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

Our free email service refinances itself through advertising, which is why the use of third-party cookies is unavoidable for our FreeMail customers.

Responsible for some of our advertising placements is Snigel WebServices Limited, The Black Church, St Mary's Place in Dublin 7 Dublin, Ireland. hereinafter referred to as "SnigelWeb".

SnigelWeb takes reasonable steps to protect all information we process from misuse, loss, unauthorized access, alteration or disclosure. They take physical, electronic and procedural security measures to protect the data they process. SnigelWeb itself does not store any personal data.

For the cookies that our third-party providers place for advertising purposes, we refer you to the disclaimers that they have made available on the subject on their own websites. Please note that we can only refer to these disclaimers as they change regularly and SnigelWeb has no control over them.

You can set your opt-in preferences for individual third-party vendors we work with by clicking "Manage preferences".

AdDefend

mail.de uses AdDefend, a service of AdDefend GmbH, Borselstra├če 3, 22765 Hamburg, Germany, to recover advertisement that has been blocked. This service uses cookies with a randomly generated ID to determine if you have visited our website before. For this purpose, the service creates a pseudonymous profile under this ID.
You can object to the use of these cookies by AdDefend at any time by using the opt-out option at https://www.addefend.com/en/opt-out/. This opt-out only applies to the device you are using and also loses its validity if you delete your cookies.
Privacy policy: https://www.addefend.com/en/privacy-policy/

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