What is a Cookie
A cookie is the term given to a small text file that may be stored on your computer or mobile device, and which contains data related to a website you visit. It may allow a website to “remember” your actions or preferences over a period of time, or it may contain data related to the function or delivery of the site.
Cookies can be set by the owner of the website or in some cases by third party service which the website owner allows to present other information, run content or provide other functionality such as analytics.
When you visit www.carbonmonoxide.ie we store or retrieve information on your browser, in the form of cookies. The different categories of cookies below will give you more information on the types of cookies we use, and you can choose to opt in or out of these cookies.
In order to better explain the different categories of cookies we have grouped then hereunder into 4 headings:
Strictly necessary cookies (also known as Functional Cookies)
These cookies are necessary for you to move around the website and so cannot be disabled. These cookies help to improve your experience and help us improve our information and services to you. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and anonymous. These are session only cookies, which means they end when you close out of our site.
Here are some examples of how these cookies may be used:
- Allow you to watch a video
- Remember your progress through a form
Functionality that is strictly necessary for services that are explicitly requested by the user for their session as per Regulation 5(5), SI 336 of 2011 (the ePrivacy Regulations). This website uses session cookies. Session cookies are used to deliver the basic functions of a website i.e. to allow pages to remember technical changes or selections you may make between pages. Session cookies are temporary cookies and are generally erased when you close your browser.Functional Cookies Used on www.carbonmonoxide.ie OAM
OAM cookies are used for the server load balancing system. A load balancer ensures traffic is distributed across multiple servers so that www.carbonmonoxide.ie runs smoothly for website visitors. They also prevent the website from crashing.Analytics Cookies
Analytics cookies are used to measure how users use a website, for example how long they spend on each page, how they navigate a website and what content they engage with and for how long. They are also used to distinguish between users and to measure return visits to a website. So-called ‘first party’ analytics are used only by the website controller, or a processor acting on its behalf, to measure this engagementWhat Analytics do we use? 1st Party / Google Analytics
Google Analytics cookies help us improve our websites and online services. These cookies gather information about how our sites are used. These cookies are anonymous – they don't collect information that identifies a visitor.
Here are some examples of how these cookies may be used
- Provide statistics on website use and how people got to the site
- Show us which pages visitors go to most often
- Identify pages with errors
Third-party analytics cookies are used by parties other than the controller and that allow us to analyse website use and make improvements. They allow us to test new pages and evaluate their effectiveness. They make sure we deliver the most relevant information to you and keep improving your experience.
Here are some examples of how these cookies may be used:
- Help us improve the website by highlighting patterns
- Identify what people visiting the website are interested in
YouTube cookies keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen. They also try to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.
How to manage your cookies
Different browsers make different controls available to you and so we provide links below to popular manufacturers' instructions on how you can do this. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use ("third party cookies"), or those from specific websites.
You can use your internet browser to automatically or manually delete cookies. You can also specify that certain cookies may not be placed. Another option is to change the settings of your internet browser so that you receive a message each time a cookie is placed. For more information about these options, please refer to the instructions in the Help section of your browser.
Please note that our website may not work properly if all cookies are disabled. If you do delete the cookies in your browser, they will be placed again after your consent when you visit our websites again.
Your rights with respect to personal data
You have the following rights with respect to your personal data:
You have the right to know why your personal data is needed, what will happen to it, and how long it will be retained for.
- Right of access: You have the right to access your personal data that is known to us.
- Right to rectification: you have the right to supplement, correct, have deleted or blocked your personal data whenever you wish.
- If you give us your consent to process your data, you have the right to revoke that consent and to have your personal data deleted.
- Right to transfer your data: you have the right to request all your personal data from the controller and transfer it in its entirety to another controller.
- Right to object: you may object to the processing of your data. We comply with this, unless there are justified grounds for processing.
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