Westnet uses a small number of cookies on our website www.westnet.ie (“Site”). This is to distinguish you from other users in order to make your visit to our Site an easier, more enjoyable experience. Understanding your behaviour while browsing our Site also allow us to continuously improve it. A cookie is a simple data file of encrypted text typically containing two pieces of information; a site name and a unique user ID. Note that a cookie on its own cannot be used to identify the user. Westnet use three types of cookies on our Site.
- First Party Cookies: When you first visit our Site, a cookie is downloaded onto your computer and stored by your browser. When you next visit us on our Site your computer checks whether it has a cookie containing the Westnet site name and sends that information back to our Site. This allow us to track whether you are a new visitor or a returning one.
- Third Party Cookies: When you navigate between pages on our Site we use Google Analytics to provide us with statistical data about how users use our Site. A “cookie” will generate information that is used for the purposes of evaluating your use of our Site, compiling reports on website activity and other services relating to website activity and internet usage more specifically the pages you have visited, how long time you spent on each page, what links you clicked etc.
- Session Cookies: In order to allow for essential site functionality such as quick loading of pages etc. session cookies are only stored in your browser’s memory for the duration of your specific visit to our Site. Once you leave our Site these cookies are automatically deleted from your browser.