Cookies and PDOK
New Dutch Telecom legislation became effective on the 5th of June 2012. The new law is sometimes referred to as the "Cookie-law" since the law includes some sections on the use of internet cookies. Cookies are small text files stored on the harddisk or in the memory of your local computer. These text files are used by the webbrowser (Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.) on the computer that is used to visit websites.
Publieke Dienstverlening Op de Kaart (PDOK) has made a significant effort to ban cookies from the website. There are only two instances where cookies are used in the website and this is in compliance with the law:
- If you want to participate in the Forum, you will need to register and log-in. In order to avoid that you need to log-in over and over again, a cookie will be stored. This cookie can be found labeled: "SESSxxxID". The cookie is valid for one week.
- If you are administrating the PDOK website you will also need to register and log-in. A cookie will be stored labeled: "SESSxxxID". This cookie is also valid for one week.
It is of course possible to ban cookies all together. The log-in and registration functionality of the PDOK Loket can then not be guaranteed.
The website Veiliginternetten.nl provides you with information about how to make safe use of the Internet.