What is a cookie?
Cookies are small pieces of information, stored in simple text files, placed on your computer by a website. Cookies may then be read by the website on your subsequent visits. 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.
First party cookies
First party cookies are set by the website you are visiting.
Third party cookies
Third party cookies are set by a different organisation to the owner of the website you are visiting. For example, the website might use a third party analytics company who will set a cookie to perform this service. The website you are visiting may also contain content embedded from services such as YouTube or Vzaar, and these services may set their own cookies.
A website may use a third party advertising network to deliver targeted advertising on their website, these may also have the capability to track your browsing across different sites.
Session cookies are stored temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the user’s device when the browser is closed.
This type of cookie is saved on your computer for a fixed period and is not deleted when the browser is closed. We use persistent cookies when we need to manage return visits. For example, we use this type of cookie to know how many repeat visits the site receives compared with new visits.
Many websites use Adobe Flash Player to deliver video content to their users. Adobe utilise their own cookies, which are not manageable through your browser settings but are used by the Flash Player for similar purposes, such as storing your preferences or tracking users.
Flash cookies work in a different way to web browser cookies rather than having individual cookies for particular jobs, a website is restricted to storing all data in one cookie. You can control how much data can be stored in that cookie but you cannot choose the type of information stored. Find out how to manage Flash cookies.
Our cookies do not in any way compromise the security of your computer. Visitors can use www.permanenttsb.ie with no loss of functionality if cookies are disabled from the web browser. Visitors to www.open24.ie or www.business24.ie must have cookies enabled in order for the service to function properly, this includes the mobile version of www.open24.ie (m.open24.ie).
Examples of cookies in use on this site
Measure the effectiveness of advertising
Measure the volume of visitors to our website and how visitors interact with the website content.
To let us know that advertiser has referred a visitor to one of our pages.
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To measure if user is new or returning
How to disable cookies?
Below are links to help you to disable cookies for some of the more popular web browsers.
Please note: www.open24.ie and www.business24.ie, including the mobile version of www.open24.ie, require cookies to be enabled in order for the service to function properly. If you disable cookies, you will not be able to use these sites.
- Internet Explorer - https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/260971
- Mozilla Firefox - http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
- Chrome - http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647&topic=14666&ctx=topic
- Safari - http://support.apple.com/kb/PH19214
- Opera - http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/