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RIAI Cookie Policy


This Cookie Policy describes the different types of cookies and similar technologies that may be applied on the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland site and associated subdomains.

Subdomains are as follows:
• riai.ie

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland may change this Cookie Policy at any time. Any changes in this Cookie Policy will become effective when we make the revised Cookie Policy available on or through the site.

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the website. The cookie will collect information relating to your use of our sites, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at our site via a link from third party site, the URL of the linking page.

If you are a registered user or subscriber it may also collect your name and email address, which may be transferred to data processors for registered user or subscriber verification purposes.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently remembering your preferences, and generally improving your website experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

Most sites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that site to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).

A persistent cookie can remain on your computer for a pre-defined period of time, or until they are forcibly deleted. Other technologies including pixels, tags, web beacons or local storage also store and retrieve data on a device and are similar to cookies.

Cookies Used on this Site

The RIAI uses cookies in order to make this site easier to use, to support the provision of information and functionality to you, as well as to provide us with information about how this site is used so that we can make sure it is as up to date, relevant and error free as we can.

Further information about the types of cookies that are used on this site is set out below. 

Please be aware that some functionality on our websites requires the use of cookies, and as such, disabling these may result in a deterioration of service. Doing so may also affect our ability to update this site to cater for user preferences and improve its performance.

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
_utma Tracking Traffic 25/04/2020 3rd Party
_utmb Tracking Traffic 26/04/2019 Local Cookie
_utmc Tracking Traffic 31/12/1969 Local Cookie
_utmz Tracking Traffic 26/10/2018 Local Cookie
exp_cookies_allowed Activity Tracker 26/042019 Local Cookie
exp_last_visit Activity Tracker 26/042019 Local Cookie
exp_last_activity Activity Tracker 26/042019 Local Cookie
exp_activity Activity Tracker 31/12/1969 Local Cookie

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 RIAI 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 26/05/2019 3rd Party
_atuvs Social media 26/04/2019 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.

(Last Updated 24/05/2018)