Cookie policy

Ibec Cookie Policy 
The Ibec cookie policy details the use of cookies on ibec.ie websites.  Ibec may update this cookie policy from time to time to reflect any changes in technology or legislation affecting the way we use cookies and how you, as a user, can manage them. 
 
What Are Cookies?
  
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information that are downloaded to your device when you visit our website. Cookies are then sent back to our website on each of your subsequent visits to our site. 
The following cookies are used on our website(s) for the purposes listed below.  You can opt out of each cookie category (except the strictly necessary cookies) by toggling the cookie settings. If you choose to opt out of receiving cookies you may lose some features and functionality on the ibec.ie website(s).  
 
Strictly necessary 
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you that amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you to these cookies, but if this action is carried out, some parts of our site will not work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information. 
Cookie name: Provider / Purpose: 
Duration: 
DomAuthSessID retailireland.ie
General purpose platform session cookie. Usually used to maintain logged-in user session by the server. 
Session 
BNES_ DomAuthSessID retailireland.ie
General purpose platform session cookie. Usually used to maintain logged-in user session by the server. 
15 years 
OptanonConsent OneTrust.com 
Used for storing the information about the user’s consent based on which the cookies will be set on the browser. 
365 days 
BNES_OptanonConsent OneTrust.com 
Used for storing the information about the user’s consent based on which the cookies will be set on the browser. 
15 years 
OptanonAlertBoxClosed 
 
OneTrust.com 
Used for indicating have seen the cookie information notice and in some cases when they actively close the notice down. 
365 days 
BNES_OptanonAlertBoxClosed OneTrust.com 
Used for indicating have seen the cookie information notice and in some cases when they actively close the notice down. 
15 years 
__cfduid OneTrust.com / cookielaw.org 
Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times.  
30 days 
eupubconsent cdn.cookielaw.org 
Used by the IAB Europe Transparency & Consent Framework to store the user's consent to the data collection Purposes. 
7979 years 
 
Performance cookies 
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know what pages are the most and least popular and to see how visitors move around the site. All information is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site and we will not be able to monitor its performance. 
Cookie name Provider / Purpose 
Duration 
_gat_UA-xxxxxxxx Google 
Website’s unique identity number of the Google Universal Analytics account or website it relates to. 
Session 
BNES__gat_UA-xxxxxxxx Google 
Website’s unique identity number of the Google Universal Analytics account or website it relates to. 
15 years 
_ga Google 
Used to distinguish users for website analytics 
2 years 
_gid Google 
Used to distinguish users for website analytics 
1 day 
BNES__ga Google 
Used to distinguish users for website analytics 
15 years 
BNES__gid Google 
Used to distinguish users for website analytics 
15 years 

Functional cookies 
These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these services may not function properly. 
Cookie name Provider / Purpose 
Duration 
lfuuid Lead Forensics 
Allows a website to track visitor behaviour on the sites on which the cookie is installed. Tracking is performed anonymously until a user identifies themselves by submitting a form. 
3556 days 
BNES_lfuuid Lead Forensics 
Allows a website to track visitor behaviour on the sites on which the cookie is installed. Tracking is performed anonymously until a user identifies themselves by submitting a form. 
15 years 
 
About our third-party cookie providers 
Google Google Tag Manager is a tag management system created by Google to manage JavaScript and HTML tags used for tracking and analytics on websites. Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. 
Lead Forensics Lead Forensics is a software that reveals the identity of our anonymous website traffic and turns them into actionable leads within a business to business environment. Lead Forensics uses session cookies / essential cookies, which do not require consent under GDPR. These cookies are placed on your browser to ensure that our website delivers you information and services securely and functionally. 
OneTrust.comProvides a service for websites in managing visitor’s cookie consents. 
cdn.cookielaw.org 
cookielaw.org 
This host is used by OneTrust for hosting the Cookie Consent tool script. It is used to manage cookies on websites. 
 
Marketing tabs and pixels – what they are/how we work with them 
In addition to using cookies on our website, we also use invisible 1×1-pixel tags, known as 'clear pixels'. These pixels are used to collect statistical information about visitors to our website and the pages they view. Ibec use these pixels to understand what content is popular and how the layout of the website might be improved.  Clear pixels are also used in each e-zine and newsletter sent by our system. If you receive the HTML formatted version of our e-zine(s) and/or newsletter(s) and your email is configured to download images, a record of whether or not you open the email (and how frequently you open it) will be saved with your subscriber history. Your engagement with the content of the communication (such as what links you click on) will also be recorded. We use this information in aggregated form to give us an indication of the popularity of content and to help us make decisions about future content and formatting. We may also use the information to publish more content relevant to certain categories of subscribers in future issues and to unsubscribe recipients who have not opened our emails for some time.