Cookie Policy

Last updated: 1 October 2020

This Cookie Policy relates to the website www.centralcreditregister.ie only. Read our full Data Protection Privacy Notice.

This website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that can be placed onto your computer, smartphone or other device by this website.

Some cookies are essential for our website to work. If they are disabled, the site won’t work in some basic ways. These are called strictly necessary cookies.

Other cookies are not essential, but we use them to help make our site better or more enjoyable for you, e.g. by allowing you to use features like YouTube or allowing us to collect information about how people use the site. These are called performance, targeting or functionality cookies.

By law, we are allowed to use strictly necessary cookies as long as we tell you about them. However, we need your consent before we use any other type of cookie.

How to manage cookies on this website

When you first visit our website, we will inform you of the type of cookies we use. We then give you the option to use the website either:

  • Based only on cookies that are strictly necessary
  • Based both on cookies that are strictly necessary and others as listed below

To use the website based only on cookies that are strictly necessary, click ‘Cookie Settings’ when the cookie message first appears. Then:

  • Ensure cookie consent is turned ‘off’ for all performance, targeting and functionality cookies
    (Note: consent is turned ‘off’ by default the first time you use this website)
  • Click 'Save Settings'

If you want to give us consent to use other types of cookies, click ‘Accept All Cookies’ when the cookie message first appears. Alternatively you can:

  • Click on the cookie icon on the bottom left of the webpage and make your choices accordingly

You can change your cookie decision at any time. To do so, click on the cookie icon at the bottom left of any webpage and follow the steps above.

 

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are needed for our website to work. They are usually set only in response to requests you make on our site, e.g. to set your cookie preferences. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will then not work.

First Party Cookies

Cookie Host  Cookie Name  Cookie Details 
 Centralcreditregister.ie  _RequestVerificationToken Description: This is an anti-forgery cookie set by web applications built using ASP.NET MVC technologies. It is designed to stop unauthorised posting of content to a website, known as Cross-Site Request Forgery. It holds no information about the user and is destroyed on closing the browser.
Lifespan: The duration of the user’s session

Third Party Cookies

None.

 

Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to track our website so we can measure and improve performance. They help us know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated together and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site and will not be able to monitor its performance.

First Party Cookies

Cookie Host  Cookie Name  Cookie Details 
 Centralcreditregister.ie _ga Description: This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. 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.  By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.
Lifespan: 730 days
Centralcreditregister.ie gat_

Description: This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.

Lifespan: 10 minutes

Centralcreditregister.ie _gid Description: This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google.  It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.
Lifespan
: 1 day

 
Third Party Cookies

None.

Targeting Cookies

These cookies may be used by advertising companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.


First Party Cookies

None.


Third Party Cookies

Cookie Host  Cookie Name  Cookie Details 
doubleclick.net IDE Description: This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange
Lifespan: 390 days
doubleclick.net test_cookie Description:. This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange
Lifespan: 0 days
youtube.com YSC Description: This cookie is used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos
Lifespan: 180 days
youtube.com VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Description: YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.
Lifespan: The duration of the user’s session

Types of Cookies

First Party Cookie

A First Party Cookie is one where the host name of the cookie is the same as the domain name of the website being visited. First party cookies cannot normally be used to track activity across different websites.

Third Party Cookies

A Third Party Cookie is one where the host name of the cookie is different to the domain of the website being visited. Third Party Cookies are often added to a website as new features are built into the site, e.g. YouTube videos. Digital advertising is another common use of third party cookies.

Session Cookies

A Session Cookie is one that is stored temporarily in a browser's memory. They are then deleted when you close your browser. Websites use Session Cookies for important functions, e.g. remembering your password during your visit.


Learn more about cookies at www.cookiepedia.co.uk.