Like many websites, www.rdj.ie (the “RDJ LLP Website”) uses “cookies” to enable us to personalise your visits to the RDJ Website, enhance the experience of visitors to the RDJ LLP Website, keep track of your preferences and to track the usage of the RDJ Website.
What is a Cookie?
Cookies are small data text files that, if your web browser permits, can be stored on your computer’s hard drive. The browser will store this file, and each time the browser requests a page from the server (i.e. you click on a page on the RDJ Website) the identifier is then sent back to the server. The help portion of the toolbar on most web browsers will tell you how to prevent your web browser from accepting new cookies, have the web browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or disable most cookies. You may still use this site even if you reject the cookies. However, you may not be able to access some tools and features offered on the RDJ Website if you refuse to accept cookies.
There are two main categories of cookies - ‘persistent’ cookies and ‘session’ cookies. A session cookie, will only last as long as the user session lasts, so will be deleted once the web browser is closed. A persistent cookie, however, will continue to be stored by the browser even after the user session ends. Generally, it will be stored until it reaches its set expiry date or unless deleted by the user before that date.
Cookies do not always contain information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. When cookies can identify an individual via their device, it is considered personal data.
As well as being ‘persistent’ or ‘session’, different types of cookies can be used for different purposes. Different types of cookies include:
- Essential cookies: These are cookies that are required for the operation of a website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of a website (such as, in the case of the RDJ Website, when a visitor subscribes to RDJ updates).
- Analytical/performance cookies: They allow the website to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the website when they are using it. This helps to improve the way websites work, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies: These are used to recognise you when you return to a website. This enables personalisation of content for you, greeting you by name and remembering your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies: These cookies record your visit to a website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. This information is used to make websites, and the advertising displayed on them, more relevant to your interests. The operator of the website may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
The Types of Cookies We Use
- To allow you to subscribe for updates the RDJ Website
- To help us recognise your web browser as a previous visitor and save and remember any preferences set while your web browser visited the RDJ Website
- To help us customise the content provided to you on the RDJ Website (for example, when you access a web page, a cookie automatically recognises your web browser as you navigate on the internet and presents you with information based on your apparent interests)
- To help measure and research the effectiveness of the features, offerings, and e-mail communications (by determining which e-mails you open and act upon) of the RDJ Website
- In addition, we may use your internet protocol (IP) address to analyse trends, administer the RDJ Website and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order to improve the RDJ Website
The table at the end of this Cookies Policy sets out each of these cookies and provides details on their type, when they will expire and the purpose of the cookie.
Some cookies may be capable of collecting ‘personal data’ (within the meaning of the GDPR). For more information on how RDJ processes your personal data, see our Privacy Statement linked below.
Third Party Cookies
Further details on the non-essential third-party cookies on the Website are set out below:
- AddThis: AddThis provides web widgets that site owners embed into their pages or other content to enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. They also make use of the data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted behavioral advertising.
- YouTube: 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.
- DoubleClick: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange. This tool is primarily used to measure conversion rates from Google ads. However, it can also be used for remarketing purposes
- PodBean: This is the platform RDJ uses to host our podcasts.
However, if you withdraw/refuse permission to the use of certain cookies, or set your browser to block all cookies (including ‘necessary’ cookies), then the RDJ Website’s functionality may be reduced and you may not be able to access some or all of the RDJ Website.
Within your browser settings you can also choose whether you wish to accept cookies or not. For more information on how to control your cookies go to www.allaboutcookies.org. If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off by going to http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ie/.
Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after the retention period specified in the table above.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.