Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement

General statement

Cogent Associates fully respects your right to privacy, and will not collect any personal information about you on this website without your clear permission. Any personal information which you volunteer will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with European General Data Protection Regulation2018.

Collection and use of personal information

Personal information for the purposes of this document is information that can identify an individual such as name, address, contact details. Cogent Associates does not collect any personal data about you on this website, apart from information which you volunteer (for example by e-mailing us). Any information which you provide in this way is not made available to any third parties, and is used only in line with the purpose for which you provided it.

Accessing your personal information

You can ask us for a copy of the personal information we hold. You can ask us about how we collect, share and use your information.

Updating and correcting your personal details

Removing Consent: You can change your mind whenever you give us your consent, such as for direct marketing, using your sensitive information,

Restricting and objecting

You may have the right to restrict or object to us using your personal information or using automated decision making.

Deleting your information (your right to be portability). Where possible we can share a digital copy of your information directly with you or another organisation.

When you contact us to ask about your information, we may ask you to identify yourself. This is to protect your information.

If you have any questions about enhances privacy policy, or about collection of personally identifiable information, or information generally, please contact privacy@cogentassociates.ie

Cookie Policy

Like most websites, we use some cookies.

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer by your browser. They’re used for many things, such as remembering whether you’ve visited the site before, so that you remain logged in – or to help us work out how many visitors we get on the site over a given period of time. These cookies contain information about the use of your computer but they don’t include personal information about you .

What Cookies do we use

Session Cookies As you travel around our site, there are times when we need to remember technical information about you as you go from page to page. We use this technical information in many ways to enhance your user experience. This cookie contains no personally identifiable information and only stays in place until you end your session (  usually when you leave our site.  )

We use web analytics services to recognise your browser or device and, for example, to identify whether you have visited specific services we offer previously.  This information is anonymous and only used for statistical purposes. It allows us to track information, such as how many individual users we have and how often they visit our website

Persistent or Login Session Cookie When you log into a restricted area, we may set a cookie on your PC, to remember your login details. This can be used for your convenience so that on subsequent visits, you aren’t required to provide the entire log-in information again. This cookie will remain on your computer indefinitely, even after you leave our site.

Controling your cookies

We do not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you although, we may combine information from your registration with the data we get from the web analytics services we use and their cookies to analyse how you and other people use our Online Services.

Managing cookies in your browser

Most current browsers allow you:

Block third party cookies.

Block cookies from particular sites.

See what cookies you’ve got and delete them on an individual basis.

Block all cookies from being set.

Delete all cookies when you close your browser.

You should be aware that you will lose any preferences if you delete cookies, which includes where you have opted out from cookies  (as this requires an opt-out cookie to be set ! ) . In additional if you block cookies completely many websites will not work properly and some functionality on these websites will not work at all. We do not recommend turning cookies off when using our Online Services for these reasons.

Find out more about how to manage your cookies for each of the browsers below:

Google Chrome

http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647

Firefox

http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies

Internet Explorer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955

Opera

http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/

Safari

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/5.0/en/9277.html

Safari iOS

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677

Android

http://support.google.com/mobile/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=169022

Blackberryhttp://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartphone_users/deliverables/32004/Turn_off_cookies_in_the_browser_60_1072866_11.jsp

Windows Phone

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-us/howto/wp7/web/changing-privacy-and-other-browser-settings.aspx

Managing analytics cookies

Along with logfiles, we use Google Analytics to analyise what people view on our website. Google Analytics isn’t personal information – it doesn’t know who you are.

For more information about Google Analytics’ privacy policy and opt out of Google Analytics completely by using the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on  (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout )  You should be also able to use your browser in “private” or “incognito” mode, to look like a brand new user every time you browse the web.

Third-party service cookies

Social sharing, video and other services we offer are run by other companies. If you are already logged in to these companies services when you visit our site they may place cookies on your computer.

Below is a list of places where you can find out more about specific services that we may use and their use of cookies:

Facebook’s data use policy: http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info-on-other

Twitter’s privacy policy: https://twitter.com/privacy

YouTube video player cookie policy : http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/faq/#toc-cookies(Google’s standard terms).

Other

AddThis (the service that runs some of our social sharing buttons) : http://www.addthis.com/privacy#.T6j–usS0bw

Tynt (adds a URL when you copy and paste) opt-out page: http://www.tynt.com/tynt-users-opt-out#axzz1uwhK3VWx

Brighcove video player’s cookie policy: http://support.brightcove.com/en/docs/video-cloud-player-cookies

Storify’s (a service that is sometimes used to embed a series of tweets) terms of service: http://storify.com/tos

 

 

 

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