Cookie Policy2018-07-24T13:30:21+01:00

Cookie Policy

MACE Ireland (MACE – Owned and operated by BWG Foods (BWG) in Ireland)] respects the privacy of all visitors to our websites. This Cookie Policy outlines the full MACE policy regarding the use of cookies on this website.

This Cookie Policy is subject to change at any time in order to reflect changes in technology and to remain in compliance with any relevant legislation. Any changes in this Cookie Policy will become effective on the date last updated.

MACE strives to ensure that all information provided here is accurate and complete; however, the links provided are for informational purposes only. MACE makes no claims or guarantees as to the accuracy and completeness of the contents of external sites.

What are cookies?

 Cookies are very small text files which store small amounts of information. They are sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to as a “device”) by websites that you visit. They are commonly used in order to make websites work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. They are used to remember settings and preferences between visits to the site, as well as information between different pages on the same site.

For security reasons, cookies can only be read by the site that set them. MACE have no access to cookies set on your computer by third parties such as Google, Facebook, etc. However, through the use of third party cookies, it is possible for sites to collect information about visitors to other sites. For example, online advertisers may use third party cookies to anonymously track an individual’s visits to sites on the web. More information about our use of first party cookies and about how we allow third party cookies on our sites is given below.

To the extent any Personal Information is collected through cookies, the Privacy Statement applies and compliments this Cookie Policy. By continuing to browse the Site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.  By blocking our use of cookies, you may be unable to access certain areas of our Site and certain functions and pages will not work in the usual way. Doing so may also affect our ability to update this Site to cater for user preferences and improve its performance.

To find out more about cookies in general, you might find one of the following link useful: Your online choices  or All About Cookies or the Network Advertising Initiative

How do we use cookies?

Currently, there are four types of cookies that may be generated as you browse our site: session cookies, preference cookies, analytics cookies and third party cookies.

1. Session Cookies

As you move through the site, various pieces of information need to be stored in order for the site to function properly. For example, if you perform a search for a store, the search terms you use will be remembered so that you can change them later. If you log in, we will remember which account you logged in with.

This information is stored by the browser and is referred to as a “session”. We set one cookie to keep track of which session you are using. Old session data is automatically deleted from our site so we do not store this information long-term.

Session Cookies used on this site:

Cookie Name

Description

Expiry Date

1st party or 3rd party

SIDCC

Security cookie to protect users data from unauthorised access

Session

3rd

S

The “S” cookie may collect certain information used to help improve services, including the pages users visit most often and whether users get error messages from certain pages. This cookie may also be used to anonymously measure the effectiveness of PPC (pay per click) and affiliate advertising.

Session

3rd

_utmc

Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.

Session

3rd

test_cookie

Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.

Session

3rd

d4dad6935f632ac35975e3001dc7bbe8

Session cookie

Session

1st

__RequestVerificationToken

This is a security cookie to protect users data from unauthorised access

Session

1st

tuuid

This cookie has a unique user ID (randomly created by IPON/Bidswitch) on the basis of which Bidswitch can remember what banners you have seen and if you have visited the website of an advertiser. Bidswitch uses this information only for that specific advertiser to be able to determine when and how often you will see a certain banner.

Session

3rd

tuuid_lu

Unclassified

Session

3rd

_dc_gtm_UA-30073348-1

used to help identify the visitors by either age, gender, or interests by DoubleClick – Google Tag Manager.

Session

3rd

How do I control session cookies?

You can use your browser settings to control whether or not we set session cookies. More information on your browser settings is provided at the bottom of this page.

Please be aware that cookies are critical to the working of the site. If you choose to disable cookies from this site, you may find that the functionality of the site will be reduced.

2. Preference Cookies

Currently we only set two types of preference cookie. One is set if you manually switch between mobile or desktop versions (e.g. view the desktop version of the site when on a mobile phone). Your choice will be stored in a cookie. The other is set when you click OK to signify that you have accepted cookies. If this cookie is set, we will not display the banner at the top of the page.

Preference Cookies used on this site:

Cookie Name

Description

Expiry Date

1st party or 3rd party

NID

The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on.

6 months

3rd

SPro_ssid

Cookie used to store search parameters within the Self Help section.

1 week

1st

How do I control preference cookies?

These cookies are set as a direct result of your choice, and function solely as indicators of what that choice was. We do not believe they pose any risk to your privacy. However, you can always use your browser settings to control whether or not our site can set cookies on your computer.

Please be aware that cookies are critical to the working of the site. If you choose to disable cookies from this site, you may/will not be able to log in and/or the functionality of the site will/may be greatly reduced.

3. Analytics Cookies

In order to monitor how our sites are performing, we collect data about page visits. This information is completely anonymous — we cannot determine who it came from. When we use this data, we look at numbers of visitors overall rather than individual visits.

Analytics information is used in reports and to improve our site. For example, we can use analytics data to add, remove or change features of the site based on how popular they are with users.

We track, for example:

the numbers of visitors to individual pages;
when pages were visited;
how long users stayed on the page;
the page they came from;
technical data about the device being used to browse the site (such as browser and operating system version, and display size) — we use this data to ensure that the technology our site uses is appropriate for the majority of our users, and how best to display the site for users who have less capable browsers.

Analytic Cookies used on this site:

Cookie Name

Description

Expiry Date

1st party or 3rd party

_ga

This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.

2 years

3rd

_gid

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

2 days

3rd

_hjincludedInSample

Hotjar cookie. This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels.

Not available

3rd

fr

Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.

3 months

3rd

_utma

Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

2 years

3rd

_utmb

Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

30 mins

3rd

_utmz

Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

6 months

3rd

_utmd

Unclassified

30 mins

3rd

_utmt

Used to throttle request rate.

10 min

3rd

IDE

Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.

2 years

3rd

GAPS

This cookie is used by Google to track usage of their products and services such as YouTube, Google Maps, and Google Translate.

2 years

3rd

vuid

Vimeo analytics unique ID. This cookie is used by Vimeo to collect analytics tracking information.

2 years

3rd

c

Regulates synchronization of user identification and exchange of user data between various ad services.

1 year

3rd

ljt_reader

Collects data related to reader interests, context, demographics and other information on behalf of the Lijit platform with the purpose of finding interested users on websites with related content.

1 year

3rd

_ljtrtb_23

Unclassified

1 year

3rd

More information about analytics cookies

We use Google to provide our analytics data. You can read more about how Google Analytics treats your data here.

You can also read Google’s full privacy policy.

How do I control analytics cookies?

 Google provides a tool to opt-out of Google Analytics. This is available for all modern browsers in the form of a browser plugin.

Additionally, you can control how cookies are set using your browser settings. See the paragraph on browser settings at the end of this document for more information.

4. Third party cookies

The advertisements you see displayed on the site are generated by third parties. These services may use their own anonymous cookies to track how many times a particular ad has been displayed to you, and may track your visits to other sites where their ads are displayed. Please note that advertisers can only track visits to sites which display their ads or other content. This tracking is anonymous, meaning that they do not identify who is viewing which ads.

Tracking in this manner allows advertisers to show you ads that are more likely to be interesting to you, and also limit the number of times you see the same ad across a wide number of sites. As an example of how advertisers operate, if you recently researched holidays, adverts for holiday operators may subsequently appear on our sites.

We do not have access to, or control over, these third party cookies; nor can we view the data held by these advertisers. Online advertisers provide ways for you to opt-out of your browsing being tracked. More information about the advertisers we use, and how to opt-out, is provided below.

3rd Party Cookies used on this site:

Cookie Name

Description

Expiry Date

1st party or 3rd party

*Currently this website is not using any 3rd party cookies related to advertising.

More information about online advertising and tracking

The International Advertising Bureau has produced a website to give more information about privacy and advertising on the internet.

Controlling cookies within your browser

 A browser is a program you use to view web pages. Your browser allows you to control what cookies are set on your computer, and how long they are stored. You may have more than one browser installed on your computer. In this case, you will need to change the settings for each browser you use.

Browser Settings – help pages relating to cookie settings

 Browser manufacturers provide help pages relating to cookie management in their products. Please see below for more information.

For other browsers, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides.

Further help

If you still have any concerns relating to our use of cookies, please contact us via the BWG Foods contact page.