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A cookie is a piece of information, like a tag, which some websites create against your profile.

Use of cookie technology:

The open eir website creates a “cookie” when you first register online. Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer when you visit our websites. The cookies hold basic information that shows us if you have visited our site previously, and which pages you visited. This data helps us to provide you with a more personalised service, so for example, the next time you visit our site we can present you with product or service information that you’ve shown an interest in.

Can I enable or disable cookies?

Today most web browsers allow you some control over whether you allow cookies to be collected. You can also easily delete or clear cookies on your browser at any time.
This is a handy guide www.allaboutcookies.org about cookies, which shows you how to see what cookies have been set on your browser and how you can manage them.

Name Expiration Contents Purpose
PHPSESSID Until the end of the session Website cookies Used to establish a user session and to pass state data via a temporary cookie, commonly referred to as a session cookie

 

catAccCookies expires after 30 days Website cookies Cookie set by the UK cookie consent plugin to record that you accept the fact that the site uses cookies

 

__stid 1 year Website cookies (ShareThis) The “__stif” cookie is set as part of the ShareThis service and monitors “click-stream” activity, e.g. web pages viewed, navigation from page to page, time spent on each page etc. The ShareThis service only personally identifies you if you have separately signed up with ShareThis for a ShareThis account and given them your consent. You can read the ShareThis privacy policy here. This page also explains how you can opt out of the tracking aspects of the ShareThis Service if you wish to.
__unam 9 months Website cookies (ShareThis) The “__unam” cookie is set as part of the ShareThis service and monitors “click-stream” activity, e.g. web pages viewed, navigation from page to page, time spent on each page etc. The ShareThis service only personally identifies you if you have separately signed up with ShareThis for a ShareThis account and given them your consent. You can read the ShareThis privacy policy here. This page also explains how you can opt out of the tracking aspects of the ShareThis Service if you wish to.
_ga 2 years Website cookies (Google Analytics) 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. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.

 

_gid 24 hours Website cookies (Google Analytics) 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.
fr expires after 3 months Website cookies (Facebook) Used for advertising and contains the encrypted Facebook user ID and the browser ID

 

datr 2 years Website cookies (Facebook) According to Facebook, this cookie is used to track how Facebook users are using the service, the web browser being used to connect to the Facebook service, the location of users and also for security purposes to prevent cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks.
sb 2 years Website cookies (Facebook) These cookies are set by Facebook. We use this service to show you have “liked” our website on the Facebook social network. Facebook can use this information to serve our ads on their platform.
guest_id 2 years Website cookies (Twitter) Twitter cookie appears on pages that use the button “Tweet” and serves to identify the user with a unique number associated with Twitter.
personalization_id 2 years Website cookies (Twitter) This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.
wordfence_verifiedHuman 24 hours Website cookies

(Wordfence )

Cookie set by the Wordfence Security WordPress plugin to protect the site against malicious attacks.
wp-settings-14 1 year Website cookies This WordPress cookie is used to customise the admin interface of our Site and possibly our main Site interface
wp-settings-time-14 1 year Website cookies This WordPress cookie is used to customise the admin interface of our Site and possibly our main Site interface
uid & uidr

 

2 years Website cookies The UID and UIDR cookies are associated with comScore; these are used to get 3rd party measurement of our audience size. Read more on comScore privacy policy www.scorecardresearch.com/privacy.apx

Contact us:

If you have any additional questions about our privacy policy or how we collect and use your personal data, please contact your open eir Account Manager.