were taken out of an ITD department memo that was received from DOE HQ
(Secretary Abraham) which was forwarded to all BNL Department Chairs on
The Department of Energy (DOE), has directed BNL to review
all of its websites that are publicly accessible to ensure they comply
with DOE's established policy on Internet privacy. BNL websites that are
publicly accessible will not use "persistent
cookies" (i.e. small permanent files placed on a client by a web
server) unless the following conditions are met:
- The site gives clear and conspicuous
notice of their presence.
- There is a scientific- or business- requirement
to gather data on the website.
- There are appropriate and publicly disclosed
privacy safeguards for handling the data.
- The Laboratory's Director and the DOE provide
written, personal approval.
displayed, even if the site does not collect information. Text that
can be used in such statements is given in DOE/IG-0493.
It is important to note that the above policy applies to "persistent
cookies" not "session cookies." For more information on "Cookies" see our
Cookies: Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQ's) web page.
Last Modified: July 2, 2008