What are ‘cookies’?

‘Cookies’ are small text files that are stored by the browser (for example, Internet Explorer or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store things like user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a ‘memory’ for the website, so that it can recognise you when you come back and respond appropriately.

How do I turn cookies off?

It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, or you can use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer

Cookie settings in Firefox

Cookie settings in Chrome

Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS

Types of cookies

Cookies fall into one of two categories – session or persistent – and the type of cookie is determined by how long each cookie is used:

  • Session cookies only last for your online session and disappear from your computer or device when you close your browser.
  • Persistent cookies stay on your computer or device after the browser has been closed and last for the period of time specified in the cookie. These persistent cookies are activated each time you visit the site where the cookie was generated.

Cookies that we use

Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

CookieConsent

Provider: loveitcoverit.ie
Purpose: Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain.
Type: 1 Year
Expiry: HTTP Cookie

PHPSESSID

Provider: loveitcoverit.ie
Purpose: Preserves user session state across page requests.
Type: Session
Expiry: HTTP Cookie

 

Preference cookies

Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.

wfvt_#

Provider: loveitcoverit.ie
Purpose: Remembers the user’s submitted data when a comment is submitted in a blog post. The purpose is to autopopulate form fields for subsequent comments, in order to save time for the user.
Type: Session
Expiry: HTTP Cookie

 

Cookies set by third parties

We work with a number of third parties to provide services which help us to keep the website tailored to our users’ needs. Some of these partners use cookies to help them deliver these services. A list of third party cookies can be found below:

Google Analytics

Purpose: This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how visitors use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

To opt out of Google Analytics please go to the following link:

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout