- Cookies and Similar Technologies;
- Contacting Information Security Solutions Ltd;
Cookies and Similar Technologies;
A "cookie" is a piece of information that is stored on a web site user's computer's or mobile device's hard drive and which records how they navigate a web site so that, when they revisit that website, it can present tailored options based on the information stored about the user's last visit. Cookies can also be used to analyse traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes.
Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm any computer or mobile device. What cookies are used or to change any of the cookie settings can be altered within your browser settings.
Information Security Solutions understands that users may want to know more about cookies. Here are some useful resources that provide detailed information about types of cookies, how they are used, and how cookie preferences can be managed: www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org. Please click below for detailed information on how to disable and delete cookies in some commonly used browsers:
- Mozilla Firefox®
- Microsoft® Internet Explorer
- Google Chrome™
Cookies are used to perform two tasks:
- Track a web site user's use of our website. This us to understand how the web site is used and to track any patterns that emerge. This helps us to develop and improve our website and services in response to what our visitors want and need;
- to help us advertise our marketing and communication material that may be of interest to you. Hopefully this means less time for you trawling through endless pages and will get you to the material that you want and need more quickly.
Cookies are either:
Session cookies: these are only stored on the user's computer or mobile device during the use of the web site and are automatically deleted when the session is terminated and the browser is closed. This type of cookie typically stores an anonymous session identity that allows the user to browse a website without having to log in to each page but they do not collect any information from the user's computer or mobile device.
Persistent cookies: a persistent cookie is stored as a file on the user's computer or mobile device and it remains there when the session is terminated and the browser is closed. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when the web site is revisited.
Cookies can also be categorised as follows:
Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential to enable the Information Security Solutions website to be used effectively and therefore cannot be turned off. Without these cookies, the services available to a user on our website cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about the user that could be used for marketing or remembering where the user has previously been on the internet.
Performance cookies: These cookies enable Information Security Solutions to monitor and improve the performance of our website. For example, they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site are most popular.
Functionality cookies: These cookies allow the Information Security Solutions website to remember choices that the user makes (e.g. user name, language, regional location) and provide enhanced features. For instance, we may be able to provide the user with news or updates relevant to the services they use. These cookies can also be used to remember changes the user has made to customisable features of our web site (e.g. text size, font and other parts of web pages that are customisable). They may also be used to provide services the user has requested such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised.
Personalisation cookies: These cookies help Information Security Solutions to advertise details of items that we think may be of interest to the user. These cookies are persistent (for as long as the user is registered with us) and mean that when the user logs in to, or returns to, our website, they may see items that we think may be of interest to the user.
Contacting Information Security Solutions Ltd
You can write to our Compliance officer at the following eMail address: firstname.lastname@example.org