Last Review Date: February 8th, 2021
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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