How secure is the automatic login?

You do not have to log in every time you visit this site. Your browser can also remember your login data with a so-called cookie. This small text file is stored on your computer and contains an encrypted reference to your password stored with us. For your security, the cookie is automatically deleted after 30 days or when you log out - so you have to log in again after 30 days at the latest.

Are cookies a security risk?

Cookies do not pose any danger in themselves. Cookies can neither contain computer viruses nor spy out information on your PC. A web server can only read cookies that it has previously transmitted to your browser. The server therefore only gets back its own information that it has stored in the cookie. Theoretically, this data could be forwarded to third parties. However, this is always potentially possible when surfing the internet. If you believe that information you provide to a website is not being treated confidentially, then you should consider not visiting that site (anymore).

What are cookies used for?

Cookies make visiting a website easier. For example, personal settings such as font size and page layout do not have to be re-entered every time you visit a website. Some cookies store this data themselves so that the server is not burdened with the data of every website visitor. Other cookies store a reference to a database entry on the web server. The reference could be a username that identifies the user. The information linked to the user is read from the database when required - without cookies, the data query would have to be processed via a login procedure every time the website is visited.