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How we use cookies

The web pages of Saarland University and State Library only use cookies on your computer when you use the contact form.

The Saarland University and State Library blog places cookies in the browser only when the user is searching the site. Browsing and reading is possible without cookies.

The repository SciDok uses cookies for filling in the publication form. Searching, browsing, reading and downloading is possible without cookies. Publishing without cookies is possible in theory, but may cause problems.

The Lending OPAC (when you access your online user account) sets a cookie called "CSPSESSIONID-SP-80-UP-libero-" for all visitors. It is used to provide logged-in users with certain services that require information from the user account (list of borrowed books including due date, renewal option, password change, etc). The same information is available offline at the circulation desk, ensuring a cookie-free alternative.

On the pages of the Universitätsverlag Universaar, depending on the service required, some cookies are set, which store, for example, the font size you have chosen. On the main page, several cookies are set - among others by the privacy-policy-compliant analysis software Matomo (operated by Saarland University). You can find more information on the Privacy policy pages of Saarland University.

The SaarDok archiving platform uses a cookie for each visitor in order to provide appropriate functionality (if needed) to authenticated users. This cookie is automatically deleted by the browser after it is restarted and is generated completely anew when the user visits again, so that it is not possible to track a user's activities over a longer period of time.