Types of cookies
Cookies can be categorised, based on their lifespan, as either Session Cookies or Persistent Cookies. Session Cookies are temporary and are deleted once the user closes their browser. Persistent Cookies will usually remain in one of the user’s browser’s subfolders, pending manual deletion or deletion by the browser on expiry of the cookie.
How to control cookies
Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computer’s hard drive, they should take necessary steps within their web browser’s security settings to block all cookies from this website and from third parties. The browser’s ‘Help’ function should contain information on how to set these preferences.
Please note that if you choose not to accept cookies from our website, some sections may not work properly.
You may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org for further information about cookies, how to block them on a variety of browsers and how to delete them.
The main cookies used by this website are:
|Cookie name||Purpose||Session/persistent||Expire||More information|
|DYNSRV||Tracks which web server to send the visitor to. Improves the performance of the website.
No personal information is stored.
|Session||When the session is closed.|
|_gat_gtag_UA_||These cookies are set by Google Analytics which is a simple tool that helps us measure how users interact with our website. As a user navigates between web pages, Google Analytics records information about the page a user has visited, for example the URL of the page. The cookies themselves are used to ‘remember’ what a user has done on previous pages and interactions with our website.||Persistent||1 minute||https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en|
|_ga||Google Analytics: Used to distinguish users.||Persistent||2 years||https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en|
|_gid||Google Analytics: Used to distinguish users.||Persistent||24 hours||https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en|
|CloudFlare, _cfduid and real_accessibility||Set by the CloudFlare service to identify trusted web traffic. It does not correspond to any user ID in the web application, nor does it store any personally identifiable information.
real_accessibility is placed by the accessibility plugin which allows users to change font size and colour by plugin and _cfduid cookie from responsivevoice.org by the same plugin.
|WordPress||For when admin users login. Registered members need a cookie to be able to log in. This is ‘strictly necessary’ as WordPress will not work without it.||Persistent||22/23 January 2019||https://automattic.com/privacy/|
Other cookies may be stored to your computer’s hard drive by third parties, for example when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links, adverts or social media. , some third parties which may set cookies on our website include:
|Cookie name||Purpose||More information|
|YouTube||Google sets a variety of different cookies on any page that contains a YouTube video. They gather a mixture of information, for example, they can measure the behaviour of YouTube users and they can link your visit to our website with your Google account if you are signed in to one.||https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en|
We do not control these cookies or their settings. A user accessing content from our own website may have cookies added from these third parties, so you should check any relevant third party websites for more information about them and how to manage them.
The Meath Data Protection Lead
This is Michelle Plumb and she can be contacted either by:-
Telephone – 01483 414101