1. What are cookies?
2. How do we use them?
3. Cookie classifications
4. Cookies that CMP use
5. Essential and non-essential cookies
7. Other information
8. How to contact us
1.1 What are cookies?
1. Allow the site to function correctly and to help keep it secure.
2. Make the site easier to use by remembering information that you’ve entered, to recognise you as a site user and to personalise your visit.
3. Collect basic information about the way you have used the site.
The cookies may allow NFGWS to record additional information on the webpages you have visited and the contents of those webpages, any information you input, your time of visit, how you arrived at the webpages and related session information, your requested page, web browser type, IP address, etc.
NFGWS uses this information to better understand website usage so that we know what areas of our website users prefer. This information is stored in log files and is used for statistical reporting.
1.3 Cookie classifications
NFGWS uses two classifications of cookies:
• Strictly Necessary Cookies, which are defined as cookies which are required to help keep data safe. They allow you to move between different pages on our site. They also help to keep your details secure
• Not Strictly Necessary Cookies, which are defined as cookies that help us improve the performance of our site. They tell us how pages are used, which ones are commonly viewed and help us piece together a full picture of a typical customer journey through the site. They also tell us if any errors occur.
There are three types of cookies on our website, which fall under the two classifications:
i. Session cookies
ii. Persistent cookies
iii. Third party cookies
1.4 Cookies that NFGWS use
i. Session cookies – A session cookie exists only while the user is reading and navigating the website. Session cookies enable users to carry out essential tasks on our site. Without session cookies, the site will not function correctly. This type of cookie expires as soon as you exit the browser you are using to view our website.
ii. Persistent cookies – A persistent cookie will outlast a user’s session. This could be used to record a vital piece of information such as how the user initially came to this website, or to record details about the last browsing session on the site. For this reason, persistent cookies are also called tracking cookies.
1.5 Essential and non-essential cookies
Some cookies are essential in order for users to use the website. These are not stored in your computer or mobile device and they do not contain any personal data. You can delete these cookies, however, the site may not function appropriately.
Here is a list of essential cookies:
|Session cookies||These assist with the onsite customer experience and alert NFGWS of any issues that customers might be experiencing. They expire when you terminate the browser session.||Once session has terminated|
Non-essential cookies are usually supplied by our business partners and help provide information relevant to you as well as for analytical purposes. Here is a list of non-essential cookies:
|IED cookie||Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.||2 years|
|YouTube cookies||YouTube cookies try to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos and stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.||179 days|
|YouTube GPS cookies||Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.||30 minutes|
|Test cookie||Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.||1 day|
1.7 Other information
For more information on cookies and cookie legislation, please visit the following sites:
Most web browsers give you some control over cookies through the browser settings. However, turning cookies off may interfere with your browsing experience.
For instructions on how to manage and disable 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.
1.8 How to contact us
Phone: +353 87 6124089