Cookie Policy

Introduction

Webenito.ie is a site operated by Webenito Digital Media (“Webenito”). This website is the property of Webenito and contains general information about Webenito and about our services.

Please read these Cookie Policies carefully and make sure that you understand them before using our website www.webenito.ie. This page describes what type of cookies we use, the information we collect using cookies, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the functionality of the site.

We reserve the right to change the Cookie Policy under which the website is provided. You should check the Cookie Policy posted on this website periodically to ensure that you are aware of and comply with the current version.

For further information on how we use, store and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy Policy .

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file (a small piece of data) created by a website and sent from a website and stored on your computer or mobile device by your web browser while you are browsing. Cookie is stored in the user’s computer either temporarily for that session only or permanently on the hard disk. The browser sends the information back to the website to enable the website to recognise you and keep track of your preferences. Cookies are used to make surfing on the website easier for you. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.

There are four different types of cookies:

Session cookies

These cookies exist only in temporary memory while the user navigates the website and cookies expire when the browser is closed. These cookies are mainly used by online shops and allow you to keep items in your basket when shopping online.

Persistent cookies

Persistent cookies are stored on your device and remain in operation, even when you have closed the browser. This means that, for the cookie’s entire lifespan, its information will be transmitted to the server every time you visit the website that it belongs to. Persistent cookies remember your login details and password, so you don’t have to type them in every time you use the site. These cookies are however reset if the expiration time is reached or the user manually deletes the cookie.

First-Party Cookies

First-party cookies are created by the website you are visiting and are necessary to keep track of your personal preferences and the current session. The default settings in your Web browser typically allow first-party cookies, but not third-party cookies.

Third-Party Cookies

Third-party cookies are created by a website other than the one you are currently visiting. (for example, by a third-party advertiser on that site). Third-party cookies are installed by third parties with the aim of collecting certain information to carry out various research into behaviour, surfing habits, demographics etc. The purpose of such cookies is usually to track your surfing habits, which is why third-party cookies are considered an invasion of privacy and riskier than first-party cookies.

Cookies usually fit into one or more of the following four categories.

Category 1 Strictly Necessary Cookies

Strictly necessary cookies are cookies that are required for the operation of the website. These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. These are all the cookies without which the website could not perform basic functions. These cookies do not gather any information about user that could be used for marketing.

Category 2 Performance Cookies

Performance cookies are used to provide site owners with statistical information about their site, which is generally used for performance measurement and improvement.  Performance cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for example, activities like counting page visits, dwell time, bounce rates, technologies used to access the site, and page load speeds. 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 website works. Performance cookies can be deleted from your browser history at any point before their expiry time. Cookies that fall into this category are analytics, pay per click and advertising cookies.

Category 3 Functionality Cookies

Functionality cookies are generally there to support site functionality that is visible or advantageous to the visitor or their experience of the site. These cookies can also be used to remember changes user has made to fonts, text size and other parts of web pages that user can customise. They may also be used to provide services visitor has asked for such as commenting on a blog or watching a video. Functionality cookies can be deleted from browser history at any point before their expiry time. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track visitor browsing activity on other websites.

 Category 4 Targeting/Advertising Cookies

Targeting/advertising cookies are used to deliver advertisements more relevant to visitor. They are also used to limit the number of times visitor see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign.  They are usually placed by third-party advertising networks with a website operator’s permission but can be placed by the operator themselves. They can be set even if the site itself does not display advertising. In some cases, cookies will be set so the site being visited can target the user with adverts elsewhere after they have left, a practice known as re-marketing.  Only anonymised information is captured. They cannot determine who user is though, as the data collected is never linked to user profile.

Why and how do we use cookies?

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Cookies help us to operate our websites and services, enhance and customise your experience across our websites and services, perform analytics and deliver advertising and marketing that’s relevant to you.

Although we may obtain information about your electronic device such as your IP address, your browser and/or other internet log information, this will not usually identify you personally.  The information we obtain from our use of cookies will not usually contain your personal data. The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. The cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.

But in certain circumstances we may collect personal information about you, but only where you voluntarily provide it (e.g. by completing an online enquiry form) or where you enter into the process of ordering services from us. In most cases we will need your consent in order to use cookies on this website. The exception is where the cookie is essential in order for us to provide you with a service you have requested. We do our best to respect users’ privacy.

We also use other tracking technologies like web beacons. Web beacons are small graphic images (also known as “clear GIFs” or “pixel tags”) that may be included on our sites. Web beacons are services that typically work in conjunction with cookies to identify our users and user behaviour. Web beacons only collect limited information, including a cookie number, a timestamp, and a record of the page on which they are placed.

Webenito Digital Media website offers a newsletter and email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.

This website offers payment facilities and some cookies are essential to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that we can process it properly.

When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

First-Party Cookies

We use first-party cookies on our website. These first-party cookies are set by Webenito and do not get shared with the Third party.

Third-Party Cookies

In some special cases, we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties, so there are cookies set by third-parties across our websites and services. Third-party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through our websites and services, such as advertising, interactive content and analytics. They also enable us to use advertising networks to manage our advertising on other websites. Third-party service providers may use a few different types of cookies and they are responsible for the cookies they set on our site. We have no responsibility for the content, product and services of the linked websites. Please ensure you review all terms and conditions of website use and privacy policy of any such third-party websites before use and before you submit any personal data to such websites.

We also use social media buttons and plugins on our website that allows you to connect with your social network in various ways.

Like most commercial websites, we use social media cookies from Facebook on our site. The cookies are placed by Facebook, and we use them to understand the effectiveness of social media campaigns that we operate.

If you are logged into Facebook when you view our site, then Facebook will know when you visit us. We do not have any access to the detail of that personal data, as you have consented to share it with Facebook, not us. We just get to see anonymised data about the numbers of people who have responded to our advertising or other social media activity. If you are not logged into Facebook when you view our site, then it is not possible for any personal information about your visit to be collected, and therefore we do not specifically ask for your prior consent. You can learn about Facebook’s privacy policy here (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/).

We also use social media cookies from LinkedIn on our site. You can learn about LinkedIn’s privacy policy here (https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy).

The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

Our uses of such technologies fall into the following general categories

Category 1 Strictly Necessary Cookies

We may use cookies, web beacons or other similar technologies that are necessary to the operation of our sites, services and tools.

Examples of how we use strictly necessary cookies include:

  • Cookies that allow you to make use of our functions such as shopping carts, saved search, or similar functions.
  • Cookies that enable to access to protected areas of the website.
  • Cookies that enable remembering previously entered text, so it’s not lost if the page refreshes.
  • Cookies that enable add products to your basket and checkout securely (shopping cart cookies).
  • Cookies that enable us to keep track of your enquiry process, so we can take you through the ordering our services securely.
  • Cookies that enable you to send enquiries about our services to us.
  • Cookies that are required to identify irregular site behaviour, prevent fraudulent activity and improve security.

Category 2 Performance Cookies

We may use cookies, web beacons, or other similar technologies to assess the performance of our websites, services, and tools, including as part of our analytic practices to help us understand how our visitors use our websites.

Examples of how we use performance cookies include:

  • Cookies help us to gather data about visits to the website, including numbers of visitors and visits, length of time spent on the site, pages clicked on or where visitors have come from.
  • Cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our website and to see how visitors move around the website when they are using it, which pages visitors go to most often.
  • Cookies help us to understand how you use the website, for example, whether or not you have visited before, what you looked at or clicked on and how you found us.
  • We use cookies for comparison with other websites using data collected by industry-accepted measurement and research companies.

Category 3 Functionality Cookies

We may use cookies, web beacons, or other similar technologies that allow us to offer you enhanced functionality when accessing or using our sites, services or tools. We are required to get your consent to the use of functionality cookies.

Examples of how we use functionality cookies include:

  • Cookies help us to remember if you’ve been to the site before.
  • Cookies help us to detect if you have already seen a pop-up to ensure it doesn’t get shown to you again.
  • Cookies help us to remember choices you have made (such as your language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features.
  • Cookies help us to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts, colours and page backgrounds and other parts of web pages that you can customise. These cookies remember your preferences to personalise your experience on our website.
  • Cookies that enable us to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog.

Category 4 Targeting/Advertising Cookies

We may use first-party or third-party cookies and web beacons to deliver content, including ads relevant to your interests, on our sites or on third party sites.  We are required to get your consent to targeting/advertising cookies.

Examples of how we use functionality cookies include:

  • Cookies enable us to target our marketing and advertising campaigns and those of our partners more effectively by providing interest-based advertisements that are personalised to your interests.

The types of cookies we use are always changing. Check back regularly to make sure you stay up to date.

How can you control cookies?

When you first visit our website, a cookie information box will be displayed allowing you to choose whether to read more about Cookie Policy or Hide Cookie Policy. Only essential cookies and those that do not contain/track any personal data will be set when you first visit our website.

By continuing to use our website beyond this cookie information (by clicking links, scrolling the page, etc) then you are consenting to the use of cookies, and we will set other non-essential cookies as described in this Cookie Policy.

If you visit our website when your browser is set to accept cookies (by clicking Hide button), we will interpret this as an indication that you consent to our use of cookies and other similar technologies as described in this Cookie Policy.

If you block cookies on our website, you may be unable to access certain areas of our website and certain functions and pages will not work in the usual way. Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience.

If you disable marketing cookies on this site, it does not mean that you will not see our ads, it just means that they will not be personalised based on your activity.

Browser settings

There are several ways that you can influence how cookies are used on your device. Different commercial browsers (such as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc) make different controls available to you. Generally, your browser will always offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete of all or some cookies, or those from providers that website owners use (for example third party cookies, or those from specific websites). Please be aware that disabling and/or deleting cookies can affect the functionality of many websites that you visit and could prevent you from being able to use this website to its highest capability.

You can find more about using your browser’s cookie settings either via the help menu for your browser or on the browser’s own website.

Contact us

If you have any questions relating to our Cookie Policy, please contact us at email address hello@webenito.ie.

This Cookie Policy was last updated on 01 August 2019.