What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are used to store or retrieve information to perform certain functions and remember visits to a website. There are two distinct types of cookies – session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie is only accessible while your browser is open, and is deleted as soon as you navigate away from our Website. A persistent cookie can remain on your computer for a pre-defined period of time, or until they are forcibly deleted. Other technologies including pixels, tags, web beacons or local storage also store and retrieve data on a device and are similar to cookies. A further explanation about cookies is available on: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
Within your web browser you can choose whether you wish to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all times. Set out below are links to popular web browsers to enable you to manage cookies:
Additional information on managing third party cookie opt outs is included below in our ‘Third Party Cookies’ section.
SIRO gathers the below information from cookies:
- Visitors to our websites
- Visitors to our roll-out map
- Visitors who register for email updates
For general web-browsing no personal information is revealed to us, although certain statistical information is available to us via our internet service provider. This information may include the IP and logical address of the server you are using, the top level domain name from which you access the internet (for example .ie, .com, etc.), the type of browser you are using, the date and time you access our site and the internet address linking to our site.
We do not sell or distribute your personal information to third parties for purposes of allowing them to market products and services to you.
CONTENT MANAGEMENT COOKIES
Our content management cookies enable us to track the performance of our publication software and to serve appropriate content.
You might be prompted to respond to user surveys while visiting the Website. These cookies are used upon completing a survey (so that we do not ask the same user again).
SIRO uses Google Analytics to assist us in improving the Website and tracking user behaviour. SIRO uses the following google analytics cookies on the Website: