Cookies


Dear i-Dealcorp.com user,

The main purpose of i-Dealcorp.com is to provide a secure communication channel between investors and companies. Our priority is to store and manage your data in a secure manner while making sure your experience using the portal is pleasant and comfortable. In order to achive this, we use cookies stored in your web browser to help ensure a safe and convenient data transfer between your computer and the portal.

What is a cookie (Ref. Wikipedia)

An HTTP cookie (also called web cookie, Internet cookie, browser cookie or simply cookie, the latter which is not to be confused with the literal definition), is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while the user is browsing that website. Every time the user loads the website, the browser sends the cookie back to the server to notify the website of the user's previous activity. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember stateful information (such as items in a shopping cart) or to record the user's browsing activity (including clicking particular buttons, logging in, or recording which pages were visited by the user as far back as months or years ago).

Cookies usually perform essential functions in the modern web. Perhaps most importantly, authentication cookies are the most common method used by web servers to know whether the user is logged in or not, and which account they are logged in with. Without such a mechanism, the site would not know whether to send a page containing sensitive information, or require the user to authenticate themselves by logging in. The security of an authentication cookie generally depends on the security of the issuing website and the user's web browser, and on whether the cookie data is encrypted. Security vulnerabilities may allow a cookie's data to be read by a hacker, used to gain access to user data, or used to gain access (with the user's credentials) to the website to which the cookie belongs (see cross-site scripting and cross-site request forgery for examples).

How are cookies used in i-Dealcorp.com

i-Dealcorp.com uses cookies for four purposes:

  1. User authentication. Customer data is stored in the customer’s computer in an encrypted format and each of the customer’s requests includes a cookie that helps to identify the customer.
  2. Storing the username and password in the browser. This simplifies logging in daily, but it must be noted that any other person with access to the user’s computer can also gain entry to the website.
  3. Determining the user’s geographical location in the i-Dealcorp.com map application. The application asks for the user’s consent prior to saving the location. If the user answers negatively, the data is not saved.
  4. Protection against CSFR. Information on CSFR: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross-site_request_forgery.

Various other cookies may be added to the portal as it evolves. Therefore, we ask permanent users to occasionally revisit this informative page.

Wishing you a safe experience,
i-Dealcorp.com Support