Privacy and Cookie policy.

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.

Why do we use cookies?

Cookies enable us to monitor the number of people visiting our site. NCSC does not use cookies to collect or record information about users’ names, addresses or other contact details, but may collect and store general information for statistical purposes, such as:

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:

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.