Last updated: 2023
2 Policy Statement
The Foundation is transparent with its website users about what cookies the Mater Hospital Foundation use, what the Cookies are used for and how we use the information that is stored and collected from Cookies. Website users’ are informed of this by way of a Cookie Notice ‘pop up’ when they visit our website.
The purpose of this document is to describe the different types of cookies and similar technologies that may be applied on the Foundation’s website and associated subdomains.
This policy applies to the Mater Hospital Foundation website and associated subdomains
4 Cookie Notice
The Mater Hospital Foundation provides the following information to website users by way of a Cookie Notice.
4.2 About Cookies
Cookies are small text files that can be used by websites to make a user’s experience more efficient. Cookies files contain small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a Site. Cookies are then sent back to the originating Site on each subsequent visit, or to another Site that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a Site to recognise a user’s device.
You can find more information about cookies at:
4.3 What Information do we obtain from you?
For each visitor to our site, we automatically gather certain potentially identifying information and store it. This information includes your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, your operating system, date/time stamp, processor or device serial number, unique device identifier, and clickstream data. We collect this information on an individual basis and in aggregate, or combined form.
4.4 Cookie Declaration
The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies we need your permission.
This site uses different types of cookies. Some cookies are placed by third party services that appear on our pages.
You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website at https://www.materfoundation.ie/cookie-declaration/
Learn more about who we are, how you can contact us and how we process personal data in our Privacy Statement https://www.materfoundation.ie/about-us/privacy-statement/
4.5 Cookies currently in use
The Mater Hospital Foundation uses multiple cookie types please see below for an explanation of each type, to view an up to date current list of all cookies that are in use by our website please click on https://www.materfoundation.ie/cookie-declaration/
4.6 Necessary Cookies
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.
|[SessionID#27]||paypal.com||This cookie is provided by Paypal. The cookie is used in context with transactions on the website – The cookie is necessary for secure transactions.||3 years||HTTP Cookie|
|__paypal_storage__||mater.agitate.ie||Used in context with the PayPal payment-function on the website. The cookie is necessary for making a safe transaction through PayPal.||Persistent||HTML Local Storage|
|_grecaptcha||materfoundation.ie||This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.||Persistent||HTML Local Storage|
|akavpau_ppsd||paypal.com||This cookie is provided by Paypal. The cookie is used in context with transactions on the website – The cookie is necessary for secure transactions.||Session||HTTP Cookie|
|CookieConsent||materfoundation.ie||Stores the user’s cookie consent state for the current domain||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|enforce_policy||paypal.com||This cookie is provided by Paypal. The cookie is used in context with transactions on the website – The cookie is necessary for secure transactions.||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|l7_az||paypal.com||This cookie is necessary for the PayPal login-function on the website.||1 day||HTTP Cookie|
|rc::a||google.com||This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.||Persistent||HTML Local Storage|
|rc::b||google.com||This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.||Session||HTML Local Storage|
|rc::c||google.com||This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.||Session||HTML Local Storage|
|rc::d-#||google.com||This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.||Persistent||HTML Local Storage|
|ts||t.paypal.com||Used in context with the PayPal payment-function on the website. The cookie is necessary for making a safe transaction through PayPal.||Session||Pixel Tracker|
|ts_c||paypal.com||Used in context with the PayPal payment-function on the website. The cookie is necessary for making a safe transaction through PayPal.||3 years||HTTP Cookie|
4.7 Preference Cookies
Preference Cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like our preferred language or the region that you are in.
4.8 Statistics Cookies
Statistics Cookies help website owners understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously. These are optional cookies and users can opt out of these at any time.
|_ga||materfoundation.ie||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||2 years||HTTP Cookie|
|_gat||materfoundation.ie||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate||1 day||HTTP Cookie|
|_gid||materfoundation.ie||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||1 day||HTTP Cookie|
|ugid||unsplash.com||Necessary for the implementation of video-content on the website.||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|vuid||vimeo.com||Collects data on the user’s visits to the website, such as which pages have been read.||2 years||HTTP Cookie|
4.9 Marketing Cookies
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. These are optional cookies and users can opt out of these at any time.
|_fbp||materfoundation.ie||Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.||3 months||HTTP Cookie|
|_gcl_au||materfoundation.ie||Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services.||3 months||HTTP Cookie|
|_GRECAPTCHA||google.com||This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.||179 days||HTTP Cookie|
|IDE||doubleclick.net||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.||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|pagead/1p-user-list/#||google.com||Tracks if the user has shown interest in specific products or events across multiple websites and detects how the user navigates between sites. This is used for measurement of advertisement efforts and facilitates payment of referral-fees between websites.||Session||Pixel Tracker|
|Collects data on visitor behaviour from multiple websites, in order to present more relevant advertisement – This also allows the website to limit the number of times that they are shown the same advertisement.||Session||Pixel Tracker|
|test_cookie||doubleclick.net||Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.||1 day||HTTP Cookie|
|tr||facebook.com||Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.||Session||Pixel Tracker|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||youtube.com||Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.||179 days||HTTP Cookie|
|YSC||youtube.com||Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.||Session||HTTP Cookie|
|yt-remote-cast-available||youtube.com||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||Session||HTML Local Storage|
|yt-remote-cast-installed||youtube.com||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||Session||HTML Local Storage|
|yt-remote-connected-devices||youtube.com||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||Persistent||HTML Local Storage|
|yt-remote-device-id||youtube.com||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||Persistent||HTML Local Storage|
|yt-remote-fast-check-period||youtube.com||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||Session||HTML Local Storage|
|yt-remote-session-app||youtube.com||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||Session||HTML Local Storage|
|yt-remote-session-name||youtube.com||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||Session||HTML Local Storage|
5 Managing Cookies in your Browser
In addition to the options provided above, you may refuse or accept cookies from the Site at any time by activating settings on your browser. Information about the procedure to follow in order to enable or disable cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider’s site via your help screen. We have also supplied links to several of the more popular browsers for procedures on how to view and disable cookies:
6 How to delete Cookies
For further information on how to delete cookies we recommend that you read the information provided at following link: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/clear-cookies-installed.html
You can find more information about cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org to obtain detailed information on how to prevent cookies from being set on your particular browser.
If you would like further information about the cookies used in relation to YouTube videos, the YouTube privacy notice, including details about YouTube related cookies, is available at: https://www.google/policies/privacy/.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all Sites, visit: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
If you would like to find out more about advertising networks and affiliate programmes and how cookies are used for these purposes, please visit: www.youronlinechoices.com
This is an information portal which is run by the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB), the trade association for digital advertising, and will provide you will all the information you need to know about online behavioural advertising and the choices available to you.
- Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulation 2002, amended in 2006 and 2009, Implemented in Ireland in 2011 as S.I.336/2011
- Irish Data Protection Act 2018
- General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The overarching aim of the e Privacy Directive is to ensure the protection of fundamental rights and freedoms of the public when they make use of electronic communication networks. Articles 5(3) and 13 of the e-Privacy Directive apply to providers of electronic communication services as well as website operators (e.g. for cookies) or other businesses (e.g. for direct marketing).
If you have any queries or questions about privacy and/or security of your personal data please contact our Data Protection Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Should you wish to make a complaint regarding the processing of your personal data or are unsatisfied with how we have handled your information, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Irish Supervisory Authority. You may lodge a complaint with the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner via their online form.