What are cookies?
Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more effectively, as well as to provide functionalities that may, for example, enhance visitor friendliness.
To get the most out of our website, you need to have all cookies enabled. If you don't wish to enable cookies or wish to disable specific cookies, you will still be able to use the website but may not be able to use all of its features or functions. Please see the section below on how to manage your cookies.
Cookies we use and purposes
Cookies are used for a variety of purposes. The table below explains the first and third party cookies we use on our website, why we use them and how long the different cookies are stored on your computer or mobile device.
|Name and category||Type||Function and purpose||Expiry date|
|ASP.NET_SessionId||1st party cookie||The website is programmed in ASP.Net. ASP.Net as a technology can temporarily store information needed by the website during the visit of the surfer, called a ‘session’. To make sure the website knows which session-stored information belongs to you (as opposed to a different visitor), an identifier is stored by your browser.||End of browsing session|
|Microsoft Application Insights|
|1st party cookie||This cookie is associated with the Microsoft Application Insights software, which collects statictical usage and telemetry information for apps built on the Azure cloud platform. This is a unique anonymous session identifier cookie.||End of browsing session|
|Microsoft Application Insights|
|1st party cookie||This cookie is associated with the Microsoft Application Insights software, which collects statictical usage and telemetry information for apps built on the Azure cloud platform. This is a unique user identifier cookie enabling counting of the number of users accessing the application over time.||1 year|
|3rd party cookie||This cookie set by DoubleClick and is used for serving targeted advertisements that are relevant to you across the web. Targeted advertisements may be displayed to you based on your previous visits to this website. For example, advertisements about a topic you have expressed an interest in while browsing our site may be displayed to you across the web.||390 days|
|1st party cookie||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.||2 years|
|1st party cookie||This cookie is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.||1 minute|
|1st party cookie||This cookie is used to store Session ID and to group the entire session’s activity together for each user.||24 hours|
|Google Tag Manager|
|1st party cookie||This cookie is used to help identify the visitors by age, gender or interests by DoubleClick - Google Tag Manager in order to help better facilitate targeting for advertisement.||1 minute|
|birdseye ireland#lang||1st party cookie||This cookie stores the language that you choose from the initial language selection screen. After you have made your language selection the language selection screen will not be shown when you return to the site you will get the website in his preferred language. In addition to the language screen, this cookie is also used to display other multi-language features on the website in the right language.||End of browsing session|
|iglo_cookiebar||1st party cookie||This cookie is set when the cookiebar is displayed to a user. This in order to avoid the cookiebar from showing on each visit to the website.||1 year|
|SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE||1st party cookie||This analytics cookie keeps track of returning visitors and their visits to the website. The identifier stored in this cookie serves to recognize returning visitors. These figures are used by us to create visitor statistics and to improve the content shown on the website.||10 years|
HOW TO MANAGE COOKIES
If you do not want our website to store cookies on your computer or mobile device, you can change your browser settings. You can adjust your settings so that you receive a warning before certain cookies are stored. Another option is to adjust your settings so that your browser refuses most of our cookies or only certain cookies.
Please be aware that if you do not want to accept any cookies, our website might not function properly. It may be that several functions will be unavailable to you or that you will even be unable to view certain parts of the website.
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There are also software products available that can manage cookies for you.
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CONTACT AND QUERIES
If you have any questions about the cookies used on our website, please contact us via the Contact Us link on our website and indicate the nature of your query.