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 varying functionality and are typically used to ensure that a website functions properly. However, cookies also allow websites to ‘remember’ your browsing habits or preferences over a period of time. Cookies may be set by [www.nationalcommunitycarenetwork.ie] 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. National Community Care Network 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 National Community Care Network 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 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.
- Optimising network resource usage
- Remembering you when you wish to interact with our forms
- Providing support for social media features
- Allowing you to view embedded content
- 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. National Community Care Network 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 cookie settings at any time using our cookie banner.
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off by our systems. They are set for security purposes and in response to actions made by you which amount to a service request, such as interacting with our cookie banner or filling out forms on our site. While we cannot disable these cookies, you have the option to do so via your browser settings. Should you do so, certain aspects of our site will no longer function.
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Functional/Preference Cookies (optional)
These cookies enable our website to provide additional functionality and personalisation. The primary purpose behind our use of such cookies is to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.
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Analytics Cookies (optional)
These cookies allow us 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. All information collected by this category of cookies is held in aggregate form and is therefore anonymous. While this information will not be combined by National Community Care Network for profiling purposes, it may be combined by certain third parties such as Google to build a profile of your interactions across the web. This may result in highly targeted advertising on other sites. If you disable this category of cookie, our site will still work, though its improvement over time will be hampered.
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Targeting/Marketing Technologies (optional)
These cookies and other tracking technologies may be set through our site by either National Community Care Network or our advertising and social media partners. Should you enable them, they will be used both by National Community Care Network and our partners to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. These technologies also allow you to view and interact with our social media content across the site. These technologies operate by uniquely identifying your browser and internet device such as your phone or desktop and monitor specific activity across multiple sites.
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We regularly scan our website using a third-party tool to maintain a record of the tracking technologies we deploy. National Community Care Network only processes your personal information in accordance with this notice as well as our Privacy Statement.
If you have queries on how we process your data using cookies, please contact our Data Protection Officer / Data Protection Lead, Mr. Fiacre Hensey at email@example.com and mobile +353830895053.
If you are concerned with how we are processing your data using cookies, you have the right to contact the Data Protection Commission by following the steps on their website at www.dataprotection.ie.