Cookie Policy

HOW WE USE COOKIES

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

This website occasionally contains links to other websites.

Cookies used on the Provincial website:

Strictly Necessary Cookies
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www.provincial.ie PHPSESSID Description:PHP session cookie associated with embedded content from this domain.Lifespan:SessionPath:/Secure:Http only:
www.provincial.ie exp_csrf_token Description:This cookie is usedby Cloudflare to identify trusted web traffic.Lifespan:a few secondsPath:/Secure:Http only:
Performance CookiesFIRST-PARTY
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provincial.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.Used to distinguish users by Google Analytics – third-party analytics cookies: google analytics for statistical purposes. Type of data processed: IP addresses. To maximize the privacy of users / visitors, we use the “masking IP” feature, which imposes on the system the darkening of the last 8 digits of the IP address of the user / visitor before any type of processing is performed, making in fact the analyzed Purpose: to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and on how they visit our site, to process statistics.Lifespan:a dayPath:/Secure:Http only:
provincial.ie _gat_UA-170932206-1 Description: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 appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.Lifespan:a few secondsPath:/Secure:Http only:
www.provincial.ie exp_last_activity Description:This cookie name is associated with the website content management system Expression Engine. Most likely to do with tracking or recoding visitor activity.Lifespan:a yearPath:/Secure:Http only:
www.provincial.ie exp_last_visit Description:This cookie name is associated with the website content management system Expression Engine. Most likely to do with tracking or recoding visitor activity.Lifespan:a yearPath:/Secure:Http only:
exp_tracker Description:This cookie name is associated with the website content management system Expression Engine. Most likely to do with tracking or recoding visitor activity.Lifespan:SessionPath:/Secure:Http only:
provincial.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.Used to distinguish users by Google Analytics – third-party analytics cookies: google analytics for statistical purposes. Type of data processed: IP addresses. To maximize the privacy of users / visitors, we use the “masking IP” feature, which imposes on the system the darkening of the last 8 digits of the IP address of the user / visitor before any type of processing is performed, making in fact the analyzed Purpose: to collect information, in aggregate form, on the number of users and on how they visit our site, to process statistics.Lifespan:2 yearsPath:/Secure:Http only:
Functional Cookies
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vimeo.com vuid Description:These cookies are used by the Vimeo video player on websites.Lifespan:2 yearsPath:/Secure:Http only:
Miscellaneous
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api.occupop.com laravel_session Description:Lifespan:a few secondsPath:/Secure:Http only:
bootstrapcdn.com __cfduid Description:Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information.Lifespan:a monthPath:/Secure:Http only:
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