Hayes McGrath Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

A cookie, also known as a browser cookie, is a small text file which may be downloaded to your computer or device when you visit a website or use an app.

Different types of cookies are used to do different things.  These include letting you navigate between different pages on a website efficiently, remembering preference you have given and helping us identify ways to improve your overall site experience.  Others are used to provide you with advertising which is more tailored to your interests, or to measure the number of site visits and the most popular pages users visit.

This Cookie Policy sets out the types of cookies that we use and what we use them for.

Are there different types of cookies?

Yes, there are different types of cookies – detailed below:

1.1 “First party” and “third party” cookies

Cookies can be set and controlled by the operator of a website such this website (known as a “first party” cookie) or a third party such as Facebook, for example to display advertisements and social sharing features (known as a “third party” cookie).

1.2 Other cookie distinctions?

Yes, the following distinctions of cookies can be made:

  1. a)    Session cookies

Session cookies are stored in your computer or device’s memory during your browsing session and are automatically deleted from your computer when you leave a website. These cookies usually store a session ID, allowing you to move from page to page without having to log-in repeatedly.

They are widely used by commercial websites; for example to keep track of items that a consumer has added to a shopping basket.  Session cookies do not collect any information from your computer or device and they expire at the end of your browser session.

  1. b)     Persistent cookies

Persistent cookies are stored on your computer or device and are not deleted when your browser is closed. Persistent cookies can be used to retain your preferences for a particular website, allowing those preferences to be used in future browsing sessions.

Persistent cookies usually assign a unique ID to your browser and they are usually configured to identify you for a prolonged period of time, from days to months or even years.

  1. c)     Strictly necessary cookies

These are essential for the operation of a website, e.g. to enable users to log in to secure areas of a website.

These let you move around our website and use essential features such as accessing secure areas of our website and identifying you as being logged in. Accepting these cookies is a condition of using our website as they are required for its proper operation. If you disable them, our website may not be able to function properly.

These cookies don’t gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.

  1. d)     Analytical/Performance cookies

These allow an operator of a website for this website to recognise and count the number of visitors to a website, thereby improving how the website works.

On occasion we may share this information with analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site.  Alternatively, we may work with third-party suppliers who place cookies on your device and report on “web analytics” information.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your computer or device.  The cookies that we use in this regard are set out in the Table in Section 6 below.

  1. e)    Functionality cookies

These are used to recognise users when they return to a website, enabling personalisation of content and user preferences, e.g. language or region.

We use these cookies to recognise users when they return to a website. They enable the personalisation of content, the recognition of users and remember user preferences (for example, their choice of language or region).  We use the information to improve our website and enhance our visitors’ experience.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your computer or device.  The cookies that we use in this regard are set out in the Table in Section 6 below.

  1. f)     Targeting cookies

These record a user’s visit to a website, the pages visited and the links followed, thereby tracking a user’s movements which allows behavioural profiles to be created and used for targeted online advertising.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your computer or device.  The cookies that we use in this regard are set out in the Table in Section 6 below.

What is Hayes McGrath’s use of cookies?

We use cookies help us to track visitor information and to learn about the behaviour of visitors to our website and how they respond to our marketing communications and for research and statistical purposes.

The cookies that Hayes McGrath uses do not collect personal information such as name, address, email address and do not link any information they collect to an individual.

Please note that although the use of data by Hayes McGrath is covered by this Cookie Policy, in addition the use of third party cookies is covered by third party cookie policies, which we have referred to in the following tables, alternatively they are available on the relevant company’s website.

How can you control the use of cookies?

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies and your use of this website constitutes your consent to this website setting cookies on your computer or other device.

It is possible to disable cookies on most web browsers. If you do not want us to use cookies you should change the settings in your website browser. However, you may lose some functionality of this website

Learn more about cookies

To find out more about cookies in general visit aboutcookies.org or allaboutcookies.org (which is run by IBA Europe).

A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising industry which can be found at www.youronlinechoices.eu. The guide contains an explanation of the Internet Advertising Bureau’s self-regulatory scheme to allow you greater control of the advertising you see.

Further Information

If you have any questions about this Cookie Notice, want to exercise your right to see a copy of the information that we hold about you, or think that information we hold about you may need to be corrected, want to delete all or any part of it or to object to the processing on legitimate grounds, please contact us by email on dataprotectionenquiryteam@hayesmcgrath.ie or by post to:


Data Protection Enquiry Team
Hayes McGrath
91 Lr Baggott Street
Dublin 2