Cookie Policy

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file, often encrypted, that is placed in your web browser on your PC, telephone, tablet or other device when you visit a website. During the course of your visit to that website, and on subsequent visits, it sends information from your browser about your visit(s).

A cookie can be classified by its lifespan and the domain to which it belongs. By lifespan, a cookie is either a:

  • session cookie which is erased when you close the browser or
  • persistent cookie which remains on your computer/device for a pre-defined period of time.

As for the domain to which it belongs, there are either:

  • first-party cookies which are set by the NTPF
  • third-party cookies which are not set by the NTPF but by third parties.

What cookies do NTPF use?

The only cookies the NTPF use are first party cookies and are Google Analytics cookies, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc.
The _ga cookie is a persistent cookie, which expires two years after it is placed on your computer and is used to distinguish visitors to the website.
The _gat cookie is a session cookie and used to throttle the request rate information.
The _gid cookie is a session cookie and is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the web site.
The collect cookie is a session cookie and collects data on the devices used to access the website.
For more information about Google Analytics cookie see http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.

How to Control and Delete Cookies

Web browsers accept cookies by default but you can usually change the web browser’s settings to refuse new cookies, disable existing ones or simply let you know when new ones are sent to your device.

In order to do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” facility) or you can click on the links below to access instructions from some of the most popular browsers:

Please be aware that if you refuse or disable cookies then some of the website’s functionality may be adversely affected for you. In addition, disabling a cookie or category of cookie does not delete the cookie from your browser and would need to be done by you within your browser if you so wish.

Further information on cookies can be found at :
http://ec.europa.eu/ipg/basics/legal/cookies/index_en.htm

Changes to our Cookie Policy

Any changes to the NTPF’s use of cookies for this website will be posted here.

Contact Information

If you have any queries in relation to this notice, please contact: dataprotection@ntpf.ie

October 2018