WHAT ARE COOKIES
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your browser by websites that you visit. They are widely used for a variety of purposes including to make websites work or to remember you from one visit to the next.
First-party cookies are directly stored by the website (or domain) you visit. These cookies allow website owners to collect analytics data, remember language settings, and perform other functions that provide a good user experience. An example of a first party cookie is one that is stored on your browser when you visit a site and login. The next time you visit, the website will detect the cookie in your browser, and you will not need to login again.
Third-Party cookies are created by domains that are not the website (or domain) that you are visiting. These are usually used for online-advertising purposes and placed on a website through a script or tag. A third-party cookie is accessible on your browser to any website that loads the third-party server’s code.
First-party cookies are supported by all browsers and can be blocked or deleted by the user. Third-party cookies are supported by all browsers, but many modern browsers block third-party cookies by default.
WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES DO WE USE AND WHY?
We use the following categories of Cookies on this Website:
|The “Cookie” Cookie||This cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on HRB National Drugs Library. Where users have previously indicated a preference, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie. We treat the “cookie” cookie as a necessary cookie (see below) and it is refreshed every six months. We treat the “cookie” cookie as a necessary cookie (see below) and it is refreshed every six months.|
|Preferences Cookies||Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.|
|Web Statistics Cookies||These are cookies gather analytics on the usage of our website including distinguishing unique users, remembering the number and time of previous visits, remembering traffic source information and determining the start and end of a session.|
|Marketing Cookies||Marketing cookies are set by external advertisers to learn about a website visitor's overall online behaviours, such as websites they frequently visit, purchases, and interests that they have shown on various websites. It allows internet advertisers to provide targeted advertising content based on user profiles.|
You can adjust your browser settings to decline cookies or alert you when a website is attempting to place a cookie on your computer.
Further information on the cookies we use on HRB National Drugs Library and how to manage them is set out below.
Cookies can also be managed using our cookie management tool.
|OptanonAlertBoxClosed||This cookie is set by websites using certain versions of the cookie law compliance solution from OneTrust. It is set after visitors have seen a cookie information notice and in some cases only when they actively close the notice down. It enables the website not to show the message more than once to a user.||180 days||drugsandalcohol.ie|
|OptanonConsent||This cookie is set by the cookie compliance solution from OneTrust. It stores information about the categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category. This enables site owners to prevent cookies in each category from being set in the users browser, when consent is not given. It contains no information that can identify the site visitor.||180 days||drugsandalcohol.ie|
|PHPSESSID||PHP session cookie associated with embedded content from this domain.||Session||drugsandalcohol.ie|
|_gat||This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.||10 minutes||drugsandalcohol.ie|
|_gid||This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.||1 day||drugsandalcohol.ie|
|_ga||This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.||2 years||drugsandalcohol.ie|