1. What anonymous information is collected by Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind?
Anonymous information is collected for every donor and visitor to this site. This includes pages viewed, date and time, and browser type.
IP numbers are not stored, but are temporarily used to determine domain type and in some cases, geographic region.
2. Automatic information
When you visit our website, our servers make a log of basic information corresponding to the sites and pages you have visited.
This information is stored primarily to track the effectiveness of our website and individual sections and pages within them.
Cookies are simple text files stored by your web browser that provide a method of distinguishing among donors and visitors to the website. To learn more about cookies and how to delete them visit www.aboutcookies.org.
Cookies created on your computer by using our website do not contain personal data and do not compromise your privacy or security. When we refer to “cookies” in this policy, we also mean other similar technologies such as pixels, tags and/or SDKs.
Cookies allow Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind to gather anonymous information. Cookies also allow Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind to provide more relevant, targeted content as you travel through sites in the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind media network as appropriate, and may be used on our ordering website to keep track of the items in your shopping cart.
Here are the types of cookies that we use:
a. First party cookies
These are cookies that are set by this website directly.
You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service.
b. Third party cookies
These are cookies set on your machine by external websites whose services are used on this site. Cookies of this type are the sharing buttons across the site that allow visitors to share content onto social networks. Cookies are currently set by LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest.
In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of our website. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on this website.
You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.
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|cart_ts||shop.guidedogs.ie||14 days||Strictly Necessary||Used in connection with checkout.|
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|CookieScriptConsent||www.guidedogs.ie||6 months 2 days||Strictly Necessary||This cookie is used by Cookie-Script.com service to remember visitor cookie consent preferences. It is necessary for Cookie-Script.com cookie banner to work properly.|
|m||m.stripe.com||2 years||Strictly Necessary||Stripe is a payment processing service that processes all payments for orders or booking of services via our website. These cookies aid in fraud detection. For example, the cookies provide data that helps Stripe fraud systems recognise the patterns of fraudulent actors and stop them prior to making the purchase to help protect our business.|
|__gtm_campaign_url||.guidedogs.ie||Session||Performance||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 a way that does not directly identify anyone.|
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|_s||.guidedogs.ie||30 minutes||Performance||This cookie is associated with Shopify's analytics suite.|
|_ga||.guidedogs.ie||2 years||Performance||This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. 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.|
|_shopify_sa_p||.guidedogs.ie||30 minutes||Performance||This cookie is associated with Shopify's analytics suite concerning marketing and referrals.|
|_landing_page||.guidedogs.ie||14 days||Performance||This cookie is used to track, report, and analyze on landing pages.|
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|_gat||.guidedogs.ie||1 minute||Performance||This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.|
|_shopify_sa_t||.guidedogs.ie||30 minutes||Performance||This cookie is associated with Shopify's analytics suite concerning marketing and referrals.|
|_gat_UA-107235426-1||.www.guidedogs.ie||1 minute||Performance||This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It is a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.|
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|_gid||.guidedogs.ie||1 day||Performance||This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.|
|_hjSessionUser_896193||.guidedogs.ie||1 year||Performance||Hotjar cookie that is set when a user first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the Hotjar User ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behavior in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.|
|test_cookie||.doubleclick.net||15 minutes||Targeting||This cookie is set by DoubleClick (which is owned by Google) to determine if the website visitor's browser supports cookies.|
|lidc||.linkedin.com||1 day||Targeting||This is a Microsoft MSN 1st party cookie that ensures the proper functioning of this website.|
|_fbp||.guidedogs.ie||3 months||Targeting||Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers|
|_gcl_au||.guidedogs.ie||3 months||Targeting||Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services|
|IDE||.doubleclick.net||1 year||Targeting||This cookie is set by Doubleclick and carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.|
|bcookie||.linkedin.com||1 year||Targeting||This is a Microsoft MSN 1st party cookie for sharing the content of the website via social media.|
|_gat_gtag_UA_107235426_1||.guidedogs.ie||1 minute||Targeting||This cookie is part of Google Analytics and is used to limit requests (throttle request rate).|
|UserMatchHistory||.linkedin.com||1 month||Targeting||This cookie is used to track visitors so that more relevant ads can be presented based on the visitor's preferences.|
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|_hjSession_896193||.guidedogs.ie||30 minutes||Functional||A cookie that holds the current session data. This ensures that subsequent requests within the session window will be attributed to the same Hotjar session.|
Some emails that we send you have no tracking at all e.g. service emails with invoices attached. Other emails we send we can track, at an individual level, whether the user has opened and clicked on the email. We do not use this information at a personal level, rather we use it to understand open and click rates on our emails to try and improve them.
If you want to be sure that none of your email activity is tracked then you should opt out of our emails which you can do via the unsubscribe link at the bottom of every email we send.
5. Online or offline registration information
You will provide us with information about yourself and your organisation when you register for fundraising, donations, and information services, or to buy products.
This information is not used for any other purpose than to fulfil your request and is not shared with outside parties.
However, donors and visitors should be aware that information collected online or offline may be subject to examination and inspection if such information is a public record or not otherwise protected from disclosure.
This website may contain links to other websites.
7. Email links
We use email links located on this site to allow you to contact us directly via email. We use the information provided in your email to respond to your questions or comments. We may also store your comments for future reference.
Luke & Kain
Luke is still non-verbal but when I see him smiling down at Kain it shows me he doesn’t need words to express how happy he is.
Kim & Jango
Meeting Jango was one of the best moments of my life. He’s a beautiful big cuddly dog with the personality to match. From the moment I met him I knew we were going to be best buddies.
Shauna & Esme
When I needed a hand, I found a paw.
Conor & Quelda
When Conor is with Quelda he smiles and is comfortable being out and about which is such an amazing gift – we never leave home without her. She has changed all of our lives.
Aran & Buttons
Being a Guide Dog Owner is such a privilege and positive experience. Buttons has enhanced my life in so many ways and I will always be grateful for that.
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