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Cookies

Cookies are files which are transferred to your computer's hard disk by a website. Cookies can store information about your preferences and other information which you need when you visit a website. Vera Financial uses cookies to monitor our website traffic, to ensure better service levels and in order to provide you with certain features.

To prevent the use of cookies you should activate the facility which is available in most web browsers that enables a user to deny or accept cookies.

Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all times (information can be found through the following link): 

 

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small pieces of information that are placed on your computer by a website that you visit. Cookies can store information about your preferences and other information that can be read by the website on any subsequent visit by you. The information stored in a cookie relates to how you browse the website and allows the website to remember you and your preferences when you return to it.

Cookies do not contain personal information from which you can be identified, unless you have provided such information to the website.

There is a large number of cookies in the browsers and some could last for a long time.

More information on cookies, including how to disable cookies, can be found on aboutcookies.org. Guidelines from the Data Protection Commissioner for the contents and use of Privacy Statements on websites can be found on http://www.dataprotection.ie/docs/PrivStatements/290.htm.

 

Types of Cookies

Session cookies only last for the duration of your visit to the website, and are deleted when you close your browser.

Persistent cookies last once you close the browser, for a certain pre-set expiry time.

Persistent cookies remain after you have closed your browser, and allow a website to remember your actions and preferences when you return.

How does Vera Financial use Cookies?

Vera Financial use "session" and "persistent" cookies to collect information about visitors' use of the website, including things like connection speed, operating system, and time and duration of visits. This information is used on an aggregate, and not an individual, basis to help provide visitors with a better experience of our website..

Vera Financial will not personally identify visitors and will not use cookies to contact you. We are committed to respecting your privacy at all times.

Cookies do not in any way compromise the security of your computer. You can continue to use this website with no loss of functionality if you choose to disable cookies on your computer.

It is possible to allow cookies from specific websites by making them "trusted websites" in your internet browser. You can find out how to do this by visiting aboutcookies.org.

 

Google Cookies and Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how visitors use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers outside of Ireland, which may include the United States, Europe or Asia.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

(ii) More information

How Google uses cookies:

http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/cookies/

Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites:

https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

 

DETAILS ON COOKIES USED

 

Type

Name

Expiry / Duration

Comment

Technical cookies

ASP.NET_SessionId

The cookie will expire at the end of the session (when you close your browser).

This cookie is the default one used by ASPNET to uniquely identify the user's session on the site and relates the visitor's unique session to server side data. Our application uses the session to track the user's progress in wizards or for passing data which cannot be stored locally.

Technical cookies

LL-Cookie

2 years and 9 months from the first visit

This cookie is used to determine if the user has accepted the cookies notice when first visiting the site.

Technical cookies

LW-Cookie-User-Settings

1 year from the first visit

This cookie is used to save the language chosen by the user from the dropdown feature.

Third Parties*

Cfduid

5 years from the first visit

Hotjar cookie. This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels.

Third Parties*

_hjIncludedInSample

1 year from the first visit

Hotjar cookie. This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels.

Analytical cookies

_ga

2 years from the first visit

See:

 

https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collecti on/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

 

To distinguish users

Analytical cookies

_gid

24 hours

See: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/ cookie-usage

To distinguish users

Analytical cookies

_gat_UA-117820438-1

1 minute

See: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collecti on/analyticsjs/cookie-usage


To throttle the request rate

* Third-party cookies are those installed on the terminal by a subject other than the operator of the website that the user is visiting

 

CONTACT US

Data Protection Officer

Beaux Lane House

Mercer Street Lower

Dublin, D02 DH60

Ireland

Or

Email dpo@verafinancial.com.