Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy on the Irish General Practice Nurse Educational Association Website:

This Cookie Policy explains how Irish General Practice Nurses Educational Association (“Company“, “we“, and “our“) uses cookies and similar technologies to recognise you when you visit www.irishpracticenurses.ie (“Website“). This policy details what these cookies are and why we use them, along with your rights as a user to control the use of them.

We may use cookies to collect personal information, or that becomes personal information if we merge it with other information collected on the website.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files placed on your computer, tablet or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are used by website owners to make the websites work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information (Analytics).

Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, Irish General Practice Nurses Educational Association) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on the website (e.g. advertising, interactive content such as videos and analytics). These cookies can recognise your computer when you visits the website (in this case, Irish General Practice Nurses Educational Association).

Why do we use cookies?

Cookies are used for a variety of reasons. Certain cookies are essential for technical purposes for our website to operate, which are referred to as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Cookies also permit us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Online Properties. Third parties serve cookies through our websites for advertising, analytics and other purposes.

The specific types of first and third party cookies operating through our website and the purposes they perform are described below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific Online Properties you visit – For instance, members area, CPD portfolio, Silo)

How can I control cookies?

You have the right to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie rights by setting your preferences in the Cookie Consent Manager. This allows you to select which categories of cookies you accept or reject. Essential cookies cannot be rejected as they are necessary to provide you with services on our website.

The Cookie Consent Manager can be found in the notification banner and on our website. If you reject cookies, you may still use our website but your access to some functionality and areas of our website may be restricted. Furthermore, you can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. The means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, you should visit your browser’s help menu for more information.

The specific types of first and third party cookies used through our websites and the purposes they perform are described in the table below (specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific Online Properties you visit):

Essential website cookies:

These cookies are essential to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas e.g. Members area, Registration forms for webinars, The HUB and CPD EPortfolio and The Journal.

Name: __tlbcpv
Purpose: Used to record unique visitor views of the consent banner.
Provider: .termly.io
Service: Termly View Service Privacy Policy  
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 year

Performance and functionality cookies:

These cookies enhance the performance and functionality of our website but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality (like videos) may become unavailable.

Name: woocommerce_items_in_cart
Purpose: Helps WooCommerce determine when cart contents/data changes.
Provider: irishpracticenurses.ie
Service: WooCommerce View Service Privacy Policy  
Country: Ireland
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: session
Name: woocommerce_cart_hash
Purpose: Helps WooCommerce determine when cart contents/data changes.
Provider: irishpracticenurses.ie
Service: WooCommerce View Service Privacy Policy  
Country: Ireland
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: session
Name: PHPSESSID
Purpose: Cookie generated by applications based on the PHP language. This is a general purpose identifier used to maintain user session variables. It is normally a random generated number, how it is used can be specific to the site, but a good example is maintaining a logged-in status for a user between pages.
Provider: irishpracticenurses.ie
Service: PHP.net View Service Privacy Policy  
Country: Ireland
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: session

Analytics and customization cookies:

These cookies collect information that is used either to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website for you.

Name: /
Purpose: __________
Provider: irishpracticenurses.ie
Service: __________  
Country: United States
Type: pixel_tracker
Expires in: session
Name: _gat#
Purpose: Enables Google Analytics regulate the rate of requesting. It is a HTTP cookie type that lasts for a session.
Provider: .pay.google.com
Service: Google Analytics View Service Privacy Policy  
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 minute
Name: _gid
Purpose: Keeps an entry of unique ID which is then used to come up with statistical data on website usage by visitors. It is a HTTP cookie type and expires after a browsing session.
Provider: .pay.google.com
Service: Google Analytics View Service Privacy Policy  
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 day
Name: OTZ
Purpose: Aggregate analysis of website visitors
Provider: pay.google.com
Service: Google View Service Privacy Policy  
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 30 days
Name: NID
Purpose: Set by Google to set a unique user ID to remember user preferences. Persistent cookie that stays for 182 days
Provider: .google.com
Service: Google View Service Privacy Policy  
Country: United States
Type: server_cookie
Expires in: 6 months
Name: _ga
Purpose: It records a particular ID used to come up with data about website usage by the user. It is a HTTP cookie that expires after 2 years.
Provider: .pay.google.com
Service: Google Analytics View Service Privacy Policy  
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: 1 year 11 months 29 days
Name: #collect
Purpose: Sends data such as visitor’s behavior and device to Google Analytics. It is able to keep track of the visitor across marketing channels and devices. It is a pixel tracker type cookie whose activity lasts within the browsing session.
Provider: irishpracticenurses.ie
Service: Google Analytics View Service Privacy Policy  
Country: United States
Type: pixel_tracker
Expires in: session

Advertising cookies:

These cookies make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.

Name: wc_fragments_#
Purpose: Used to remember items a user has placed in a shopping cart and ensure that cart functionality works perfectly.It expires immediately a user leaves the site.
Provider: irishpracticenurses.ie
Service: Woocommerce View Service Privacy Policy  
Country: Ireland
Type: html_session_storage
Expires in: session
Name: IDE
Purpose: Used to measure the conversion rate of ads presented to the user. Expires in 1.5 years.
Provider: .doubleclick.net
Service: DoubleClick View Service Privacy Policy  
Country: United States
Type: server_cookie
Expires in: 1 year 11 months 29 days
Name: test_cookie
Purpose: A session cookie used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.
Provider: .doubleclick.net
Service: DoubleClick View Service Privacy Policy  
Country: United States
Type: server_cookie
Expires in: 15 minutes
Name: YSC
Purpose: YouTube is a Google-owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. Used by Google in combination with SID to verify Google user account and most recent login time.
Provider: .youtube.com
Service: YouTube View Service Privacy Policy  
Country: United States
Type: http_cookie
Expires in: session
Name: VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
Purpose: YouTube is a Google-owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. Used by Google in combination with SID to verify Google user account and most recent login time.
Provider: .youtube.com
Service: YouTube View Service Privacy Policy  
Country: United States
Type: server_cookie
Expires in: 5 months 27 days

Unclassified cookies:

These are cookies that have not yet been categorised. We are in the process of classifying these cookies with the help of their providers.

Name: wp_woocommerce_session_204128522d01cfe328736c8be36f5839
Purpose: __________
Provider: irishpracticenurses.ie
Service: __________  
Country: Ireland
Type: server_cookie
Expires in: 1 day
Name: wc_cart_hash_22788b5511291e99e04ee61f270d5aae
Purpose: __________
Provider: irishpracticenurses.ie
Service: __________  
Country: Ireland
Type: html_local_storage
Expires in: persistent
Name: wc_cart_created
Purpose: __________
Provider: irishpracticenurses.ie
Service: __________  
Country: Ireland
Type: html_session_storage
Expires in: session
Name: m
Purpose: __________
Provider: m.stripe.com
Service: __________  
Country: United States
Type: server_cookie
Expires in: 1 year 11 months 29 days
Name: swpm_session
Purpose: __________
Provider: irishpracticenurses.ie
Service: __________  
Country: Ireland
Type: server_cookie
Expires in: session

What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?

Cookies are not the only way to recognise or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies occasionally, for instance web beacons (“tracking pixels”). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognise when someone has visited our website or opened an e-mail including them. This allows us to detect the traffic patterns of users from one page within a website to another, to deliver cookies, to understand whether you have come to the website from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of email marketing campaigns. These technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.

Do you use Flash cookies or Local Shared Objects?

Websites may also use “Flash Cookies” (also known as Local Shared Objects or “LSOs”) to collect and store information about your use of our services, fraud prevention and for other site operations.

Do you serve targeted advertising?

Third parties may serve cookies on your computer or mobile device to serve advertising through our website. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. This can be accomplished by using cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you. The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details or other details that directly identify you unless you choose to provide these.

How often will you update this Cookie Policy?

We may update this Cookie Policy every so often  for changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Please therefore re-visit this Cookie Policy regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies.

Where can I get further information?

If you have any questions about our use of cookies,  please ring us at:

Irish General Practice Nurses Educational Association

4 Taylor Hill Mews, Balbriggan, Dublin, K32 KW08

Phone: 0871304115