IRP Cookie Policy

This page describes the IRP cookie policy. It provides some general information about cookies then specifies the cookies that are used on our site. Finally there are some instructions for configuring your browser to refuse cookies. Use of this website constitutes acceptance of this Cookie Policy.

1. General information about cookies

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device by web servers when you visit web sites. Not all web sites use cookies.

Cookie files typically contain only a randomly-generated unique ID number, the URL of the website and expiry information.

Cookies are used to track your movements across the website, both to help you have a consistent, favourable experience and to help the website’s owner understand how visitors use their site.

Cookies by themselves can be used only to identify your device; they cannot by themselves identify you personally.

There are different types of cookies:

  • ‘Persistent cookies’ stay on your computer until you delete them or until they expire.
  • ‘Session cookies’ are temporary cookies which are erased when you close your browser.
  • ‘First-party’ cookies are set and used by the website itself.
  • ‘Third-party’ cookies are used by other companies such as analytics and advertising companies.

2. Strictly necessary first-party cookies used by IRP Commerce

The IRP Commerce site uses the following cookies:

Name Description
ASP.NET_SessionId If you are a registered member of IRP World and you have logged in, this session cookie is used to remember your details and keep you logged in across the pages on the website.
irpcommercesettings This is a persistent cookie that stores your language and country settings. This uses your GUID (Globally Unique Identifier) to ensure consistency across the website.
UserSettings Although you may see this cookie, it is not currently used.

3. Performance cookies

IRP Commerce uses the Google Analytics tracking script (ga.gs) to analyse how visitors use our website. This allows us to understand several factors including how many people visit our site, where they come from and how long they stay on each page. This allows us to improve our site and provide you with an optimal browsing experience.

To provide this service, Google places several cookies on your computer. These have the following names:

Name Description
_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz, _utmv, _utmt In general terms these cookies are used by Google to distinguish unique versus returning visitors to identify new sessions and to identify where visitors come from. The _utmt cookie is used by Google to limit the amount of data that is collected on websites with a lot of traffic.

Google stores these cookies on their own servers and they are subject to Google’s privacy policy. For more information, visit https://policies.google.com/privacy.

To prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics, you can install Google’s opt-out browser add-on.

4. Third-party cookies

The IRP Commerce site may use other websites or social media channels such as YouTube, Twitter and LinkedIn to display some content. Such sites may also use cookies and these are subject to the privacy policies of the third-party company concerned.

5. Configuring your browser to refuse cookies

You can configure your web browser to refuse cookies. The procedure for doing this depends on the type of browser you are using. Most often you will find the options in the ‘Tools’ menu of your browser.

It is possible to check to see if cookies are enabled specifically for PCs by doing the following for each browser type:

Google Chrome

  1. Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select Options.
  2. Click the ‘Under the Hood’ tab, locate the ‘Privacy’ section, and select the ‘Content settings’ button.
  3. Now select ‘Allow local data to be set’.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select Options.
  2. Then select the Privacy icon.
  3. Click on Cookies, then select ‘allow sites to set cookies’.

Safari

  1. Click on the Cog icon at the top of your browser window and select the ‘Preferences’ option.
  2. Click on ‘Security’, check the option that says ‘Block third-party and advertising cookies’.
  3. Click ‘Save’.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

  1. Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘Internet options’.
  2. Click on the ‘Privacy’ tab.
  3. Under the Settings section check the level is set to Medium or below, which will enable cookies in your browser.
  4. Settings above Medium will disable cookies and could cause the site to function not as we would expect.

Note that the performance and display of some websites is likely to degrade if you configure your browser to refuse cookies. Note also that you will likely have to set your preferences on each device that you use to access our website.

6. Changes to our Policy

Finally, please note that we may revise or update our Policy at any time subject that we will at all times comply with our obligations under the ePrivacy Regulations and the GDPR and other relevant legislation. This Cookie Policy was updated 26 August 2021.

7. Contact us

If you wish to contact us for any of the reasons set out above or you have any questions about our Policy, you can write, call or email us at datacontroller@irpcommerce.com.

Data Protection Officer
IRP Commerce
Concourse 3
Catalyst
Queens Road
Belfast
BT3 9DT
Northern Ireland

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