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RIAI Cookie Policy

The RIAI Cookie Policy explains:

  1. What cookies are;
  2. How the RIAI and its companies use cookies; and
  3. What you can do to manage cookies.

We are committed to protecting the personal information we collect when you use our websites and other services.

We may update our Cookies Policy to reflect any changes in technology or data protection legislation. Any updates or changes that may affect how we use cookies or how you as a user can manage cookies will appear on this page.

1. What is a cookie?

Cookies are files which are transferred to your computer or similar web enabled device (e.g. a tablet or phone) by a website. Cookies can store information about your preferences and other information which you need when you visit a website.

Cookies are intended to improve your user experience by making it easier and faster to navigate through a website. For example, some websites require that you log in to gain access. If such sites did not use cookies, then you would be required to re-enter your login details every time you move to a new page within the website because without cookies the website would not know that you had already logged in. The information a cookie collects can only be retrieved by the website server that sent the cookie to your browser in the first place.

You have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies. It is important to note that you will lose some functions of our website if you choose to restrict or disable its cookies (see “3. What can I do to manage cookies?”).  

2. How does the RIAI use cookies?

The RIAI and its chosen partners use cookies to monitor our website traffic, to ensure a better online service and to provide you with certain features such as simplified login and personalised visits. The information stored by cookies identifies your computer but not you personally.

Cookies are necessary for the website to provide certain features and functions. For example, they allow us to provide services such as the RIAI Members' Area, without cookies members would be required to re-enter login details every time they moved to a new page within the website.

Other cookies are performance related. They are set by RIAI.ie and third parties, including Google Analytics. Performance cookies allow us to collect statistical information about our visitors, such as whether they have visited the site before and the pages they view. This information is gathered anonymously - it does NOT enable us to identify who you are. We use these cookies to determine the kind of content and services our visitors value most, which in turn helps us improve our website and its content.

For a list of cookies used by RIAI.ie see “Appendix 1:Cookie list”.

By using the site you are agreeing to the use of cookies as described. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you use our site.
Some of the cookies set on our website are served by third parties and not directly related to the RIAI or our partners. For example, occasionally you will find a page on RIAI.ie that includes a video embedded from YouTube. Service providers such as YouTube set their own cookies on your web browser. We do not control which cookies are set by third parties or how the cookie information is used - a cookie can only be accessed by the party who set it. For more information on these cookies, please visit the third-party website.

3. What can I do to manage cookies?

Cookies are meant to improve the user experience, but some users prefer to set restrictions on the types of cookies that can be stored on their computer or mobile phone.

User controls on the use of cookies are generally set within the Browser (e.g. Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari). Control of cookies varies by browser, however, the settings relating to cookies are generally located within the privacy settings or similar.

By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies. It is important to note that you will lose some functions of a website if you choose to restrict or disable its cookies.  

Strictly Necessary Cookies

Strictly necessary cookies are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website. Without these absolutely necessary cookies, the Site will not perform as smoothly for you as we would like it to and we may not be able to provide the Site with certain services or features.

Cookie Name Description Expiry Date 1st party or 3rd party
Di2 Tracks cookie expiration 12/11/2018 1st Party

Analytical Performance Cookies

Performance cookies collect information about how visitors use a site; for instance, which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect any information that identifies a visitor. The information that these cookies collect is aggregated and is therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a site works.

Cookie Name Description Expiry Date 1st party or 3rd party
_atma Tracking Traffic 29/02/2020 3rd Party
_atmb Tracking Traffic 01/03/2018 3rd Party
_atmc Tracking Traffic 31/12/1969 3rd Party
_atmt Tracking Traffic 01/03/2018 3rd Party
_atmz Tracking Traffic 01/08/2018 3rd Party
_hjClosedSurveyInvites Tracking Traffic 31/12/1969 3rd Party
Exp_cookies_allowed Activity Tracker 01/03/2019 1st Party
Exp_last_activity Activity Tracker 01/03/2019 1st Party
Exp_last_activity Activity Tracker 01/03/2019 1st Party
Exp_activity Activity Tracker 01/03/2019 1st Party

Functional Cookies

Functional cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). They may also be used to provide services which you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect are anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on other sites.

Cookie Name Description Expiry Date 1st party or 3rd party
_gat Customer login 1 minute 3rd Party

Advertising Cookies

Advertising cookies are linked to services provided by third parties. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Facebook, these third-party service providers may set their own cookies on your device. The Company does not control the use of these third-party cookies and cannot access them due to the way that cookies work, as cookies can only be accessed by the party who originally set them.

Cookie Name Description Expiry Date 1st party or 3rd party
_atuvc Social media 01/04/2019 3rd Party
_atuvs Social media 01/03/2018 3rd Party
_ceg.u Marketing records 18/12/2017 3rd Party
_ceg.s Marketing records 18/12/2017 3rd Party
loc Social media 01/04/2019 3rd Party
uvc Marketing records 01/04/2019 3rd Party

Managing Cookies in your Browser

Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their device a little intrusive, in particular when the information is stored and used by a third party. In some cases, you can choose to accept cookies from the primary site, but block them from third parties. In others, you can block cookies from specific advertisers, or clear out all cookies. Information about the procedure to follow in order to enable or disable cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider’s site via your help screen.