What is a cookie
A cookie is a small data file, consisting of unique set of random letters and numbers, that, if you agree, we place on your computer or internet-enabled device. This cookie can then be used by this website or associated websites or web-applications to identify the user’s computer or device. For example, this allows the website or associated websites or web-applications to remember preferred settings, or to track the visit to the website(s) for statistical purposes.
Our website(s) and web-applications may use the following type of cookies
There are generally four categories or types of cookies: “Strictly Necessary,” “Performance,” “Functionality,” and “Targeting.” Our website(s) routinely uses all four types of cookies. You can find out more about each cookie category below:
- Strictly Necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to move between pages, make requests, make payments, or log into secure areas of our website;
- Performance cookies. These are analytical cookies that collect information about how you have used the website(s). They allow us to recognise you and for example, provided you with newer content than a first time user. These cookies also allow us to aggregate up user information to count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily, or to check how new content or features are being used.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). The information these cookies collect may be anonymous, and they are not used to track your browsing activity on other sites or services.
- Targeting cookies. These can also be called Advertising cookies and they record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. These cookies will be used to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. These cookies can remember that your device has visited a site or service, and may also be able to track your device’s browsing activity on other sites or services other than our own. This information may also be shared with third parties for this purpose.
How long will cookies stay on my device?
The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted, which can be some years.
First and third party cookies
First-party cookies are cookies that are placed on your computer or web-enabled device by or on behalf of TMR Fitzsimons. Third-party cookies are cookies that another party places on your computer or device through our website(s) or web-applications. Third-party cookies may be placed on your device by someone providing a service for us, for example to help us understand how our website(s) are being used. Third-party cookies may also be placed on your device by others so that they can use them to advertise products and services to you elsewhere on the Internet.
How to control and delete cookies
You can enable or disable cookies by modifying the settings in your web-browser. You can find out how to do this, and find more information on cookies at third party information sites, such as www.allaboutcookies.org. If you do set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain parts of our website(s) or web-applications, or they may not work properly.
Who we are
TMR Fitzsimons is a trading name of Michael Fitzsimons: Irish Business Name No. 468669. It is a law firm regulated by the Law Society of Ireland: Law Society Law Firm No. F7586. Michael Fitzsimons is a practising solicitor, and Irish and European trademark attorney and design right agent.
Updates to this policy
Last updated on the 15th October, 2018.