State Savings Cookie Notice

This Cookie Notice describes the different types of cookies and similar technologies that may be applied on the State Savings site.

For information regarding State Savings processes personal information, please refer to the State Savings Data Protection Notice and detailed State Savings Data Protection Statement.

We may change this Cookie Policy at any time.  Please take a look at the “Effective Date” legend at the top of this page to see when this Cookie Policy was last revised.  Any changes in this Cookie Policy will become effective when we make the revised Cookie Policy available on or through the Site.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating Site on each subsequent visit, or to another Site that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a site to recognise a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu. These are external websites with whom State Savings has no affiliation or responsibility for content.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently remembering your preferences, and generally improve your web site experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

Most Sites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that Site to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).

Cookies may be set by the Site you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other Sites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’).

State Savings Cookies

State Savings uses first party and third party cookies. We use cookies in order to make this Site easier to use, to support the provision of information and functionality to you, as well as to provide us with information about how this Site is used so that we can make sure it is as up to date, relevant and error free as we can.

Further information about the types of cookies that are used on this Site is set out below.

By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies and the cookies notice at the top of your browser will disappear. If you block our use of cookies, you may be unable to access certain areas of our Site and certain functions and pages will not work in the usual way. Doing so may also affect our ability to update this Site to cater for user preferences and improve its performance.

The cookies used on the State Savings site have been categorised based on the categories found in the UK International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Cookie guide. A list of all the cookies used on this site by category is set out below.

Strictly Necessary Cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the site and use its features and/or services. Without these absolutely necessary cookies, the Site will not perform as smoothly for you as we would like it to and we may not be able to provide the Site or certain services or features.

Cookie Name Description When do cookies expire? 1st or 3rd party
asp.net_sessionId General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Miscrosoft .NET based technologies. Usually used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server Session 1st party
CMSCsrfCookie Store's a security token that the system uses to validate all form data submitted via POST requests. Helps protect against Cross site request forgery. Session 1st party
CMSCurrentTheme Stores the name of the current visual theme to provide proper design to the dialog windows. 1 day 1st party
CMSPreferredCulture Stores the visitor's preferred content culture. 1 year 1st party









 

Performance Cookies:

Performance cookies collect information about how visitors use a Site, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a Site works.

Cookie Name Description When do cookies expire? 1st or 3rd party
_ga,
_gat,
__utma,
__utmb,
__utmc,
__utmt, __utmv, __utmz
We use Google Analytics to measure how users interact with our site content, for example what are the most popular pages. Google Analytics is Google’s free web analytics tool that mainly helps site owners to understand how their visitors engage with their site by setting cookies on the domain of the site you are visiting. They collect information anonymously and report site trends without identifying individual visitors. For more details please check: Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Sites. From session to 2 years

 

3rd party
CMSLandingPageLoaded Indicates that the landing page has already been visited and the Landing page activity is not logged again for the current visitor. 20 minutes 1st party
CMSUserPage Stores the IDs (DocumentID, NodeID) of the last visited page. Used for logging landing and exit page web analytics & activities. 20 minutes 1st party
VisitorStatus Indicates if the visitor is new or returning. Used for tracking the visitors statistic in Web analytics. 6 seconds 1st party
 



Functional Cookies:

Functional cookies allow this Site to remember choices you make and any customisations you make to Site pages during your visit and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, these cookies can be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on other Sites. More information about such cookies can be found in the relevant third party website.

Cookie Name Description When do cookies expire? 1st or 3rd party
cookie Indicates if the visitor has accepted the Website Terms and Conditions and Cookies Notice. This is stored in the 'Local Storage' instead of a cookie.

Never

1st party
.ASPXFORMSAUTH Used to authenticate visitors on some areas of the website, e.g. the Bond Tracker area. Session 1st party
GPS, PREF, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, YSC, yt-remote-connected-devices, yt-remote-device-id,
yt.innertube::nextId, yt.innertube::requests
We use YouTube to display videos on the website. This service stores some functional cookies to remember you preferences. For more details please check: YouTube Cookie Usage on Sites From session to 2 years

 

3rd party
 
 

Targeting or Advertising Cookies:

Targeting or Advertising cookies are linked to services provided by third parties. The third party provides these services in return for recognising that you have visited a Site.

State Savings do not collect any personal data for the purpose of serving targeted advertising based on your use of StateSavings.ie

Managing cookies in your browser:

In addition to the options provided above, you may refuse or accept cookies from the Site at any time by activating settings on your browser. Information about the procedure to follow in order to enable or disable cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider’s site via your help screen. We have also supplied links to several of the more popular browsers for procedures on how to view and disable cookies.

Please be aware that if cookies are disabled, not all features of the Site may operate as intended.
Google Chrome Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer Browser
Mozilla Firefox Browser
Apple Safari Browser
Opera Web Browser

How to delete cookies

For further information on how to delete cookies we recommend that you read the information provided at following link: www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/clear-cookies-installed.html.

Further Information

You can find more information about cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org to obtain detailed information on how to prevent cookies from being set on your particular browser.

For further information about Google Analytics please see Safeguarding your data.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all Sites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

If you would like further information about the cookies used in relation to YouTube videos, the YouTube privacy notice, including details about YouTube related cookies, is available at: https://www.google.co.uk/policies/privacy/.

If you would like to find out more about advertising networks and affiliate programmes and how cookies are used for these purposes, please visit www.youronlinechoices.com This is an information portal which is run by the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB), the trade association for digital advertising, and will provide you will all the information you need to know about online behavioural advertising and the choices available to you.

Glossary of technical terms used

IP address: The identifying details for your computer (or your internet company’s computer), expressed in “internet protocol” code (for example 192.168.72.34). Every computer connected to the web has a unique IP address, although the address may not be the same every time a connection is made.

personal data: means information about you which can identify you and which is within the possession of State Savings (e.g. your name and address)

web browser: The piece of software you use to read web pages. Examples are Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari.

Browser web storage

Browser web storage enables websites to store data in a browser on a device. There are two main web storage types: local storage and session storage, behaving similarly to persistent cookies and session cookies respectively. When used in “local storage” mode, it enables data to be stored across sessions (for example, so that the data are retrievable even after the browser has been closed and reopened). You can clear local storage in your browser’s settings.