Cookie Policy

Introduction

This policy explains how Irish Funds places, uses and manages cookies on our website  www.irishfunds.ie.

When you first land on this website, a cookie notice appears. This banner explains what cookies are on the website and allows you to choose to accept or reject cookies that require your consent. You can update your cookie preferences at any time by using the cookie notice on our website.

Please see our  Privacy Policy for more information about how we collect, store, manage and protect your personal data.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that’s placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit our website.

We, and some of our affiliates and third-party service providers, may use a few different types of cookies.

Some are persistent cookies (cookies that remain on your device for an extended period of time) and some are session cookies (cookies that expire when you close your browser).

Why do we use cookies?

Cookies help us to operate our websites and services, perform analytics to understand how the site is used, and enhance and customise your experience on the site.

What type of cookies do we use?

Cookies have different purposes. We have organised our cookies into four categories, as follows:

Strictly Necessary

Some cookies are technically necessary to enable a website to work. You cannot opt-out of these cookies because the website will not work without them.

The following cookies are strictly necessary:

Name Service Expiry Location Type Description
exp_csrf_token ExpressionEngine 2 hours EU Strictly Necessary This cookie is used by our website to protect against a common cybersecurity threat. It prevents submissions to forms

Functional

Some cookies are used to provide functionality on our website. If you reject these cookies, it may cause some of the non-core functionality on our website from working.

If you do not wish to have these cookies enabled, you can use the cookie banner to refuse them.

Our functional cookies are:

Name Service Expiry Location Type Description
exp_stashid ExpressionEngine Session EU Functional This cookie is used by our website to successfully redirect users after they have submitted a form on the site.
PHPSESSID Irish Funds Session EU Functional Cookie generated by the website to maintain user session variables.

Analytics

Analytics cookies allow us to see how well our website is performing. The information that is collected is aggregated and is used to help understand how the website is being used.

If you do not wish to have these cookies enabled, you can use the cookie banner to refuse them.

Our analytic cookies are:

Name Service Expiry Location Type Description
_ga Google 2 years US Analytics This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. 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.
_gid Google 1 day US Analytics This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.
_gat Google 59 seconds US Analytics This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics,it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.
exp_last_visit ExpressionEngine 1 year EU Analytics This cookie is used by our website. It sets the datetime that the user last visited the site.
exp_last_activity ExpressionEngine 1 year EU Analytics This cookie is used by our website. Every time the state is updated (the page reloaded) the last activity is set to the current datetime.
exp_tracker ExpressionEngine Session EU Analytics This cookie is used by our website. It is a temporary cookie that stores last 5 visited pages for error reporting and debugging.

Targeting

Targeting cookies are used to identify visitors between different websites. Those cookies may be used by companies to build a profile of visitor interests or show relevant ads on other websites.

If you do not wish to have these cookies enabled, you can use the cookie banner to refuse them.

Our targeting cookies are:

Name Service Expiry Location Type Description
__atuvc .addthis.com 1 year US Targeting This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is embedded to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count.
__atuvs .addthis.com 30 minutes US Targeting This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is embedded to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. This is believed to be a new cookie from AddThis which is not yet documented, but has been categorised on the assumption it serves a similar purpose to other cookies set by the service.
lang Twitter Session US Targeting There are many different types of cookies associated with this name however, in this case it is likely be used by Twitter to store language preferences.
uvc .addthis.com 1 year US Targeting This cookie is used on some pages of our site (e.g. https://www.irishfunds.ie/news-knowledge). It tracks how often a user interacts with AddThis.
loc .addthis.com 1 year US Targeting This cookie is used on some pages of our site (e.g. https://www.irishfunds.ie/news-knowledge). It records the site visitor's geographical location when they share a page.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Youtube 6 months US Targeting This cookie is set by Youtube to keep track of user preferences for Youtube videos embedded in sites. It can also determine whether the website visitor is using the new or old version of the Youtube interface.
GPS Youtube 30 minutes US Targeting This cookie is set by Youtube to keep track of user location data.
YSC Youtube Session US Targeting This cookie is set by YouTube to track views of embedded videos.
IDE doubleclick.net 1 year US Targeting This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.

How Can You Control Cookies?

You can update your cookie preferences at any time by using the cookie banner on our website.

Most advertising networks also offer you the option to opt out of targeted advertising. For more info, visit  http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.

You can also accept or reject cookies by amending your web browser controls. You can manage your cookie settings by following your browser's instructions. Here are some links that might be of assistance:

Google Chrome -  https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en

Microsoft Internet Explorer -  https://support.microsoft.com/en-nz/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies

Mozilla Firefox -  https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences

Safari -  https://support.apple.com/en-nz/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac

Note regarding links to other websites

Where our website links to other websites (e.g. the websites of our member firms), this cookie policy does not cover the cookies used on those websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on these other websites you visit.

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