Cookies Policy

What are Cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a site. Cookies are then sent back to the originating site on each subsequent visit, or to another site that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a site to recognise a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, they let you navigate between pages efficiently, they remember your preferences, and generally improve your web site experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
 
Most sites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that site to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).
 
Cookies may be set by the site you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other sites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’).

 

Cookies on the Tech/Life Ireland website

Tech/Life Ireland (“Tech/Life”/“us”/”our”/”we”) uses first party and third party cookies. We use cookies in order to make this site easier to use, to support the provision of information and functionality to you. Coupled with this we use them to provide us with information about how this site is used, so that we can make sure it is as up to date, relevant and error free as we can.
 
Further information about the types of cookies that are used on this site is set out below. The Data Privacy Statement applies to any Personal Information collected through cookies and compliments this Cookie Policy.
 
By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies and the cookies notice at the top of your browser will disappear. If you block our use of cookies, you may be unable to access certain areas of our site. Coupled with this, certain functions and pages will not work in the usual way. Blocking cookies may also affect our ability to update this site to cater for user preferences and improve its performance.
 
The cookies used on the Tech/Life Ireland site have been categorised based on the categories found in the UK International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Cookie guide. A list of all the cookies used on this site by category is set out below.
 
We use Google Analytics to measure how users interact with our site content, for example what the most popular pages are. Google Analytics is Google’s free web analytics tool that mainly helps site owners to understand how their visitors engage with their site by setting cookies on the domain of the site you are visiting. They collect information anonymously and report site trends without identifying individual visitors.

 

Managing cookies in your browser

Most current browsers allow you:

  • Block third party cookies.
  • Block cookies from particular sites.
  • See what cookies you’ve got and delete them on an individual basis.
  • Block all cookies from being set.
  • Delete all cookies when you close your browser.

 
You should be aware that you will lose any preferences if you delete cookies, which includes where you have opted out from cookies (as this requires an opt-out cookie to be set). In additional if you block cookies completely many websites will not work properly and some functionality on these websites will not work at all. We do not recommend turning cookies off when using our Online Services for these reasons.
 

Learn how to manage your cookies for each of the browsers below: