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Headquarters security

Are my data confidential?

Thanks to the https protocol, communications between members of the public and the BNE is encrypted. An “SSL tunnel” is created on the internet between the member of the public and the BNE along which the information is encrypted, hence the data is transmitted securely.  

Is the information from the headquarters authentic?

Each information fragment exchanged between the BNE and a member of the public has another fragment (its “hash”) associated to it. This is a code which guarantees that the initial fragment has not been modified since it was sent. Therefore, it is authentic, and the integrity of the information the member of the public receives is guaranteed.

How do I know for certain that I am in the headquarters?

The website that includes all the content of the electronic headquarters of the Biblioteca Nacional de España starts with https://sede.bene.gob.es. Thanks to the https protocol, communications are via a secure channel (the integrity, confidentiality and authentication of the communications are guaranteed).

To know if you are using the https protocol at any time, you should observe a series of indicators, depending on the browser used.

 

If using Internet Explorer, you should see  a closed padlock  on the navigation bar next to the website address of the headquarters. If you click on the padlock, an explanatory window drops down, as shown in the following image:

explorer

In Mozilla Firefox, the website bne.gob. appears with a blue background and you should see a closed lock on the bottom right corner of the browser. If you click on the blue background, an explanatory window drops down, as shown in the following image:

firefox

In Google Chrome, the https appears in green and you should see a  closed padlock next to the navigation bar of the website address of the headquarters. If you click on the padlock, an explanatory window drops down, as shown in the following image:

chrome

In Safari you should see a closed padlock at the end of the browser bar, as shown in the following image:

Safari