Last updated: 5 June 2018

This Cookie Statement explains how Affidea (“we“, “us“, and “ours“) use cookies and similar technologies to recognise you when you visit our website at affidea.ie (“Website“). It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their website work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.

Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, Affidea) are called “first-party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third-party cookies”. Third-party cookies enable third-party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.

Cookies can be either session cookies or persistent cookies. A session cookie will expire at the end of the user session, effectively when the web browser is closed. A persistent cookie will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until a set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). Persistent cookies are identified in the below table with their respective lifespans included in brackets. Any cookies without lifespan included after their name are session cookies.

WHY DO WE USE COOKIES?

We use first party and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Website to operate. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Website. Third parties serve cookies through our Website for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.

The specific types of first and third-party cookies served through our Website and the purposes they perform are described below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific Website you visit):

ANALYTICS AND CUSTOMISATION COOKIES: These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Website are being used or how effective are marketing campaigns are, or to help us customise our Website for you.

Google Analytics Cookies named:

  • _ga (2 years)
  • _gat_UA-15399559-1 (1 minute)
  • _gid (1 day)

Google’s privacy policy is available via the below link: https://policies.google.com/privacy

YouTube Cookies named:

  • GPS (30 minutes)
  • PREF (8 months)
  • VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE (6 months)

To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading “How can I control cookies?” Alternatively, please click on the relevant opt-out link below: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/

YSC YouTube’s privacy policy is the same as for Google above

ADVERTISING COOKIES: These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.

doubleclick.net by Google Cookie named:

  • IDE (13 months)

Google’s privacy policy is available via the below link: https://policies.google.com/privacy To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading “How can I control cookies?”

SOCIAL NETWORKING COOKIES: These cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our Websites through third party social networking and other websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes too.

Facebook Cookie named:

  • fr (3 months)

Facebook’s privacy policy is available via the below link: https://www.facebook.com/legal/FB_Work_Privacy To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading “How can I control cookies?”

HOW CAN I CONTROL COOKIES?

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie preferences by clicking on the appropriate opt-out links provided in the cookie table above. You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website though your access to some functionality and areas of our website may be restricted.

Google Chrome

Path: Customize and control Google Chrome > Settings > Advanced > Content Settings > Cookies

Locate and click on the Customize and control Google Chrome button in the top-right corner designated with three stacked dots, then select Settings in the drop-down menu. On the new Settings tab, scroll down to Advanced and click on the link. In the expanded Advanced section, click on Content Settings listed under Privacy and security. Locate and click on the Cookies link listed directly under the Content settings label. You also have options to trash cookies when the browser is closed and blocking third-party cookies.

Mozilla Firefox

Path: Menu > Options > Privacy > History

Locate and click on the Menu button located in the top-right corner designated with three stacked lines. In the drop-down menu, click on the Options button. A new Options tab appears in the browser. Select Privacy in the

menu on the left. Here you can also determine when cookies expire, block third-party cookies, and block cookies from specific sites.

Microsoft Edge

Path: Settings and more > Settings > Advanced settings > Cookies

Locate and click on the Settings and more button in the top-right corner designated with three dots. Select Settings at the bottom of the roll-out menu. Click the View advanced settings button listed under Advanced settings towards the bottom of the Settings panel. Scroll all the way down the Advanced settings roll-out menu until you see Cookies. Here you can block all cookies, or just cookies planted by external websites.

Internet Explorer

Path: Tools > Internet Options > Privacy > Advanced Privacy Settings

Locate and click on the Tools button in the top-right corner designated with a gear icon. Select Internet Options in the drop-down menu. The Internet Options pop-up window will appear. Click on this panel’s Privacy tab. On the new Privacy panel, click on the Advanced button listed under Settings. The Advanced Privacy Settings pop-up window appears. There are options to enable/disable third-party cookies, and to accept all cookies no matter the source.

Opera Browser

Path: Customize and control Opera > Settings > Privacy & security > Cookies

Locate and click on the Opera logo located in the top-left corner labelled as Customize and control Opera. In the drop-down menu, click on the Settings link. A new Settings tab will appear within the browser. Select Privacy & security listed on the menu to the left. On the new panel, scroll down to Cookies. You can make Opera delete cookies when exiting, block third-party cookies, and more.

Apple Safari

Path: Safari > Preferences > Privacy > Cookies and website data

Locate and click on Safari in the toolbar at the top. In the drop-down menu, click on the Preferences link. On the Preferences page, click on the Privacy button located on the toolbar. Locate the Cookies and website data option. As an optional step, you can click on Manage Website Data to manually choose which sites you want to delete cookies from.

HOW OFTEN WILL AFFIDEA UPDATE THIS COOKIE STATEMENT?

We may update this Cookie Statement from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Please therefore re-visit this Cookie Statement regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.

The date at the top of this Cookie Statement indicates when it was last updated.

WHERE CAN I GET FURTHER INFORMATION?

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, please email us at DPO.IE@affidea.com.

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