What are cookies?

A Cookie is a small text file that is loaded and stored on your computer or device when visiting a website. This file contains information, that can be read by that website, when you return at a later date.
Some cookies are required for certain websites to function properly. Other cookies are beneficial to the user: they store user names as securely as for example language settings. Those cookies may be used to avoid asking you the same information every time you visit a website.

What does mail.de GmbH use cookies for?

mail.de GmbH uses several types of cookies to provide you with an optimized experience during your website visit or usage of our services. For example we use cookies to identify you when you log-in to our webmail service. If you are using our FreeMail-service we or our advertisement partners may use cookies to avoid delivering ads you have already seen twice. You can find more information about this in our privacy notice.

Persistent cookies:

Cookie name Usage Duration Contains personal data? Legitimate interest for the usage
mailDeLUI User Recognition even before the login to load E-Mails into the cache for immediate use after the login 6 month Indirectly. The cookie contains a unique random value without actual meaning. Using this value mail.de (and only mail.de) can identify a customer. User's own interest for a responsive webmail service.
mdeaci Display of advertisement for FreeMail customers, no advertisement for premium customers 6 month No, only the values "free" oder "premium" are contained Delivery of advertisement for FreeMail customers, refinancing the service
mdelang Storage of the chosen language, to render the website in the customer's preferred language even without being logged in 30 days No, only the locale ist stored (fe.: de_DE, en_GB) Storage of the customer's language settings. Without this cookie the language of the website may change on every new visit
euccbanner Tracking of the acknowledgement of the “Cookie Disclaimer” (EU Cookie Consent) 1 year No, the cookie only contains the version number of the acknowledged disclaimer. Informing the user about the “EU cookie directive” via the “cookie-banner”. Required for ad-delivery (refinancing of our FreeMail-Service).
euconsent Tracking a customer's consent to the use of cookies by IAB affiliated advertisers on our websites 13 month No, since only the chosen preferences are stored. This information does not allow for identification of a user. The information is required to fulfill the customers preferences.
eupubconsent Tracking a customer's consent to the use of cookies by mail.de 13 month No, since only the chosen preferences are stored. This information does not allow for identification of a user. The information is required to fulfill the customers preferences.
snconsent Speicherung der Zustimmung zur Verwendung von Cookies durch Werbetreibende die nicht der IAB angehören. 13 month No, since only the chosen preferences are stored. This information does not allow for identification of a user. The information is required to fulfill the customers preferences.
snhbFromEEA Zwischenspeicherung der Information ob der Nutzer aus dem europäischen Wirtschaftsraum. 48 hours No, only the value "true" or "false" is stored. The information is used for quicker detection whether the EU-directives apply and saves processing time on the users device.
mdedsg Storage of the chosen design of the login page 1 year No, only the number of the chosen design is stored () Some customers prefer to pick a consistent design over the default rotation. This cookie enables them to do so.

Temporary cookies (session-cookies)

Cookie name Usage Duration Contains personal data? Legitimate interest for the usage
MDEREGSID Session-cookie during signup, so the web-server recognizes the customer after submitting the registration form Only while surfing the page, no long-term storage No, this is an entire random value per session Without session cookie no use of the website and no registration would be possible
mailDeWebmailer Session-cookie while using the webmailer, so the web-server can identify the customer during the use of our service Only while using our web application, no long-term storage No, this is an entire random value per session Without session cookie no use of our webmail services would be possible

Cookies by third-parties

For reasons of data protection, we do not use any analysis or tracking tools on our website. tracking tools and do not set cookies from third-party providers.

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