What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website or embedded in a web page. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device and to remember your actions and preferences (such as login details, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time. Cookies are used to make surfing on the website easier for you. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.
We also use other tracking technologies like web beacons. These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognise when someone has visited our websites. Web beacons are used in combination 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.
What types of cookies are used on this site?
When you use the Venocare.ie website, the following categories of cookies can be set on your device:
Strictly necessary cookies – These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, cookies that enable you to send enquiries about our services to us, cookies that enable add products to your basket and checkout securely (shopping cart cookies). These cookies do not gather any information about the user that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet. We are not required to get your consent to the use of strictly necessary cookies.
Analytics /Performance Cookies – These are cookies that are used to provide us with statistical information about our site, which is generally used for performance measurement and improvement. They include, for example cookies that help us to understand how visitors use the website, cookies that allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. Cookies that fall into this category are analytics, pay per click and advertising cookies. We are required to get your consent to the use of performance cookies.
Functionality Cookies – These cookies are generally there to support site functionality that is visible or advantageous to the visitor or their experience of the site. They include, for example, cookies that help us to recognise you when you return to our website, cookies that allow the website to remember choices you make (such as language, your username, or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features, cookies that enable us to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track visitor browsing activity on other websites. We are required to get your consent to the use of functionality cookies.
Advertising /Targeting Cookies – These cookies are used to deliver advertisements more relevant to visitor and record visitors visit to the website. They include, for example, cookies that enable us to record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We use this information to carry out research and statistical analysis to help us improve our content, products, and services and to help us better understand our customer requirements and interests. They cannot determine who the user is though, as the data collected is never linked to the user profile. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose. We are required to get your consent to targeting/advertising cookies.
First-party cookies – These cookies are necessary to keep track of your personal preferences and the current session. We use first-party cookies on our website because these cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. These first-party cookies are created and set by Venocare and do not get shared with the third party.
Third-party cookies – These cookies are set by a third-party site separate from the site you are visiting with the aim of collecting certain information to carry out various research into behaviour, surfing habits, demographics etc.
Google Ads Cookies
Google Ads is an advertising analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Ads uses temporary cookies that are stored on a user’s computer for a limited period. Only pages that a user has visited containing the Google conversion code are tracked. These cookies enable Google Ads to track what advertisements you click on whilst on the website. Google does not collect or store personal information.
Google Tag Manager Cookies
This cookie contains information about your general geographical location and in remembers your time zone. This cookie is a Wordfence security plug-in used to protect the Website against malicious attacks.
How long do cookies last?
How to control and delete cookies
By using this website after accepting the cookies notice, or by browsing our website after you have been presented with this notice (by clicking links, scrolling the page, etc), you agree to us placing other non-essential cookies on your device in accordance with the terms of this Cookies Policy. Only essential cookies and those that do not contain/track any personal data will be set when you first visit our website.
You are free to block, delete, or disable these technologies if your device allows this. You can manage your cookies and your cookie preferences in your browser or device settings. Most web browsers accept cookies, but you can usually change the web browser’s settings to refuse new cookies, disable existing ones or simply let you know when new ones are sent to your device.
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.