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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 as Google 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 and Google Adwords cookies used on this site

CookieTypeDurationDescription
ANONCHK10 minutesThe ANONCHK cookie, set by Bing, is used to store a user's session ID and also verify the clicks from ads on the Bing search engine. The cookie helps in reporting and personalization as well.
CLID1 yearNo description
CONSENT2 yearsYouTube sets this cookie via embedded youtube-videos and registers anonymous statistical data.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-advertisement6 monthsSet by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the "Advertisement" category .
cookielawinfo-checkbox-analytics6 monthsSet by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the "Analytics" category .
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary011 monthsThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Necessary".
cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary011 monthsThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Non Necessary".
cookielawinfo-checkbox-performance6 monthsSet by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to store the user consent for cookies in the category "Performance".
CookieLawInfoConsent6 monthsRecords the default button state of the corresponding category & the status of CCPA. It works only in coordination with the primary cookie.
csbwfs_show_hide_status1 dayNo description available.
fr12 monthsThe cookie is set by Facebook to show relevant advertisments to the users and measure and improve the advertisements. The cookie also tracks the behavior of the user across the web on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin.
GPS030 minutesThis cookie is set by Youtube and registers a unique ID for tracking users based on their geographical location
IDE12 yearsUsed by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them according to the user profile.
laravel_session12 hourslaravel uses laravel_session to identify a session instance for a user, this can be changed
mexinsurancedb050 years ago
MR01 weekThis cookie is used to measure the use of the website for analytics purposes.
muc_ads2 yearsNo description
MUID01 yearUsed by Microsoft as a unique identifier. The cookie is set by embedded Microsoft scripts. The purpose of this cookie is to synchronize the ID across many different Microsoft domains to enable user tracking.
NID16 monthsThis cookie is used to a profile based on user's interest and display personalized ads to the users.
personalization_id2 yearsTwitter sets this cookie to integrate and share features for social media and also store information about how the user uses the website, for tracking and targeting.
SMsessionNo description available.
SRM_B1 year 24 daysUsed by Microsoft Advertising as a unique ID for visitors.
test_cookie011 monthsThis cookie is set by doubleclick.net. The purpose of the cookie is to determine if the users' browser supports cookies.
viewed_cookie_policy011 monthsThe cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin and is used to store whether or not user has consented to the use of cookies. It does not store any personal data.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE15 monthsThis cookie is set by Youtube. Used to track the information of the embedded YouTube videos on a website.
YSC1This cookies is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos.
yt-remote-connected-devicesneverYouTube sets this cookie to store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTube video.
yt-remote-device-idneverYouTube sets this cookie to store the video preferences of the user using embedded YouTube video.
yt.innertube::nextIdneverThis cookie, set by YouTube, registers a unique ID to store data on what videos from YouTube the user has seen.
yt.innertube::requestsneverThis cookie, set by YouTube, registers a unique ID to store data on what videos from YouTube the user has seen.
_clck1 yearNo description
_clsk1 dayNo description
_fbp02 monthsThis cookie is set by Facebook to deliver advertisement when they are on Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising after visiting this website.
_ga02 yearsThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, camapign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assigns a randoly generated number to identify unique visitors.
_gat01 minuteThis cookies is installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the colllection of data on high traffic sites.
_gat_UA-7865012-101 minuteThis 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.
_gcl_au02 monthsUsed by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services
_gid01 dayThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the wbsite is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages viisted in an anonymous form.
_GRECAPTCHA5 months 27 daysThis cookie is set by the Google recaptcha service to identify bots to protect the website against malicious spam attacks.
_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress30 minutesHotjar sets this cookie to detect the first pageview session of a user. This is a True/False flag set by the cookie.
_hjFirstSeen30 minutesHotjar sets this cookie to identify a new user’s first session. It stores a true/false value, indicating whether it was the first time Hotjar saw this user.
_hjIncludedInPageviewSample2 minutesHotjar sets this cookie to know whether a user is included in the data sampling defined by the site's pageview limit.
_hjIncludedInSessionSample2 minutesHotjar sets this cookie to know whether a user is included in the data sampling defined by the site's daily session limit.
_hjSessionUser_10750601 yearNo description
_hjSession_107506030 minutesNo description
_hjTLDTestsessionTo determine the most generic cookie path that has to be used instead of the page hostname, Hotjar sets the _hjTLDTest cookie to store different URL substring alternatives until it fails.
_uetsid01 dayThis cookie is used by Bing to determine what ads should be shown that may be relevant to the end user perusing the site.
_uetvid02 weeksThis is a cookie utilised by Microsoft Bing Ads and is a tracking cookie. It allows us to engage with a user that has previously visited our website.

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.

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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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