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Cookie Policy

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and is designed to harmonise data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower the data privacy of all EU citizens and to reshape the way organizations across the EU approach data privacy. Under GDPR legislation, information captured and stored using Cookies that may be used to identify an individual e.g. an IP address, is regarded as personal data.

What are Cookies

Cookies are small text files stored by your browser. They are created when your browser loads our website. Every time you visit our website, the browser you are using e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox etc. retrieves and sends the file to our server. They help us to track information on our systems and identify categories of visitors by using information such as your IP address, domain, browser type and pages visited.

What Cookies we use and what they are for

If you are registered with us to use our Partner Centre facility we use a cookie named phpsessid to control access to secure areas of our website i.e.. The cookie stores information in respect of your logon username and a hashed copy of your password to allow or prevent access to this area.

The Cookie _ga, _gat, _gid – is used by google analytics to generate statistical information from your internet activity i.e. browser in use, your location and recent pages viewed.

We have Cookie visitor_info1_live – in respect of You Tube videos on our site so that we can check if you have enough bandwidth to stream video

Cookie ysvis used by youtube to keep statistics of what videos you have recently accessed.

Your right to privacy

Utmost respect your right to privacy and you are not obliged to accept cookies when using our website. When you first access our website we present you with the options to accept or refuse the use of Cookies.

The effects of not accepting Cookies

By not accepting the Cookies in use you may not have access to information on video streams we have made available, navigation and performance mey be impacted and if you may not have access to areas requiring registration.

Information captured by Cookies and how long we keep it for

If you choose to accept cookies we will store your IP address, domain, browser type and pages visited for a maximum of 1 year. After this period has expired we will delete the data unless we have a legal obligation to keep it.

The information we collect is only used by us to improve website performance, user navigation and website enhancements. The details we collect are not shared by us with any third parties unless we have a legal obligation to do so.

Your right to privacy

Utmost respect your right to privacy and you are not obliged to accept cookies when using our website. When you first access our website we present you with the options to accept or refuse the use of Cookies.

Information captured by Cookies and how long we keep it

If you choose to accept cookies we will store your IP address, domain, browser type and pages visited for a maximum of 1 year. After this period has expired we will delete the data unless we have a legal obligation to keep it.

The information we collect is only used by us to improve website performance, user navigation and website enhancements. The details we collect are not shared by us with any third parties unless we have a legal obligation to do so.

Further Information

If you have any questions on Cookies or any other aspects of Data Protection, please see our Privacy Notice on this website https://utmost.ie/privacy-notice/ for information and our contact details.

Updating your Cookie preferences

If you wish to update your cookie preference please choose from the following options:-

How to turn off Cookies in your browser

Different browsers have different ways of controlling the use of cookies. Please ensure you familiarize yourself with these options and the effects of altering these settings may have.

Google Chrome

To adjust the cookie settings when using Google Chrome, go to the ‘Settings’ menu, which can be accessed by clicking the spanner icon in the top right hand corner. Under ‘Advanced Settings’ you can find a section dedicated to Privacy and the option to delete all your cookies.

FireFox

With Firefox you get to the cookie settings by clicking in the menu box in the top left hand corner and selecting ‘Options’ and then ‘Privacy’ icon. You can set your preferences from here including the way to treat cookies.

Internet Explorer

Select the cog icon in the top right corner, choose ‘Internet Options’ from the drop down menu, then select the ‘Privacy’ tab in the pop-up that appears.

IE uses a slider control which you can use to select different levels of privacy to allow you accept or block cookies.

https://www.utmost.ie/fi/cookie-policy/