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.
HOW COOKIES ARE USED ON THIS WEBSITE
There are two main categories of cookie…
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.
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
Analytics. Used to distinguish users and sessions.
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
WHAT PERSONAL DATA IS COLLECTED BY USING THIS WEBSITE?
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.
MANAGING/REMOVING YOUR COOKIES
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.