CSI-COP Privacy notice
The philosophy of design for the CSI-COP website has been to develop each section (Home, About, etc.) and its sub-pages as privacy-by-default. We encourage our visitors to check the website below to learn that the CSI-COP website is GDPR compliant: https://2gdpr.com/178757653
The development has involved ensuring the website is free of tracking visitors’ movement and navigation around CSI-COP pages. This means the CSI-COP website does not track from which website a visitor arrived on to a CSI-COP web page, nor does CSI-COP website monitor or record the ‘session’ of each visitor. To this end the CSI-COP website has no visitor tracking on its web pages.
Does this mean the CSI-COP website carries no cookies (small text files, please see FAQ page and further information below) ? The site is forced to include a small number of cookies to function, although these do not result in a visitor being tracked.
For example, on the Home page, there are ‘third-party’ requests from Google for use of its fonts. CSI-COP is the ‘first-party’ for the CSI-COP website. A ‘third-party’ means a party that is not related in any way with the first party, in this case, CSI-COP. The third-party requests relate to the fonts used on each of the pages on CSI-COP’s website.
Why does CSI-COP use Google fonts? These were embedded in the WordPress template CSI-COP adopted to create its web presence Without use of the Google fonts the CSI-COP website would incur cost to purchase licences to use other fonts. CSI-COP made a decision, as these Google requests would not be tracking visitors to its website, CSI-COP could continue to use them keeping the promise to CSI-COP visitors of privacy-by-default pages.
About and other sections
We invite visitors to check ‘Security Headers’. There you will find that each section and any page across the CSI-COP website is accorded an A+ for website security. Try putting the address (URL) for a CSI-COP website page in the link below, for example the ‘About’ page
More about Cookies
There are different types of cookies for different purposes used on websites. These are the most common types of cookies:
A session cookie only lasts for the duration of the user’s website visit.
A web browser normally deletes session cookies when it quits.
A persistent cookie will outlast user sessions. If a persistent cookie has its maximum age set to 1 year, then, within the year, the initial value set in that cookie would be sent back to the server every time the user visited the server. This could be used to record a piece of information such as how the user initially came to this website. For this reason persistent cookies are also called tracking cookies.
A secure cookie is only used when a browser is visiting a server via HTTPS, ensuring that the cookie is always encrypted when transmitting from client to server.
First-party cookies are cookies set with the same domain (or its subdomain) in the browser’s address bar.
Third-party cookies are cookies set with different domains from the one shown on the address bar (i.e. the web pages on that domain may feature content from a third-party domain – e.g. Google Maps or YouTube). Privacy setting options in most modern browsers allow you to block third-party tracking cookies.
Cookies perform many different functions. These are the most common uses of cookies:
Some cookies are essential for the operation of our websites. For example, some cookies allow us to identify logged in users and ensure they can access the relevant pages.
We utilise other cookies to analyse how our visitors use our websites and to monitor website performance. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages.
We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences, for example which language you want to see the website in. We also use functionality cookies to provide you with enhanced services such as allowing you to watch a video online.
Behaviourally Targeted Advertising Cookies
We do not use this type of cookie.
Can I turn off cookies?
You can manually disable cookies on your device, or delete existing cookies. You may also be able to view the cookies already in your system. This will depend on your browser. See the links below which tell you how to delete or disable cookies in each of the major browsers.
CSI-COP cookies and personal information
The tables below provide an overview of all the not-tracking cookies used on the CSI-COP website, including details of the party, its source, type, duration, and the reason for its use.
|Used to persist a user’s wp-admin configuration.
|Tests that the browser accepts cookies.
|Remember User session.
|To store the authentication details on login.
|Helps us to determine the language settings of the user’s browser, to better serve relevant information in the right language.
|This cookie is set from the Forum plugin and stores the unique id number of the current visitor in the forum section. It does not store any personal data.
|This cookie is set from the Forum plugin and stores the state of the visited forum section by the current user. It does not store any personal data.
|The Google Fonts are an application programme interface (API) is designed to limit the collection, storage, and use of end-user data to what is needed to serve fonts efficiently. Use of Google Fonts is unauthenticated. No cookies are sent by website visitors to the Google Fonts API.
|Requests to the Google Fonts API are made to resource-specific domains, such as fonts.googleapis.com or fonts.gstatic.com, so that visitor requests for fonts are separate from and do not contain any credentials sent to google.com while using other Google services that are authenticated, such as Gmail.
|These help CSI-COP to determine the language settings of a visitor’s browser, to better serve relevant information in the right language.
|This is for the Twitter domain allowing hosting of images.
|These help to improves CSI-COP website’s performance and speeds up loading times. In addition, these help the data visualisation visitors will experience as interactive maps in the sub-pages in ‘Project results’ section.
CSI-COP will constantly review its website, and its privacy commitment, to ensure the promise of no-visitor tracking, and to comply with the EU’s general data protection regulation (GDPR). For more information on GDPR, please see this page: https://gdpr.eu/