Data Protection

What are session cookies?

What are session cookies?

What are session cookies and what’s their purpose when surfing the internet? Compared to regular persistent cookies, session cookies are temporarily stored on a device. That means once you close down your browser, they are automatically deleted. Since these cookies are essential in order to browse websites, they are permitted under the GDPR.

Microsoft Exchange Zero Day Attack

Microsoft Exchange Zero Day Attack

On March 6, Microsoft pointed out vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Exchange software. IONOS had already learned of the vulnerability on March 3 and immediately applied updates provided by Microsoft to all Exchange systems it operated itself in order to eliminate the vulnerabilities. IONOS systems were not affected by the attack wave.

E-mail marketing trends

Email marketing trends 2021: 9 ideas for the new year

To ensure that your newsletter campaigns continue to be effective in the future, you shouldn’t miss these email marketing trends in 2021: more automation possibilities, new design options, stricter data protection, and things that are made possible thanks to artificial intelligence. In our article on this year’s newsletter and email trends, we explain what you should look for in your future...

A case for thinking global: Germany’s Impressum laws.

Impressum law: What you need to know about special website credits

Before a website goes live, website operators should have a legal notice in place, also called an ‘Impressum’. Most internet pages also require a provider identification. Depending on the industry and the contents of the website, special information must be provided. Otherwise, warnings and fines may be issued.

ePrivacy Regulation: About the EU’s privacy policy

ePrivacy Regulation and its shadow! What to expect

The EU plans to significantly tighten data security online: With the ePrivacy regulation, the collection of personal data should only be allowed following explicit allowance. At this point, it’s not certain what exactly will be included in the ePrivacy Regulation: Here, we’ve consolidated what we already know. In this way, you can develop strategies now for complying with the regulation’s...

What do EU cookie laws mean for you?

EU cookie laws and how they affect your business

Cookies can be helpful business tools, but they often toe the data protection line dangerously. As a result of this tendency towards uncertainty, the EU has introduced a new cookie policy to protect its users. The new policy makes opt-in procedures compulsory because the user must provide their consent every time. What do website operators need to pay attention to be compliant?

Gain users’ confidence with a privacy policy

Getting a privacy policy for your website

An important part of a website that many operators underestimate is the privacy policy. This notifies site visitors of the information they are disclosing about themselves and what their data will be used for. But what kind of information should this declaration contain, what has changed since the EU General Data Protection Regulation law came in to action?

What is a backup?

What is a backup and how does it effectively protect your data?

Technical issues, hacker attacks, and malware can lead to costly and serious data loss at any time. To minimise the risks, it is recommended that you perform regular comprehensive backups. It is important to have a suitable backup strategy that properly meets your specific requirements.


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