Cookie Statement | NBI

Cookies Statement

This Cookies Statement explains how NBI Infrastructure Designated Activity Company and NBI Deployment Designated Activity Company (collectively referred to in this Cookies Statement as “NBI”, “we” and/or “us”) rely on cookies and similar technologies.

We may update this policy from time to time by updating this page. 

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small files that a website or its service provider transfer to your computer or device when you visit our website.  The cookies enable the website to recognise your browser and capture and remember certain information.  Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will usually contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site/app name and some digits and numbers.

How we use Cookies

Cookies are generally used to make our website work more efficiently and effectively for visitors. They help us understand your preferences based on previous or current website activity, which in turn enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about website traffic and website interaction, so that we can offer better website experiences and tools in the future.

We may also use trusted third-party cookie related services and tools to capture this website and user activity information on our behalf.

Cookie Type & Purpose

We may place our cookies on your device via our website. Our Privacy Statement will apply to how we treat the information we collect through cookies. The following are the main types of cookies used on our website:

Strictly Necessary

“Strictly necessary” cookies are essential to help you to navigate our website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website for example the supplier portal. Without these cookies, the NBI website will not operate properly and so they cannot be switched off in our systems. For example, these cookies let us recognise that you have created an account and have logged into that account to access the content.

Functional

“Functional” cookies allow NBI to display webpages appropriately to you. As you use our website, more cookies are placed on your computer or device to make your experience smoother and to improve our offering.

These cookies enable us to operate the NBI website in accordance with the choices you make, such as text size, fonts, languages and other parts of web pages that are alterable. Functional cookies ensure that we can provide you with the same customisations during future visits to the website.

Performance/Analytical

“Performance” or “Analytical” cookies are used either by NBI or third-party service providers to understand how you use our website. For example, these cookies track what pages are most frequently visited, and how visitors enter our website. NBI only uses performance cookies to analyse user web journeys and to improve how our website operates. They help us to know which advertising attracts certain visitors and see how visitors move around the site enabling NBI to support specific performance features and to provide a better user experience for visitors to the website.

All information collected by these cookies is aggregated for statistical purposes and therefore anonymous (these cookies do not contain personal information such as names and email addresses). If you elect not to allow these cookies, your visit to our site will not be included in this aggregated, statistical tracking.

Google Analytics cookies are also used on NBI’s website. Google Analytics is a tool that helps website owners assess how users interact with website content. As a user navigates between web pages, Google Analytics provides JavaScript tags (libraries) to website owners to record information, such as a website URL, about the webpage a user has seen. The Google Analytics JavaScript tags use Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Cookies to “remember” actions a user has taken during previous pages/interactions with the website.

Behavioural/Advertising

“Behavioural” or “Advertising” cookies (also known as marketing or targeting cookies) may be set through our or other websites you visit around the web by third-party advertisers. They may be used by those third parties to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites across the web. These profiles are based on identifying your IP address, browser or internet device and by grouping together shares interests based upon web browsing history

We create anonymous audience segments based on interactions with our website which can be tied back to a single cookie or device ID. We use cookie technologies provided by Google DoubleClick for Publishers to assist us in creating these audience segments. Although behaviour/advertising cookies can track your activity around the internet, they cannot identify you personally. We have no possibility of linking any anonymous user of our website who may be classified into an audience segment by these cookies to an identifiable individual.

As behavioural / advertising cookies also track the effect of our advertising, you can disable them at any time (we keep our default settings under regular review to reflect emerging law and guidance in this area). If you choose to disable these cookies, we will still use Necessary Cookies as outlined above.

Cookie Lifespan

A cookie can be classified by its lifespan and domain to which it belongs. By lifespan, cookies are either session cookies or persistent cookies:

Session Cookies

“Session cookies” (also known as in-memory cookies or transient cookies) allow us to track your actions during a single browsing session.  They do not remain on your device afterwards:  They expire (and are deleted from your computer or device) at the end of a browser session or when you leave the website. We use session cookies to support the functionality of the NBI website and to understand your use of the website, such as what pages you visit, which links you use, and how long you access each page.

Persistent Cookies

“Persistent cookies” are not deleted when you close your browser but are saved on your device for a fixed period or until you delete them. Each time you visit the website, the server that sets the cookie will recognise the persistent cookie saved on your device. NBI and third-parties use persistent cookies to store your preferences so that the preferences are available during your next visit to the website. We use them to authenticate you and to remember your preferences. These cookies keep an accurate account of how often you visit the website, how often you return to the website, and how your use of the website may vary over time.

First and Third Party Cookies

With respect to the domains to which the cookies belong, they can be either first or third party cookies.

First-party cookie

A first-party cookie is set by the website being visited. They belong to NBI.

Third-party cookie

A third-party cookie is set by a different website. This may be used to enable functionality of third-party services (for example, Google Analytics) and/or provide third-parties with information. If third party services collect information, they usually do so anonymously and in the aggregate to provide information helpful to the service provider, such as website trends, without identifying individual visitors.

NBI Cookie Description:

The following describes each cookie type that we use and its associated classification:

Name: OptanonConsent
Type: Strictly Necessary
Security: None
Origin: nbi.ie
Lifespan: 1 Year
Function: Consent – It enables site owners to prevent cookies in each category from being set in the users browser, when consent is not given. The cookie has a normal lifespan of one year, so that returning visitors to the site will have their preferences remembered. It contains no personal information. 
Location: Site-wide

Name: OptanonAlertBoxClosed
Type:
Strictly Necessary
Security:
None
Origin:
nbi.ie
Lifespan:
1 Year
Function:
Consent – It is set after visitors have seen a cookie information notice and in some cases only when they actively close the notice down. It enables the website not to show the message more than once to a user. It contains no personal information.
Location
: Site-wide

Name: _ga
Type:
Performance / Analytics
Security:
None
Origin:
nbi.ie
Lifespan:
2 Years
Function:
Google Analytics. Used to distinguish unique users.
Location
: Site-wide

Name: _gid
Type:
Performance / Analytics
Security:
None
Origin:
nbi.ie
Lifespan:
24 Hours
Function:
Google Analytics. Used to distinguish users, how the website is used and how the website is doing.
Location
: Site-wide

Name: _gat
Type:
Performance / Analytics
Security:
None
Origin:
nbi.ie
Lifespan:
1 Minute
Function:
Google Analytics. Used to throttle request rate.
Location
: Site-wide

Name: CONSENT
Type:
Functionality
Security:
None
Origin:
.gstatic.com
Lifespan:
18 Years?
Function:
Google
Location
: Map

Name: __sonar
Type:
Marketing
Security:

Origin:
.doubleclick.net
Lifespan:
1 Month
Function:
Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report on visitor’s actions after viewing or clicking on ads.
Location
: Home, Map, News, Current Vacancies

Name: _fbp
Type:
Marketing
Security:

Origin:
.doubleclick.net
Lifespan:
2 Months
Function:
Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.
Location
: Home, Map, News, Current Vacancies

Name: id
Type:
Marketing
Security:

Origin:
.doubleclick.net
Lifespan:
Session
Function:

Location
: Home, Map, News, Current Vacancies

Name: DSID
Type:
Marketing
Security:

Origin:
.doubleclick.net
Lifespan:

Function:

Location
: Home, Map, News, Current Vacancies

Name: IDE
Type:
Marketing
Security:

Origin:
.doubleclick.net
Lifespan:
13 Months
Function:

Location
: Map

Name: AWSALBCORS
Type:
Functionality
Security:

Origin:
emea5-foc.lumessetalentlink.com
Lifespan:
1 Week
Function:
Required for the Current Vacancies functionality. Belongs to Sabe Talentlink.
Location
: Current Vacancies

Name: AWSALB
Type:
Functionality
Security:
None
Origin:
emea5-foc.lumessetalentlink.com
Lifespan:
1 Week
Function:
Required for the Current Vacancies functionality. Belongs to Sabe Talentlink.
Location
: Current Vacancies

Name: JSESSIONID
Type:
Functionality
Security:

Origin:
.lumessetalentlink.com
Lifespan:
Session
Function:
Required for the Current Vacancies functionality. Belongs to Sabe Talentlink
Location
: Current Vacancies

Managing Cookies

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. However, you have the ability to disable cookies, generally through changing your browser settings.

It may also be possible to configure browser settings to enable acceptance of specific cookies or to notify you each time a new cookie is about to be stored on your computer or device, enabling you to decide whether to accept or reject the cookie. You can do this through your web browser settings. Given that the settings web browsers tend to be a little different, look at your web browser’s “Help” section to learn about the correct way to modify your cookie preferences.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.allaboutcookies.org for comprehensive information on how to disable cookies on a wide variety of browsers. For information on how to disable cookies on the browser of mobile devices, you will need to refer to the device manufacturer’s user manual or handbook.

Please note that deleting cookies or refusing or disabling their use when visiting the NBI website or using our associated online tools may have an impact on the user experience because parts of the website or services may no longer work.

You can opt-out of each cookie category (except strictly necessary cookies) by clicking on the “Cookie Settings” button below:

Contact

If you have any questions about this Cookie Statement or our use of cookies, please contact our Data Protection Officer using the following email dpo@nbi.ie