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1. Policy Statement

This policy covers the use of cookies on the Parkinson’s Ireland website

2. Aim(s) of Policy

This policy aims to inform Parkinson’s Ireland website users that cookies are used on the website and how to go about opting out of cookie usage.

3. Scope of Policy

This policy applies to all visitors to the Parkinson’s Ireland website

4. Background and Opting out Procedure

Cookies Overview

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by the websites that you visit. Cookies enable some information about your visit to be recorded and enable websites to recognise a user anonymously based on the information stored in the cookie. Most websites today use cookies. Cookies are really useful for website providers to monitor how their site is used and what information or content is the most popular. This can help improve content created and how navigation of the site is handled. It can also be used to tailor your experience and ensure that the most relevant information is presented to you based on your preferences. Some cookies are used to enable essential functionality of the website such as shopping or to remember your login details for later visits.

Cookies can be either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’. Session cookies are only stored for the duration of usage of the site and are deleted once the browser is closed. Persistent cookies can remain on your computer for longer specified periods.

There are two types of cookies:

  1. First-party cookies that are set by the site you are visiting and
  2. Third-party cookies which are set by other sites that have features embedded on the site you are visiting – such as advertisements or YouTube videos.

Cookie Details

Parkinsons Ireland uses both session and persistent cookies on our website. By using this
website you are agreeing to the use of cookies as described in this policy. Our cookies are
not used to identify you personally but rather to improve your experience on our website.

We use the following local cookies

  1. Google Analytics to track users as they navigate the website – these cookies are
    named: _utma, _utmt, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz
  2. AddThis – provides access to social sharing buttons for Facebook, Twitter, etc
  3. Cookies to allow use of the shopping cart and to process payments
  4. We also use Third-party cookies
    1. YouTube to embed video content into our site
    2. DoubleClick and Google Analytics to allow us to advertise and monitor performance
      on Google

Managing Cookies

You can choose not to allow cookies to be used on your machine or delete cookies that are
already there. This may have a negative effect on your browsing experiences as a lot of
website functionality requires the use of cookies and so some options may no longer work.

Contact Information

If you have any questions in relation to this Privacy Statement please contact us at

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