Business Buddy, Accountants Dublin, (“we“, “us“, “our“) respects your right to privacy and is committed to protecting your privacy. This Cookies Policy (along with our Website T & Cs and Privacy Statement) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we treat it.
We may change this Cookies Policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure you are happy with any changes.
What Are Cookies
Cookies are small files that store information on your hard drive or browser that means that the website can recognise that you have visited the website before. Cookies cannot harm your device at all, and they can make the internet incredibly easy to use, but obviously it’s only fair that it should be up to the visitor whether they accept these cookies or not.
All Internet browsers, such as Google Chrome and Internet Explorer, have an optional setting to disallow these cookies. Cookies make it easier for you to maintain your preferences on the website, and by seeing how you use the website we can tailor the website around your preferences and measure usability of the website and getting an overview of what pages on our website need to be improved. Being able to recognise you enables us to personalise your visit, make it more user friendly and will allow us to know if someone attempts to access your account from a different device.
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration, to help us provide a better service; to record your session information and/or to assist you in browsing the website. This may in some instances only be statistical data about how you browse our website and what pages are of interest to you. For the same reason, Business Buddy, Accountants Dublin obtain information about your usage of the website by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. Cookies help Business Buddy, Accountants Dublin to improve our website and to deliver a better and more personalised service.
They enable us:
- to estimate usage numbers and patterns;
- to store information about your preferences, which allow us to customise the website according to your individual interests;
- to speed up your searches; and
- to recognise you when you return to the website
This website uses Google Analytics cookies to collect information about how our visitors use the website. The Cookies used by this website collects information in an anonymous form and is used by many different websites. If a member wishes to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, please click the following link http://tools.google.com
Web beacons (also called web bugs and clear GIFs) are used in combination with cookies to help people running websites to understand the user behaviour of their members. A web beacon is typically a transparent graphic image (usually 1 pixel x 1 pixel) that is placed on a site or in an email.
The use of a web beacon allows the site to record the simple actions of the user opening the page that contains the beacon. The beacon is one of the ingredients of the page, just like other images and text except it is so small and clear that it is effectively invisible. Web pages and graphical emails use a presentation code that tells your computer what to do when a page is opened. While they may contain some of the text that you see on the screen at the time, they typically contain a number of instructions, or tags that then ask the website’s server to send you further content (such as an image or a block of text that changes frequently). Web beacons are retrieved in the same way and the action of calling the material from another server allows the event to be counted.
When a user’s browser requests information from a website in this way certain simple information can also be gathered, such as: the IP address of your computer; time the material was viewed; the type of browser that retrieved the image; and the existence of cookies previously set by that server. This is information that is available to any web server you visit. Web beacons do not give any “extra” information away. They are simply a convenient way of gathering the simplest of statistics and managing cookies.
Web beacons are typically used by a third-party to monitor the activity of a site. Turning off the browser’s cookies will prevent web beacons from tracking your specific activity. The web beacon may still record an anonymous visit from your IP address, but unique information will not be recorded.
What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org, or www.aboutcookies.org.
If you have any concerns about material which appears on the website, please contact us at email@example.com and we will be happy to be of assistance to you.