Cookie Policy

Date last updated: 14/05/2018

Londis Ireland (Londis – Owned and operated by BWG Foods (BWG) in Ireland) respects the privacy of all visitors to our websites.  This Cookie Policy outlines the full Londis Ireland policy regarding the use of cookies on this website.

This Cookie Policy is subject to change at any time in order to reflect changes in technology and to remain in compliance with any relevant legislation.  Any changes in this Cookie Policy will become effective on the date last updated.

Londis Ireland strives to ensure that all information provided here is accurate and complete; however, the links provided are for informational purposes only.  Londis Ireland makes no claims or guarantees as to the accuracy and completeness of the contents of external sites.

 

What are cookies?

Cookies are very small text files which store small amounts of information. They are sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to as a “device”) by websites that you visit. They are commonly used in order to make websites work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. They are used to remember settings and preferences between visits to the site, as well as information between different pages on the same site.

For security reasons, cookies can only be read by the site that set them. Londis Ireland have no access to cookies set on your computer by third parties such as Google, Facebook, etc. However, through the use of third party cookies, it is possible for sites to collect information about visitors to other sites. For example, online advertisers may use third party cookies to anonymously track an individual’s visits to sites on the web. More information about our use of first party cookies and about how we allow third party cookies on our sites is given below.

To the extent any Personal Information is collected through cookies, the Privacy Statement applies and compliments this Cookie Policy. By continuing to browse the Site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.  By blocking our use of cookies, you may be unable to access certain areas of our Site and certain functions and pages will not work in the usual way. Doing so may also affect our ability to update this Site to cater for user preferences and improve its performance.

To find out more about cookies in general, you might find one of the following link useful: Your online choices  or All About Cookies or the Network Advertising Initiative

 

How do we use cookies?

Currently, there are three types of cookies that may be generated as you browse our site: session cookies, preference cookies, analytics cookies and third party cookies.

 

  1. Session Cookies

As you move through the site, various pieces of information need to be stored in order for the site to function properly. For example, if you perform a search for a store, the search terms you use will be remembered so that you can change them later. If you log in, we will remember which account you logged in with.

This information is stored by the browser and is referred to as a “session”. We set one cookie to keep track of which session you are using. Old session data is automatically deleted from our site so we do not store this information long-term.

 

Session Cookies used on this site:

Cookie Name Description Expiry Date 1st/3rd party
cookie_notice_accepted This cookie remembers whether you clicked OK on the cookies notice. 1 month 1st party
AWSELB Used to distribute traffic to the website on several servers in order to optimise response times 1 hour 1st party
PHPSESSID Preserves user session state across page requests, storing non-identifiable information When the browser closes 1st party
wfvt_# Remembers the user’s submitted data when a comment is submitted in a blog post. The purpose is to auto-populate form fields for subsequent comments, in order to save time for the user. 30 minutes 1st party

How do I control session cookies?

You can use your browser settings to control whether or not we set session cookies. More information on your browser settings is provided at the bottom of this page.

Please be aware that cookies are critical to the working of the site. If you choose to disable cookies from this site, you may find that the functionality of the site will be reduced.

  

  1. Analytics Cookies

In order to monitor how our sites are performing, we collect data about page visits. This information is completely anonymous — we cannot determine who it came from. When we use this data, we look at numbers of visitors overall rather than individual visits.

Analytics information is used in reports and to improve our site. For example, we can use analytics data to add, remove or change features of the site based on how popular they are with users.

We track, for example:

– the numbers of visitors to individual pages;

– when pages were visited;

– how long users stayed on the page;

– the page they came from;

– technical data about the device being used to browse the site (such as browser and operating system version, and display size) — we use this data to ensure that the technology our site uses is appropriate for the majority of our users, and how best to display the site for users who have less capable browsers.

 

Analytics Cookies used on this site:

Cookie Name Description Expiry Date 1st/3rd party
__utma Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 2 years from set/update 3rd party
__utmb Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 30 mins from set/update 3rd party
__utmc Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmbcookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit. End of browser session 3rd party
__utmt Used to throttle request rate. 10 minutes 3rd party
__utmz Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 6 months from set/update 3rd party

 

More information about analytics cookies

We use Google to provide our analytics data. You can read more about how Google Analytics treats your data here.

You can also read Google’s full privacy policy.

 

How do I control analytics cookies?

Google provides a tool to opt-out of Google Analytics. This is available for all modern browsers in the form of a browser plugin.

Additionally, you can control how cookies are set using your browser settings. See the paragraph on browser settings at the end of this document for more information.

 

  1. Third party cookies

The advertisements you see displayed on the site are generated by third parties. These services may use their own anonymous cookies to track how many times a particular ad has been displayed to you, and may track your visits to other sites where their ads are displayed. Please note that advertisers can only track visits to sites which display their ads or other content. This tracking is anonymous, meaning that they do not identify who is viewing which ads.

Tracking in this manner allows advertisers to show you ads that are more likely to be interesting to you, and also limit the number of times you see the same ad across a wide number of sites. As an example of how advertisers operate, if you recently researched holidays, adverts for holiday operators may subsequently appear on our sites.

We do not have access to, or control over, these third party cookies; nor can we view the data held by these advertisers. Online advertisers provide ways for you to opt-out of your browsing being tracked. More information about the advertisers we use, and how to opt-out, is provided below.

 

3rd Party Cookies used on this site:

Cookie Name Description Expiry Date 1st/3rd party
lang Twitter stores the user’s selected language version of a website. 1 month 3rd party
bkdc Registers anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location , visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user’s movement on websites that use the same ad (bluekai.com)
network.
179 days 3rd party
bku Registers anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location , visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user’s movement on websites that use the same ad (bluekai.com)
network.
179 days 3rd party
i Registers anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location , visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user’s movement on websites that use the same ad network. (openx.net) 1 year 3rd party
IDE 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. 1 year 3rd party
impression.php/# Used by Facebook to register impressions on pages with the Facebook login button End of browser session 3rd party
matchbluekai Used to synchronise data for targeted ads with third party systems. (w55c.net) 29 days 3rd party
matchgoogle Regulates synchronisation of user identification and exchange of user data between various ad services (w55c.net) 29 days 3rd party
matchopenx Regulates synchronisation of user identification and exchange of user data between various ad services (w55c.net) 29 days 3rd party
match-result Regulates synchronisation of user identification and exchange of user data between various ad services (w55c.net) End of browser session 3rd party
NID Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads (Google) 6 Months 3rd party
PREF Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites. 8 Months 3rd party
test_cookie Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies. (doubleclick.net) End of browser session 3rd party
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos (youtube.com) 179 days 3rd party
wfivefivec Collects data on the user’s visits to the website, such as what pages have been loaded. The registered data is used for targeted ads. (w55c.net) 13 months 3rd party
YSC Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen (youtube.com) End of browser session 3rd party

 

More information about online advertising and tracking

The International Advertising Bureau has produced a website to give more information about privacy and advertising on the internet.

Controlling cookies within your browser

A browser is a program you use to view web pages. Your browser allows you to control what cookies are set on your computer, and how long they are stored. You may have more than one browser installed on your computer. In this case, you will need to change the settings for each browser you use.

 

Browser Settings – help pages relating to cookie settings

Browser manufacturers provide help pages relating to cookie management in their products. Please see below for more information.

For other browsers, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides.

 

Further help

If you still have any concerns relating to our use of cookies, please contact us via the Londis Ireland contact page.