Cookie Policy

Effective date: November 1, 2018

This is the Cookie Policy of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (referred to as FS-ISAC, “we”, “us” or “our” in this cookie policy). This cookie policy will inform you as to how we use cookies on our website.

 

A. What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that can be stored on your computer when you visit websites. Information is saved in this text file to ensure a smooth and interactive experience on the internet.

Cookies usually also have an expiration date. For example, some cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser (so-called session cookies), while others can be stored longer on your computer, sometimes until you delete them manually (so-called permanent cookies).

 

B. Why we use cookies?

FS-ISAC uses two (2) types of cookies on www.fsisac.com

  1. Cookies for functional purposes; and
  1. Cookies for analytical purposes.

We use functional cookies to keep the content of our website up-to-date and running. This means that these cookies are essential to the proper functioning of this website. It is not possible to refuse these cookies if you want to visit our website.

We use other cookies for analytical purposes. We install analytical cookies to track and quantify the visits (traffic) on the website. We use this information only to improve the content of our website or as a basis for a new campaign by determining certain topics of great interest.

Primarily, the analytics cookies that we use are "first party" cookies (direct cookies). The software that uses first party analytical cookies is installed on our own servers. This means that we completely control the information collected through these cookies. No data are sent to third parties. Therefore, we can guarantee that this information will not be used for other purposes.

In addition, we use third party analytics cookies that send data to Google Analytics to track website usage. Website users who do not want their data collected with Google Analytics can install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. This add-on instructs the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) running on websites to prohibit sending information to Google Analytics. To opt-out of Google Analytics for the web, visit Google Analytics opt-out add-onand install the add-on for your browser. Check directly with the manufacturer of your browser to determine the conditions on which add-on function on your browser and whether add-ons will function properly on the browser version that you are using.

 

C. Which cookies are used on www.fsisac.com?

Here is a list of our functional cookies (these cookies cannot be refused if you want to surf on our website):

Name

Expiration

Purpose

has_js

Session

Registers whether or not the user has activated JavaScript in the browser

Here is a list of our analytical cookies:

Name

Expiration

Purpose

_ga

2 years

Registers a unique ID used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website

_gat

Session

Used to throttle request rate

_gid

Session

Registers a unique ID used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website

_pk_id#

2 years

Collects anonymous statistics on the user’s visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website, and which pages have been read

_pk_ses#

Session

Used to track page requests from the visitor during the session

Collect

Session

Used to send data to Google Analytics and tracks a visitor’s device and behavior across devices and marketing channels

 

D. How can I see which cookies are installed on my device and how can I remove them?

If you want to know which cookies are installed on your device or if you want to delete certain cookies, you can use the available settings in your browser. Your browser settings may allow only certain cookies to be deleted, not all.