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COOKIE NOTICE

We recommend that you also read our privacy statement and terms of service in conjuction with this cookie policy 

What are Cookies?

A cookie is a small file that, when agreed by a user, is stored on the hard drive of a computer or device by websites that a user visits. It comprises of a range of letters and numbers and it designed distinguish you from other users of a website and can help the website deliver a better user experience to all visitors.

How do We use cookies?

We use cookies to collect information about visitors’ use of the website, including things like devices uses, IP addresses , operating system details, the time and duration visits. The information that is collected by cookies enables HandyHardware to understand the use of its sites, including the volume of visitors, pages that are viewed and overall usage. this This in turn helps to provide visitors with a better experience. We do not  attempt to personally identify any visitors from their IP addresses.

We do also display advertisements and promotional information on our websites which can be from third parties.  Cookies may also be used to present specific advertising, promotional or marketing messages to you, using targeting cookies (see our cookie types below)

Cookies should not in any way compromise the security of your device, whether a computer, tablet or mobile phone. As a visitor you can still use some of our websites if cookies are disabled - however some key functionality may not work as intended. For most of our core services, such as submitting a job, cookies are required for the service to function properly.

The Cookie Types We use

The grid below provides specific information on the cookies that are used on the websites as follows:

Cookie Type Cookie Purpose / Function
Necessary These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around websites and use the websites’ features, such as accessing secure websites or secure areas of websites. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided..
Functional These cookies allow our websites to remember choices you make (such as your preferred language) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. Other examples include cookies that keep track of your progress when filling online application forms.
Performance These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. Our Websites use first-party analytics cookies for this purpose.
Targeted / Advertising Targeting cookies remember individual websites you have visited and help us to present relevant and targeted online advertising to you. Targeting cookies may be placed on your machine when you visit our Websites. When targeting cookies have been placed on your device, they can be recognised by subsequent websites you visit, and this allows those sites to present targeted Websites and third party advertising to you. While targeting cookies can track your visits around different websites and identify if you are a user of our Websites, the information collected is anonymous.

 

Third party cookies

When you use our websites you may notice some cookies that aren’t related to Onlinetradesmen.ie. By way of an example, if you visit a page on our websites that includes embedded tweets from twitter, videos from YouTube etc. then you may be exposed to cookies from these sites. Additionally we use third parties on our websites to assist us in improving our services such as Google for analytics and others.  We don’t control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them. Here are some of the third party cookies that we use and information on how they affect you:

Google Universal Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. It uses cookies in order to evaluate your use of our websites. Google do not collect or store personal information. Google Analytics prohibits the tracking or collection of personal information or association of personal information with web analytics information. Google Analytics does not report the actual IP address information to Google Analytics customers. Browsers do not share cookies across domains.

The following Google Analytics Advertising features are enabled in respect of our websites use of Google Analytics:


User ID -This allows HandyHardware to associate multiple sessions (and any activity within those sessions) with a unique ID, in this case an ID derived from online interactions with Handyhardware. When the unique ID and any related engagement data is sent to Google Analytics, all activity is attributed to one anonymous user who is not personally identifiable in the reports.

With the unique ID, HandyHardware can get a more accurate user count, analyse the signed-in user experience, and get access to the new cross device reports.

In addition with a unique ID, HandyHardware can present more relevant advertising to a user as the unique ID can indicate if an anonymous user is an existing user of our services without removing the anonymity of that user.

While Google Analytic cookies are targeting cookies which use a unique ID and can track your visits around different websites, the information collected is anonymous and you will not be personally identifiable to either HandyHardwareor Google.

Demographics and interests reporting – Understand how our Website's audience breaks down by age, gender, and interests.

Google analytics data sharing settings enabled: Google products & services – HandyHardware shares Google Analytics data with Google to help improve Google’s products and services

Bench-marking – HandyHardwarecontributes anonymous data to an aggregate data set to enable features like benchmarking and publications that can help HandyHardware understand data trends. All identifiable information about our websites is removed and combined with other anonymous data before it is shared with others.

Technical support – Google technical support representatives have access to HandyHardware's Google Analytics data and account when necessary to provide service and find solutions to technical issues.

Your Opt-out Options: Users may opt-out of Google Universal Analytics use of cookies by visiting the Google Universal Analytics opt-out page.

Storage Location: Google stores the information collected by the cookie on secure Google servers.

Google AdWords

Google Adwords is an advertising analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Adwords uses temporary cookies that are stored on a user’s connect device  (i.e computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone) for a time-limited period. It only stores information about pages that a user has visited and tracks them where the page has the Google conversion code installed.

Google do not store or collect personal information. Website conversions are not isolated meaning that conversion data cannot be matched to specific customers by either Google or Onlinetradesmen. HandyHardwareor Google can only see an overall data set for ads and keywords.

Your Opt out Options:There is no opt-out available for this third party cookie. If you do not wish for this third party cookie to be on your computer, please do not click on Google Ads.

Storage Location:Google stores the information collected by the cookie on secure Google servers.

Google Adwords Remarketing

AdWords Remarketing is a Remarketing and Behavioural Targeting service provided by Google Inc. This website uses the Google AdWords remarketing service to advertise on third party websites (including Google) to previous visitors to our Websites. It means that HandyHardwarea dvertises to previous visitors who haven’t completed a task on our websites, for example submitting a job or similar. Remarketing ads may display to users on the Google Display Network. Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to HandyHardware websites.

Google do not collect or store personal information.

Your Opt out Options: Users may opt-out of Adwords Remarketing use of cookies by visiting the Adwords Remarketing opt-out page.

Storage Location: Google stores the information collected by the cookie on secure Google servers.

DoubleClick by Google

DoubleClick is an advertising platform that enables publishers like HandyHardware to display ads on its websites. DoubleClick leverages a 64-bit persistent cookie tied to the doubleclick.net domain. The contents of the cookie consist exclusively of a single string of random characters. DoubleClick cookies expire two years after they are placed on the web browser. Only pages that a user has visited containing the DoubleClick code are tracked. DoubleClick also uses Remarketing pixels – a pixel is a small, invisible piece of code that tells DoubleClick to save visitors’ cookies to Handyhardware's websites on a list. Third-party vendors, including DoubleClick (who are owned by Google), then use the cookies to serve ads on sites across the internet based on someone’s past visits to HandyHardware websites.

DoubleClick does not collect or store personal information.

Your Opt-out Options: Users may opt-out of Double Click cookies by visiting the Doubleclick opt-out page.

Storage Location: Google stores the information collected by the DoubleClick cookie on secure Google servers.

How can you manage and disable cookies?

For more information about how to manage cookies, including opting-out of different types of cookies please visit: www.aboutcookies.org

You can also find more information about how to opt-out of targeting cookies by visiting: www.youronlinechoices.com

Please note: In order for our websites to work as intended, you will need to keep cookies enabled.