Cookies Policy

Cookies Policy

This policy relates to our use of cookies on the website www.coolplanetexperience.org.

The Cool Planet Experience and consequently this website is operated by the Centre for Climate Change with its registered office in Powerscourt House, Enniskerry, Wicklow, Ireland a company incorporated &registered in Ireland with a company registration number of 566006 & charity number 20105235. You can contact us at this address or by using any of the contact information provided at the end of this statement.

General Statement

As described in our Privacy Policy, www.coolplanetexperience.org (“Website”) uses small pieces of data called cookies to distinguish you from other users of our Website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse and purchase our products from our Website. Cookies also allow us to improve our Website. This Cookies Policy explains how we manage personal information that we collect about you from these cookies.

As a data controller, we respect your privacy and are committed to handling your personal information in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and all other applicable legislation and regulations. Please read this Cookies Policy before using our Website or submitting any personal information. By using our Website, you are accepting the practices described in this Cookies Policy and our Privacy Policy.

You are encouraged to review our Cookies and Privacy Policy each time you visit our Website to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.

 Collection of Your Personal Information

We, and/or our third party service providers, may collect your personal information:

(a)  directly from you;
(b)  when you log in using your visitor ID to view your carbon footprint;
(c)  when you book online via our Website 
(d)  when you enter a competition promoted by us; 
(e)  where you seek employment with us; and/or
(f)  from other sources. The information collected may include your name, telephone number, email  address and other transaction and registration details.

If you choose not to provide us with your personal information, we may not be able to provide the information, goods or the service you may require, or to fulfil one or more other purposes of collection of your personal information.

We do not collect your credit card or banking details as online payments are handled by Bank of Ireland & Trust My Travel. Please check the https://www.boipa.com/ & https://www.trustmytravel.com/ websites for details of their privacy policies and security measures.

 Our Use of Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of text that is placed within the memory of a computer and can be later retrieved by web page servers. We use cookies to enhance your interaction and convenience when using our Website.

Cookies may record information about your visit, including the type of browser and operating system you use, the previous site you visited, your server’s IP address, the pages you access, and the information downloaded by you. We will not use cookies that collect this information without your prior consent.

While this anonymous statistical data may be aggregated and used in broader statistical analysis by us and our web monitoring service provider to improve our services, at no time can we personally identify you as the source of that data. 

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you choose not to consent to the operation of cookies, you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue you with a cookie when you log on to our Website. The purpose for which the cookie is used is for identification of a specific user during a session on our Website e.g. when a user is logged on to the website to identify what permissions they have and what items are in their shopping cart.  

Types of Cookies Used on our Website

-Strictly or technically necessary cookies: These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our Website and to use a shopping basket. Please note that these cookies do not gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the internet. Session cookies expire after a short time or when you close your web browser. Persistent cookies remain on your device for a specific period of time. We use strictly necessary  “persistent” and “session” cookies for purchases conducted through our Website only. These cookies do not track any other user information.

-Analytical/performance cookies: They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. We do not use these cookies to collect information without your consent.

-Functionality cookies: These are used to recognise you when you return to our Website. The authentication plugin we use on our website uses a session cookie to authenticate your login and remember your settings. We do not use these cookies to collect information without your consent.

Third Party Processors

Information collected may be made available to Third Party websites - depending on how you use our site. Please find Third Party websites in operation on this website below:

  1. Squarespace (www.squarespace.com).

  2. Bank of Ireland (www.bankofireland.com)

  3. Trust My Travel (https://www.trustmytravel.com/)

  4. Mailchimp (www.mailchimp.com)

  5. Rezgo (www.rezgo.com)

You can read their cookie policies on their respective websites. The information collected may include your name, telephone number, email address and other transaction and registration details. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse and purchase our products from our Website. Third party cookies do not collect information without your prior consent.

Managing Cookies

You have the choice to accept, refuse or restrict cookies from operating on your device. You can do this by altering your browser settings to disable all or some cookies. For information on how to refuse cookies please see the privacy and help information of your specific browser.

If you alter your browser settings to block all cookies, this may affect your ability to access some of the features available on our website.

 Changes to this Policy

We may update our Cookies Policy from time to time to reflect changes including but not limited to changes in technology, data protection legislation or our data collection practices. Any updates or changes that may affect how we use cookies on the Website will appear in this Cookies Policy. We encourage you to periodically review our Cookies Policy to see the current policy in force.

 Questions & Withdraw Consent

If you have any questions about our use of cookies - please contact us at info@coolplanet.ie

This statement was last modified 20th August 2019.