What is a cookie?
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All modern browsers support cookies, but you can adjust your browsers setting to limit or decline cookies. Doing so may impact some features on ecounesco.ie, but the majority of the site will function regardless of your browser's settings.
Further information on cookies can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/ipg/basics/legal/cookies/index_en.htm
This site uses 2 different types of cookie, Session Cookies and Persistent Cookies. Additionally, you will see Channel ID and Local Storage data being saved to your device while using our site.
Session Cookies are temporary cookies that are not stored on your computer or mobile device. They are used as part of the registration process for financial security purposes. A session cookie is also used to remember your language preference when viewing the site. These session cookies are 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. Depending on the cookie, they can be read by multiple sites, potentially allowing browsing patterns to be tracked across multiple sites.
Channel ID data is information stored on your device to facilitate the secure, encrypted transfer of data between your device and the server. This is part of the Transport Layer Security Protocol.
Local Storage is data stored on your device by a website in order to efficiently serve and display web pages. This data can only be read by your device (and not the website).
Cookies used on
Cookie name Life span Purpose
svSession Persistent Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site
hs Session Security
XSRF-TOKEN Session Security
smSession Persistent (Two weeks) Identifies logged in site members
TSxxxxxxxx Session Security
(where x is
replaced with a
random series of
RequestID Session Track visitor behavior and measure site performance
Within your browser you can choose whether you wish to accept cookies or not. Different browsers make different controls available to you and so we provide links below to popular manufacturers' instructions on how you can do this. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use ("third party cookies"), or those from specific websites.