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Cookie Policy

Use of Cookies

Effective as of 25th May 20

We (Irish Breeze UC, trading as “WaterWipes”) mentioned in our Privacy Policy that we use cookies and related technologies (collectively referred to as “cookies”) to provide you with the services accessible through our website and other services (together the “Services”).

This policy explains how we use cookies and similar technologies on our Services (the “Cookie Policy”). By using the Website are agreeing to the use of cookies as described.

1. What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small file consisting of a string of characters that can be placed on your computer or mobile device that uniquely identifies your browser or device. Such recognition helps the efficient operation of our site and Services.

Cookies are small pieces of information, stored in simple text files, placed on your computer by a website. Cookies can 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.

2. Do we use Cookies?

Yes, like most websites we use cookies in the course of providing you with our Services. We may use technologies like cookies, pixels and local storage to deliver, secure, and understand products, services, and ads.

These technologies help us understand how our Services are being used, help you navigate our Services, help remember your preferences, and generally improve your experience in using our Services. Cookies can also help ensure marketing you might see online is more relevant to you and your interests. This website uses cookies to track usage and help improve features and services of the site. Statistical and analytical information from cookies provides us with general and not individually specific information about the number of people who visit this website; the number of people who return to this site; the pages that they visit; where they were before they came to this site and the page in the site at which they exited. This information helps us monitor traffic on our website so that we can manage the site’s capacity and efficiency. It also helps us to understand which parts of this site are most popular, and generally to assess user behaviour and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site.

3. What cookies and related technologies do we use and why?

We mainly use cookies and related technologies to make our Services work and to improve our products. We collect information on our users through use of the website, through cookies, where you choose to disclose data in postings, and in submissions to our website, and when you enter sales promotion and competitions. Some of the technologies we use include:

  • IP address: IP address is the short form for Internet Protocol address which is assigned by internet access providers to every computer that is connected to the internet. Website owners have access to IP addresses of their users. Using IP addresses, we and our partners can identify the country, state and city from which a computer is connecting to the Internet. IP addresses are, for example, used for IP geo-location purposes, e.g. by Google Analytics
  • Device identifiers: We may also collect unique or persistent device identifiers so that we can identify your device.

We use cookies to make our Services work and to improve WaterWipes, specifically:

  • To gather statistics. We track how many ‘unique users’ we have and how often they visit our Website. We track how often different pages of our website are visited and which countries our visitors come from.
  • To track advertising responses. WaterWipes and its associated companies and third party advertisers generate statistical cookies to track ad impressions and click-through rates

Some cookies enable us to show you adverts that you might be more relevant to you, to control the number of times you see them, and measure how effective the ad campaign has been.

  • Flash cookies may be used to store user preferences for media player functionality and without them some video content may not render correctly.
  • To remember your settings and preferences: We use cookies to recognise your browser and remember your preferences (such as your country)
  • To conduct analytics: We use Google Analytics cookies, including a cookie provided by Google Analytics, to collect anonymous traffic data to help us analyse how members and visitors access and use WaterWipes, and for other Analytics services relating to website activity and internet usage. Click here to learn more about Google Analytics.

4. How long do cookies last?

The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted.

5. First and third party cookies

There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using this site;

  1. First-party cookies are cookies that belong to Waterwipes, these are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site.The following is a listing of the main cookies used on our site together with brief details of the information they store and for what purpose;

    Analytics cookies: Every time a user visits our website, web analytics software provided by a third party generates an anonymous analytics cookie. These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies, and if you don’t, we generate new ones. This allows us to track how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the site. These cookies cannot be used to identify individuals; they are used for statistical purposes only. If you are logged in, we will also know the details you gave to us for this, such as username and email address.

  2. Third party cookies: these are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, for example Facebook or Twitter, have their own cookies, which are controlled by them.

    Some of these third parties use their own anonymous cookies to track how many people have seen a particular ad, or to track how many people have seen it more than once. Visitors should be aware that WaterWipes is unable to control the use of cookies or the resulting information by other third parties such as advertisers or parties hosting data. These cookies cannot be used to identify an individual; they can only be used for statistical purposes, for example, in providing you with advertisements that are more relevant to your interests.

    The companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies and WaterWipes has no access to read or write these cookies, other than allowing them to be served, we have no role to play in these cookies at all (although we may use statistical information arising from these third party cookies and provided to us by third parties, to improve the targeting of advertisements to users of the website). These third party advertising cookies may be used by those third parties to anonymously target advertising to you on other websites, based on your visit to the WaterWipes website.

    If you would like to disable “third party” cookies generated by advertisers or providers of targeted advertising services, you can turn them off by going to the third party’s website and getting them to generate a one-time “no thanks” cookie that will stop any further cookies being written to your machine.

    The following are links to the main third party advertising, analytics, survey and commenting platforms we use, each of which provides instructions on how to do this:

You can also visit the trade body representing these advertising bodies for more information on how to opt out of these cookies: http://www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp

As with any business, we may change or work with different partners from time to time.

6. How to refuse the use of cookies

Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies. If you want to know how to do this please look up the help menu on your browser. However, switching off cookies may restrict your use of the website and/or affect the way in which the website operates. Also, if you do this you may not be able to use all services on our website and you might see more pop-ups and other intrusive advertising, as we won’t be able to limit what you see using cookies. You will, however, still be able to view editorial content. Find out more about the use of cookies on http://www.cookiecentral.com

All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.

If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off by going to http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ie/

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, if you do this you won’t have access to many features that may make your browsing of our website and use of our Services smoother, and some of our Services may not function properly.

If you want to opt out of specific third-party cookies, please consult the third party’s website or privacy policy as well as the cookie settings on your browser.

7. Changes to this Cookie Policy

Our business changes constantly and our Cookie Policy will also change, so please review it frequently. We will notify you of any changes by posting the updated policy on this page with its effective date. If the change is material, we will take reasonable steps to notify you.

8. Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments or if you would like to exercise any statutory rights, please contact us via email dataprotection@irishbreeze.com

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