The Cyber Security Coalition uses cookies to improve the interactivity and content of its website and the quality of its services.

What are cookies

Cookies are small information files that are sent to your browser by the website you connect to. Your browser stores each cookie for a specific period. And each time you return to the same website, your browser sends the cookie(s) back to that website. In this way, the website recognises your browser. Cookies can be used for various applications, for example to remember your language preference, to ensure that a website appears graphically neat or that a website application works correctly, to trace your navigation for statistical or advertising purposes, etc.


Cookies usually have an expiration date. For example, some cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser (known as a “session cookie”), while others remain on your computer for a longer period of time, sometimes even until you delete them manually (also known as a “persistent cookie”).

Types of cookies

First party cookies

These first party cookies are placed for and/or by the Cyber Security Coalition.

The website of the Cyber Security Coalition places three types of cookies:

  1. Technical cookies. These are necessary for purely technical reasons when using the website. As soon as you connect to the Coalition website, these cookies are placed.
  2. Functional cookies. These ensure that the Coalition website works optimally. You can refuse these cookies or delete them using your browser settings, but your browsing experience will be noticeably less good.
  3. Analytical cookies. These allow certain things to be analysed, such as the number of visits to the website or to a specific page or advertising message. We only use this information to improve the content of our website or as a starting point for a new campaign on a particular subject of great interest. For the use of analytical cookies, your prior consent will be asked. You can therefore refuse to allow these cookies to be placed on your device.

Third party cookies

These third party cookies are aimed to improve the interactivity of the website.

The website of the Cyber Security Coalition uses functionalities offered by third parties such as Google, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook. These functionalities make use of third party cookies that can be placed directly by these services when you visit the website of the Cyber Security Coalition. You will find more information per third party cookie below in the list of third party cookies.

List of cookies placed for and/or by the Cyber Security Coalition

Technical cookies

These cookies are placed anyway when you surf on the Coalition website.

cookielawinfo-checkbox11 monthsThe cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies.
viewed_cookie_policy11 monthsThe cookie is used to store whether or not user has consented to the use of cookies. It does not store any personal data.

Functional cookies

These cookies improve your user experience of the Coalition website. They will only be placed after your approval.

pll_language11 monthsThis cookie is set by Polylang plugin for WordPress powered websites. The cookie stores the language code of the last browsed page.

Analytical cookies

These cookies allow the Cyber Security Coalition to analyse certain matters (which is exactly described below per cookie). They will only be placed after your approval.

_ga2 yearsThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
_gat1 minuteThis cookies is installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the colllection of data on high traffic sites.
_gid1 dayThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the wbsite is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages viisted in an anonymous form.

List of third party cookies

Functional third party cookies

YSCThis cookies is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos.

Analytical third party cookies

GPS30 minutesThis cookie is set by Youtube and registers a unique ID for tracking users based on their geographical location
IDE2 yearsUsed by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them according to the user profile.
NID6 monthsThis cookie is used to a profile based on user's interest and display personalized ads to the users.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE5 monthsThis cookie is set by Youtube. Used to track the information of the embedded YouTube videos on a website.

Set and manage your cookie preferences

During your first visit to, a banner will inform you about the presence of cookies and you will be asked to indicate which cookies you do or do not accept. Functional cookies, analytical cookies and third party cookies will only be placed if you accept them.

You can consult and change your cookie preferences for our website at any time via the Cookie Management page. You will find these at the bottom of every page of our website.

How do I see which cookies have been placed on my device and how do I delete them?

If you want to know which cookies have been placed on your device or if you wish to delete them, you can use a setting in your browser.

Through the links below you will find more information on how to do this.

Modifications to this cookie policy

The Cyber Security Coalition reserves the right to modify this cookie policy at any time in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation. This cookie policy was last amended on 20 August 2020.

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