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Cookie Policy

About this cookie policy

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them, the types of cookies we use i.e, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used, and how to control the cookie preferences. For further information on how we use, store, and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy Policy.  

You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website.

Learn more about who we are, how you can contact us, and how we process personal data in our Privacy Policy.

Your consent applies to the following domains: bpfi.ie

What are cookies ?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. They are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make it more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyze what works and where it needs improvement.

How do we use cookies ?

As most of the online services, our website uses first-party and third-party cookies for several purposes. First-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.The third-party cookies used on our website are mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.

What types of cookies do we use ?

Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For example, these cookies allow you to log-in to your account and add products to your basket, and checkout securely.  

Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit, etc. These data help us understand and analyze how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.  

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing content of the website on social media platforms.  

Preferences: These cookies help us store your settings and browsing preferences like language preferences so that you have a better and efficient experience on future visits to the website.  

The below list details the cookies used in our website.

CookieTypeDurationDescription
_gaPersistent2 yearsGoogle/Analytics Cookie. Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
_gatSessionExpires when browser is closedGoogle/Analytics Cookie. Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.
_gidSessionExpires when browser is closedGoogle/Analytics Cookie. Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessarySessionExpires when browser is closedThis cookie is used to check if necessary cookies can be placed. It works only in coordination with the primary cookie.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessarySessionExpires when browser is closedThis cookie is to check if non-necessary cookies can be placed. It works only in coordination with the primary cookie.
Google Maps CookiesThird-partyMost of the cookies expire 10 years after your last visit to a page containing a Google Map.If you are logged into a Google account, Google may set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map. They include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users. Various unique identifiers, except for PREF which stores your options such as preferred zoom level. View Google's Privacy Policy.
Google reCAPTCHAThird-partyThese are essential site cookies, used by the google reCAPTCHA for the prevention of spam. These cookies use an unique identifier for tracking purposes. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google
Twitter CookiesThird-partyIf you are logged in on Twitter, Twitter detects with every call-up to our website and for the entire duration of your stay on our website which specific sub-page of our website was visited by you. This information is collected through the Twitter component and associated with the respective Twitter account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Twitter buttons integrated on our website, then Twitter assigns this information to the personal Twitter user account of the data subject and stores the personal data.
viewed_cookie_policyPersistent1 yearThe primary cookie that records the user consent for the usage of the cookies upon ‘accept’ and ‘reject.’ It does not track any personal data and is set only upon user action (accept/reject). This cookies stores your cookies preferences so the cookie banner doesn't pop up again.
YouTube cookiesThird-partyExpires when browser is closedWe embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

How can I control the cookie preferences ?

Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on the “Cookie Policy” tab on your screen. This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely. In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

More Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods.

Email: info@bpfi.ie

Phone: +353 1 671 53 11