Protecting the privacy of users of the online information service is very important for the Bank. Below we present information concerning the data collected and the rules for its storage and use. The use and collection of information about users of the online service is limited to the minimum required for the Bank to provide services of the highest quality.
This section contains information concerning the tools used by the Bank to ensure the greatest possible ease of use of the online information service (cookies, system logs) and on the data collected by entities that conduct analysis.
The Bank protects user data, so before opening the online information service, the user’s browser will provide information on what data are collected.
We process data in order to:
- tailor content to users’ needs and interests,
- present information on products and services offered by the Bank, tailored to the user’s needs and interests,
- collect certain metrics to help improve the Bank’s products and services.
What data do we collect?
The Bank makes every effort to make the online information service easy to use. To increase its efficiency, anonymous cookies are used, and statistical data are collected on the phrases most commonly entered into the search engine, on the basis of which the service’s navigation is continuously updated, so that searches for content are convenient and intuitive.
Cookies are small text files from websites, recorded by the information service user’s browser.
Cookies contain only information about the user’s activity in the online information service, from which they were sent. Switching off the cookie function in the user’s browser may make it difficult or impossible to use certain functions of the service.
Cookies are used only to collect anonymous statistical data on users to improve the ease of using the online information service. Financial data are not collected, nor are data identifying or allowing the identification of users of the service.
Browsers allow a distinction between the following types of cookie:
- session cookies, also called transient cookies, are stored in temporary memory and are needed to track the user’s session; they are very often used by various services due to the specifics of the HTTP protocol by which websites are transmitted,
- persistent cookies - which aren’t erased after the browser is closed and can be used by the service in the future; they include in particular:
- first-party cookies: the service configures cookies only for its own needs,
- third-party cookies: the service places a cookie so that it can be used by other services.
System logs, or registers of events, are chronological records of events and actions related to a website. They contain data such as the IP address from which a given sub-page was accessed, the address of that page and the time of the connection. System logs are used by the Bank in particular for statistical purposes. Analysis of system logs also makes it possible to tailor the content of a website to the user’s preferences.
Links to other websites
The Bank is not responsible for the privacy protection rules applied by the owners of pages to which links are found in the online information service. Users are requested to familiarise themselves with the content of privacy protection notices on those websites.
Some of the service’s pages use Floodlight technology, which is used to create aggregate statistics on the use of the website. A Floodlight tag is an electronic single-pixel or transparent image.
A Floodlight tag may recognise certain information on users’ computers such as the number of a cookie file, the time and date a page was accessed and the description of the page on which the tag is placed.
Entities that perform analysis of the service
During visits to the pages of the online information service, cookies or Floodlight tags from entities working for the Bank that perform analysis, are recorded on the user’s computer. This makes it possible to recognise users of the information service during future visits and collecting statistics as part of the information service.
A list of the entities that perform analysis that the Bank works with can be found on the Bank’s website at https://www.pkobh.pl/en/about-us/information-required-by-law/etities.
We will announce such changes on the website of the Bank’s online information service. (http://www.pkobh.pl/en/privacy-policy).
End of Microsoft support for Windows XP – keep your account safe on the Internet
According to information on Microsoft’s websites, after the end of technical support on 8 April 2014 Windows XP will continue to operate, but computers may be at greater risk from malware and attacks by cyber-criminals – find out more.
Even if the most up-to-date antivirus programs and firewalls are used, computers using Windows XP may be significantly vulnerable to such attacks, which may result in the theft of access data (logins and passwords) to transaction services, or e.g. a third party taking control of the computer.
Only continuously updated software and support from the producer for the operating system provide increased security. This is why the Bank recommends that users of the online information service use operating systems covered by full technical support from their producers, and update of the operating system to newer versions of Windows or change to another operating system that can be systematically updated. More information can be found on the website of Microsoft, the producer of Windows XP.
REVOCATION OF CONSENT TO DATA COLLECTION BY THE BANK’S ONLINE INFORMATION SERVICE
Users who, after familiarising themselves with the information available online, do not want cookies to remain in their device’s browser should delete them from the browser after concluding their visit to the online information service.