Please also see our Data Protection Notice here [insert link] for further details about the ways in which we collect and use your personal data.
1. What are Cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are stored in your web browser on your computer, tablet or smartphone (each a “Device”) when you visit a website. Cookies serve a number of purposes like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, interests or log in details, and generally improving your experience.
We may place cookies on partner websites to advertise our brands and/or services. These cookies are mainly used to display content tailored to your interests and to evaluate our content (including advertising). Our cookies are also used by third party sites in order to provide advertising that is relevant. This relevance is based on a profile built form your previous visits to our Website, including the services you have visited. Please see our section on third party cookies below.
- To customise your visit.
- To improve our Website.
- To save a visitor’s recent searches to save them time when revisiting our Website.
- To provide visitors with advertising that is relevant (third parties are involved in providing this).
4. Which Cookies do we use?
|Source (Where cookies come from)|
|First Party Cookies||These cookies are provided by us and used by various features on our Website. Examples may include customising a visitor’s visit, providing statistical information, and verifying a visitor’s identity for security purposes.|
|Third Party Cookies||These cookies are provided by “Third Party” vendors who provide products and features we have integrated into our Website. Examples include social media sites, ad networks, and security systems. <<Insert link to third party cookie section>>|
|Expiration (How long cookies last)|
|Session Cookies||These cookies are added when a visitor starts to browse our Website or interacts with a specific feature and are deleted when the browser is closed.|
|Persistent Cookies||These cookies are added when a visitor starts to browse our Website or interacts with a specific feature, but may remain stored on your Device until a certain termination date is reached (in terms of minutes, days or years from the creation/update of the cookie).|
|Type (What application uses the cookie)|
|Necessary cookies||These are essential in order to enable you to move around the Website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the Website. Without these cookies, our Website would not work properly and services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or secure client accounts, cannot be provided.|
|Performance cookies||These collect information about how visitors use the Website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. We use these cookies to test different designs and features for our Website and we also use them to help us monitor how our visitors reach our sites and how effective our advertising is.|
|Functional cookies||These allow the Website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise.|
|Flash Cookies||These cookies are added when a browser displays a Flash application. Flash is used to display some versions of our digital publications. The cookie may be used to track statistical information pertaining to the digital publication, such as pages were viewed.|
Website Cookies and other tracking technologies
|Cookie Type||Name||Purpose||Expiration||Who Provides the Cookie?|
|Necessary||__cfduid||Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic.||1 year||browser-update.org|
|Necessary||BIGipServer#||Used to distribute traffic to the website on several servers in order to optimise response times.||Session||gdc.indeed.com|
|Necessary||BIGipServer#||Used to distribute traffic to the website on several servers in order to optimise response times.||Session||indeed.com|
|Necessary||JSESSIONID||Preserves users states across page requests.||Session||gdc.indeed.com|
|Necessary||wordpress_test_cookie||Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.||Session||techlifeireland.com|
|Necessary||wordpress_logged_in||Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.||Session/Never
|Functional||cookie_warning||Remembers if the user has accepted cookies||Never||techlifeireland.com|
|Functional||lang||Remembers the user’s selected language version of a website||Session||ads.linkedin.com|
|Functional||lang||Remembers the user’s selected language version of a website||Session||cdn.syndication.twimg.com|
|Functional||lang||Set by LinkedIn when a web page contains an embedded “Follow us” panel.||Session||linkedin.com|
|Performance||_ga||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||2 years||techlifeireland.com|
|Performance||_gat||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate||Session||techlifeireland.com|
|Statistic||_gid||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||Session||techlifeireland.com|
|Targeting||ads/ga-audiences||Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor ‘s online behaviour across websites.||Session||google.com|
|Targeting||bcookie||Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.||2 years||linkedin.com|
|Targeting||bscookie||Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.||2 years||linkedin.com|
|Targeting||cid_#||Collects unidentifiable data that is sent to an unidentifiable source. The source’s identity is kept secret by the company, Whois Privacy Protection Service, Inc.||1 year||ctnsnet.com|
|Targeting||fr||Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.||3 months||facebook.com|
|Targeting||GPS||Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.||Session||youtube.com|
|Targeting||IDE||Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking on e of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.||1 year||doubleclick.net|
|Targeting||lidc||Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.||Session||linkedin.com|
|Targeting||opt||Collects unidentifiable data that is sent to an unidentifiable source. The source’s identity is kept secret by the company, Whois Privacy Protection Service, Inc.||1 year||ctnsnet.com|
|Targeting||PREF||Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos
across different websites.
|Targeting||test_cookie||Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.||Session||doubleclick.net|
|Targeting||VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.||179 days||youtube.com|
|Targeting||YSC||Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.||Session||youtube.com|
|Functional||INDEED_CSRF_TOKEN||Prevent CRSF attacks||Session||gdc.indeed.com|
Opt Out Link
|You can learn more about how advertisers use these cookies and manage your preferences in http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ie/|
6. Managing and disabling Cookies
For instructions on blocking and deleting cookies, see the privacy and help documentation of your specific browser’s website. If you use more Devices and/or browsers you will need to disable cookies on each Device and on each browser separately. Here are the locations of the cookie settings for all major web browsers:
- Internet Explorer – Tools > Internet Options > Privacy tab.
- Mozilla Firefox – Tools > Options > Privacy menu.
- Safari Users – Edit > Preferences > Privacy menu.
- Chrome Users – Settings > Content Settings > Privacy > Cookies.
If you limit the ability of our websites to set cookies, this may prevent you from using certain features of our Website properly and your user experience – which will no longer be personalised for you – may deteriorate. You may also be able to opt-out from certain cookies through third party cookie management sites. Disabling cookies may prevent you from using certain parts of our Website. If you delete your cookies from the browser, you may need to remember to re-install opt-out cookies.
7. Where can I get more information about Cookies?
You can find more information about cookies by visiting the following information websites: