The Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) is committed to safeguarding your privacy and information while using the www.fic.gov.za website and domains hosted by the FIC. Please read this cookie policy carefully before using the FIC's website and affiliated domains.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small blocks of data created by a web server while a user is browsing a website and placed on the user's computer or other device by the user's web browser. Cookies are placed on the device used to access a website, and more than one cookie may be placed on a user's device during a session – source: Wikipedia

The FIC website uses cookies for three reasons:

  • To optimise your website browsing experience by storing some of the website files on your computer to help with the website loading speed when you visit the website in the future
  • To enable Google Analytics to track user behaviour and actions on our website for statistical reporting purposes
  • Where applicable, to remember your log-in preferences, usernames, passwords, personal information form if you choose to allow the browser to remember your log in credentials and information you previously entered such as email addresses and telephone numbers.

The following are the three main cookies currently in use on this website and other FIC domains or web services. Each domain main contains all or some of these cookies.

Mandatory cookies

These cookies allow the FIC to offer you the best possible experience when accessing and navigating through the website and using its features. For example, these cookies let the FIC identify that you have created an account and have logged into that account.

Functionality cookies

Functionality cookies enable the FIC to operate the site in accordance with the choices you make. For example, the FIC will recognise your username and remember how you customised the site during future visits.

Social media cookies

The FIC uses LinkedIn and YouTube social media platforms to dissiminate useful information. Social media cookies allow the FIC to track how many users are visiting FIC's social media pages and other activities such as sharing and 'liking' or 'following'​

Analytical cookies

These cookies enable the FIC and third-party services (Google Analytics) to collect aggregated or accumulated data for statistical purposes on how our visitors use the website. These cookies do not contain personal information such as names and email addresses and are used to help us improve your user experience of the website.

Overall, cookies help the FIC provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You may choose to accept or reject cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you may modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the FIC's website.

How to delete or reject​ cookies?

You may change your browser's settings to delete cookies that have already been set and to reject new cookies. To learn more, visit the help pages of your browser:

The FIC will not use any information you provide or collect to:

  • Serve you any form of advertisement
  • Push unsolicited marketing material
  • Unmask your identity or discover information about you other than the details you voluntarily provide
  • Provide your information to third party providers for the purposes of the abovementioned causes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions or concerns about this policy or FIC's use of cookies, please contact us using this form. Information collected or provided to the FIC is handled and destroyed in terms of applicable legislation and international best practice.​