Oysters Direct
Oysters Direct



RBN: 455676

Last update: January 2019

So what is a cookie? A cookie is a small piece of data in the form of a text file that may be stored on your computer or mobile device having visited a website. It allows a website “remember” your actions or preferences over a length of time and helps us improve your experience each time you visit. 


There are two main categories of cookie…

Session Cookies:

​​These​ temporary cookies are not stored on your computer or mobile device. They are erased once your browser is closed our your session is inactive for 20 mins or more. 

Persistent cookies:​​ ​​

Peristent or Duration cookies are placed on your computer or mobile device for a pre-determined duration once you visit a website. Oystersdirect.ie may use Google Analytics to assist in managing our website to ensure we provide relevant information in an easily accessible format and as a tool to give our customers best service. 
Below is a list of cookies that we use. We have tried to ensure this is complete and up to date, but if you think that we have missed a cookie or there is any discrepancy, please let us know. 
Cookie Name - Expiration - Cookie Descriptor 
_gid 24 hours Used to distinguish users 
_gat 10 minutes 
Used to throttle request rate 
_ga 2 years Identifies unique users 
12 months 
Analytics. Used to distinguish users and sessions. 
_utmb 30mins 
Analytics. Used to determine new sessions/visits. 
_utmc Close of session 
Analytics. To determine whether the user was in a new session/visit. 
_utmv 6 months 
Analytics. Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. 
_utmz 6 months 
Analytics. Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. 
PHPSESSID Close of session Login functionality 


This website will collect the IP address of visitors. While Oystersdirect.ie cannot identify an individual by an IP address (an identifier number assigned to each computer and other device) that same information may be passed on to the competent Authority so they make take the necessary steps to obtain information from the relevant ISP to identify an individual if they consider initiating criminal prosecutions as a result of a cyber-attack against this site. 


To control the cookies from/on your computer or mobile device, please see the attached links for the most common web browsers in use. Note: Third Party Cookies may be set when using hyperlinks to another website. Note: The 5 sites below take you to external websites.

Google Chrome

Internet Explorer 



Microsoft Edge

To provide our website visitors with the option of preventing their data from being used by Google Analytics, please click the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on for the Google Analytics JavaScript. Oystersdirect.ie welcomes objective feedback in respect of this Cookie Policy. NOTE: This Cookie Policy is part of our overall Privacy Statement. 

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