Cookies Policy

We may change this Cookie Policy from time to time. Please check the “Last Updated” legend at the bottom of this page to see when this Cookie Policy was last revised. Any changes in this Cookie Policy will become effective when we make the revised Cookie Policy available on or through the Site.

Our Cookies Policy

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small text file stored on your computer or mobile device containing data related to a website you visit. It may allow a website “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 providers, to which the website owner has given permission to present other information, run content or provide other functionality such as analytics.

Further information on cookies can be found at: http://ec.europa.eu/ipg/basics/legal/cookies/index_en.htm

Why are there cookies on CharitiesRegulator.ie?

Some cookies are essential for our website to work. Without these essential cookies, the website will not work as smoothly as we would like and we may not be able to provide the site or some of the features or services. Other cookies allow you to navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences and improving your browsing experience. They can also help to ensure that the advertisements you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

How are cookies used on CharitiesRegulator.ie?

The cookies used on CharitiesRegulator.ie may be either First Party or Third Party cookies. First Party cookies are set by our own website. Third Party cookies are set by a host other than CharitiesRegulator.ie and are accessible on any website that loads the third party server’s code. The hosts for cookies on CharitiesRegulator.ie are outlined below.

Cookies also have a lifespan. Session cookies, for example, are designed to function only for the duration of the browser session or slightly longer and are set to expire once they have fulfilled their limited purpose. Persistent cookies are those placed on your computer or mobile device for a pre-determined length of time when you visit the site. They allow the site to deliver functions between browser sessions and repeat visits. The lifespan of each of the cookies used on CharitiesRegulator.ie is outlined below.

What types of cookie are used on CharitiesRegulator.ie?

The CharitiesRegulator.ie site uses 4 different types of cookie. When you first visit our website, we will inform you of the type of cookies we use. You have the option to manage your [Cookie Settings] or to [Accept All] cookies. If you select [Cookie Settings], all cookie types except for Essential Cookies have a default setting of [Off].

Essential Cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Personalisation Cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.

Analytics Cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated 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.

Marketing Cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those 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 uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Cookies used on CharitiesRegulator.ie:
Essential Cookies:

Host

Name

Description

Lifespan

charitiesregulator.ie

OptanonConsent

This cookie is set by the cookie compliance solution from OneTrust. It stores information about the categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category. This enables site owners to prevent cookies in each category from being set in the user’s browser, when consent is not given. The cookie has a normal lifespan of one year, so that returning visitors to the site will have their preferences remembered. It contains no information that can identify the site visitor.

1 year

charitiesregulator.ie

OptanonAlertBoxClosed

This cookie is set by websites using certain versions of the cookie law compliance solution from OneTrust. It is set after visitors have seen a cookie information notice and in some cases only when they actively close the notice down. It enables the website not to show the message more than once to a user. The cookie has a one year lifespan and contains no personal information.

1 year

charitiesregulator.ie

eupubconsent

This cookie is used by the IAB Europe Transparency & Consent Framework to store the user's consent to the data collection Purposes. The cookie holds an encrypted consent string that vendors participating in the framework can read and determine the user's consent.

7979 years

charitiesregulator.ie

ASP.NET_SessionId

This is a general purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Microsoft.NET based technologies. These cookies are used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server.

Session

charitiesregulator.ie

_RequestVerificationToken

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.

Session

cookielaw.org

_cfduid

This host is used by OneTrust for hosting the Cookie Consent tool script. It is used to manage cookies on websites.

1 month

 
Analytics Cookies:

Host

Name

Description

Lifespan

charitiesregulator.ie

_ga

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.

2 years

charitiesregulator.ie

_gat

This cookie is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.

1 minute

charitiesregulator.ie

_gat_UA-

This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It is a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.

A few seconds

charitiesregulator.ie

_gid

This 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 of visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.

1 day

charitiesregulator.ie

_gclxxxx

Google conversion tracking cookie

3 months

app.powerbi.com

ai_user

This cookie is used by Microsoft Application insights software to collect statistical usage and telemetry information. The cookie stores a unique identifier to recognise users on returning visits over time.

1 year

app.powerbi.com

WFESessionId

This cookie stores data on the time spent on the website and its sub-pages during the current session.

Session

 
Personalisation Cookies

Host

Name

Description

Lifespan

charitiesregulator.ie

_atuvc

This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count.

1 year

charitiesregulator.ie

_atuvs

This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count.

A few seconds

app.powerbi.com

ai_session

This cookie preserves user states across page requests

A few seconds

app.powerbi.com

ARRAffinity

This cookie is used to distribute traffic to the website on several servers in order to optimise response times.

Session

Marketing Cookies

Host

Name

Description

Lifespan

addthis.com

_atrfs

This cookie is used to collect non-personal information on the user's behaviour and non-personal user statistics, which can be used by a third-party ad-targeting agency.

A few seconds

addthis.com

xtc

Anonymously tracks user behaviour on the websites that allow a user to share pages on social media using the AddThis tool. AddThis log the anonymous use to generate usage trends to improve the relevance of their services and advertising.

1 year

twitter.com

lang

This domain is owned by Twitter. The main business activity is: Social Networking Services. Where twitter acts as a third party host, it collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations, that is primarily used for tracking and targeting. Twitter does not currently provide information on the use of specific cookies.

Session

doubleclick.net

test_cookie

This cookie is set by DoubleClick (which is owned by Google) to determine if the website visitor's browser supports cookies.

A few seconds

addthis.com

_atuvs

This cookie is created and read by the AddThis social sharing site in order to make sure you see the updated count if you share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated.

A few seconds

youtube.com

GPS

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.

A few seconds

addthis.com

loc

Stores the visitors geolocation to record location of sharer

1 year

youtube.com

YSC

Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.

Session

youtube.com

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

This cookie is used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos. It tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages integrated with YouTube videos

6 months

addthis.com

_atuvc

AddThis provides web widgets that site owners embed into their pages or other content, to enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. They also make use of the data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted, behavioural advertising.

1 year

addthis.com

uvc

Tracks how often a user interacts with AddThis

1 year

doubleclick.net

IDE

Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.

1 year

List of Cookies last updated on 12 October 2020. This list is subject to change.

Managing Cookies

Most browsers will allow you to turn off cookies or to customise your settings for cookies. For more information, please see the links below in relation to cookie settings on the most popular browsers:

Google Chrome

Internet Explorer

Microsoft Edge

Firefox

Safari

Safari Mobile

Opera

When you first visit our website, we will inform you of the type of cookies we use. You have the option to manage your [Cookie Settings] or to [Accept All] cookies.

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

Make sure cookie consent is turned ‘Off’ for all Personalisation, Analytics and Marketing cookies (Note: consent is turned ‘Off’ by default the first time you use the CharitiesRegulator.ie website)

Click [Save Settings]

You can change your cookie settings at any time while using the CharitiesRegulator.ie website. Just click on [Cookie Settings] at the bottom of any page on the website.