Irish Life Health Cookies

What is a Cookie?

Cookies are data, stored in small text files on your computer. The cookie allows the website to “remember” your actions or preferences over a period of time.
 
Cookies can be classified by their lifespan and the website to which it belongs. By lifespan a cookie is either a: 
  • Session cookie: cookie is deleted once the user closes their web browser.
  • Persistent cookie: the cookie lives for a specified period of time.
In terms of websites there are either:
  • First party: cookie belongs to the website you are browsing, for example, cookie used to identify you when you log in.
  • Third party: cookie belongs to a different website to the website you are visiting, for example, advertising tracking cookies.

Strictly necessary

These are cookies that are required in order to make the website work. They are essential for login areas and shopping baskets.

They are used for: They are not used for:
Remembering you as you move through the purchase journey. Gathering information about you.
Identifying you when you log onto the Member Area. Remembering preferences for future visits.

Performance

These cookies collect information about how you use the website and if there are errors. All information is anonymous and helps us improve how the website works.

They are used for: They are not used for:
Measuring website usage. Identifying individual behaviours.
Seeing how effective our advertisements are. Presenting advertisements.
Testing different versions of web pages.  

Functionality

These relate to cookies that belong to features on the website to improve your visit.

They are used for: They are not used for:
Remembering if we asked you to complete a survey. Targeting you with advertisements.
Providing live chat. Individually identifying you.
Sharing content on social networks.  
Personalising your experience on the website.  

Targeting

These are cookies from 3rd party advertisers.

Used for:
Providing advertisers with information on your visit so that they can present you with Irish Life Health advertisements you may be interested in.

Cookies on irishlifehealth.ie

The following are the cookies in use on irishlifehealth.ie under each category:

Service Description Expiry Provider Opt - Out
Strictly Necessary        
CMS & Member Area Cookies to identify you as logged in user End of session  Irish Life Health N/A
Performance        
Google Analytics Anonymised web traffic analysis 2 years www.google.com/analytics Web browser
Double Click Online advertisements performance measurement 30 days www.doubleclickbygoogle.com http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ie/your-ad-choices
Pingdom Recording website uptime and speed  End of Session www.pingdom.com Web browser
Visual Web Optimizer Tool used to test variations of web pages to determine which works best 100 days www.vwo.com  Web browser
Functionality        
Get Site Control Software to show promotions and pop-up messages on the website 30 days www.getsitecontrol.com Web browser
Live Engage Web chat software 1 year www.liveengage.com Web browser
Targeting        
Quantcast Advertising focused on presenting Irish Life Health ads to previous visitors to our website. 30 days www.quantcast.com http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ie/your-ad-choices
Crimtan Advertising focused on presenting Irish Life Health ads to previous visitors to our website. 30 days www.crimtan.com http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ie/your-ad-choices