Last Modified: April 2021

What is this policy?

This policy explains how ifac use and manage cookies on our website www.ifac.ie. We use a minimal number of cookies on our website and review our cookie settings frequently to ensure all cookies are still relevant and necessary.

When you first landed on this website, a cookie notice appeared. This notice advises that if you continue to browse the site you agreeing to our use of cookies. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information about how we collect, store, manage and protect your personal data.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that’s placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit our website. We, and some of our affiliates and third-party service providers, may use different types of cookies. Some are persistent cookies (cookies that remain on your hard drive for an extended period of time) and some are session ID cookies (cookies that expire when you close your browser).

Why do we use cookies?

They help us to operate our websites and services, enhance and customise your experience across our websites and services, perform analytics and deliver advertising and marketing that’s relevant to you.

What type of cookies are used?

Cookies have different purposes. Some are technically necessary to enable a website to work. On the www.ifac.ie website, we use the following categories of cookies:

  • Strictly Necessary cookies are required to enable our website to work properly. You cannot opt-out of these cookies because the website will not work without them.

  • Performance cookies allow us to see how well our website is performing. The information that is collected is aggregated and anonymous and is only used to help understand how the website works. Those cookies cannot be used to directly identify a certain visitor. If you do not wish to have these cookies enabled, you can use the cookie banner to refuse them.

  • Targeting cookies are used to identify visitors between different websites. Those cookies may be used by companies to build a profile of visitor interests or show relevant ads on other websites. If you do not wish to have these cookies enabled, you can use the cookie banner to refuse them.

The following is a list of all our cookies:
NameServiceExpiryTypeDescription
_dc_gtm_UA-73845903-1Google1 minuteStrictly NecessaryThis 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.
mStripe2 yearsStrictly NecessaryThis cookie is set by payment provider Stripe to recognise customers and process payments through our website.
_gaGoogle2 yearsPerformanceThis 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.
_gidGoogle1 dayTargetingThis cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.
frFacebook3 monthsTargetingContains browser and user unique ID combination, used for targeted advertising.
_fbpFacebook3 monthsTargetingUsed by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.
koitkSharpSpring10 yearsTargetingThis is a SharpSpring tracking cookie.
__ssSharpSpring1 dayTargetingThis cookie is storing the session ID for your visit. It is used in combination with _ss_tk to group website visits in reports for a single user.
"__ss_referrer "SharpSpring1 hourTargetingThis cookie contains information about where the visitor came from, called the source for the visit.
__ss_tkSharpSpring25 yearsTargetingThis is SharpSpring's token cookie which enables user tracking. It ensures that the visit to website is connected to the user independent of the session and the source.
__stripe_midCalendly1 yearFunctionalityThis cookie is associated with Calendly, a Meeting Schedulers that some websites employ. This cookie allows the meeting scheduler to function within the website.
__stripe_sidCalendly30 minutesFunctionalityThis cookie is associated with Calendly, a Meeting Schedulers that some websites employ. This cookie allows the meeting scheduler to function within the website.

How can you control cookies?

You can update your cookie preferences at any time by using the cookie notice on our website.

You can also accept or reject cookies by amending your web browser controls. You can manage your cookie settings by following your browser’s instructions. Here are some links that might be of assistance:

  • Google Chrome - https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer - https://support.microsoft.com/en-nz/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
  • Mozilla Firefox - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
  • Safari - https://support.apple.com/en-nz/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac