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Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy of Kinsale Connect

Updated: 13 September 2023

1. Introduction

1.1 We use cookies on this website [kinsaleconnect.ie] to achieve a better user experience.

1.2 The GDPR law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for this site’s [kinsaleconnect.ie] operation. For all other types of cookies, we need your permission. This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third parties and affiliates we may partner with use cookies on the kinsaleconnect.ie site, your choices regarding cookies, and further information about cookies. This policy should be read in conjunction with our Privacy Policy, which explains how we use personal data.

1.3 You can change or withdraw your consent from the cookie declaration on our site at any time.

2. What are cookies?

2.1 Cookies and similar tracking technologies, such as beacons, scripts, web beacons and tags (which together we refer to as “cookies“) are small bits of text, usually stored on a user’s computer hard drive or within a browser. They enable a site to remember information about the user’s visit to the site. On the site, we use device IDs or advertising IDs in a similar manner to which we use cookies. We and some third-party partners (as described below) use cookies on our site, our mobile site and within emails or other communications we send to you (we refer to these together as the Kinsale Connect “site“). To the extent the cookies we use for these purposes lead to the processing of your personal information, details about how we use that personal information and your rights over that personal information are discussed in our Privacy Policy.

3. The user

3.1 A user is an individual using this site who, unless otherwise specified, coincides with a data subject.

4. Usage data cookies

4.1 Information collected automatically through this site, which can include: the IP addresses or domain names of the computers or devices utilized by the users who use this site, the URI addresses (uniform resource identifier), the time of the request, the method used to submit the right to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server’s answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the country of origin, the features of the browser and the operating system utilized by the user, the various time details per visit (e.g. the time spent on each page within the site) and the information on the path followed within the site with particular reference to the sequence of pages visited, and other parameters about the device operating system or the user’s environment.

5. Server log files

5.1 Your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address is an identifying number that is automatically assigned to your computer or device by your Internet Service Provider (“ISP”). This number may be identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever you visit the site, along with the time(s) of your visit(s) and the page(s) that you visited. The kinsaleconnect.ie site may use the IP addresses of all users to calculate site usage levels, to help diagnose problems with the site’s servers and to administer the site. We may also use IP addresses to communicate with or to block access by users who fail to comply with our Terms and Conditions. Collecting IP addresses is standard practice on the internet and is carried out automatically by many websites.

6. Pixel tags and web beacons

6.1 The site may use so-called “pixel tags”, “web beacons”, “clear GIFs” or similar means (collectively “pixel tags”) to compile aggregate statistics about site usage and response rates, and to count users who have visited our site after clicking through from one of our advertisements on another website or in emails, and to collect details of any products purchased. Web beacons collect limited information that does not identify particular individuals.

6.2 Pixel tags and web beacons allow us to count users who have visited certain pages of the site, to deliver branded services and to help determine the effectiveness of promotional services. When used in HTML-formatted email messages, pixel tags can tell the sender whether and when the email has been opened.

6.3 It is not possible to refuse the use of web beacons. However, because they are used in conjunction with cookies, you can effectively disable them by setting your browser to restrict or block cookies (see Section 12).

7. Types of cookies

7.1 Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date unless deleted by the user before the expiry date. A session cookie will expire at the end of the user session when the web browser is closed.

7.2 We use the following types of cookies on our site:

a) Necessary cookies: These are cookies that are essential for the running of our site and for which we do not require consent. They cannot be switched off in our systems and are on by default. Without these cookies, parts of our site would not function. These cookies do not track where you have been on the internet and do not gather personal information about you to be used for marketing purposes.

b) Functional cookies: These cookies are used to remember your preferences on our site and to provide enhanced functionality and more personalized features. They may be set by us or third parties (see third-party cookies in Section 10).

c) Analytical cookies: Analytical performance cookies are used to monitor our site’s performance, for example, to determine the number of page views and the number of unique users our site has. Web analytics services may be designed and operated by third parties (see third-party cookies in Section 10).

d) Targeting cookies: Occasionally, third-party vendors may display advertising on our site, which may be set through our advertising partners. Any information transmitted to advertisers and advertising networks is non-personally identifiable but based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. By turning off ads personalization, you will experience fewer targeted ads, but you will still see ads on our site.

8. Site preferences cookies

8.1 To provide you with a great experience on this site, we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. To remember your preferences, we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page that is affected by your preferences.

9. Surveys-related cookies

9.1 Occasionally, we offer user surveys and questionnaires to provide you with interesting insights and helpful tools or to understand our user base more accurately. These surveys may use cookies to remember who has already taken part in a survey or provide accurate results after you change pages.

10. Third-party cookies

10.1 In addition to our cookies, we also use various third parties’ cookies to report usage statistics of the service on and through the kinsaleconnect.ie site. Third-party cookies are set by entities other than Kinsale Connect, and we do not control which cookies are set by third parties or how the cookie information is used.

10.2 We use web analytic services and Google Analytics to analyse the use of our site, to understand how users engage with our site and to see how they move around the site, products or services. Google Analytics helps us count the number of visitors, analyse data about web page traffic and improve our site in order to tailor it to our users’ needs. Google Analytics gathers information about site use by means of traffic log cookies. Google will use this information to compile reports on site activity and to provide other services relating to site activity and internet usage. The information may be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties required to do so by law or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Google’s privacy policy is available here. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, please click here.

10.3 Another of our third-party providers is Mailchimp, which operates some of our email and newsletter services. Mailchimp’s cookie policy is available here.

11. Social media cookies

11.1 Our site interfaces with various social media platforms and websites which also use cookies. Pages on our site may include embedded content (e.g. threads, posts, videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites or social media platforms behaves in the exact same way as if the user has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

11.2 Our site interfaces with the following social media platforms: Facebook (cookie policy available here), Instagram (cookie policy available here), TikTok (cookie policy available here) and Twitter (cookie policy available here).

11.3 If you do not allow these cookies, you may not be able to use or see the social media sharing tools or view content from social media sites.

12. Disabling or blocking cookies

12.1 If you’d like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete, refuse or restrict cookies, please visit your web browser’s help pages (see Section 14 below). Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences and some of our web pages might not display correctly.

13. Your cookie choices

13.1 We provide you with choices over the use of cookies as described in this policy. When you first visit our site, where required by law, you will have the option to give your consent to the advertising and functional cookies we use or to refuse your consent to our use of those cookies.

14. Browsers

14.1 Most browsers accept cookies by default. You may change the settings to have your browser refuse certain cookies or notify you before accepting cookies. To do so, please follow the instructions provided by your browser, which are usually located within the “help”, “tools” or “edit” facility. Some third parties also provide the ability to refuse their cookies directly by clicking on an opt-out link. The following links may be helpful:

14.2 You can also find more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies you have set on your device and how to manage and delete them, at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.

14.3 Please remember that, without cookies, you may not have access to certain features on our site, including access to certain personalized content. Removing all cookies from your computer or device could also affect your subsequent visits to a specific web page.

15.1 Do-not-track signals

15.1 “Do-not-track” signals are browser settings that users can enable to express their preference not to be tracked across websites for advertising or data collection purposes. We currently don’t recognize these signals because our site does not employ the technology to interpret and act upon them, and there are no standardized guidelines for their implementation.

16. Cookie Policy update

16.1 This Cookie Policy is updated as of the effective date set forth above. However, the kinsaleconnect.ie site may review this policy from time to time as necessary. The terms that apply to you are those posted here on our site on the day you use our site. We solely advise you to print a copy for your records.

17. Contact

17.1 If you have any questions about our use of cookies, please email us at: info@kinsaleconnect.ie.

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