At AIB we understand how important the security and confidentiality of your information is to you. Our aim is to protect your information on the Internet in the same way as we would through our other banking channels such as over the phone, in a branch or at an ATM.
To ensure the highest level of security of information passing between our customers and the Bank, AIB uses what is known as 128 bit SSL. This is an encryption method that scrambles information while it is moving from one source to another to prevent the information being viewed or tampered with.
AIB's secure network infrastructure includes the following components
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Is a form of encryption that protects information being transmitted over the Internet to prevent it being tampered with during transit.
Is a method of scrambling information while it moves from one source to another, that protects the contents.
Is a method of keeping a network secure. Firewalls are commonly used to give users secure access to the Internet as well as to separate a company's public web server from its internal network.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are small pieces of information that are placed on your computer by a website that you visit. Cookies can store information about your preferences and other information that can be read by the website on any subsequent visit by you. The information stored in a cookie relates to how you browse the website and allows the website to remember you and your preferences when you return to it.
Cookies do not contain personal information from which you can be identified, unless you have provided such information to the website.
More information on cookies, including how to disable cookies, can be found on aboutcookies.org. Guidelines from the Data Protection Commissioner for the contents and use of Privacy Statements on websites can be found on http://www.dataprotection.ie/docs/PrivStatements/290.htm.
Types of Cookies
Session cookies only last for the duration of your visit to the website, and are deleted when you close your browser.
Persistent cookies remain after you have closed your browser, and allow a website to remember your actions and preferences when you return.
AIB use "session" cookies to collect information about visitors' use of the website, including things like connection speed, operating system, and time and duration of visits. This information is used on an aggregate, and not an individual, basis to help provide visitors with a better experience of our website.
Cookies do not in any way compromise the security of your computer. You can continue to use this website with no loss of functionality if you choose to disable cookies on your computer.
Users of the AIB Internet Banking application will be required to have cookies enabled in order for it to function correctly. For security reasons, AIB uses "session" cookies in Internet Banking. These cookies are required to deliver online banking and maintain online security and protect against fraud.
It is possible to allow cookies from specific websites by making them "trusted websites" in your internet browser. You can find out how to do this by visiting aboutcookies.org.
Audits and Inspections
AIB security infrastructure is regularly audited by external experts.
Note on Virus Protection
AIB recommends that all users have up to date Anti Virus and Firewall protection on your PC (personal Firewalls are now available for home PCs).
View the AIB Fraud Prevention information for Internet Banking customers.