What is a cookie?
A ‘cookie’ is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer, tablet, smart phone or any other device that may access our website.
If you allow the use of a cookie, this allows the website to ‘remember’ your actions or preferences over time. Most browsers support cookies but users can set their browsers to decline them. Users can delete cookies whenever they like through their own browser or device (discussed below).
How cookies are used by OKC Chartered Accountants
We may use the following cookies on our website www.okc.ie and any associated mobile applications:
Session cookies are temporary cookies that are not stored on your computer or mobile device. They are used as part of the registration process for security purposes. A session cookie is also used to remember your language preference when viewing the site. These session cookies are erased when you close your browser, or usually after 20-30 minutes of inactivity.
Persistent cookies are those placed on your computer or mobile device for a pre-determined length of time when you visit this site. This site only places cookies that are specific to this site.
Our website may use Google Analytics in order to assist us with ongoing maintain review, assessment and redevelopment of our website. The most common Google Analytics Cookies are:
12 months from last visit
Used to distinguish visitors to site
Used to throttle request rate
Used to throttle request rate
12 months from last visit
Used to distinguish visitors and pages visited. Records a unique ID, the date and time of first visit, time of current visit and total number of visits made
30 minutes from last visit
Used to determine new sessions or visits. Stores the number of page views in current visit and start time of visit
Used to note that the visit has ended when browser is closed
Records the site you may have linked to our page from. Only records data if you clicked on a link to our site from a different website
Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website or make use of payment services, without which we would not be able to provide you with services or secured areas.
Analytical/performance cookies. They are set by OKC Chartered Accountants and third parties, including Google Analytics. Performance cookies allow us to collect statistical information about our visitors, such as whether they have visited the site before and the pages they view. This information is gathered anonymously and does not contain any personal data as this information does not enable us to identify who you are.
We may use these cookies to determine the kind of content and service our visitors’ value most, which in turn helps us improve our website and its content.
Functionality cookies. If you allow these cookies they are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables to personalise our content for you as a website user but we are not able to identify you as a natural person without you volunteering personal data.
Specific cookies used for our website
This website uses the following specified cookies; __utmc, __utmb, __utmt, __utmz, and __utma.
Data that may be logged
As stated above, some technical details in connection with visits to this website may be logged by our internet service provider for statistical purposes. Such technical details are confined to the following list:
- The IP address of a visitor’s web server
- The top-level domain name used (e.g. .com, .org, etc.)
- The previous website address from which the visitor reached us, including any search terms used.
- Google analytics that show the traffic of visitors around this website (e.g. pages accessed or documents downloaded).
- The type of web browser and operating system used by the visitor to the website.
We may use the above technical data and or cookies to:
- Recognise when a website user moves between pages of our website. This can be used to speed up access to the website as visitors may not have to log every time they use the website (if applicable).
- To ensure the safety and integrity of the website, app or any online channel of communication.
- Carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve website content and to help us better understand visitor requirements and interests.
- Target our marketing and advertising campaigns by more effectively by providing interest-based content on the website.
- Make the website user’s online experience more efficient and enjoyable.
We do not collect any names or emails unless a website user volunteers to provide such personal data for the purposes of contacting us.
Your browser allows you the option of choosing whether you wish to accept cookies or not.
Different browsers make different controls available to you, below are links to the most popular manufacturers’ instructions on how to accept or reject cookies. Generally, your browser will allow you the option to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all material times or those cookies relating to specific websites or third party cookies. For informational purposes, the following list of links to the most commonly used browsers are provided without any warranty or representation as to the truthfulness, veracity or relevance of contents therein:
Some cookies that have been set on our website may not be related to us. As such, we have no control over the use of any content embedded in any webpage that is provided by a third party, e.g. a Facebook like button, LinkedIn widget, YouTube video, Google+ button, etc.
By interacting with any content embedded in our website that is provided by a third party (e.g. Facebook, Linked Inn, YouTube, etc.) you acknowledge that we have no control of any privacy or cookie practices or procedures, or lack thereof, of any relevant third parties. We do not control the use of any cookies by any relevant third party and cannot access them. Such cookies can only be accessed by the parties who originally set them.
OKC Chartered Accountants can not accept any responsibility or liability for any third-party website and or their policies or lack thereof.
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