Cookie Policy

Last updated: 5 October 2020

This website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that can be placed onto your computer, smartphone or other device by this website.

Some cookies are essential for our website to work. If they are disabled, the site won’t work in some basic ways. These are called strictly necessary cookies.

Other cookies are not essential, but we use them to help make our site better or more enjoyable for you, e.g. by allowing you to use features like YouTube or allowing us to collect information about how people use the site. These are called performance, targeting or functionality cookies.

By law, we are allowed to use strictly necessary cookies as long as we tell you about them. However, we need your consent before we use any other type of cookie.

This Cookie Policy relates to www.centralbank.ie only. Read our full Data Protection Privacy Notice.

How to Manage Your Cookies for this Website

Change your cookie settings now

When you first visit our website, we will inform you of the type of cookies we use. We then give you the option to use the website either:

  • Based only on cookies that are strictly necessary
  • Based both on cookies that are strictly necessary and others as listed below

To use the website based only on cookies that are strictly necessary, click ‘Cookie Settings’ when the cookie message first appears. Then:

  • Ensure cookie consent is turned ‘off’ for all performance, targeting and functionality cookies
  • (Note: consent is turned ‘off’ by default the first time you use this website)
  • Click 'Save Settings'

If you want to give us consent to use other types of cookies, click ‘Accept All Cookies’ when the cookie message first appears. Alternatively you can:

  • Click 'Cookie Settings'
  • Add or remove consent for each individual category of cookie
  • Click 'Save Settings'

You can change your cookie decision at any time. To do so, click 'Cookie Settings' at the bottom of any webpage and follow the steps above.

Other Ways to Manage Cookies

You can also manage cookies directly through your web browser. Find out how to manage cookies in popular browsers below:

To find information about other types of browser, visit the browser’s website.

Cookies on this Website

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are needed for our website to work. They are usually set only in response to requests you make on our site, e.g. to set your cookie preferences. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will then not work.

First Party Cookies (Learn more about First Party Cookies below)

Cookie Host

Cookie Name

Cookie Details

centralbank.ie

Sfcp

Description: This cookie is created by a system called a load balancer. The load balancer ensures your web visit can be directed correctly to one of the servers that host our website.

Lifespan: The duration of the user’s session

centralbank.ie

OptanonConsent

Description: This cookie is set by the cookie compliance solution from OneTrust. It stores information about the categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category. This enables site owners to prevent cookies in each category from being set in the users browser, when consent is not given. It contains no information that can identify the site visitor. Read the OneTrust privacy policy and cookie policy.

Lifespan: 365 days

centralbank.ie

OptanonAlertBoxClosed

Description: This cookie is set by websites using certain versions of the cookie law compliance solution from OneTrust. It is set after visitors have seen a cookie information notice and in some cases only when they actively close the notice down. It enables the website not to show the message more than once to a user. The cookie contains no personal information. Read the OneTrust privacy policy and cookie policy.

Lifespan: 365 days

Third Party Cookies (Learn more about Third Party Cookies below)

Cookie Host

Cookie Name

Cookie Details

centralbank.ie

__cfduid

Description: This cookie is from Cloudflare and is deployed OneTrust to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information. Read the Cloudflare privacy policy and cookie policy.

Lifespan: 20 days

Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to track our website so we can measure and improve performance. They help us know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated together and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site and will not be able to monitor its performance.

First Party Cookies (Learn more about First Party Cookies below)

Cookie Host

Cookie Name

Cookie Details

centralbank.ie

_ga

Description: This cookie is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. Read about Google's approach to privacy and safeguarding data.

Lifespan: 730 days

centralbank.ie

_gat_UA-

Description: This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. Read about Google's approach to privacy and safeguarding data.

Lifespan: 0 days

centralbank.ie

_gid

Description: This cookie is used to collect information about how visitors interact with our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookie collects information in a way that does not directly identify anyone. Read about Google's approach to privacy and safeguarding data.

Lifespan: 1 day

centralbank.ie

sf-trckngckie

Description: This cookie is created by the Content Management System software Sitefinity from Progress, used to manage this website. This cookie works in a similar way to those created by Google Analytics. It allows us to track how users interact with this website. Read about Progress' approach to privacy and safeguarding data.

Lifespan: 180 days

centralbank.ie

sf-prs-ss

Description: This cookie is created by the Content Management System software ‘Sitefinity’, used to manage this website. This cookie records the time you first visit a web page. Read about Progress' approach to privacy and safeguarding data.

Lifespan: The duration of the user’s session

centralbank.ie

sf-prs-lu

Description: This cookie is created by the Content Management System software ‘Sitefinity’, used to manage this website. This cookie records the first page you visit on our website. Read about Progress' approach to privacy and safeguarding data.

Lifespan: The duration of the user’s session

Targeting Cookies

These cookies may be used by advertising companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Third Party Cookies (Learn more about Third Party Cookies below)

Cookie Host

Cookie Name

Cookie Details

doubleclick.net

IDE

Description: This cookie is used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user. Read about Google's approach to privacy and safeguarding data.

Lifespan: 390 days

doubleclick.net

test_cookie

Description: This cookie is used by Google Doubleclick to check if the user's browser supports cookies. Read about Google's approach to privacy and safeguarding data.

Lifespan: 0 days

syndication.twitter.com

lang

This cookie is created by Twitter and is used to store your language preferences.

Lifespan: The duration of the user’s session

youtube.com

GPS

Description: This cookie is from YouTube, 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. Read about Google's approach to privacy and safeguarding data.

Lifespan: 0 days

youtube.com

YSC

Description: This cookie is set by YouTube to track views of embedded videos. Read about Google's approach to privacy and safeguarding data.

Lifespan: The duration of the user’s session

youtube.com

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

Description: This cookie is set by YouTube to estimate a user's bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube video. Read about Google's approach to privacy and safeguarding data.

Lifespan: 180 days

youtube.com

NID

Description: This cookie is set by YouTube and registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ads. Read about Google's approach to privacy and safeguarding data.

Lifespan: 180 days

youtube.com

CONSENT

Description: This cookie is set by YouTube and carries information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website. Read about Google's approach to privacy and safeguarding data.

Lifespan: 180 days

youtube.com

YTC

Description: This cookie is set by Youtube to manage the embed and viewing of videos on our website. Read about Google's approach to privacy and safeguarding data.

Lifespan: 180 days

Types of Cookies

First Party Cookies

A First Party Cookie is one where the host name of the cookie is the same as the domain name of the website being visited. First party cookies cannot normally be used to track activity across different websites.

Third Party Cookies

A Third Party Cookie is one where the host name of the cookie is different to the domain of the website being visited. Third Party Cookie are often added to a website as new features are built into the site, e.g. YouTube videos. Digital advertising is another common use of third party cookies.

Session Cookies

A Session Cookie is one that is stored temporarily in a browser's memory. They are then deleted when you close your browser. Websites use Session Cookies for important functions, e.g. remembering your password during your visit.

Learn more about cookies at www.cookiepedia.co.uk.