The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) uses ‘cookies’ to help us remember certain information about your visits to our website including, but not limited to technical information about your visit, e.g. traffic data, location data, browser language, the previous website from which you reached us and the type of browser you use. Our Privacy Statement will apply to how we treat the information we collect through cookies.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your device (e.g. your phone or your computer) which collects information, including personal information about you. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of websites. For example, a cookie could allow our website to recognise your browser, while another could store your preferences and other information and let you navigate the website effectively.
Cookies can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
Types of cookies used on the CCPC website (ccpc.ie)
We may place our cookies on your device via our website. Our Privacy Statement will apply to how we treat the information we collect through cookies. We may also allow our business partners to place cookies on your device.
The following are the main types of cookies used on the CCPC website:
|Cookie Name||Expiration Time||Party Type||Description|
|_ga||2 years||First party||Used to distinguish users|
|_gid||24 hours||First party||Used to distinguish users|
|_gat||10 minutes||First party||Used to throttle request rate|
|fr||expires after 3 months||Third party||used for advertising and contains the encrypted Facebook user ID and the browser ID|
|_hjIncludedInSample||expires after 365 days||Third party||Hotjar cookie. This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels.|
|PHPSESSID||Until the end of the session||First party||Used to establish a user session and to pass state data via a temporary cookie, commonly referred to as a session cookie|
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Managing and disabling cookies
You can choose whether to accept cookies or not. Your browser may allow you to set how it handles cookies. You can manage cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to accept, refuse or delete cookies. If you use your browser setting to block all or some cookies (including strictly or technically necessary cookies) all or some parts of the website may not work as intended or may not work at all without cookies.