Insurance Ireland fully respects your right to privacy.
Our Data Protection approach:
We collect personal information to develop relevant content and information that will help us deliver the most effective customer experience in the following ways:
1.Continuous evaluation and improvement of our customer service.
2.Provision of services tailored to each user's interests and requirements.
3.With user consent, marketing of services to individual users.
Please note that there are two standard levels of information that are retained when visiting a website:
- General: statistical and other analytical data related to all visitors that is gathered on an aggregate and non-specific basis.
- Personal: specific individually identifiable information that a visitor actively consents to share.
We adhere to a policy of respect and protection with regards to our data privacy and personal information, and we never wilfully disclose any individually identifiable personal information to any third party without prior express consent.
We may, however, occasionally email you with information or queries about your registration or accounts, for instance, to request permissions or advise you of changes.
We collect no personally identifiable information about our users on this website, other than that which is voluntarily and actively shared by emailing us, completing our online forms or contacting us with your enquiries. By availing of any of these or other interactive contact services, you should be aware that you are actively sharing some specific personal information with us. We guarantee that this data will only be used for:
- The specific purposes for which it was provided.
- Verification and security purposes.
- Our internal statistical analysis.
- Provision of content that may be of interest to you, in line with your express request to receive this information.
What are Cookies
Cookies are small pieces of information, stored in simple text files, placed on your computer by a website. Cookies can be read by the website on your subsequent visits. The information stored in a cookie may relate to your browsing habits on the web page, or a unique identification number so that the website can ‘remember’ you on your return visit.
Statistical and analytical information from cookies provides us with general and not individually specific information about the number of people who visit this website; the number of people who return to this site; the pages that they visit; where they were before they came to this site and the page in the site at which they exited. This information helps us monitor traffic on our website so that we can manage the site’s capacity and efficiency. It also helps us to understand which parts of this site are most popular, and generally to assess user behaviour and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site.
We collect user information through initial registration and subsequent website use. We do so based on cookies and information that you actively share by completing forms, Responding to your enquiries.
1. Internal statistical analysis for advertising and continuous service improvement. We track our unique visitors and how they each use our site. This includes frequency of visits, country of origin of visitors and individual page traffic.
2. Management of visitor content preferences to ensure that we meet evolving customer needs.
Cookies we use
WHICH ONES DO WE KEEP?
There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using this site;
FIRST PARTY COOKIES:
these are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about the usage of our site.
The following is a listing of the main cookies used on our site together with brief details of the information they store and for what purpose;
Site performance cookies:
This type of cookie remembers your preferences/settings for tools found on Insurance Ireland
Every time a user visits our website, web analytics software provided by a third party generates an anonymous analytics cookie. These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies, and if you don’t, we generate new ones. This allows us to track how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the site. These cookies can’t be used to identify individuals; they are used for statistical purposes only
How to manage your cookies
Most browsers and devices offer settings that allow you to choose whether browser cookies are set and to turn-off and/or delete them. For more information about these controls, visit your browser or device’s help material. Certain parts of the Insurance Ireland services may not work properly if you have disabled browser cookie use and you might see more pop-ups and other intrusive advertising, as we won’t be able to limit what you see using cookies. You will, however, still be able to view editorial content.
How to control cookies
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.
All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.
Within your browser settings you can choose whether your wish to accept cookies or not. Different browsers make different controls available to you and so we provide links below to popular manufacturers’ instructions on how you can do this. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete all cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use (“third party cookies”), or those from specific websites.
If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off by going to http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ie/
You can also visit the trade body representing these advertising bodies for more information on how to opt out of these cookies:
External links to other websites
Insurance Ireland does not accept responsibility for any external third-party website content that may be linked to on this site. Upon accessing any such links, you will leave this site and our policies no longer apply. We strongly urge you to carefully review the privacy policies of any external third party before sharing any personal information.
Changes to this Statement
Data Protection in Ireland
More detailed on data privacy and your rights can be found on the website of the Irish Date Protection Commissioner.