Privacy Policy

How we use your information

This privacy notice provides information about the ways in which SwitchingRooms.ie, operated by Switching Rooms Ltd, collects, stores, shares or keeps personal information provided by our customers.

Using our website:

Our website (SwitchingRooms.ie) uses cookies. The purpose of the cookies is solely to assist this Office in redesigning our website to ensure we provide relevant information in an easily accessible format. Please see below for our Cookie Policy.

Search engine:

The search facility on our website is an internal search function and returns only information that appears on the website.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect anonymised tracking data including the pages you have visited, the amount of time spent on each page, the website you have come from before visiting this website, your location (country and/or region) and other non-personal information. We do not collect any Personally Identifiable Information. If you would like to opt out of having your anonymous usage data tracked you may do so by clicking this button

Emailing us:

Any emails sent to us and any messages received through our online contact form are recorded and forwarded to the relevant section. The sender’s email address will remain visible to all staff tasked with dealing with the query. Please be aware that it is the sender’s responsibility to ensure that the content of their emails is within the bounds of the law. Unsolicited material of a criminal nature will be reported to the relevant authorities and blocked.

Accessing & Deleting Your Data

You may contact us at any time to find out what information we store about you. You may also request that we delete this information at any time. To do so please email aisling@switchingrooms.ie.

Cookie Policy

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that may be stored on your computer or mobile device that contains data related to a website you visit. It may allow a website “remember” your actions or preferences over a period of time, or it may contain data related to the function or delivery of the site. Cookies can be set by the owner of the website or in some cases by third party services the website owner allows to present other information, run content or provide other functionality such as analytics.

Further information on cookies can be found at; http://ec.europa.eu/ipg/basics/legal/cookies/index_en.htm

How are they used on this site?

This site uses 2 different types of cookie:

  • Session Cookies
  • Persistent Cookies

Session Cookies are temporary cookies that are not persistently stored on your computer or mobile device. They are used to deliver basic functions of a website while you are actively using it – for instance during a registration process. Session cookies are generally erased when you close your browser.

Persistent cookies are those placed on your computer or mobile device for a pre-determined length of time when you visit this site. This allows the site to deliver functions between browser sessions and subsequent visits. This site only places cookies that are specific to this site.

Cookies used on SwitchingRooms.ie

SwitchingRooms.ie uses cookies when you visit our website. We have introduced Google Analytics to our pages in order to assist us in redeveloping our websites. Google analytics allows us to measure and learn in aggregate how our website is being used, and to see for example, which are the most popular pages. This will help us ensure we provide relevant information in an easily accessible format. We also use a number of session cookies and a persistent cookie to record your acknowledgement of our cookie usage.

Google Analytics make available an opt-out mechanism and more information.

Google Analytics Cookies used on this site

Cookie Name

Expiration Time

Description

_ga 2 years Used to distinguish visitors to site
_gid 24 hours Used to distinguish visitors to site
_gat 10 minutes Used to throttle request rate
__utmt 10 minutes Used to throttle request rate.
_ _utma 2 years from set/update Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
_ _utmb 30 mins from set/update Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
_ _ utmc End of browser session Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
_ _utmz 6 months from set/update Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

 

Specific Cookies

The following cookies are used specifically on this site;

Cookie Name

Expiration Time

Description

euCookie 6 Months Records if you have clicked in the Cookie Notification and therefore does not display notification for 6 months.
PHPSESSID SESSION The PHPSESSID cookie is native to PHP and enables websites to store serialised state data. On the Action website it is used to establish a user session and to pass state data via a temporary cookie, which is commonly referred to as a session cookie. As the PHPSESSID cookie has no timed expiry, it disappears when the client is closed.
wordpress_test_cookie SESSION This is a test cookie, to see if cookies are enabled.

 

Managing Cookies

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.