What is a cookie?
Cookies are small pieces of information, stored in simple text files, placed on your computer by a web site. Cookies can be read by the web site on your subsequent visits. The information stored in a cookie may relate to your browsing habits on the web page, or a unique identification number so that the website can “remember” you on your return visit. Generally speaking, cookies do not contain personal information from which you can be identified, unless you have furnished such information to the website.
Advertisements and promotional information are displayed on New Ireland’s websites. These are presented to all users. Cookies may also be used to present specific marketing or advertising messages to you, using targeting cookies (see below for more information about targeting cookies)
Cookies do not in any way compromise the security of your computer. Visitors can use most of New Ireland’s websites with no loss of functionality if cookies are disabled from the web browser.
What types of cookies do New Ireland use?
New Ireland uses the following Cookie types:
|Cookie Type||Cookie Purpose|
|Necessary||These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around websites and use the websites’ features, such as accessing secure websites or secure areas of websites. Without these cookies, some services cannot be provided.|
|Functionality||These cookies allow New Ireland’s websites to remember choices you make and can provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made on any parts of web pages that you could customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video. Other examples include cookies that keep track of your progress when filling online application forms.|
|Performance||These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.|
|Targeting cookies||Targeting cookies remember individual websites you have visited and can help New Ireland to present relevant and targeted online advertising to you. Targeting cookies may be placed on your machine when you visit a New Ireland website page. When Targeting cookies have been placed on your device, they can be recognised by subsequent websites you visit, and this allows those sites to present targeted New Ireland advertising to you based on your previous web browsing activity. While targeting cookies can track your visits around different websites, the information collected is anonymous. Users can set their browsers to accept or reject all, or certain, cookies. If you would like more information how to manage cookies, please see the next section, ‘How to manage and disable cookies’.|
|Session cookies||These cookies are added when a visitor starts to browse our website or interacts with a specific feature and are deleted when the browser is closed.|
|Persistent cookies||These cookies are added when a visitor starts to browse our website or interacts with a specific feature, but may remain stored on your device until a certain termination date is reached (in terms of minutes, days or years from the creation/update of the cookie).|
How Google Analytics Works?
Google does not collect or store personal information. Google Analytics prohibits the tracking or collection of personal information or association of personal information with web analytics information. Google Analytics does not report the actual IP address information to Google Analytics customers.
What Google Analytics features are enabled by New Ireland and the Bank of Ireland group?
The following Google Analytics Advertising features are enabled in respect of New Ireland’s use of Google Analytics:
- User ID – This allows New Ireland and the Bank of Ireland Group to associate multiple sessions (and any activity within those sessions) with a unique ID, in this case an ID derived from online interactions with Bank of Ireland Group. When the unique ID and any related engagement data is sent to Google Analytics, all activity is attributed to one anonymous user who is not personally identifiable in the reports. With the unique ID, New Ireland can get a more accurate user count, analyse user experience, and get access to the new cross-device reports. In addition with a unique ID, New Ireland could present more relevant Bank of Ireland Group and third party advertising to a user as the unique ID can indicate if an anonymous user is an existing user of Bank of Ireland Group on line services without removing the anonymity of that user. While Google Analytics cookies are targeting cookies which use a unique ID and can track your visits around different websites, the information collected is anonymous and you will not be personally identifiable to either Google or New Ireland.
- Demographics and interests reporting – Understand how New Ireland’s site audience breaks down by age, gender, and interests.
Google analytics data sharing settings enabled:
- Google products & services – New Ireland shares Google Analytics data with Google to help improve Google’s products and services.
- Benchmarking – New Ireland contributes anonymous data to an aggregate data set to enable features like benchmarking and publications that can help New Ireland understand data trends. All identifiable information about New Ireland’s website is removed and combined with other anonymous data before it is shared with others.
- Technical support – Google technical support representatives have access to New Ireland’s Google Analytics data and account when necessary to provide service and find solutions to technical issues.
- Storage Location: Google stores the information collected by the cookie on secure Google servers.
How to manage and disable cookies?
For instructions on blocking and deleting cookies, see the privacy and help documentation of your specific browser’s website. If you use more devices and/or browsers you will need to disable cookies on each device and on each browser separately. Here are the locations of the cookie settings for all major web browsers:
- Internet Explorer – Tools > Internet Options > Privacy tab.
- Mozilla Firefox – Tools > Options > Privacy menu.
- Safari users – Edit > Preferences > Privacy menu.
- Chrome users – Settings > Content Settings > Privacy > Cookies.
For more information about how to manage cookies, including opting-out of different types of cookies please visit: www.aboutcookies.org.
You can also find more information about how to opt-out of targeting cookies by visiting: www.youronlinechoices.com.
Please note: New Ireland’s fund centre requires cookies to be enabled in order for the service to function properly.