the disclosure obligation is to create transparency in the processes that support the user’s navigation through the Internet by collecting data about the user. In addition, the provisions guarantee that the user can monitor the use of such data.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files stored by the browser on the user’s computer or terminal when using the Internet. Cookies are used for a variety of reasons, the most common of which is the proper operation of a website.
With a cookie stored on the user’s computer or terminal, the website can remember the user’s device and collect information on the pages and functions used with the user’s browser. In this way, companies like Bi Yuu can find out how popular individual pages are or which pages are rarely visited so that they can be improved.
Providing services on the Internet in a practical and technical way requires that cookies be stored. For example, in e-commerce, it is important that the website remembers the user’s visit to the online store and the products that the user has viewed and added to the shopping cart. Cookies also ensure that the website remembers the contents of the user’s shopping cart if, for example, the user navigates back to see other products.
Cookies cannot be used to determine the identity of the user, that is, the name or other personal data. Nor will cookies spread computer viruses or other harmful software, nor will they be able to collect information from the other activities for which the user uses the computer.
First of all, cookies are used to collect statistical data. Therefore, Bi Yuu can research how a website is used and thus improve the usability of the website. Statistical data is of course anonymous.
Types of cookies
Depending on who is the entity that manages the domain from where the cookies are sent and treats the data obtained, two types can be distinguished:
those that are sent to the user’s terminal equipment