Cookies Policy

This cookies policy (the "policy") was last updated on 24th May 2018 and refers to the website; [http://www.thirdageireland.ie] operated by Third Age Ireland whose principal place of business is at Third Age National Centre, Summerhill, Co Meath.

Our sites (as defined below) use cookies and similar technologies to ensure that we give our visitors the best possible experience. You can find out more about cookies and similar technologies, how we use them, and how to control them below.

Use of cookies and similar technologies

This notice describes how Third Age, our partners, and our other third parties use cookies and similar technologies (such as pixel tags, web beacons, clear GIFs, JavaScript, and local storage). We will refer to these cookies and similar technologies simply as “cookies” for the rest of notice. We will also describe what options you may have regarding those cookies. This notice covers Third Age's use of cookies that may be used in connection with web sites onlly.

In some cases, we may use cookies to collect information that is personally identifiable, or that can become personally identifiable if we combine it with other information. In such cases, the Third Age Privacy Policy will apply in addition to this notice.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files—usually consisting of letters and numbers—placed on your computer, tablet, phone, or similar device, when you use that device to visit a web site. Cookies are widely used by website owners to make their websites operate, work more efficiently, and provide analytic information.

These are the different types of cookies we and our service providers may use on our sites:

Essential cookies. These cookies are required for the operation of our sites (for example, to enable you to log into secure areas of our web site or use a shopping cart). These cookies enable you to move around the sites and use their features. Disabling these cookies will encumber the sites’ performance and may make the features and service unavailable.

Analytics and customization cookies. These cookies allow us to analyse activities on our sites and on other sites where we post content in order to improve and optimize the way our sites work. For example, we may use these types of cookies to ensure that visitors can easily find the information they are looking for on our websites. One way we do this is to recognize and count the number of visitors and see how they move around our website when they are using it. Analytics cookies also help us measure the performance of our advertising campaigns in order to help us improve our advertising campaigns and to optimize our sites’content for those who engage with our advertising.

Functionality cookies. These cookies are used to recognize you when you return to our sites. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name, and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

Advertising cookies. These cookies record your online activities, including your visits to our sites, the pages you have visited, and the links and advertisements you have clicked. One purpose of this is to help make the content displayed on our sites more relevant to you. Another purpose is to allow us and our service providers to deliver advertisements or other communications to you that are designed to be more relevant to your apparent interests. When we and our service providers do so, this also involves partners such as publishers, data management platforms, and demand side platforms that help to manage the data. For example, if you look at one page on one of our sites, we may cause an advertisement to be delivered to you, on our sites or on other sites, for products referenced on that page or for similar products and services. We and our service providers and partners may also append other data to information collected by these cookies, including information obtained from third parties, and share this information with third parties for the purpose of delivering ads to you.

How does Third Age collect and use other information?

We and our service providers may use cookies for a variety of purposes, including to:

  • Analyse your visiting patterns to improve our sites;

  • Help you obtain information you are looking for;

  • Measure how many people use our sites, and how they use them, to keep our sites running efficiently and to better understand our sites’ audiences.

If you register on one of our sites, or otherwise provide us with your personal information, we may associate that information with other information we collect from or about you or that you provide, information regarding your use of our sites, or information we receive from or about you from third parties. We will use this combined data for marketing and analytics purposes.

Find more information on the First Party and Third Party Cookies used on the Third Age at the base of this page.

How long do cookies stay on my device?

Some cookies operate from the time you visit Third Age service to the end of that particular web browsing session. These cookies expire and are automatically deleted when you close your Internet browser. These cookies are called “session” cookies.

Some cookies will stay on your device between browsing sessions—they do not expire when you close your browser. These cookies are called “persistent” cookies. The length of time a persistent cookie stays on your device varies from cookie to cookie. We and others use persistent cookies for a variety of purposes, such as to store your preferences so that they are available for the next visit, and to keep a more accurate account of how often you visit our sites, how often you return, how your use of the sites may vary over time, and the effectiveness of advertising efforts.

Who puts the cookies on my device?

Cookies may be placed on your device by Third Age as the site operator. These cookies are called “first party” cookies. Some cookies may be placed on your device by a party other than Third Age. These cookies are called “third party” cookies.

Cookies may also be used to allow us and third parties to know when you visit our sites, and to understand how you interact with e-mails, advertisements, or other content. Through cookies, aggregate and other information not identifying individual users (such as your operating system, browser version, and the URL you came from, including from e-mails and advertisements) may be obtained and used to enhance your experience and understand traffic patterns. This technology counts the number of users who visit a particular service from specific banner advertisements outside the Third Age site or who clicked on links or graphics included in e-mail newsletters received from Third Age. It is also used as a tool to compile aggregated statistics about how theThird Age site is used, to perform analytics and help us to optimize our sites.

How do I manage cookies?

You can decide whether or not to accept cookies. One way you can do this is through your internet browser’s settings. Most internet browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings (please note that if you use your browser settings to block all cookies you may not be able to access parts of our web site). The following websites provide information on how to adjust the cookies settings on some popular browsers:

Apple Safari*

Google Chrome*

Microsoft Internet Explorer*

Mozilla Firefox*

Privacy at Third Age

Third Age is committed to privacy. For more information about Third Age's approach to privacy see our Privacy Policy.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about how Third Age uses cookies, you can contact Third Age Ireland by:

In writing – address your letter to;

Or by email to;
nationaloffice@thirdageireland.ie

Or by telephone;
00353 46 955 7766

Please include your contact information and a detailed description of your request or Cookie concern.

This notice updates and supersedes previous versions. We may change this notice at any time. The “LAST UPDATED” section at the top of this page lists when this notice was last revised. Any changes to this notice will become effective when we make the revised notice available on or through the sites.

You should also be aware that there are cookies which are found in other companies' internet tools which we are using to enhance the website. You will see ‘social buttons’ on our Website, which enable you to share or bookmark the web pages.

Provider: Google Analytics

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our Website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the Website.  The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the Website, where visitors have come to the Website from and the pages they visited. Expiry depends on the cookie in question.

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Counts number of unique users that share content and how many page views are generated from the resulting share, aggregated and anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the Website, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

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Tracks how many times (if any) you have visited the Website before.

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_utmb and _utmc are connected, and track how long you stay on the Website.

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Tracks identifies where you've come from e.g. from a search engine or from another Website.

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Session based.

Read the full Google Privacy Policy

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