Cookie Policy

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of data that may be stored on your computer or mobile device. It allows a website "remember" your actions or preferences over a length of time.

Further information on cookies can be found at:

http://ec.europa.eu/ipg/basics/legal/cookies/index_en.htm

How are they used on this site?

This site uses two different types of cookies:

  • Session Cookies
  • Persistent Cookies

Session Cookies are temporary cookies that are not stored on your computer or mobile device. They are used as part of the registration process for financial security purposes. A session cookie is also used to remember your language preference when viewing the site. These session cookies are erased when you close your browser, or after 20 minutes of inactivity.

Persistent cookies are those placed on your computer or mobile device for a pre-determined length of time when you visit this site. This site only places cookies that are specific to this site.

Cookies used on www.fspo.ie

The Office of the FSPO uses Google Analytics to assist us in redeveloping our website to ensure we provide relevant information in an easily accessible format.

Google Analytics Cookies used on this site

Cookie Name Expiration Time Description
_ga 2 years Used to distinguish visitors to site
_gat 1 minute Used to throttle request rate
_gid 1 day  
_utmt 10 minutes Used to throttle request rate
_utma 2 years Used to distinguish visitors and pages visited. Records a unique ID, the date and time of first visit, time of current visit and total number of visits made
_utmb 30 minutes from last visit Used to determine new sessions or visits. Stores the number of page views in current visit and start time of visit
_utmc Session cookie Used to note that the visit has ended when browser is closed
_utmz 6 months Records the site you may have linked to our page from. Only records data if you clicked on a link to our site from a different website

Specific Cookies

The following cookies are used specifically on this site

Cookie Name Expiration Time Description
FSPOCookie 6 Months Records if you have clicked in the Cookie Notifaction and therefore does not display notification for 6 months.

Managing Cookies

Within your browser you can choose whether you wish to accept cookies or not. Different browsers make different controls available to you and so we provide links below to popular manufacturers' instructions on how you can do this.Generally, your browser will offer you 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.