Cookie Notice for privacyengine.io and blog.privacyengine.io
PrivacyEngine Cookie Notice: Last Review Date: Cookie declaration last updated on 10/2/22
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 as you might expect it to. However, cookies also allow websites to ‘remember’ your browsing habits or preferences over a period of time.
Cookies may be set by PrivacyEngine 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, marketing or analytics purposes. PrivacyEngine will only be able to directly recognise and read the information contained on first-party cookies.
Other Tracking Technologies:
There are other technologies that 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 PrivacyEngine 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. We also use social media plugins on this site that allow you to view videos and otherwise interact with certain content. In order for these technologies to work, trusted third parties will set cookies and tracker pixels throughout our site. Once enabled, these technologies may be used to enhance your profile or to contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies. For any third-party technology used on our site, we will provide a link to that third-party’s respective cookie/privacy statement for your information. We strongly encourage our visitors to review these policies in advance of granting consent to deployment.
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.
- Optimising network resource usage
- Remembering you when you wish to log in to your account
- Remembering you as you interact with our forms
- Providing support for social media features
- Analysing visitor traffic across our site
- Providing you with support via our chat bot
- Providing you with more relevant advertising content
Categories of Tracking Technologies That We Set:
We avail of both first and third-party technologies across our site. PrivacyEngine takes our visitors’ right to privacy seriously in keeping with our respective obligations under EU data protection/privacy law. 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 by clicking the black and white cookie icon in the bottom left-hand corner of our site.
Please state your consent ID and date when you contact us regarding your consent.
Your consent applies to the following domains: blog.privacyengine.io, privacyengine.io
Your consent ID: +cMN+g9IWG3zONTR9aBtPXzjWwkSpSsc51PklKAA9L6Is6K6gSyIAg==Consent date: Friday, August 5, 2022 at 11:58:40 AM GMT+1
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Cookie declaration last updated on 10/2/22 by Cookiebot:
Strictly Necessary (15)
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off by our systems. They are set in response to actions made by you which amount to a service request such as recording how you interact with our cookie banner, logging in to our platform or as you fill 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.
|This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.||1 day||HTTP Cookie|
|This cookie is a part of the services provided by Cloudflare - Including load-balancing, deliverance of website content and serving DNS connection for website operators.||Session||HTTP Cookie|
|_GRECAPTCHA||This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.||179 days||HTTP Cookie|
|CookieConsent [x2]||Cookiebot||Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain||6 months||HTTP Cookie|
|embed/v3/counters.gif [x2]||Hubspot||Used to implement forms on the website.||Session||Pixel Tracker|
|rc::a||This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.||Persistent||HTML Local Storage|
|rc::b||This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.||Session||HTML Local Storage|
|rc::c||This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.||Session||HTML Local Storage|
These cookies enable our website to provide additional functionality and personalisation. The primary purpose behind our use of such cookies is to enable the PrivacyEngine Chat Bot in order to help guide you through our service offerings. If you disable this category of cookies our site will still work, however our chat bot function may become unavailable to you.
|CookieConsentBulkSetting-#||Cookiebot||Enables cookie consent across multiple websites||Persistent||HTML Local Storage|
|loglevel||play.hubspotvideo.com||Maintains settings and outputs when using the Developer Tools Console on current session.||Persistent||HTML Local Storage|
These cookies allow use 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 PrivacyEngine 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 in turn 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.
|__hssc||blog.privacyengine.io||Identifies if the cookie data needs to be updated in the visitor's browser.||1 day||HTTP Cookie|
|__hssrc||blog.privacyengine.io||Used to recognise the visitor's browser upon reentry on the website.||Session||HTTP Cookie|
|__hstc||blog.privacyengine.io||Sets a unique ID for the session. This allows the website to obtain data on visitor behaviour for statistical purposes.||179 days||HTTP Cookie|
|Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||180 days||HTTP Cookie|
|_gat||blog.privacyengine.io||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate||1 day||HTTP Cookie|
|Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||180 days||HTTP Cookie|
|Sets a unique ID for the session. This allows the website to obtain data on visitor behaviour for statistical purposes.||1 day||HTTP Cookie|
|vuid||Vimeo||Collects data on the user's visits to the website, such as which pages have been read.||2 years||HTTP Cookie|
These cookies and other tracking technologies may be set through our site by either PrivacyEngine or our advertising and social media partners. Should you enable them, they will be used both by PrivacyEngine 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 such as viewing our YouTube videos. These technologies operate by uniquely identifying your browser and internet device such as your phone or desktop and monitor specific activity across multiple sites.
|__hmpl||play.hubspotvideo.com||Collects information on user preferences and/or interaction with web-campaign content - This is used on CRM-campaign-platform used by website owners for promoting events or products.||Persistent||HTML Local Storage|
|__ptq.gif||Hubspot||Sends data to the marketing platform Hubspot about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.||Session||Pixel Tracker|
|_gcl_au||blog.privacyengine.io||Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services.||3 months||HTTP Cookie|
|IDE||Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|pagead/1p-user-list/#||Tracks if the user has shown interest in specific products or events across multiple websites and detects how the user navigates between sites. This is used for measurement of advertisement efforts and facilitates payment of referral-fees between websites.||Session||Pixel Tracker|
|pagead/landing [x2]||Collects data on visitor behaviour from multiple websites, in order to present more relevant advertisement - This also allows the website to limit the number of times that they are shown the same advertisement.||Session||Pixel Tracker|
|test_cookie||Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies.||1 day||HTTP Cookie|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||YouTube||Tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.||179 days||HTTP Cookie|
|YSC||YouTube||Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.||Session||HTTP Cookie|
|ytidb::LAST_RESULT_ENTRY_KEY||YouTube||Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||Persistent||HTML Local Storage|
|yt-remote-cast-available||YouTube||Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||Session||HTML Local Storage|
|yt-remote-cast-installed||YouTube||Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||Session||HTML Local Storage|
|yt-remote-connected-devices||YouTube||Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||Persistent||HTML Local Storage|
|yt-remote-device-id||YouTube||Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||Persistent||HTML Local Storage|
|yt-remote-fast-check-period||YouTube||Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||Session||HTML Local Storage|
|yt-remote-session-app||YouTube||Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||Session||HTML Local Storage|
|yt-remote-session-name||YouTube||Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||Session||HTML Local Storage|
We regularly scan our website using a third-party tool to maintain a record of the tracking technologies we deploy. This record will be kept as accurate as possible. This policy will also be reviewed to ensure we meet our transparency obligations under relevant data protection and privacy laws. PrivacyEngine will only processes your information in accordance with this notice as well as our Privacy Notice.
You may also contact us by post by writing in to:
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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 Data Protection Commission via their online form.