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BACKGROUND 

Our website(s) (“Our Sites”) use Cookies and similar technologies to distinguish you from other users. By using Cookies, we are able to provide you with a better experience and to improve Our Sites by better understanding how you use it.

Please read this Cookie Policy carefully and ensure that you understand it. Your acceptance of Our Cookie Policy is deemed to occur when you press the accept button on Our Cookie pop-up banner or when you have selected your preferred Cookie options in Our Cookie pop-up and pressed the continue button.

If you do not agree to Our Cookie Policy, please stop using Our Sites immediately.

1. Definitions and Interpretation

1.1 In this Cookie Policy, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the following meanings:

“Cookie”

means a small data  files placed on your computer or internet enable device by Our Sites when you visit certain parts of Our Sites and/or when you use certain features of Our Sites;

“Cookie Law”

means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 and, where applicable, the  GDPR;

“Personal data”

means any and  all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or  indirectly identified from that data, as defined by the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 (the “Data Protection Legislation”); and

2. Information About Us

2.1 Advantio (“We”, “Our” or “Us”) is a Cyber Security Consultancy and Managed Security Services Provider, combining professional consultancy services, including technology and managed security services, data protection, PCI compliance, security testing.

2.2 We are a limited company registered in Ireland under company number 478729, whose registered address is Block 4, Harcourt Centre, Harcourt Road, Dublin 2, Ireland.

2.3 Our Privacy Team can be contacted by at:

Address:

Block4
HarcourtCentre
HarcourtRoad
Dublin 2
Ireland
D02 HW77

E-mail:

privacy@advantio.com

3. How Does Our Sites Use Cookies?

3.1 Our Sites may place and access certain first party Cookies on your computer or device. First party Cookies are those placed directly by Us and are used only by Us. We use Cookies to facilitate and improve your experience of Our Sites and to provide and improve Our services. We have carefully chosen these Cookies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy and personal data is protected and respected at all times.

3.2 By using Our Sites, you may also receive certain third party Cookies on your computer or device. Third party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than Us.

3.3 For more details, please refer to section 4 below.

3.4 All Cookies used by and on Our Sites are used in accordance with current Cookie Law. We may use some or all of the following types of Cookie:

3.4.1 Strictly Necessary Cookies

A Cookie falls into this category if it is essential to the operation of OurSites, supporting functions such as logging in, your shopping basket, and payment transactions.

3.4.2 Analytics Cookies

It is important for Us to understand how you use Our Sites, for example, how efficiently you are able to navigate around it, and what features you use. Analytics Cookies enable us to gather this information, helping Us to improve OurSites and your experience of it.

3.4.3 Functionality Cookies

FunctionalityCookies enable Us to provide additional functions to you on Our Sites such as personalisation and remembering your saved preferences. Some functionality Cookies may also be strictly necessary Cookies, but not all necessarily fall into that category.

3.4.4 Targeting Cookies

It is important for Us to know when and how often you visit Our Sites, and which parts of it you have used (including which pages you have visited and which links you have visited). As with analytics Cookies, this information helps us to better understand you and, in turn, to make Our Sites and advertising more relevant to your interests. [Some information gathered by targeting Cookies may also be shared with third parties.]

3.4.5 Third Party Cookies

Third party Cookies are not placed by Us; instead, they are placed by third parties that provide services to Us and/or to you. Third party Cookies may be used by advertising services to serve up tailored advertising to you on Our Sites, or by third parties providing analytics services to Us (these Cookies will work in the same way as analytics Cookies described above).

3.4.6 Persistent Cookies

Any of the above types of Cookie may be a persistent Cookie. Persistent Cookies are those which remain on your computer or device for a predetermined period and are activated each time you visit Our Sites.

3.4.7 Session Cookies

Any of the above types of Cookie may be a session Cookie. Session Cookies are temporary and only remain on your computer or device from the point at which you visit Our Sites until you close your browser. Session Cookies are deleted when you close your browser.

3.5 Cookies on Our Sites are not permanent and will expire as indicated in the table below.

3.6 For more details of the personal data that We collect and use, the measures we have in place to protect personal data, your legal rights, and our legal obligations, please refer to our Privacy Policy .

3.7 For more specific details of the Cookies that We use, please refer to the table below.

4. What Cookies Does Our Sites Use?

4.1 The following first party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:

Strictly Necessary Cookies

Name of Cookie Purpose Duration
__cfruid Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to identify trusted web traffic. Session
__cfduid Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information. 1 month
hs-messages-is-open This cookie is used to determine and save whether the chat widget is open for future visits. It is set in your visitor's browser when they start a new chat, and resets to re-close the widget after 30 minutes of inactivity. a few seconds


Functionality Cookies

Name of Cookie Purpose Duration
__cfduid Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information. 1 month
__cfduid Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information. 1 month
__cfduid usemessages.com 1 month
__cfduid Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information. 1 month
__cfduid Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information. 1 month
__tld__ From Segment Analytics.js library; this cookie helps to figure out a top-level domain for a user.__tld__ Session
__cf_bm The __cf_bm cookie is a cookie necessary to support Cloudflare Bot Management, currently in private beta. As part of our bot management service, this cookie helps manage incoming traffic that matches criteria associated with bots. a few seconds
_ga 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. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners. 2 years
cf_use_ob This cookie is associated with sites using CloudFlare. It is used to improve page load times and to override any security restrictions based on the visitors IP address. It does not contain any user identification information. a few seconds
__cfduid Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information. 1 month
attribution_user_id   1 year
embed_source   Session
__cfduid Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information. 1 month
__cfduid Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information. 1 month
_gat 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. It expires after 10 minutes. a few seconds
_gid This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited. 1 day
__cfduid Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information. 1 month


Performance Cookies

Name of Cookie Purpose Duration
_gclxxxx Google conversion tracking cookie 3 months
_ga 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. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners. 2 years
_gid This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited. 1 day
_gat_UA- 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 appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites. a few seconds


Third Party Cookies

Name of Cookie Purpose Duration
Host:
nr-data.net

JSESSIONID
General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written in JSP. Usually used to maintain an anonymous user session by the server. Session


Targeting Cookies

Host Name of Cookie Purpose Duration
youtube.com CONSENT This cookie 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. 17 years
youtube.com VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE This cookie is set by Youtube to keep track of user preferences for Youtube videos embedded in sites;it can also determine whether the website visitor is using the new or old version of the Youtube interface. 6 months
hubspot.net __cfduid Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information. 1 month
hubapi.com __cfduid Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information. 1 month
designers.hubspot.com __cfduid Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information. 1 month
hscta.net __cfduid Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information. 1 month
youtube.com YSC   Session
designers.hubspot.com __cfruid Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to identify trusted web traffic. Session
hubspot.com __cfduid Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information. 1 month
google.com _GRECAPTCHA   6 months
doubleclick.net test_cookie This cookie is set by DoubleClick (which is owned by Google) to determine if the website visitor's browser supports cookies. a few seconds
hsforms.com __cfduid Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to speed up page load times. According to CloudFlare it is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. It does not contain any user identification information. 1 month


4.2
Our Sites use analytics services provided by Analytics Service Providers, for example Google Analytics. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse anonymous usage information, enabling Us to better understand how Our Sites is used. This, in turn, enables Us to improve Our Sites and the services offered through it. You do not have to allow Us to use these Cookies, however whilst Our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of Our Sites, it does enable Us to continually improve Our Sites, making it a better and more useful experience for you.

5. Consent and Control

5.1 Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a pop up requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling Us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies unless those Cookies are strictly necessary; however certain features of Our Sites may not function fully or as intended. You can return to your Cookie preferences to review and/or change them at any time.  

5.2  In addition to the controls that We provide, you can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser settings. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all Cookies or only third-party Cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.

6. Changes to this Cookie Policy

6.1 We may alter this Cookie Policy at any time.  Any such changes will become binding on you on your first use of Our Sites after the changes have been made. You are therefore advised to check this page from time to time.

6.2 In the event of any conflict between the current version of this Cookie Policy and any previous version(s), the provisions current and in effect shall prevail unless it is expressly stated otherwise.

6.3 This Cookies Policy forms part of our overall Privacy Statement.

7. Further Information

7.1 If you would like to know more about how We use Cookies, please contact Us using the details provided at clause 2.3.

7.2 For more information about privacy, data protection and our terms and conditions, please visit the following:

7.3 Privacy Policy