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COOKIE NOTICE OF HRB             Last Updated:7th April 2021


We are HRB

Please contact us if you have any questions about this Cookie Notice

Email: hrb@hrb.ie
Address: HRB 
Grattan House
67-72 Lower Mount Street
Dublin 2
Telephone00 353 1 234 5000

WHAT ARE COOKIES 

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your browser by websites that you visit. They are widely used for a variety of purposes including to make websites work or to remember you from one visit to the next. 

First-party cookies are directly stored by the website (or domain) you visit. These cookies allow website owners to collect analytics data, remember language settings, and perform other functions that provide a good user experience. An example of a first party cookie is one that is stored on your browser when you visit a site and login. The next time you visit, the website will detect the cookie in your browser, and you will not need to login again.

Third-Party cookies are created by domains that are not the website (or domain) that you are visiting. These are usually used for online-advertising purposes and placed on a website through a script or tag. A third-party cookie is accessible on your browser to any website that loads the third-party server’s code.

First-party cookies are supported by all browsers and can be blocked or deleted by the user. Third-party cookies are supported by all browsers, but many modern browsers block third-party cookies by default.

 

WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES DO WE USE AND WHY?

We use the following categories of Cookies on this Website:

COOKIE

PURPOSE

The “Cookie” Cookie

This cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on HRB. Where users have previously indicated a preference, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie.

We treat the “cookie” cookie as a necessary cookie (see below) and it is refreshed every six months.

Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary to ensure the website functions properly.

You cannot reject these cookies using our cookie management tool. You can control these cookies from your browser settings using the reject all cookies settings. Some functionalities on the website won’t work if necessary cookies are rejected.

We use necessary cookies to manage your visit to the website and to implement online banking functionality associated with Secure Customer Authentication.

Preferences Cookies

Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.

Web Statistics Cookies

These are cookies gather analytics on the usage of our website including distinguishing unique users, remembering the number and time of previous visits, remembering traffic source information and determining the start and end of a session.

Marketing Cookies

Marketing cookies are set by external advertisers to learn about a website visitor's overall online behaviours, such as websites they frequently visit, purchases, and interests that they have shown on various websites. It allows internet advertisers to provide targeted advertising content based on  user profiles.

You can adjust your browser settings to decline cookies or alert you when a website is attempting to place a cookie on your computer. 

 

COOKIE DETAILS 

Further information on the cookies we use on HRB and how to manage them is set out below. 

 

COOKIE

PURPOSE

RETENTION

DOMAIN NAME

Necessary Cookies

OptanonAlertBoxClosed

This cookie is set by websites using certain versions of the cookie law compliance solution from OneTrust. It is set after visitors have seen a cookie information notice and in some cases only when they actively close the notice down. It enables the website not to show the message more than once to a user. The cookie has a 6 month lifespan and contains no personal information.

180 days

www.hrb.ie

_dc_gtm_UA-xxxxxxxx

This cookie is associated with sites using Google Tag Manager to load other scripts and code into a page. Where it is used it may be regarded as Strictly Necessary as without it, other scripts may not function correctly. The end of the name is a unique number which is also an identifier for an associated Google Analytics account.

A few seconds

hrb.ie

OptanonConsent

This cookie is set by the cookie compliance solution from OneTrust. It stores information about the categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category. This enables site owners to prevent cookies in each category from being set in the users browser, when consent is not given. The cookie has a normal lifespan of 6 months, so that returning visitors to the site will have their preferences remembered. It contains no information that can identify the site visitor.

180 days

www.hrb.ie

eupubconsent

This cookie is used by the IAB Europe Transparency & Consent Framework to store the user's consent to the data collection Purposes. The cookie holds an encrypted consent string that vendors participating in the framework can read and determine the user's consent.

1 year

www.hrb.ie

__cfduid

This host is used by OneTrust for hosting the Cookie Consent tool script. It is used to manage cookies on websites.

7 years

Cookielaw.org

Web Statistics Cookies / Analytics Cookies (Preferences Cookies)

_ga

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.

28 days

hrb.ie

_gid

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.

 

1 days

hrb.ie

Marketing Cookies / Advertising Cookies / Third Party Advertising Cookies

GPS

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.

 

A few seconds

youtube.com

YSC

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.

Session

youtube.com

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

This cookie is used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos

180 days

youtube.com

test_cookie

This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange

A few seconds

doubleclick.net


MANAGING COOKIES

Our website has a cookie management tool that facilitates acceptance and rejection of cookies.  The Cookie management tool can be accessed using the “Cookie Notice” tab in the bottom left corner of our website.

Within your browser you can choose whether you wish to accept cookies on all websites or not. Different browsers have different settings available to you. Below we have provided links to popular browsers on how to access these settings. Generally, your browser will offer the choice to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use (“Third Party Cookies”), or those from specific websites:

Some third-party cookies drop information into your local storage or browser cache. While we have made efforts to limit the use of cookies that use local storage, it is a good idea to clear your browser cache(sometimes referred to as your browsing history) on a regular basis.

THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

Our Website contains links to and from third party websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own cookie settings, and these are not endorsed by us.  We do not accept any responsibility or liability for these third-party websites. Please undertake the appropriate due diligence before submitting any information to these websites. 

AMENDMENTS TO THIS COOKIE NOTICE

We will post any changes to our Cookie Notice on the Website and when doing so will change the effective date at the top of this Cookie Notice.  

Download: HRB Cookie policy

  • HRB Cookie Policy314 KB

    MS Word document version of the HRB cookie policy website text including the list of the cookies on the HRB website. Updated 15 September 2020.