Cookie Policy

Last updated: 29/07/2020

The cookie policy has been updated to provide an updated list of all cookies used on this site.

This Cookie Policy describes the different types of cookies and similar technologies that may be applied on the An Post Insurance site.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website – when visited by a user – asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first-party cookies. We also use third-party cookies – which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting and these are primarily used for our advertising and marketing efforts.

Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at:www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve your website experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

Most Sites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’). The lifespan of each cookie informs you how long the cookie will remain on your device. This will vary depending between session cookies and persistent cookies.

Further information about the types of cookies that are used on this Site is set out below.

By choosing your cookie preferences in our Cookie Preference Centre you are agreeing to our use of cookies as preferred by you, and the cookies notice at the top of your browser will disappear.

An Post Insurance Cookies

Strictly Necessary Cookies: 

Strictly necessary cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the site and use its features and/or services, and to allow us to track our critical web business indicators. Any cookies used in this way are first party only in nature and are fully aggregated and anonymous. Without these absolutely necessary cookies, the Site will not perform as smoothly for you as we would like it to and we may not be able to provide the Site or certain services or features.

Managing Cookies in your Browser

Host

Name

Description

1st or 3rd Party

 

Lifespan

anpostinsurance.ie

_dc_gtm_UA-71608894-1

This cookie is associated with sites using Google Tag Manager to load other scripts and code into a page. Where it is used it may be regarded as Strictly Necessary as without it, other scripts may not function correctly. The end of the name is a unique number which is also an identifier for an associated Google Analytics account.

 

 

 

 

1st Party

 

 

 

 

0 Days

anpostinsurance.ie

_ga

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Party

 

 

 

 

 

 

180 Days

anpostinsurance.ie

_gat_UA-nnnnnnn-nn

This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.

 

 

 

 

1st Party

 

 

 

 

0 Days

anpostinsurance.ie

OptanonAlertBoxClosed

This cookie is set by websites using certain versions of the cookie law compliance solution from OneTrust. It is set after visitors have seen a cookie information notice and in some cases only when they actively close the notice down. It enables the website not to show the message more than once to a user. The cookie has a one year lifespan and contains no personal information.

 

 

 

 

1st Party

 

 

 

 

180 Days

anpostinsurance.ie

OptanonConsent

This cookie is set by the cookie compliance solution from OneTrust. It stores information about the categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category. This enables site owners to prevent cookies in each category from being set in the users browser, when consent is not given. The cookie has a normal lifespan of one year, so that returning visitors to the site will have their preferences remembered. It contains no information that can identify the site visitor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Party

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

180 Days

anpostinsurance.ie

_gid

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This cookie appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.

 

 

1st Party

 

 

1 Day

anpostinsurance.ie

_gat_UA-71608894-1

This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.

 

 

 

 

1st Party

 

 

 

 

0 Days

Performance Cookies

Performance cookies collect information about how visitors use a Site, 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.. These cookies are generally used to improve how a website works.

Host

Name

Description

1st or 3rd Party

Lifespan

anpostinsurance.ie

_gclxxxx

Google conversion tracking cookie

1st Party

90 Days

Functional cookies

Functional cookies allow this website to remember choices you make (such as your user name and log in details) and any customisations you make to website pages during your visit and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, these cookies can 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. The information these cookies collect cannot track your browsing activity on other Sites.

Host

Name

Description

1st or 3rd Party

Lifespan

r1.dotmailer-surveys.com

__cfduid

This domain is owned by UK company Dot Mailer and is used to deliver customer survey services and functionality.

3rd Party

 

 

30 Days

r1.dotmailer-surveys.com

Survey-Started-604krq76

This domain is owned by UK company Dot Mailer and is used to deliver customer survey services and functionality.

3rd Party

 

 

0 Days

r1.dotmailer-surveys.com

Survey-253n5iba

This domain is owned by UK company Dot Mailer and is used to deliver customer survey services and functionality.

3rd Party

 

180 Days

r1.dotmailer-surveys.com

Survey-604krq76

This domain is owned by UK company Dot Mailer and is used to deliver customer survey services and functionality.

3rd Party

 

180 Days

r1.dotmailer-surveys.com

Survey-Started-253n5iba

This domain is owned by UK company Dot Mailer and is used to deliver customer survey services and functionality.

3rd Party

 

0 Days

r1-app.dotdigital.com

__cfduid

Unknown

3rd Party

30 Days


Advertising & Marketing Cookies: 

These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Host

Name

Description

1st or 3rd Party

Lifespan

www.facebook.com

 

This domain is owned by Facebook, which is the world's largest social networking service. As a third party host provider, it mostly collects data on the interests of users via widgets such as the 'Like' button found on many websites. This is used to serve targeted advertising to its users when logged into its services. It also conducts behaviourally targeted advertising on other websites, similar to most dedicated online marketing companies.

3rd Party

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session

doubleclick.net

IDE

This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange

3rd Party

 

 

180 Days

quantserve.com

mc

This domain is owned by Quantcast. The main business activity is: Market and Audience Segmentation, and targeted advertising services

3rd Party

 

 

180 Days

doubleclick.net

IDE

This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange

3rd Party

 

 

180 Days

facebook.com

fr

Contains browser and user unique ID combination, used for targeted advertising.

3rd Party

 

180 Days

anpost.com

_dlt

This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange

 

3rd Party

 

Session

ctnsnet.com

cid

Ownership of this domain is unknown as it is masked behind a privacy registration service. It appears to be some form of tracking domain.

 

3rd Party

 

180 Days

doubleclick.net

test_cookie

test_cookie

3rd Party

0 Days

ctnsnet.com

cid_XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXX

Ownership of this domain is unknown as it is masked behind a privacy registration service. It appears to be some form of tracking domain.

 

3rd Party

 

180 Days

anpost.com

_fbp

Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers

3rd Party

 

 

90 Days

anpostinsurance.ie

_fbp

Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers

1st Party

 

90 Days


Social Media Cookies: 

These cookies are set by social media services which are added to a website to allow site visitors to share content with connections. These cookies can track browser use across sites to build a profile of a visitor's interests. This may impact the content and messages seen on other sites.

Host

Name

Description

1st or 3rd Party

Lifespan

youtube.com

GPS

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.

 

 

 

3rd Party

 

 

 

0 Days

youtube.com

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

This cookie is used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos

 

3rd Party

 

180 Days

youtube.com

YSC

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.

 

 

 

 

3rd Party

 

 

 

 

Session

youtube.com

GPS

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.

 

 

 

 

3rd Party

 

 

 

 

0 Days

Web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. We have also supplied links to several of the more popular browsers for procedures on how to view and disable cookies.

Microsoft Internet Explorer Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer 
Google Chrome Browser
Google Chrome 
Mozilla Firefox Browser
Firefox  
Apple Safari Browser
Safari 
Opera Web Browser

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all sites, visit 
http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

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.co.uk/policies/privacy/.

For information regarding targeted advertisements please see:

  • Google Adwords:
    https://developers.google.com/adwords/api/docs/guides/remarketing
  • Programmatic/Display:
    https://support.google.com/dfp_premium/answer/2884033?hl=en
  • Facebook Ads:
    https://www.facebook.com/business/products/ads/ad-targeting
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