it’s not a stupid question, it’s actually a pretty tricky thing to deal with, considering potential legal consequences.
There isn’t a quick rule to decide if a static site sets cookies or not without looking at the code. The quickest way that comes to mind is to remove the website data from your browser, click through the site, and then check if you have any cookies set.
We researched Google Analytics tracking when adding the privacy banner feature to Sparkle, and it turns out that if you set Google Analytics to anonymize visitor IP addresses, something you are required to do in Germany, it is not considered a tracking cookie and while you still need the option to disable cookies entirely you aren’t required to use a banner.
(I am not a lawyer, by the way, if you are concerned about compliance you should talk to one)
Thanks Duncan too, in Germany you have to use a Cookie notice, when you use Google products: AdSense, Doubleclick, Google Analytics with Advertising-Features.
This is a rule from google though, not german law.
am I right, that FW output does not contain any cookie-files/apps?
Standard FW code output does not include any Cookies however if you are using any 3rd party code like tracking stuff - then there may be cookies set.
If you haven’t added it then FW certainly hasn’t.
Clearly third party services, particularly free ones, live off of user tracking. Facebook, twitter, google (including maps/youtube/etc) give you embeddable content precisely so that they can track their users on your site.
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