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Cooke Policy

1. What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file placed on your computer’s hard drive. It enables our website to identify your computer as you view different pages on our website. Cookies allow websites and applications to store your preferences to present content, options or functions that are specific to you. They also enable us to see information like how many people use the website and what pages they tend to visit.

Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not damage or harm your system. You can alter the types of cookies you accept in your browser settings.

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2. How are cookies used?

  • The technical information stored using cookies include:

  • The IP address of the visitor’s web server

  • The top-level domain name used (for example .ie, .com, .org, .net)

  • The previous website address from which the visitor reached us, including any search terms used

  • Clickstream data which shows the traffic of visitors around this web site (for example pages accessed and documents downloaded)

  • The type of web browser used by the website visitor

3. IP Address

An IP address can reveal information about a visitor such as the general geographic location of the visitor or the internet provider they are using to connect to the internet. The Panel website IP Address does not track visitor IP addresses directly. The site use cookies in place for basic tasks i.e. as not showing the cookie popup banner if a user has previously agreed to the terms but none which would personally identify a user visit.

4. What kind of cookies do we use?

We use a number of different cookies on our site.

Service: Google Analytics
Type: Third party
Cookies: _ga, _gid
Purpose: Google Analytics uses cookies in order to evaluate your use of our website, these cookies are not shared across domains. Google do not collect or store personal information. Google Analytics prohibits the tracking or collection of personal information or association of personal information with web analytics information.

You can read more about how Google Analytics treats your data at:Google: Safeguarding your data and Google’s full privacy policy.

Service: WordPress CMS
Cookies: cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary, cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary, CookieLawInfoConsent, viewed_cookie_policy
Purpose: To store your consent to save cookies.

Type: persistent
When you visit the website a banner is presented to notify you that our website makes use of cookies with a link to our cookie policy. If you agree to the terms outlined, a cookie is set so that the banner is not displayed to you in future.

Type: session
Our website makes use of JavaScript for elements of the templates generated by the CMS. An initial check is made to judge if the users browser supports JavaScript and sets a cookie of true or false accordingly which is subsequently used to present the most relevant templates.

5. How you can control your cookie preferences

You can always change the preferences for cookies on your computer via the browser you use (for example what cookies are set on your computer and how long they are stored). If you have more than one browser installed on your computer you will have to change them individually.
For individual browser setting guidelines for some of the most frequently used browsers see: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

Please note that cookies are important to the operation of the site, however if you choose to disable cookies from this site, there will be no loss of functionality.

6. Cookie Consent Duration 

By consenting to the use of cookies you will not be asked again for 365 days, after which time the cookies will be deleted unless you consent again.

7. Links to other websites from our site

Our website may provide users with links to other websites of interest and relevance. We do not have any control over that website or their settings and you will need to refer to their settings to clarify their Privacy Policy. The Panel holds no responsibility for usage of sites outside our own domain.

8. More about cookies

If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, or merely want to learn more about them, then we recommend you visit the following sites:

9. Contact

All comments, queries and requests relating to our Cookie Policy are welcomed and should be addressed toinfo@thepanel.comfor the attention of Alan Bluett, Data Protection Lead.

10. Data Protection Lead

Mícheál Ó Maoldomhnaigh
Managing Director
Software Placements Ltd
12 Merrion Square North
Dublin, D02 H798
Tel: 01 -5254642