What is a "Cookie"?
On the internet, and as it pertains to online functionality, a "cookie" is a small piece of information sent by a web server to be stored on a web browser so that it can be read back later from that browser. This becomes useful for having the browser remember specific information about a visitor to a particular Website. The cookie is a text file that is saved in the browser's directory and is stored in RAM while the browser is running. The cookie may also be stored on the computer's hard drive once a user logs off from that website or web server.
(ISC)² and Cookies
(ISC)² is committed to continually improving the experience for Constituents as they use the (ISC)² website. "Cookies" are currently the only way to effectively identify a Constituent in order to provide personalized access to Constituent information. By using cookies, (ISC)² can personalize its Website and offer secure services for each Constituent. Cookies and registration are two methods that (ISC)² uses to offer Constituents features and services that are unavailable to the general public.
To measure site activity and provide a better user experience, (ISC)² may allow our service providers or business partners to compile information from the cookies, web beacons or other technologies on our websites which may include information about your visit (such as demographic data, browser type, IP address, pages visited, activities conducted on the page and the day and time of your visit). We may also use this information to develop personalized content and appropriate advertising based on your visits over time on (ISC)² websites.
How can the use of "Cookies" be controlled or turned off?
Cookies can be controlled through browser settings. While not utilized on ISC2.org, Flash cookies can be disabled or deleted in the Flash player application. Be aware that setting the cookies controls to be too restrictive, or declining cookies, may affect your ability to use certain features of the (ISC)² website, including accessing member-only areas. Please refer to your browser Help instructions to learn more about cookies and other technologies and how to manage their use. If you elect to refuse or delete cookies, you will need to repeat this process if you use another computer, or change browsers.