1. What are cookies and what types of cookies are there?
Cookies are small files that are installed on your computer when you visit a website.
There are several types of cookies. Essential cookies are required for the operation of our website. These cookies are necessary for verifying your identity when you log in, for example. Legislation permits the Cyber Security Coalition to continue using essential cookies without your permission. Withdrawing your cookie preference has no effect on these.
Analysis cookies are anonymous cookies that collect information about the way visitors use our website (pages visited, average duration of visit, …) to improve the operation of the site. The Cyber Security Coalition is using Google Universal Analytics to gather data and statistics about our website, without personally identifying users.
There are also a variety of other non-anonymous cookies which register your preferences or behaviour for various purposes such as, for example, storing your language preference in order to make your visit to our website more convenient. Thus you need not select your language each time you visit our website.
2. How long do cookies remain ?
Temporary cookies are temporarily stored in your browser. As soon as you close your browser, these cookies are automatically deleted.
Permanent cookies remain on your computer, even after you close the browser. Permanent cookies make it possible to recognize you during a subsequent visit to the website. They remain on your device until their expiration date is reached, a new version of the cookie is installed, or you delete them manually. The Google Universal Analytics cookies have a lifespan of maximum two years.
3. Who installs and manages cookies ?
First-party cookies are installed and managed by the Cyber Security Coalition. They are specific to our website that is visited.
Third-party cookies are installed and managed by a third party (e.g., Google Universal Analytics). They are installed during your visit to our website. They ensure that your visit to the Cyber Security Coalition website results in certain information being sent to third parties.
4. What about your privacy ?
If the Cyber Security Coalition uses third-party cookies then it ensures that third parties cannot identify you from the data that is stored in those cookies.
5. How can you amend your cookie preference ?
If you use multiple browsers (e.g. Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome) then you must select a preference for each browser separately.
a. Accepting or amending cookies for this website
Click on ‘Amend cookie preference’ at the bottom of a web page, click on ‘More information about cookies’ and then select your preference:
- Do you want to accept cookies? Click on “Yes, I accept cookies”.
b. Accepting or rejecting third-party cookies
You can manage the use of third-party cookies using www.youronlinechoices.eu.
c. Do not follow / Do not track
In certain browsers you can choose not to be followed by websites (“Do not follow” or “Do not track”). The Cyber Security Coalition only considers its own cookie mechanism and does not support “Do not track”.
d. Accepting, refusing or deleting all cookies
You can refuse the installation of cookies via your browser settings. You can also remove all installed cookies from your computer at any time. The method for refusing cookies in the most common browsers can be found on the following website: www.aboutcookies.org.