Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) websites collect no personal information such as names and addresses. If you choose to provide that information it is only used to fulfill your request for information.
CTTSO websites automatically gather and store certain technical information about your visit. This information never identifies who you are and is only used to help make the website more useful. The information collected and stored about your visit is listed below:
- 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) and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access the website;
- The type of browser (e.g., Netscape, Internet Explorer) and operating system (Windows, Unix) used to access the website;
- The date and time you access the website;
- The pages you visit; and
- If you linked to the CTTSO website from another website, the address of that website.
“Cookies” are small bits of text that are either used for the duration of a session (“session cookies”), or saved on a user’s hard drive in order to identify that user, or information about that user, the next time the user logs on to a website (“persistent cookies”). CTTSO websites do not use persistent cookies. Certain pages on CTTSO websites may use session cookies to provide streamlined navigation and for statistical analysis. Session cookies are deleted from the CTTSO servers soon after your session ends and are not collected or saved. You can set up your Web browser to inform you when cookies are set or to prevent cookies from being set. You can still use CTTSO websites if you do not accept the cookies, but you may be unable to use certain cookie-dependent features.