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Cookies Policy

The Irish Tax Institute (the “Institute”) respects the privacy of the Institute members, subscribers, customers of our products/services and the general public.

 

This Cookie Policy outlines our policy concerning the use of cookies on www.taxinstitute.ie (“our site”) and our online products such as TaxFind etc. Cookies help us remember details of your visit to the site including, but not limited to, technical information about your visit e.g. traffic data, location data, your IP address, the previous website from which you reached us and the type of browser you use.  Accordingly our Privacy Policy [insert link] will apply to our treatment of the information we obtain via our cookies and this Cookie Policy should be read in conjunction with our Privacy Policy.

 

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files sent to your computer or mobile device that we use to store limited information about your use of our site and TaxFind.

How to manage or disable cookies?

More information about cookies and details of how to manage or disable them can be found on www.aboutcookies.org.

How to block or delete cookies through the browser?

You can block or delete cookies by activating the setting on your browser. To do this follow the instructions provided by your browser – usually this will be located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” facility.  However, if you choose to opt-out of receiving cookies, you may lose some features and/or functionality of our site and/or of TaxFind.

What cookies does the Irish Tax Institute use?

(a) Our Site

We use the following cookies on our site:-

  •         Strictly necessary cookies – These are cookies are required for the operation of our site (including cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our site, keeps you logged in throughout your visit or use a shopping cart).
  •         Functional cookies – These are used to recognise you when you return to our site. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences.
  •          Analytical/performance cookies – They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. These cookies does not collect information that identifies a visitor, all information is aggregated and use anonymously.

 

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use on our site and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

 

Cookie Name Type Purpose Expiry date
__utma Google Analytics Used to determine users, his sessions and recent visit and visit count. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 2 years from set/update
__utmb Google Analytics Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 30 mins from set/update
__utmc Google Analytics It stores the exit identifier and helps to identify if the session is ended. End of browser session
__utmt Google Analytics It is utilized in order to manage the requests made to the Google Analytics 10 minutes
__utmz Google Analytics Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. 6 months from set/update
cb-enabled Functional It defined the user cookie policy acceptance state. This helps to determine if a user selects accept / reject cookie. 1 year from set
language Functional To store the user preferred language. End of browser session
wp-settings-* Functional WordPress settings and performance cookie

Stores information about user interface configuration

Two years
wp-settings-time-* Functional WordPress time settings

Stores information about user interface configuration

Two years
wp_woocommerce_session_* Functional Shop cookie

Stores information about shoping session

One year
woocommerce_cart_hash Functional Shoping basket cookie

Stores unique cart hash, to keep basket items

Session time
woocommerce_items_in_cart Performance Shoping basket cookie

Stores count of items in basket

Session time
wordpress_* Functional User authorisation cookie

Stores information about currently logged user and security credentials, for different parts of page

Session time
__distillery Functional Videos

Stores information about video player and user behaviour on it, in case of video player interrupt

2 years
__cfduid Strictly necessary cookie JQuery, CloudFlare

Stores unique id to identify individual clients behind shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis

3 years
_biz_flagsA Performance CloudFlare

Analyzes browsing activity across Website to establish user profile

2 years
_biz_nA Performance CloudFlare

Analyzes browsing activity across Website to establish user profile

2 years
_biz_pendingA Performance CloudFlare

Analyzes browsing activity across Website to establish user profile

2 years
_biz_uid Performance CloudFlare

Analyzes browsing activity across Website to establish user profile

2 years
_ga Performance CloudFlare

Google Analytics for CloudFlare

3 years
optimizelyBuckets Performance CloudFlare

Optimizely uses cookies to identify a visitor’s browser and track website usage while on a partner site.

10 years
optimizelyEndUserId Performance CloudFlare

Analyzes browsing activity across Website to establish user profile

6 months
optimizelySegments Performance CloudFlare

Analyzes browsing activity across Website to establish user profile

10 years

 

 

  

(b) TaxFind

We use the following cookies on TaxFind:-

 

  •         Strictly necessary cookies – These are cookies are required for the operation of TaxFind (including cookies that identify the user as being logged into TaxFind).
  •         Analytical/Performance cookies – They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works. These cookies does not collect information that identifies a visitor, all information is aggregated and use anonymously.
  •        Functionality cookies – These are used to recognise store the page size selected in a search and whether you have acknowledged the customer policy.

 

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use on TaxFind and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie Name Type Purpose Expiry date
!AuthCookie Strictly Necessary

 

This provides long-term authentication so that the user does not need to re-authenticate every time they open their browser and use TaxFind Session
PLAY_SESSION Strictly Necessary We store session-level authentication using this cookie 1 year from set
userId Strictly Necessary The user ID of the current user Session
cb-enabled Functional Customer policy acceptance state 1 year from set
pageSize Functional The page-size last selected by the user 2083 days from set
_ga Google Analytics Used to distinguish users 2 years from set
_gat Google Analytics Used to throttle request rate 2 years from set

 

 

How to opt-out of tracking by Google Analytics

You may opt-out of tracking by Google Analytics by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

 

Other third party cookies

When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or a social network site, these service providers may set their own cookies on your web browser. These cookies have not been set by the Institute.  We do not control the use of these cookies and cannot access them due to the way that cookies work. Cookies can only be accessed by the party who originally set them. You should check the third party websites for more information about these cookies.

 

Changes to this Cookie Policy

 

We can change this Cookie Policy at any time. If we make material changes to the Cookie Policy, we will let you know either by posting the changed Cookie Policy on our site or by sending you an email.

 

It is important that you review the changed Cookie Policy. If you do not wish to agree to the changed Cookie Policy, then we cannot continue to provide our site to you, and your only option is to stop accessing our site.

 

Contact us

 

If you have any queries in relation to this policy or need further information about our cookie practices, please contact us at EHennessy@taxinstitute.ie or write to us at Irish Tax Institute, South Block, Longboat Quay, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2.