What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that may be stored on your computer or mobile device that contains data related to a website you visit. It may allow a website to “remember” your preferences or actions over a period of time, or it may contain data related to the function or delivery of the site. A website owner can set specific cookies on their website or it may be a Third Party cookie which collects data regarding website analytics such as Google Analytics.
Further information on cookies can be found at; http://ec.europa.eu/ipg/basics/legal/cookies/index_en.htm
What are the types of cookies that we have on our website?
This site uses 2 different types of cookies:
- Session Cookies
- Third Party Cookies – such as Google Analytics
Session Cookies are temporary cookies that are not persistently stored on your computer or mobile device. They are used to deliver basic functions of a website while you are actively using it – for instance during a registration process. Session cookies are generally erased when you close your browser.
Persistent cookies are those placed on your computer or mobile device for a pre-determined length of time when you visit this site. This allows the site to deliver functions between browser sessions and subsequent visits. This site only places cookies that are specific to this site.
Cookies used on https://odla.ie
We use Google Analytics to create reports on the activity of our website. For example we use it to calculate the number of users who visit our website and how long they stay on the website. We also use the analytics to discover how a user arrived on our website for example via a direct search or via link from Twitter. This information helps identify what aspects of the website is working well and how we can improve the overall user experience on the website. We do not acquire any personal information from Google Analytics.
Used to distinguish users.
Used to distinguish users.
Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named
30 seconds to 1 year
Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.
Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and AdWords accounts, AdWords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out.Learn more.
Default Expiration Time
2 years from set/update
Used to throttle request rate.
30 mins from set/update
End of browser session
Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the
6 months from set/update
Cookies used by security plugins on our website;
Live Traffic” cookie: determine if someone is a human or bot, identify repeat visitors and display this in the Live Traffic feed.
Country Blocking: you can choose to use a cookie to bypass Country Blocking.
Session cookie: remember if someone is a logged in user (confirming which user role they have) to prevent them from getting blocked by accident while working in WordPress admin.
Brute force login attack prevention
Instantly block Brute Force Login Attacks via our special Cookie-Based Brute Force Login Prevention feature. This firewall functionality will block all login attempts from people and bots.
- Registered members need a cookie to be able to log in. This is ‘strictly necessary’ as WordPress won’t work without it.
- Visitors who leave a comment on a blog post will also have a cookie set on their computer. This is not “strictly necessary” as it’s a user preference. This one is only relevant to websites that have a blog, currently ODLA.ie does not.