Cookies - Irish Blood Transfusion Service

Cookies

Cookies are small text files sent from a website to the hard drive of a user's computer to store bits of information related to that user. Cookies commonly store information such as IP addresses, navigational data, server information, and user preferences. Generally speaking, cookies do not contain personal information from which you can be identified, unless you have furnished such information to the website.

Where the Cookies come from

Cookies may be first party if they are provided by the IBTS and used by and to deliver various features on our website, or they may be third party cookies. Third party cookies are provided by ' third party' vendors who provide products and features we have integrated into our website such as social media, ad networks and security systems

How long Cookies last

Cookies are classified as either session or persistent cookies. Session cookies are added when a visitor starts to browse oue website or interacts with a special feature and are deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are added when a visitor starts to browse our Website or interacts with a specific feature, but may remain stored on your Device until a certain termination date is reached (in terms of minutes, days or years from the creation/update of the cookie).

Google Analytics

It also uses Google Analytics cookies to track user behaviour on the website for statistical purposes. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form about the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from, how long they spend on the site, the pages they visited, what browser the site has been accessed via and the ip address of visitors’ web servers. In addition to these, the website uses Google Custom Search to provide the site's search functionality. Google may set cookies when you use the search function. You can find Google's privacy policy here.

Enabling/Disabling Cookies

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies or request that you be warned when a website is trying to install a cookie. This can be done by modifying the settings in your browser. Visitors can use this website with no loss of functionality if cookies are disabled from the web browser.

For information about how to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites see here.

The IBTS will make no attempt to identify individual visitors, or to associate the technical details listed above with any individual. It is the policy of the IBTS never to disclose such technical information in respect of individual website visitors to any third party, unless obliged to disclose such information by a rule of law. The technical information will be used only by the IBTS and only for statistical and other administrative purposes.

See the list of cookies used on the IBTS website below.

 

   Cookie Type   
    Name     
 Purpose    
 Expiration      
      Who provides the cookie?        
      Opt out link                 
InternalASP.NET_SessionIdThis cookie is created when a user connects to an ASP.NET application and will expire when the user closes their browser.  This cookie is essential for use of forms on our site to store the session id of the user's current session.SessionGiveblood.ieN/A
Internalaccept_cookiesThis cookie is created when the user agrees to allow cookies.6 monthsGiveblood.ieN/A
Third PartyIDEUsed by DoubleClick.net company for advertising via YouTube embedded videos.1 yearGiveblood.ieN/A
Third Party_gaRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.2 yearsGooglehttps://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Third Party_gatUsed by Google Analytics throttle request rate.SessionGooglehttps://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Third Party_gidRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.SessionGooglehttps://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Third Party_utmaGoogle Analytics: makes it possible to record visits and visitors.2 yearsGooglehttps://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Third Party_utmtUsed to throttle request rate.10 minutesGooglehttps://tools/google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Third Party_utmcIn connection with _utmb it is used to establish whether there has been a recent or new visit.SessionGooglehttps://tools/google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Third Party_utmzCoogle Analytics: establishes the source/campaign of the visitor.6 monthsGooglehttps://tools/google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Third Party_utmbGoogle Analytics: is used to identify new visits.30 minutesGooglehttps://tools/google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Third Party1P_JARThese cookies are set via embedded YouTube videos.  They register anonymous statistical data.1 monthGooglehttps://tools/google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Third PartyAPISIDSet via embedded YouTube videos.  They register anonymous statistical data e.g. how many times the video is displayed.2 yearsGooglehttps://tools/google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Third PartyConsentUsed to hold Google Account data should the browser be authenticated with a Google Account.20 yearsGooglehttps://tools/google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Third PartyHSIDUsed by Google to store user preferences and information of Google maps.SessionGooglehttps://tools/google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Third PartyNIDIt stores the preferences and information of users each time they visit web pages containing a Google service.6 monthsGooglehttps://tools/google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Third PartySAPISIDCookies that enable Google to collect user information for videos hosted by YouTube.2 yearsGooglehttps://tools/google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Third PartySIDCookies that enable Google to collect user information for videos hosted by YouTube.2 yearsGooglehttps://tools/google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Third PartySIDCCCookies that enable Google to collect user information for videos hosted by YouTube.3 monthsGooglehttps://tools/google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Third PartySSIDCookies that enabole Google to collect unser information for videos hosted by YouTube.2 yearsGooglehttps://tools/google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Third PartyVISITOR_INFO1_LIVETries to estimate the users bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.179 daysGooglehttps://tools/google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Third PartyYSCRegisters a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.SessionYouTubeN/A
Third PartyGPSRegisters a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.SessionYouTubeN/A
Third PartyPREFRegisters a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites.8 monthsYouTubeN/A
Third Party_qcaThis cookie tracks information about how the Vimeo service is being used.2 yearsVimeohttps://vimeo.com/cookie_policy
Third PartyvuidAnalytics unique id.2 yearsVimeohttps://vimeo.com/cookie_policy
Third Partycontinuous_play_v3Used to keep track of whether continuous play is on or not for a user.320 daysVimeohttps://vimeo.com/cookie_policy
Third Party_ssidThis cookie tracks information about how the Vimeo service is being used.2 yearsVimeohttps://vimeo.com/cookie_policy
Third Party_abexpsThis cookie tracks information about how the Vimeo service is being used.1 yearVimeohttps://vimeo.com/cookie_policy
Third PartyCeg.sThis coolie tracks information about how the Vimeo service is being used.3 monthsVimeohttps://vimeo.com/cookie_policy
Third Party_gaThis cookie tracks information about how the Vimeo service is being used.1 yearVimeohttps://vimeo.com/cookie_policy
Third Party_gidThis cookie tracks information about how the Vimeo service is being used.1 dayVimeohttps://vimeo.com/cookie_policy
Third Party_uetsidThis cookie tracks information about how the Vimeo service is being used.1 hourVimeohttps://vimeo.com/cookie_policy