Revised Privacy Policy and Information about Cookies

Before continuing, we ask you to review our Privacy Policy which includes how we use Cookies to help us improve the quality of your vist to Get Safe Online.


Cookie Policy

What is a cookie and why are they used by Get Safe Online?

Cookies are small files of letters or numbers downloaded on to a device when users access websites. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide service information to the owners of the site. Cookies can be grouped into three categories: “session”, “persistent” and “first and third party”.

Session cookies (Temporary)

These are temporary cookie files, which are erased when you close your browser. When you restart your website browser and go back to the site that created the cookie, the website will not recognise you.

Persistent cookies (Permanent)

These files stay in one of your website browser's subfolders until you delete them manually or your browser deletes them based on the duration period contained within the persistent cookie's file.

First and Third Party cookies

Whether a cookie is ‘first’ or ‘third’ party refers to the website or domain placing the cookie. First party cookies are cookies set by a website visited by the user. Third-party cookies are created by a website other than the one you are currently visiting; for example, the Google analytics cookies placed on this website are third party which measure how many website visitors we receive.


Cookies are not spyware or viruses and they can't read information from a computer. Neither are cookies the source for pop-ups or spam. They cannot be executed as code and are therefore incapable of transmitting computer viruses.

There are 8 cookies used on the Get Safe Online Website. 5 are used by the Content Management System and 3 are used by Google Analytics. On pages that have the Twitter timeline embedded, another cookie is used by Twitter.

Cookie Purpose

Google Analytics

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Session cookies

Cookies starting with 'exp_' are from the Content Management System we use to update the website.

Other cookies

Twitter - 'lang' stores preferred language settings for Twitter.

allow_cookies - set by Get Safe Online to dismiss the "Revised Privacy Policy and Information about Cookies" dialog box.

What if I refuse cookies?

As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, if you do not agree to our usage of cookies, or you do not agree to our usage of Google Analytics, then you have the following options: