Cookies Policy

Introduction

Most websites use cookies in order to improve the visitor experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).

Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’).

This website uses cookies, by continuing to use this website we assume you agree to their use.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer, or mobile, device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve, or read, the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will usually contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers.

First party cookies

First party cookies are set by the website you are visiting.

First party cookies used by this website are:

Performance Cookies for geodirectory.ie

   
Cookie Name Description
_hjIncludedInSample This cookie is associated with web analytics functionality and services from Hot Jar, a Malta based company. It uniquely identifies a visitor during a single browser session and indicates they are included in an audience sample.
_hjid Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the random user ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behavior in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.
 

Functionality Cookies for geodirectory.ie
   
Cookie Name Description
CMSPreferredCulture Set by the Kentico CMS to identify the language of the page, stores a language-country code combination
CMSPreferredUICulture Stores the preferred UI culture of the user. Expires after 1 year. (CMS Admin only - not to public users)
CMSCsrfCookie Store's a security token that the system uses to validate all form data submitted via POST requests. Helps protect against Cross site request forgery. Expires at the end of the session.
 
These cookies are necessary to enable core functionality of the website, such as security, network management and accessibility. These cookies do not require your consent, but you can disable these cookies by changing your browser settings as detailed below, although this may affect how the website functions.
 
First Party Analytics Cookies

We use cookies to measure how users interact with website content, for example what are the most popular pages.
Cookie Name Description
_ga This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.  By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.
_gat_UA-3875447-3 This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.
_gid This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google.  It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.
The following first-party analytics cookies are used by this website:
 
While these cookies are not strictly necessary for the functionality of the website, the Data Protection Commission has indicated that it is appropriate to have a user-friendly mechanism to opt out of any data collection for analytics statistical purposes. This is why our cookies banner allows you to opt-out of analytics cookies.
 
Third party cookies

Third party cookies are set by a different organisation to the owner of the website you are visiting. For example, a website may contain content embedded from services such as YouTube, and these services may set their own cookies.
Pages with this embedded content may present cookies from their websites. Similarly, when you use one of the share buttons on the GeoDirectory website, a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through. GeoDirectory does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about such cookies.

Third party cookies used are:
Cookie Name Description
vuid This domain is owned by Vimeo. The main business activity is: Video Hosting/Sharing
_hjTLDTest Used by 3rd party tool www.HotJar.com.
_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress Used by 3rd party tool www.HotJar.com.
AGS_ROLES Used by 3rd party www.osi.ie  
AWSALBCORS Used by 3rd party www.osi.ie  
_hjIncludedInSample Used by 3rd party tool www.HotJar.com.
AWSALB Used by 3rd party www.osi.ie  

 

Managing cookies

How can I control cookies?

Web browser cookies

Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device a bit intrusive, particularly if this information is stored and used by a third party without their knowledge. Although this is generally quite harmless, you may not, for example, want to see advertising targeted to your interests. It is possible to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some of the functionality of the website by doing so.

If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser settings so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set.

If you wish to restrict or block the web browser cookies set on your device, you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser explains how to change these settings.

How to delete cookies;

Microsoft Internet Explorer
How to delete cookies in Internet Explorer

Google Chrome
How to delete cookies in Google Chrome

Firefox
How to delete cookies in Firefox

Safari
How to delete cookies in Safari on Mac
How to delete cookies in Safari on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

You can also visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to manage cookies on a wide variety of desktop browsers.

Adobe Flash Player Cookies

As mentioned above, the Adobe Flash Player, which is used to provide services such as videos or web-based games, is also capable of storing information on your device. However, these cookies cannot be controlled through your web browser. If you wish to restrict or block flash cookies, then you must do this on the Adobe website. Please be aware that restricting the use of flash cookies may affect the features available to you.

GeoDirectory Cookies

The following are examples of the types of cookies we use.

Analytic cookies

We use cookies to measure how users interact with website content, for example what are the most popular pages.

Functional cookies

We use a combination of session and persistent cookies to display the website and provide interactive tools.

Third party cookies

To enhance the user experience, we sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as flickr and YouTube. Pages with this embedded content may present cookies from their websites. Similarly, when you use one of the share buttons on the GeoDirectory website, a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through. GeoDirectory does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about such cookies. 

Last updated 28th September 2020