Last Review Date: December 16th, 2020
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.
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.
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.
- Network Optimisation.
- Remembering you when you wish to log in to your account.
- Providing support for social media features.
- Analysing visitor traffic across our site.
- Providing you with more relevant advertising content.
- Remembering your cookie consent status.
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.
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.
|CookieConsent||This HTTP cookie stores the user’s consent state for the current domain.||1 Year|
|TwitterTwitter.com.com||local_storage_support_test||This 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.ie||What-intent||Determines the device used to access the website. This allows the website to be formatted accordingly.||Session|
|Google.com||rc::a||This 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.com||rc::c||This 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.
- Google Chrome Browser
- Microsoft Internet Explorer Browser
- Mozilla Firefox Browser
- Apple Safari Browser
- Opera Web 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.
|Linkedin.com||Lang||This 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.ie||SS||This 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.
|_gid||This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.||1 Day|
|_ga||This 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|
|_gat_UA-3453414-4||This 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.ie||ce_clock||This 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.
|Linkedin.com||bcookie||Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.||2 Years|
|Linkedin.com||bscookie||Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.||2 Years|
|Linkedin.com||lidc||Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.||1 Day|
|Linkedin.com||lissc||Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.||1 Year|
|Linkedin.com||UserMatchHistory||Used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor's preferences.||28 Days|
|Linkedin.com||lang||This HTTP cookies is set by LinkedIn when a web page contains an embedded "Follow us" panel.||Session|
|Linkedin.com||Li_sugr||Used to make a probabilistic match of a user's identity outside the Designated Countries.||3 Months|
|Skillnetireland.ie||_fbp||Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.||2 Months|
|Facebook.com||fr||Contains 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.com||tr||This tracking pixel is used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.||Session|
|Twitter.com||Personalization_id||This 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||__widgetsettings||This HTML cookie is set by Twitter. It allows the visitor to share content from the website onto their Twitter profile.||Persistent|
|Twitter.com||i/adsct||This tracking pixel is used by Twitter.com in order to determine the number of visitors accessing the website through Twitter advertisement content.||Session|
|Vimeo.com||vuid||This HTTP cookie collects data on the user’s visits to the website, such as which pages have been read.||2 Years|
|Skillnetireland.ie||_gcl_au||This cookie is used by Google Analytics to understand user interaction with the website.||2 Months|
|Google.com||ads/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.com||d/px||This 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.ie||eblang||Implements 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.ie||mgref||Collects 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.ie||mgrefby||Collects 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.ie||SP||Used 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.ie||AS||This 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.ie||G||This 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.net||IDE||This 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.net||Pagead/landing||This 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.net||test_cookie||Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies.||1 Day|
|Youtube.com||VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.||179 Days|
|Soundcloud.com||WIDGET::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.com||YSC||Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.||Session|
|Youtube.com||yt-remote-cast-installed||Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.||Session|
|Youtube.com||yt-remote-connected-devices||Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||Persistent|
|Youtube.com||yt-remote-device-id||Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.||Persistent|
|Youtube.com||yt-remote-session-app||Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||Persistent|
|Youtube.com||yt-remote-fast-check-period||Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.||Session|
|Youtube.com||yt-remote-session-name||Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video.||Session|
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: email@example.com
You may also contact our Data Protection Officer by writing in to:
Data Protection Officer
76, Furze Road
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