Cookie policy

Diabetes Ireland Cookie policy

Our website, like most websites, uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website, including using the online shop and donation services and also allows us to improve our site.

By using cookies, the website is essentially able to ‘remember’ you during a single visit to the site (known as a session cookie) or for repeat visits (known as persistent cookies).

 

By continuing to browse the site, we will assume that you agree to our use of cookies as set out below.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is stored on your browser, the hard drive of your computer or your mobile device. Each cookie is unique to your web browser.

 

We use the following cookies on our site:  

Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website or use the shopping cart function in our online store.

Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our site and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. This information is anonymous – we do not collect anything that would identify a user. We combine individual user data with the rest of the visitor data and examine it as a whole to build up a picture of how the site is performing.

Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We use this information to make our website more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose. Examples of the types of cookies we use on our site include Google Analytics cookies such as:

Targeting Cookies

NamePurposeLifetime
__utmaIs a Google Analytics cookie used to help us monitor traffic and identify unique visitors
2 years from set/update
__utmbIs a Google Analytical cookie used to help us monitor traffic and identify unique visitors
30 mins from set/update
__utmcIs a Google Analytical cookie used to help us monitor traffic and identify unique visitors
End of browser session
__utmzIs a Google Analytical cookie used to help us monitor traffic and identify unique visitors
6 months from set/update

www.diabetes.ie

NamePurposeLifetime
These cookies are associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count.
_atuvs
30 Mins
_atuvc
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site.
_atrfs
2 Years

Third Party Cookies

Addthis.com

NamePurposeLifetime
bt2These Addthis.com third party cookies are used to access functions like print, email, Facebook, Twitter and others.
di2
loc8 Months
Mus
na_idThese Addthis.com third party cookies used to access functions like print, email, Facebook, Twitter and others
na_tc
Uid2 Years
Um
UvcThese Addthis.com third party cookies are used to access functions like print, email, Facebook, Twitter and others
Vc
Xtc2 Years

Doubleclick.net

NamePurposeLifetime
DSIDThese DoubleClick third party cookies are used to improve advertising.
IDE12 Days
IdThese DoubleClick third party cookies is used to improve advertising.
2 Years

Google.ie

NamePurposeLifetime
AID
APISID
HSID
NIDThese are Google cookies typically written to the browser when accessing Google services2 Years
SAPISID
SID
SIDCC
SSIDThese are Google cookies typically written to the browser when accessing Google services
2 Months
UULE
This cookie is asssociated 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.
_ga
2 Years

Vimeo.com

NamePurposeLifetime
These cookies are usually associated with Quantcast, a digital advertising company. They provide website rankings, and the data they collect is also used for audience segmentation and targeted advertising
_qca
1 Year
continuous_play_v3
playerThese Vimeo third party cookies are used to improve usability of vimeo services
2 Years
vuid
This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics. It is a variation of the __utmt cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.
__utmt_player
10 Minutes

Youtube.com

NamePurposeLifetime
APISID
HSID
LOGIN_Youtube third party cookies used to improve user experience
INFO2 Years
PREF
SAPISID
SIDYoutube third party cookies used to improve user experience
SSID
1 Year
Remote
_sid
SID
Youtube third party cookie used to improve user experienceEnd of
VISITOR_ Browser
INFO1_LIVESession
YSC wide

Third Party Cookies

Third partyPolicy location
 YouTube https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/types/
 Googlehttps://www.google.com/policies/technologies/types/
 Google Analytics https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/types/
 Facebook https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/
 Twitter https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170514
 Instagramhttps://help.instagram.com/478745558852511
 DoubleClick https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/2839090?hl=en-GB
 AddThis http://www.addthis.com/privacy
 Vimeo https://vimeo.com/privacy

Please note that third parties may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies. Diabetes Ireland does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these cookies. Relevant third parties are linked below.

What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set

If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set. You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, www.aboutcookies.org contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.