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For more information on cookies see our cookie policy.

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This is the Cookie Policy

     

The Protect Our Water site uses cookies that we transfer to your computer. These cookies, which are necessary for the provision of the service to allow you to register and pay the Protect Our Water fee, are held in your browser which then deletes them when you logout of the Protect Our Water system or close your browser, depending on your browser settings.

Google Analytics: In addition we also use Google Analytics to help analyse how users use the site and gather other statistics. Google Analytics puts “persistent” cookies on your computer each beginning with “_utm”. For more details on this please click on the following link http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

 

Cookie

Name

Purpose

Google Analytics

_utma
_utmb
 _utmc
_utmz

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. 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.

To provide website visitors more choice on how their data is collected by Google Analytics, Google have developed the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on instructs the Google Analytics JavaScript not to send any information about the website visit to Google Analytics. Link to Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Irish Language

Language

This cookie is created when a user decides to process their application using the Irish Language option.

Load Balancer

BIGipServerPOW_HTTPS__pool

This cookie is necessary so that the session can be managed efficiently by the load balancer.

ASP.NET

ASP.NET_SessionId

This cookie contains your session id and will expire when you logout or close your browser, depending on your browser settings. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/899918

POW Application

.PowOnline

This session cookie is necessary for the provision of the service to allow you to register and pay the fee. It’s held in your browser which then deletes them when you logout of the Protect Our Water site.

Cookie banner

.CNH

This cookie is used to determine whether the cookie banner header is hidden.
It is created when the user clicks the “Hide” button.