What are Cookies?
Cookies are very small text files stored on your hard drive. They uniquely identify your computer and allow the website to store information about your session on the website, improve website security and helps to customise your website experience. A unique user identity is created which ensures that you are not required to re-enter login details as you move throughout the website if logged in as a customer.
How cookies are used
Cookies are used to assist in making a website work more efficiently. They are used to remember your preferences, for example; your IP address and the time you first visited the website. When you leave the site and come back to it, this information can be reloaded from your computer thereby generally improving your user experience. By default, this only user for one hour.
We may also use Google Analytics which is a tool that records data about all the users who arrive to the website. The cookies that are used by Google Analytics are detailed on this page.
What types of Cookies are used on www.difc.ie?
- Strictly Necessary Cookies
These Cookies are essential to enable you to move around difc.ie and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website.
- Performance Cookies
These Cookies collect information about how visitors use difc.ie, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These Cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these Cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how www.difc.ie works.
- Targeting/Advertising Cookies
difc.ie does not use these cookies in any part of our website.
List of Cookies Used on www.difc.ie
For more detailed information on cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.