What is this Policy?
This policy explains how The Information Lab place, use and manage cookies on our website www.theinformationlab.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 banner explains what cookies are on the website and allows you to choose to accept or reject cookies that require your consent. You can update your cookie preferences at any time by using the cookie notice on our website.
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 a few 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).
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 types of Cookies are used?
We use the following types of cookies:
Essential Cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of the Website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of the Website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
Analytical/Performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the Website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way the Website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
Targeting/ Advertising cookies. These cookies record your visit to the Website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make the Website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|AnalyticsSyncHistory||.linkedin.com||Strictly Necessary||1 month||Used to store information about the time a sync with the lms_analytics cookie took place for users in the Designated Countries|
|__cf_bm||.hubspot.com||Strictly Necessary||30 minutes||This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.|
|CookieScriptConsent||www.theinformationlab.ie||Strictly Necessary||6 months 2 days||This cookie is used by Cookie-Script.com service to remember visitor cookie consent preferences. It is necessary for Cookie-Script.com cookie banner to work properly.|
|_hjFirstSeen||.theinformationlab.ie||Strictly Necessary||30 minutes||The cookie is set so Hotjar can track the beginning of the user's journey for a total session count. It does not contain any identifiable information.|
|_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress||.theinformationlab.ie||Strictly Necessary||30 minutes||The cookie is set so Hotjar can track the beginning of the user's journey for a total session count. It does not contain any identifiable information.|
|__hssrc||.theinformationlab.ie||Performance||Session||This cookie name is associated with websites built on the HubSpot platform. It is reported by them as being used for website analytics.|
|__hssc||.theinformationlab.ie||Performance||30 minutes||This cookie name is associated with websites built on the HubSpot platform. It is reported by them as being used for website analytics.|
|_ga||.theinformationlab.ie||Performance||1 year 1 month||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.|
|_ga_87W3WT89SM||.theinformationlab.ie||Performance||1 year 1 month||This cookie is used by Google Analytics to persist session state.|
|__hstc||.theinformationlab.ie||Performance||6 months||This cookie name is associated with websites built on the HubSpot platform. It is reported by them as being used for website analytics.|
|bscookie||.www.linkedin.com||Targeting||1 year||Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.|
|lidc||.linkedin.com||Targeting||1 day||This is a Microsoft MSN 1st party cookie that ensures the proper functioning of this website.|
|_gcl_au||.theinformationlab.ie||Targeting||3 months||Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services|
|UserMatchHistory||.linkedin.com||Targeting||1 month||This cookie is used to track visitors so that more relevant ads can be presented based on the visitor's preferences.|
|bcookie||.linkedin.com||Targeting||1 year||This is a Microsoft MSN 1st party cookie for sharing the content of the website via social media.|
|IDE||.doubleclick.net||Targeting||1 year||This cookie is set by Doubleclick and carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.|
|hubspotutk||.theinformationlab.ie||Functional||6 months||This cookie name is associated with websites built on the HubSpot platform. HubSpot report that its purpose is user authentication. As a persistent rather than a session cookie it cannot be classified as Strictly Necessary.|
How can you control Cookies?
You can update your cookie preferences at any time by using the cookie notice on our website.
Most advertising networks also offer you the option to opt out of targeted advertising. For more info, visit https://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or https://www.youronlinechoices.com.
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: