The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) respects your privacy and the rights of its users. It does not, as a general rule, collect personal information of any kind from website users. Where a user voluntarily provides personal information, the data will be used only for the purposes for which it has been provided, and not passed to any third party.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are small data files placed on your computer, mobile or other device when you browse online. They are standard across almost all websites and they do not affect your device. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
What cookies do we use?
NCSC uses session cookies which are temporary and are erased when you close your browser at the end of your visit or session. We will not recognise you the next time you visit the NCSC website. We will treat you as a completely new visitor as there is nothing in your browser to let us know that you have visited before.
- the Internet domain (for example, 'xcompany.com' if you use a private internet access account, or 'yourschool.edu' if you connect from a university's domain);
- the IP address from which you access our website (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the web);
- the type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
- the date and time you access our site;
- the pages you visit.
In short, the technical information will be used only by the NCSC and only for statistical and administrative purposes.
Our Twitter Policy
If you follow us, you can expect tweets covering some or all of the following:
- Press Releases on the NCSC activities
- Alerts about new content on our website
- Other practical information on services available through the NCSC
RTs ≠ Endorsement
Who we follow
If you follow us, we will not automatically follow you back. This is to help our followers identify other Twitter accounts that we are following such as other Government Departments, Houses of the Oireachtas, relevant European institutions and accounts of particular relevance to Ireland.
@Replies and Direct Messages
We will not be able to reply individually to all the messages we receive via Twitter. The best means of communicating a query to the NCSC is by availing of various contact options outlined at our Contact Details page.
Twitter may occasionally be unavailable and we accept no responsibility for lack of service due to Twitter downtime.