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Technical information we collect when you visit our website

Our website uses cookies to enable us to improve our service to you and to provide certain features that you may find useful.

Cookies are small text files that are transferred to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser to enable us to recognise your browser and help us to track visitors to our site. A cookie contains your contact information and information to enable us to identify your computer when you travel around our site for the purpose of helping you accomplish your task. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but, if you wish, you can set your browser to prevent it from accepting cookies. The “help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. The cookies we use do not detect any information stored on your computers.

For more information about cookies and how to stop cookies being installed visit the following website: http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

Certain information in relation to web usage is revealed via our internet service provider who records some of the following data. The information we receive depends upon what you do when visiting the Irish Beef website:

  • The date and time of every visit to an individual page
    • Each page visited in the site on such a visit
    • Your IP/network address
    • The type of web browser used by the website visitor
    • The device used by the website visitor

What Cookies are used on the Irish Beef website?

Google Analytics

Cookie: Google Analytics

Name:

_utma

_utmb

_utmc

_utmz

Purpose:

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Facebook

Cookie: Facebook

Name:

datr, lu, s, locale, c_user, xs

Purpose:

Facebook cookies allow sharing of a page on Facebook

9.4.4. Twitter

Cookie: Twitter

Name:

pid, k, guest_id, _twitter_sess, original_referer, external_referer, js,

Purpose:

Twitter cookies allow content from Twitter to be shown on website pages and pages to be shared on Twitter.

How we may use this technical information

This information is used to enable us to improve the information we are supplying to our users, to find out how many people are visiting our sites and for statistical purposes.

Some of the above information is used to create summary statistics which enable us to assess the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, discover what information is most and least used, inform us on future design and layout specifications, and help us make our site more user friendly.

We will make no attempt to identify individual visitors, or to associate the technical details listed above with any individual. It is our policy never to disclose such technical information about individual website visitors to any third party (apart from our internet service provider, which records such data on our behalf and which is bound by confidentiality provisions in this regard), unless obliged to disclose such information by law. We will only use the technical information for statistical and other administrative purposes. You should note that technical details, which we cannot associate with any identifiable individual, are not “personal data” within the meaning of the GDPR.