Cookie Notice


Cookies are small files of letters and numbers that we store on your computer or device if you agree, which contain information related to a website you visit.  Once you agree to allow Cookies from www.giraffe.ie , the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site.

Information about our use of cookies

Cookies are small files of letters and numbers that we store on your computer or device if you agree, which contain information related to a website you visit.  Cookies may allow a website to “remember” your actions or preferences over a period of time, or they may contain data related to the function or delivery of the site.

Cookies can be set by the owner of a website or in some cases by third party services the website owner allows to present other information, run content or provide other functionality such as analytics.

We use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

Types of cookies used on our website

We use Google Analytics cookies, which allow us to measure and learn in aggregate how our website is being used, and to see, for example, which are the most popular pages.  This will help us ensure we provide relevant information in an easily accessible format.  See Google Analytics (https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage) for more information.

Cookies are generally divided into session cookies and persistent cookies.

  • Session cookies. These are temporary cookies that are not persistently stored on your computer or device. They are used to deliver basic functions of a website while you are actively using it.  Session cookies are generally erased when you close your browser.
  • Persistent cookies. These are cookies placed on your computer or device for a pre-determined length of time when you visit this site.  This allows the site to deliver functions between browser sessions and subsequent visits.  This site only places cookies that are specific to this site.

We use cookies for a number of reasons.

  • Essential cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

We use third parties such ad Google and Adroll for advertising and ad targeting, see more here – http://advertisingconsent.eu 

We use a geo-location tool on our website to improve your experience. No sensitive data will be tracked or recorded during this process. You can allow the website to access geo-location via your browser.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below.

Google Analytics / AdRoll cookies used on this site

Cookie NameExpiration TimeDescription
F5_cspmSessionSaves the address an d port n umber of th e w eb server that is man agin g th e session . Used to improve the website’s performan ce secu rity.
_ga2 years: Registers a u n iqu e ID th at is u sed to gen erate statistical data on h ow th e visitor u ses th e w ebsite
_gatSessionUsed by Google An alytics to th rottle requ est rate
_gidSessionRegisters a u n iqu e ID th at is u sed to gen erate statistical data on h ow th e visitor u ses th e w ebsite
_adroll1 yearRegisters a u n iqu e ID th at iden tifies a retu rn in g u ser’s device. Th e ID is u sed for targeted ads.
_ar_v42083 daysOptimises ad display based on th e u ser’s movemen t combin ed an d variou s advertiser bids for displayin g u ser ads.
Ads/ga-audeincesSessionUsed by Google AdWords to re-en gage visitors th at are likely to con vert to cu stomers based on th e visitor’s on lin e beh aviou r across w ebsites.
c1 year: Regu lates syn ch ron isation of u ser iden tification an d exch an ge of u ser data betw een variou s ad services.
CMID1 yearCollects an on ymou s data related to th e u ser’s visits to th e w ebsite, su ch as th e n umber of visits, average time spen t on th e w ebsite an d w h at pages h ave been loaded, w ith th e pu rpose of displayin g targeted ads.
CMPS3 monthsCollects an on ymou s data related to th e u ser’s visits to th e w ebsite, su ch as th e n umber of visits, average time spen t on th e w ebsite an d w h at pages h ave been loaded, w ith th e pu rpose of displayin g targeted ads.

 

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.  If you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.  If you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Changes to this Cookies Policy

Giraffe Childcare reserves the right to make amendments to this Privacy Policy at any time. If you have objections to the privacy policy, you should not access or use the site.

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