- What are cookies?
- How do we use them?
- Cookie classifications.
- Cookies that McBreen uses.
- Essential and non-essential cookies.
- Other information.
- How to contact us.
1. What are cookies?
- Allow the site to function correctly and to help keep it secure.
- Make the site easier to use by remembering information that you’ve entered, to recognise you as a site user and to personalise your visit.
- Collect basic information about the way you have used the site.
The cookies may allow McBreen to record additional information on the webpages you have visited and the contents of those webpages, any information you input, your time of visit, how you arrived at the webpages and related session information, your requested page, web browser type, IP address, etc. This information will only be stored with your consent.
McBreen uses this information to better understand website usage so that we know what areas of our website users prefer and to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. This information is stored in log files and is used for statistical reporting.
3. Cookie classifications
McBreen uses two classifications of cookies:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies, which are defined as cookies which are required to help keep data safe and are essential for the website to function properly. These cookies ensure the basic functionalities and security features of the website. They allow you to move between different pages on our site. They also help to keep your details secure.
- Not Strictly Necessary Cookies, which are defined as cookies that help us improve the performance of our site. They tell us how pages are used, which ones are commonly viewed and help us piece together a full picture of a typical customer journey through the site. They also tell us if any errors occur.
There are two types of cookies on our websites, which fall under the two classifications:
i. Functional cookies
ii. Analytics cookies
4. Cookies that McBreen uses
i. Strictly necessary cookies – A strictly necessary cookie is a cookie that is essential for you to browse the website and use its features, such as a session cookie which exists only while the user is reading and navigating the website. Session cookies enable users to carry out essential tasks on our site. Without session cookies, the site will not function correctly.
ii. Functional cookies – A functional cookie helps to perform certain functionalities like sharing the content of the website on social media platforms, collecting feedback and other third-party features.
iii. Analytics cookies – An analytic cookie is used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies help provide information and metrics on the number of visitors, bounce rates, traffic sources etc. Analytics cookies can include:
- Persistent cookies – A persistent cookie will outlast a user’s session. This could be used to record a vital piece of information such as how the user initially came to this website, or to record details about the last browsing session on the site. For this reason, persistent cookies are also called tracking cookies.
5. Essential and non-essential cookies
Some cookies are essential in order for users to use the website. These are not stored in your computer or mobile device and they do not contain any personal data. You can delete these cookies, however, the site may not function appropriately.
Here is a list of essential cookies:
These assist with the onsite customer experience and alert McBreen of any issues that customers might be experiencing. They expire when you terminate the browser session.
Once session has terminated
Facilitates the storing of user consent for cookies in the categories of Functional, and Analytical cookies.
Non-essential cookies are usually supplied by our business partners and help provide information relevant to you as well as for analytical purposes. Here is a list of non-essential cookies:
Google Analytics cookies
Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.
7. Other information
For more information on cookies and cookie legislation, please visit the following sites:
Most web browsers give you some control over cookies through the browser settings. However, turning cookies off may interfere with your browsing experience.
For instructions on how to manage and disable cookies, see the privacy and help documentation of your specific browser’s website. If you use more devices and/or browsers you will need to disable cookies on each device and on each browser separately.