Cookies Policy

Cookies Policy

This cookies policy describes how Mason Hayes & Curran (“MHC”) uses “cookies” and other similar technologies, such as pixels and tags, in connection with our website www.mhc.ie and related online services (such as legal update emails you have asked to receive).

What is a cookie? 

A cookie is a small file consisting of letters and numbers that is placed on your computer or another device. Cookies enable our systems to recognise your device. Such recognition is necessary for the efficient operation of our site. 

The information stored in a cookie may relate to your browsing habits on the web page, or a unique identification number so that the website can ‘remember’ you on your return visit.

Generally speaking, cookies do not contain personal information from which you can be identified, unless you have furnished such information to the website.

Does MHC use cookies? 

Yes.

Please read this cookies policy carefully to ensure that you fully understand how and why we use cookies and related technologies. If you use our website with your browser set to accept cookies, you consent to our use of cookies as described in this policy. You also consent to our use of pixel tags if you choose to sign up for our legal update emails.

Category: Necessary

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

 

Cookie

Description

Expiry

_cfduid

Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic

1 year

IN_HASH

Used to identify the visitor through an application.

Session

PHPSESSID

Preserves user session state across page requests.

Session

exp_cc_blogsignup_id

Content Management

1 day

exp_cc_blogsignup_info_1

Content Management

1 day

exp_cc_blogsignup_url_count_1

Content Management

Session

exp_publisher_site_language

Content Management

6 days

exp_publisher_site_status

Content Management

6 days

exp_publisher_tracker

Content Management

Session

exp_stashid

Content Management

Session

exp_last_activity

Contains information on what date the user last visited the website. Used to generate statistical data.

1 year

exp_last_visit

Contains information on what date the user last visited the website. Used to generate statistical data.

1 year

ex_tracker

Contains information on what date the user last visited the website. Used to generate statistical data.

Session

 

Category: Preferences

Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.

 

Cookie

Description

Expiry

driftt_aid

Necessary for the functionality of the website's chat-box function.

2 years

driftt_sid

Identifies the visitor across devices and visits, in order to optimize the chat-box function on the website

 

1 day

lang

Remembers the user's selected language version of a website

Session

 

Category: Statistics

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

 

Cookie

Description

Expiry

_ga

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website

2 years

_gat

Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate

1 day

_gid

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

1 day

Drift.Targeting.currentReferrer

Allows the website to recoqnise the visitor, in order to optimize the chat-box functionality.

Persistent

Drift.Targeting.referrerDomain

Allows the website to recoqnise the visitor, in order to optimize the chat-box functionality

Persistent

exp_last_activity

Contains information on what date the user last visited the website. Used to generate statistical data.

1 year

exp_last_visit

Contains information on what date the user last visited the website. Used to generate statistical data.

1 year

ex_tracker

Contains information on what date the user last visited the website. Used to generate statistical data.

Session

p.gif

Keeps track of special fonts used on the website for internal analysis. The cookie does not register any visitor data

Session

personalization_id

This cookie is set by Twitter - The cookie allows the visitor to share content from the website onto their Twitter profile

 2 years

 

Category: Marketing

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.

Cookie

Description

Expiry

ads/ga-audiences

Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor 's online behaviour across websites

Session

bcookie

Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.

2 years

bscookie

 

Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.

 

2 years

Drift.Targeting.currentPageViewStarted

Necessary for the functionality of the website's chat-box function

Persistent

Drift.Targeting.currentSessionStartedA

Identifies the visitor across devices and visits, in order to optimize the chat-box function on the website

Persistent

Drift.Targeting.firstVisit

Necessary for the functionality of the website's chat-box function.

Persistent

Drift.Targeting.lastVisit

Necessary for the functionality of the website's chat-box function.

Persistent

Drift.Targeting.numberOfSessions

Determines the number of visits of the specific visitor. This is used in order to make the chat-box function more relevant

Persistent

Drift.Targeting.numberOfVisits

Determines the number of visits of the specific visitor. This is used in order to make the chat-box function more relevant

Persistent

Drift.Targeting.previousPage

Identifies the last page visited by the visitor. This is used in order to make the chat-box function more relevant.

Persistent

DFTT_END_USER_PREV_BOOTSTRAPPED

Pending

2 years

dc

Pending

Session

ddm/fls/z/dc_pre

Used by Google Adservice

Session

i/adsct

The cookie is used by Twitter.com in order to determine the number of visitors accessing the website

Session

IDE

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.

2 years

lidc

Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.

2 years

pagead/1p-conversion/#

Pending

Session

r/beacon

Used to keep track of your navigation

Session

test_cookie

Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies

1 day

track/evnt

Pending

Session

uid

Collects anonymous data related to the user's visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average

 time spent on the website and what pages have been loaded, with the purpose of displaying targeted ads.

179 days

UserMatchHistory

Used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor's preferences.

29 days

 

Do I have to agree to MHC’s use of cookies? 

No.

If you do not consent to our use of cookies, you can set your browser settings to reject cookies. These settings are usually found in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your web browser. You can use the “Help” option in your web browser to get more details.

A number of features of our services may not work or will be curtailed from working effectively without cookies. As a result, changing your browser settings to reject cookies may have a negative impact on your ability to use our website.

If you use our website with your web browser set to accept cookies, you consent to our use of cookies as described in this cookies policy. If you do not accept our use of cookies, you should either (a) immediately stop using our services or (b) use the settings described above to reject cookies. To withdraw your consent to our use of cookies, you should either (a) cease using our website or (b) delete our cookies using your web browser's settings and set your browser to reject future cookies. 

If you sign up for our legal updates, you consent to our use of pixel tags in emails that we may send to you. You may withdraw this consent at any time by unsubscribing from our mailing list.

Who drops cookies when I use MHC’s website?

Many of the cookies dropped when you use our services are “first party cookies” (meaning cookies placed and read by MHC directly).

A number of our partners also drop cookies when you use our services. These specialist “third party cookies” are not set by MHC but are rather set by companies such as Google for website analytics purposes with our permission. Please read our partners’ privacy policies to ensure that you’re comfortable with the manner in which they use cookies:

www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

www.fonts.com/info/legal/privacy

What types of cookies are used on MHC’s website?

We use both “session” and “persistent” cookies.

A session cookie is used to identify a particular visit to our site. These cookies expire after a short time, or when you close your web browser after using our services.

A persistent cookie will remain on your devices for a set period of time specified in the cookie. We use these cookies where we need to identify you over a longer period of time.

Why are cookies used by MHC? 

We use cookies for the following purposes:

  • Analytics – we use cookies to learn how you, and other users, use our services and how well they perform. This allows us to identify errors, learn how our services perform, and improve and develop our services over time.
  • Marketing – we use pixel tags to track and improve the effectiveness of our marketing emails. For example, we may use such technologies to identify if you read a legal update we sent to you.
  • Website Optimization – we use cookies to improve the operation and presentation of our website. This includes tracking our use of fonts, caching pages and identifying potential errors.

How do I contact MHC to learn more?

If you have any questions about our use of cookies, feel free to contact us at dpqueries@mhc.ie