Cookie Policy

EDENIreland.ie uses small pieces of data called cookies to help customise your user experience. Learn more about cookies and how you can control them by reading our Cookie Policy.

We may update our Cookie Policy to reflect any changes in technology or data protection legislation. Any updates or changes that may affect how we use cookies or how you as a user can manage cookies will appear on this page.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of data sent by a website's server to your computer or mobile device and stored in your browser (e.g. Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari etc). It consists of anonymous information, as well as a unique user identifier. When you revisit a site or navigate between pages, this data is passed from your browser to the site's server. With this data, the website is able to 'remember' your browser, enabling it to retrieve your user preferences, to personalise your visits and to simplify any sign-in procedures.

Cookies are intended to improve your user experience by making it easier and faster to navigate through a website. For example, some websites require that you log in to gain access. If this site did not use cookies, then you would be required to enter your login details every time you navigated to a new page because the website would not be able to remember that you had already logged in.

All of the information a cookie collects can only be retrieved by the website server that sent the cookie to your browser.

For more information please visit About Cookies web site.

Cookies on EDENIreland.ie

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use EDENIreland.ie. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit on EDENIreland.ie - how long you spend on each EDENIreland.ie page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

We don’t display ads or collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.

Google Analytics sets the following cookies:

Name Purpose Expires
_utma Determines the number of unique visitors to the site 2 years
_utmb This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on our site 30 minutes
_utmc This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser when you close your browser
_utmz This provides information about how you reached the site (eg from another website or a search engine) 6 months
GDS_successEvents and GDS_analyticsTokens These help us identify how you use edenirealand.ie so we can make the site better 4 months

Our introductory message

You may see a pop-up welcome message when you first visit EDENIreland.ie. We’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and knows not to show it again.

Name Purpose Expires
seen_cookie_message Saves a message to let us know that you have seen our cookie message 1 month

Authentication & Forgery services

To allow authentication and secure your request we'll store following cookies.

Name Purpose Expires
FedAuth and FedAuth1 This cookie contains the security token created during the login process. 30 minutes or when you close your browser
RequestVerificationToken This cookie is used to prevent cross-site request forgery. Per request or when you close your browser

Controlling cookies

Cookies are meant to improve the user experience, but some users prefer to set restrictions on the types of cookies that can be stored on their computer or mobile device.

By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies.

It is important to note that you will lose some functions of a website if you choose to restrict or disable its cookies.

Changes to this Statement

If there are updates to the details of this Privacy and Cookie Policy, we will post those changes and update the revision date at the top of this document, so you will always know what information we collect online, how we use it, and what choices you have.

Data Protection in Ireland

More information on data privacy rights is available directly from the website of the Irish Data Protection commissioner