Part of the processing of your personal data involves us collecting certain data and one way in which we collect this data is using by cookie. We do it for the key purpose of giving you a better browsing experience, developing our website and making it more useful to our clients.
For the general browsing of this website, your personal data is not shown to us, although certain statistical information is available to us via our internet service provider. Such information tells us about the pages you are clicking on or the hardware you are using, but not your name, age, address or anything we can use to identify you personally. Provided you cannot be identified, it will not be personal data.
What are cookies?
“Cookies” are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website.
They allow the website to recognise your device and remember if you have been to the website before. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work more efficiently, as well as providing information to the owners of websites on site usage and performance.
What are the different types of cookies?
A cookie can be classified by its lifespan and the domain to which it belongs.
By lifespan, a cookie is either a:
- session cookie which is erased when the user closes the browser; or
- persistent cookie which is saved to the hard drive and remains on the user’s computer/device for a pre-defined period of time.
As for the domain to which it belongs, cookies are either:
- first-party cookies which are set by the web server of the visited page and share the same domain (i.e. set by us); or
- third-party cookies stored by a different domain to the visited page’s domain.
What cookies do we use and why?
We list all the cookies we use on this website in the below. They include cookies set by Seagate Wealth Management via our web developers (first-party cookies), and those set by others (third-party cookies). We use session and persistent cookies on our website.
Cookies are also sometimes classified by reference to their purpose. We use the following cookies for the following purposes:
- Strictly necessary cookies: These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that allow us to comply with legal obligations.
- Analytical/performance cookies: They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it, as well as dates and times they visit, or how long they visit. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies: These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, and remember your preferences for example, your choice of language or region. Other cookies may be used when you submit data to us through a form such as those found on contact pages, and may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
This information may also be used to help us to improve, administer and diagnose problems with our server and website. The information also helps us monitor traffic on our website so that we can manage our website’s capacity and efficiency.
What data are collected by cookies and other technologies on our website?
This information may include:
- the IP and logical address of the server you are using (but the last digits are anonymised so we cannot identify you).
- the top level domain name from which you access the internet (for example .ie, .com, etc)
- the type of browser you are using,
- the date and time you access our website
- the internet address linking to our website.
- remember you and your actions while navigating between pages;
- ensure the security of the website;
- monitor and improve the performance of servers hosting the site;
- distinguish users and sessions;
- Improving the speed of the site when you access content repeatedly;
- determine new sessions and visits;
- show the traffic source or campaign that explains how you may have reached our website; and
- allow us to store any customisation preferences where our website allows this
We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Facebook, Twitter and Linked-In, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies
What if you don’t agree to us monitoring your use of our website (even we don’t collect your personal data)?
Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for our website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block the cookies we set, but if you do that, some features of this website may not work as intended.
Advertisers and business partners that you access on or through our website may also send you cookies. We do not control any cookies outside of our website.
If you have any further questions regarding disabling cookies you should consult with your preferred browser’s provider or manufacturer.
In order to implement your objection it may be necessary to install an opt-out cookie on your browser. This cookie will only indicate that you have opted out. It is important to note, that for technical reasons, the opt-out cookie will only affect the browser from which you actively object from. If you delete the cookies in your browser or use a different end device or browser, you will need to opt out again.