Site Requirements

Supported Browsers

The fauquierbank.com website is best experienced using one of many current browsers available today. Viewing our site in older or non-compatible browsers may result in irregular display or reduced functionality.

Our website has been fully tested and is compatible with the browsers listed below.  Upgrades are available by clicking the appropriate link:

 Please note that Personal and Business Online Banking are not fully certified with Internet Explorer 9 at this time.  Display issues may occur.  If you have upgraded your browser to IE9, feel free to Contact Us  for additional details.

JavaScript

JavaScript is used on our website to enhance the user experience and provide advanced functionality. Some pages and menus on our site will not display or function properly if your browser does not have enabled, or does not support, JavaScript capability.

Screen Resolution

The fauquierbank.com website is best viewed on monitors with a resolution settings of at least 1024 x 768 pixels and 16-bit color or higher.

Pop-Up Windows

Our website uses "pop-up" windows to display some content. If you are using a browser that offers pop-up control or are running an add-on program to control pop-ups, you may need to take steps to allow pop-ups for our site.

Cookies

Cookies are not currently utilized on our website to track user activity.  Personal online banking uses session cookies for validation of log-in credentials only.   In addition, Flash Shared Objects (FSO) are used in authentication processes.

Recommended Plug-Ins

Browser plug-ins make it possible to experience audio, video, and interactive features within a website.  The fauquierbank.com website currently utilizes media that requires the following free plug-ins.

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Encryption

What is encryption and what is the difference between 40- and 128-bit encryption?

Encryption is the scrambling of information as it is transmitted over the Internet to protect your confidentiality. There are two levels of encryption in general use: 40-bit and 128-bit. With 40-bit encryption, there are billions of possible keys to decipher the coded information, and only one of them works. The effectiveness (or level of security) for encryption is measured in terms of how long the key is -- the longer the key, the longer it would take for someone without the correct “decoder” to break the code. This is measured in bits: 40-bit encryption, the level of encryption used with many ordinary browsers.

With 128-bit encryption, there are 300 billion trillion times as many keys as with 40-bit encryption. It is virtually impossible for an unauthorized party to find the right key, even if they are equipped with the best computers. 128-bit encryption is the strongest form of encryption available for financial or confidential transactions over the Internet today.

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