Cookie Compliance

The implementation of the Cookie Law means that all websites within the EU are now required to seek consent from visitors in order to make use of cookies or other similar technologies.

Cookies are used by almost all websites, for a variety of purposes:

  • To measure and improve site quality through analysis of visitor behaviour (known as 'analytics').Cookie Compliance and this website.
  • To personalise pages and remember visitor preferences.
  • To manage shopping carts in online stores.
  • To track people across websites and deliver targeted advertising.

Until recently sites have been able to do this, as long as they tell people about it, which was usually done in their privacy policy. They were also required to tell people how to remove
or block cookies if they objected to their use.

The law has changed, and sites are now required to get permission to use cookies before they are placed, or 'set' in the browser.

Although most cookies are covered by the new law, there are some important exceptions to the requirement for cookie consent to be aware of.

Any cookies that are 'strictly necessary' for providing services being requested by the visitor, do not require consent. This will include some things like cookies that enable shopping baskets to function properly, or for people to login to private areas of a site. Many types of temporary or session cookies are also included in this definition.

Cuthbertson Laird Ireland & Cookies:

Customers who browse our website and/or purchase goods online are given the opportunity to allow a cookie that will remember their address details. Other cookies are used on our site to enhance your browsing experience with us. You can disable any cookies already stored on your computer, but these may stop our website from functioning properly.