• DCS Cookie Policy

  • DCS Chauffeuring Limited (DCS) is committed to protecting your personal information and to respecting your privacy. In this Cookie Policy we explain how and why DCS or third-parties we may partner with use cookies, and other tracking technologies, which is referred to in this policy collectively as “cookies”. This policy also explains your choices regarding cookies. Please read this policy in conjunction with DCS’s Privacy Statement. By using our website, you consent to the use of cookies as described in this policy and in DCS’s Privacy Statement. We may update this policy from time to time to reflect any changes in law or technology.

    What are cookies?

    Cookies are small files that are stored in the browser of your device (computer, mobile phone, tablet or similar web enabled device) and that uniquely identify your device. They are put there by the websites that you visit or by links you open, for example hyperlinks in emails. Cookies can then be accessed from your device when you visit our site.

    Please refer to the paragraph headed “How do I refuse cookies?” below if you want to refuse some or all cookies or if you change your mind in the future about using them. Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies which are explained below.

    How does DCS use cookies?

    When you use and access the Service, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser. Cookies are used by DCS in order to make the website function properly and securely, to recognise your device, to track your use of our site, and ultimately they allow us to tailor and personalise your online experience. DCS uses cookies for these purposes. DCS does not use cookies to identify you as an individual. We want to provide a user experience that is quick and easy for our clients while obtaining information that helps us to keep improving our service offering. Examples of how DCS uses cookies:

    • To record your acceptance of our Privacy Statement when you are using our eCommerce platform.
    • To better understand your browsing activity on our website including what links you follow.
    • To see the websites you visit before you visit https://dcschauffeurs.ie/  which allows us to build up a picture of your interests and tailor our advertising to you on other sites.
    • To authenticate users and ensure the security of our site.

    What types of cookies are used by DCS?

    DCS uses both session and persistent cookies on the service and uses different types of cookies to run the Service.

    • Essential /Strictly Necessary: These cookies are essential to allow you to browse the website and use its features, to access secure areas of the website, process a purchase through the website or complete forms. For example, they allow us to balance website traffic so that our clients receive a consistent and reliable service, and to remember your activity within the current browsing session. We may use essential cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts.
    • Third-party cookies: DCS cookies are “first party” cookies which we place on your device, but we may allow other parties to place cookies on your device when you visit our website. These are “third party” cookies. Using third party cookies enables us to market to you on a third-party website, to deliver ads that are relevant to you and to measure the performance of our ad campaigns and the effectiveness of marketing. See “Targeting/Advertising Cookies” below for more information. We do not control how these third parties collect or use information – for more information please visit the third-party website.
    •   Session Cookies: These only remain on your browser while you are on our website. An example of how these cookies are being used by Mepdor is to determine how long you have been visiting our website for. Session cookies will automatically reset your session after a period of inactivity, or, if you close down your browser. This is to help keep your browsing safe and secure.
    •  Persistent cookies: These generally expire after a year and remember that you have consented to this Cookie Policy (by continuing to browse), record your acceptance of our Privacy Statement.

    What does DCS use cookies for?

    •   Functionality: These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make so that we can change way the website behaves or looks and provide more personal features based on your previous visits. For example, to remember your choice of items purchased previously.
    •  Performance or Analytics: These cookies, which are used by us or third parties such as Google Analytics, allow us to collect statistical information about visitors and how they interact with our website, such as if the visitor is new, what websites they have come from, or which pages on our site visitors go to most often. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor; all the information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used for analytical purposes; to understand our clients better, what interests them, to improve their user experience and how our website performs.
    • Targeting/Advertising:  These cookies allow us to target our advertising to you on other websites. For example, we might show you an ad on other websites based on what you’ve viewed on https://dcschauffeurs.ie/.

     

    We can also allow our online partners e.g. Google to use cookies on our site to gather information about your online activities on our website. We do not control which cookies are set by those third parties or how they use the information. it, For more information please refer to the privacy policies on the third-party website. For more information on these types of cookies and how to manage them, please visit www.youronlinechoices.eu

     List of Cookies for https://dcschauffeurs.ie/

    Host Name Purpose Type Description Expiry
    .youtube.com SID Targeting Third Party YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. This cookie is used by Google in combination with HSID to verify a Google user account and most recent login time. 1 year
    .youtube.com HSID Targeting Third Party YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. Used by Google in combination with SID to verify Google user account and most recent login time 1 year
    .youtube.com demographics Targeting Third Party YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. Most likely used for demographic profiling and targeting for advertising 1 year
    .google.com APISID Targeting Third Party This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer’s adverts appear. 1 year
    .google.com SSID Targeting Third Party This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer’s adverts appear. 1 year
    .youtube.com VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Targeting Third Party YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. This cookie is used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos 1 year
    .youtube.com PREF Targeting Third Party YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. This is a common Google cookie, used across several of their services. Stores user preference, can be used to personalise ads on google searches 1 year
    .youtube.com APISID Targeting Third Party YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. 1 year
    .youtube.com GPS Targeting Third Party YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. 1 year
    .youtube.com SSID Targeting Third Party YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. 1 year
    .youtube.com LOGIN_INFO Targeting Third Party YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. 2 years
    .google.com SID Targeting Third Party This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer’s adverts appear. This cookie is used by Google in combination with HSID to verify a Google user account and most recent login time. 1 year
    .google.com SAPISID Targeting Third Party This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer’s adverts appear. 1 year
    .youtube.com YSC Targeting Third Party YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. 1 year
    .doubleclick.net id Targeting Third Party This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange 1 year
    .google.com HSID Targeting Third Party This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer’s adverts appear. Used by Google in combination with SID to verify Google user account and most recent login time 1 year
    .youtube.com SAPISID Targeting Third Party YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. 1 year
    .statcounter.com is_visitor_unique Performance Third Party This domain is owned by StatCounter.
    The main business activity is: Real time visitor analytics
    2 years
    .statcounter.com is_unique Performance Third Party This domain is owned by StatCounter.
    The main business activity is: Real time visitor analytics
    30/08/2023
    .statcounter.com __cfduid Performance Third Party This domain is owned by StatCounter.
    The main business activity is: Real time visitor analytics
    1 year
    dcschauffeurs.ie mfesecure_visit Other First Party McAfee trust mark code execution. Every McAfee SECURE certified site has been tested and certified to be free of malware, viruses, phishing scams, and other things that can harm you and your computer. It counts web page views anonymously and shows visitors the McAfee Trust badge. 1 month
    .dcschauffeurs.ie sc_is_visitor_unique Other First Party his cookie is set by the website that you visit. When it is first set, a random id is generated and stored in the cookie in order to avoid counting you as a visitor more than once (e.g. if you are on a mobile device and your IP address changes while you browse). Similarly to the is_unique cookie, this cookie also stores a count of your returning visits. 1 week
    www.mcafeesecure.com AWSALB Other Third Party McAfee trust mark code execution. Every McAfee SECURE certified site has been tested and certified to be free of malware, viruses, phishing scams, and other things that can harm you and your computer. It counts web page views anonymously and shows visitors the McAfee Trust badge. 1 week

     How do I refuse cookies?

    You can refuse to have some or all cookies placed on your device by altering the settings on your internet browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox). How you do this will depend upon the internet browser you use; you can find out how to switch off your cookies either by consulting the online “Help” or “Preferences” menu for your browser. You can also visit www.allaboutcookies.org  for further information.

    If you change your browser settings to refuse all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies), you may not be able to continue to use all parts of our website and we will alert you to this in that event.

    More information about cookies used by DCS.

    You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.