Policy and Cookies
This information was taken from the GDPR.EU website on this subject here: GDPR.eu
The Cashel Union of Parishes website cashelunion.ie, does not retain the personal data of any person visiting this site. No personal details are stored by our website and no finacial data is held by this website.
Cookies and Cookie Consent
Cookies are small text files that websites place on your device as you are browsing. They are processed and stored by your web browser. In and of themselves, cookies are harmless and serve crucial functions for websites. Cookies can also generally be easily viewed and deleted.
However, cookies can store a wealth of data, enough to potentially identify you without your consent. Cookies are the primary tool that advertisers use to track your online activity so that they can target you with highly specific ads. Given the amount of data that cookies can contain, they can be considered personal data in certain circumstances and, therefore, subject to the GDPR.
We take this issue very seriously and here follows an explanation of what cookies our website uses and what infomation is stored.
Types of Coookies we use.
Cashel Union uses only strictly necessary cookies required for website operation. These cookies are exempt from requiring user consent and contain no personally identifiable information.
Session cookies – These cookies are temporary and expire once you close your browser (or once your session ends).
Persistent cookies — This category encompasses all cookies that remain on your hard drive until you erase them or your browser does, depending on the cookie’s expiration date. All persistent cookies have an expiration date written into their code, but their duration can vary. According to the ePrivacy Directive, they should not last longer than 12 months, but in practice, they could remain on your device much longer if you do not take action.
First-party cookies — As the name implies, first-party cookies are put on your device directly by the website you are visiting. Cashel Union uses only Strictly Necessary First Party cookies on our website.
Third-party cookies — These are the cookies that are placed on your device, not by the website you are visiting, but by a third party like an advertiser or an analytic system. Cashel Union has no control over third party coookies placed on your computer by other websites.
Strictly necessary cookies — These cookies are essential for you to browse the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the site. Cookies that allow web shops to hold your items in your cart while you are shopping online are an example of strictly necessary cookies. These cookies will generally be first-party session cookies. While it is not required to obtain consent for these cookies, what they do and why they are necessary should be explained to the user. Cashel Union uses a small number of these cookies to allow a user use the features of our website.
Preferences cookies — Also known as “functionality cookies,” these cookies allow a website to remember choices you have made in the past, like what language you prefer, what region you would like weather reports for, or what your user name and password are so you can automatically log in. Cashel Union uses a small number of the functional cookies to allow access to restricted areas of our website for certain users.
Statistics cookies — Also known as “performance cookies,” these cookies collect information about how you use a website, like which pages you visited and which links you clicked on. None of this information can be used to identify you. It is all aggregated and, therefore, anonymized. Their sole purpose is to improve website functions. This includes cookies from third-party analytics services as long as the cookies are for the exclusive use of the owner of the website visited. Cashel Union uses a small number of these cookies to improve our website performance.
Marketing cookies — These cookies track your online activity to help advertisers deliver more relevant advertising or to limit how many times you see an ad. These cookies can share that information with other organizations or advertisers. These are persistent cookies and almost always of third-party provenance. Cashel Union does not use Third Party Cookies or Marketing Cookies.
These are the main ways of classifying cookies, although there are cookies that will not fit neatly into these categories or may qualify for multiple categories. When people complain about the privacy risks presented by cookies, they are generally speaking about third-party, persistent, marketing cookies. These cookies can contain significant amounts of information about your online activity, preferences, and location.