Skillnet Ireland Cookie Policy

 

Last Review Date: December 16th, 2020

 

This notice explains to you the use of cookies and similar tracking technologies on skillnetireland.ie and thefutureworks.skillnetireland.ie

 

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small text file stored on your computer or mobile device that contains data related to a website you visit. Cookies have a number of uses. They are used to ensure that a website functions properly as you might expect it to. Cookies also allow websites to ‘remember’ your browsing habits or preferences over a period of time. Cookies may be set by Skillnet Ireland as the website operator directly (“first-party cookies”) or in some cases, by another third-party service provider (“third-party cookies”). In the latter scenario, cookies are deployed for social media, advertising or analytics purposes. Skillnet Ireland will only be able to directly recognise and read the information contained on first-party cookies.

 

Other Tracking Technologies

There are other technologies which we deploy which track behaviour on our website. ‘Tracker Pixels’ are a means of allowing us to check whether you have viewed our content. These “pixels” are essentially tiny, invisible images on our web pages that, once loaded, will communicate your interaction with our content. This allows Skillnet Ireland and our partners to gauge the validity of material being presented to you. 

 

Third Parties

We avail of third-party technologies across our site. These technologies help us to understand how you use the site and the ways in which we can improve your user experience. These technologies may track certain information such as the pages you visit across our site as well as how long your visit lasts. This allows us to continue providing engaging content.

We also use social media plugins on this site that allow you to view videos and otherwise interact with certain content. In order for these technologies to work, trusted third parties will set cookies and tracker pixels throughout our site. Once enabled, these technologies may be used to enhance your profile or to contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies. For any third-party technology used on our site, we will provide a link to that third-party’s respective cookie/privacy policy for your information. We encourage our visitors to review these policies in advance of granting consent to deployment.

 

What Information Do We Obtain from You?

For each visitor to our site, we automatically gather certain potentially identifying information and store it. This information includes your masked Internet Protocol (IP) address, your browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, your operating system, date/time stamp, processor or device serial number, unique device identifier, and clickstream data. We collect this information on an individual basis and in aggregate, or combined form.

 

Our Use of Cookies and Similar Tracking Technologies

We use cookies to provide you with the best user experience on our website, this includes:

 

Categories of Tracking Technologies That We Set

We avail of both first and third-party technologies across our site. Skillnet Ireland takes our visitors’ right to privacy seriously in keeping with our obligations. Should you consent to the deployment of any category of optional technology, we will record your consent for a period of no longer than 6 months subject to interaction; at which point these technologies will be disabled. You will then be prompted to refresh you consent. You may change your settings at any time using the link at the bottom of this website.

 

Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function. They are set for security purposes and in response to actions made by you which amount to a service request such as logging in to our platform or as you fill out forms on our site. You have the option to disable these cookies via your browser settings, but should you do so, certain aspects of our site will no longer function. For more information about the specific technologies we use for this purpose, please see below.

Host Domain(s)NameDescriptionDuration
Skillnetireland.ie

Thefutureworks.skillnetireland.ie
CookieConsentThis HTTP cookie stores the user’s consent state for the current domain.1 Year
TwitterTwitter.com.comlocal_storage_support_testThis HTML cookie is used in context with the local-storage function in the browser. This function allows the website to load faster by pre-populating certain procedures.Persistent
Thefutureworks.skillnetireland.ieWhat-intentDetermines the device used to access the website. This allows the website to be formatted accordingly. Session
Google.comrc::aThis HTML cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.Persistent
Google.comrc::cThis HTML cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.Session

 

Should you wish to disable these cookies via your browser settings, please see the following links relating to your particular browser.

 

Preference Cookies (optional)

These cookies enable our website to provide additional functionality and personalisation. The primary use of such cookies is to enable functionality related to language preferences and chat-box functionality. If you disable this category of cookies our site will still work, however, certain content may not load as expected. For more information about the specific technologies we and our partners use for this purpose, please see below.

Host Domain(s)NameDescriptionDuration
Linkedin.comLangThis HTTP cookie is used to store the language preferences of a user to serve up content in that stored language the next time the user visits the website.Session
Eventbrite.ieSSThis HTTP cookie enables functionality of the website's chat-box function.Session

 

Analytics Cookies (optional)

These cookies allow use to determine the number of visits to our site as well as where that traffic originates. This helps us understand which pages are the most popular as well as how it is that you come to view them. For example, when enabled, we use Google Analytics for aggregated, anonymized website traffic analysis. In order to track your session usage, Google drops a cookie (_ga) with a randomly-generated ClientID in your browser. This ID is anonymized and contains no identifiable information like email, phone number, name, etc. We also send Google your masked IP Address. We use GA to track aggregated website behaviour, such as what pages you looked at, for how long, etc. This information is important to us for improving the user experience and determining site effectiveness.

This information will not be combined by Skillnet Ireland for profiling purposes, however, certain third parties such as Google may use this information in aggregate form for the purposes outlined in their respective privacy notices. If you disable this category of cookie our site will still work, though its improvement over time will be hampered.

For more information on Google Analytics as well as how you may opt-out of being tracked on this and other sites, please see the following links:

For more information on the specific technologies we and our partners use for this purpose, please see below.

Host Domain(s)NameDescriptionDuration
Skillnetireland.ie

Thefutureworks.skillnetireland.ie
_gidThis cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.1 Day
Skillnetireland.ie

Thefutureworks.skillnetireland.ie
_gaThis cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for Skillnet’s analytics reports.2 Years
Skillnetireland.ie

Thefutureworks.skillnetireland.ie
_gat_UA-3453414-4This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. Limits the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic websites.1 Minute
Skillnetireland.iece_clockThis HTML cookie sets a timestamp for when the visitor entered the website. This is used for analytical purposes on the website.Persistent

 

Targeting/Marketing Technologies (optional)

These cookies and other tracking technologies may be set through our site by either Skillnet Ireland or our advertising and social media partners. They may be used to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. These technologies operate by uniquely identifying your browser and internet device such as your phone or desktop and monitor specific activity across multiple sites. 

For example, we use the Facebook Pixel so that we may advertise relevant information about Skillnet Ireland to our social media users.

In the majority of cases you have the ability to opt-out of third-party cross-site tracking via the links provided. 

For more information on the specific technologies we and our partners use for this purpose, including how your information may be further processed, please see below.

HostNameDescriptionDuration
Linkedin.combcookieUsed by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.2 Years
Linkedin.combscookieUsed by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.2 Years
Linkedin.comlidcUsed by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.1 Day
Linkedin.comlisscUsed by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.1 Year
Linkedin.comUserMatchHistoryUsed to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor's preferences. 28 Days
Linkedin.comlangThis HTTP cookies is set by LinkedIn when a web page contains an embedded "Follow us" panel.Session
Linkedin.comLi_sugrUsed to make a probabilistic match of a user's identity outside the Designated Countries.3 Months
Skillnetireland.ie_fbpUsed by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.2 Months
Facebook.comfrContains browser and user unique ID combination, used for targeted advertising. This cookie also tracks the behaviour of the user across the web on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin.2 Months
Facebook.comtrThis tracking pixel is used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers. Session
Twitter.comPersonalization_idThis cookie is used to integrate the sharing features of this social media. It also stores information about how the user uses the website for tracking and targeting.2 Years
Twitter.com__widgetsettingsThis HTML cookie is set by Twitter. It allows the visitor to share content from the website onto their Twitter profile.Persistent
Twitter.comi/adsctThis tracking pixel is used by Twitter.com in order to determine the number of visitors accessing the website through Twitter advertisement content. Session
Vimeo.comvuidThis HTTP cookie collects data on the user’s visits to the website, such as which pages have been read.2 Years
Skillnetireland.ie_gcl_auThis cookie is used by Google Analytics to understand user interaction with the website.2 Months
Google.comads/ga-audiences
This tracker pixel is used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor's online behaviour across websites. Session
Adsymptotic.comd/pxThis tracking pixel collects data on visitors' preferences and behaviour on the website - This information is used make content and advertisement more relevant to the specific visitor. Session
Eventbrite.ieeblangImplements and collects data on the user’s interaction with the EventBrite-integration. This service is used to promote and sell tickets to events across multiple websites. 1 Year
Eventbrite.iemgrefCollects information on user preferences and/or interaction with web-campaign content - This is used on CRM-ca mpaign-platform used by website owners for promoting events or products. 1 Year
Eventbrite.iemgrefbyCollects information on user preferences and/or interaction with web-campaign content - This is used on CRM- campaign-platform used by website owners for promoting events or products. 1 Year
Eventbrite.ieSPUsed to implement audio-content from Spotify on the website. Can also be used to register user interaction and preferences in context with audio-content - This can serve statistics and marketing purposes. Session
Eventbrite.ieASThis HTTP cookie is associated with Eventbrite and is used to deliver content tailored to the end user's interests and improve content creation. This cookie is also used for event-booking purposes.Session
Eventbrite.ieGThis HTTP cookie is associated with Eventbrite and is used to deliver content tailored to the end user's interests and improve content creation. This cookie is also used for event-booking purposes.1 Year
Doubleclick.netIDEThis HTTP cookie is used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the a dvertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user. 1 Year
Doubleclick.netPagead/landingThis tracking pixel collects data on visitor behaviour from multiple websites, in order to present more relevant advertisement - This al so allows the website to limit the number of times that they are shown the same advertisement. Session
Doubleclick.nettest_cookie Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies.1 Day
Youtube.comVISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos. 179 Days
Soundcloud.comWIDGET::local::assignments
Used by audio-platform SoundCloud to implement, measure and improve their embedded content/service on the website - The collection of data also includes visitors’ interaction with embedded content/service. This can be used for statistics or marketing purposes. Persistent
Youtube.comYSCRegisters a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen. Session
Youtube.comyt-remote-cast-installed Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.Session
Youtube.comyt-remote-connected-devices Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video Persistent
Youtube.comyt-remote-device-id Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.Persistent
Youtube.comyt-remote-session-appStores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube videoPersistent
Youtube.comyt-remote-fast-check-period Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.Session
Youtube.comyt-remote-session-name Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.Session

 

Further Information:

We regularly scan our website using a third-party tool to maintain a record of the tracking technologies we deploy. Skillnet Ireland will only process your personal information in accordance with this notice as well as our Privacy Notice.

Should you require additional information then you can contact our Data Protection Officer at the following email address: dpo@skillnetireland.ie

You may also contact our Data Protection Officer by writing in to:
Data Protection Officer
5th Floor
Q House
76, Furze Road
Sandyford
Dublin 18
D18 E268

 

Should you wish to make a complaint regarding the processing of your personal data or are unsatisfied with how we have handled your information, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Irish Supervisory Authority. You may lodge a complaint with the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner via their online form

 

 

 


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