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What are cookies ?
The third-party cookies used on our websites are used mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.
What types of cookies do we use ?
Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For example, these cookies allow you to log-in to your account and add products to your basket and checkout securely.
Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit etc. These data help us understand and analyze how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.
Marketing: Our website displays advertisements. These cookies are used to personalize the advertisements that we show to you so that they are meaningful to you. These cookies also help us keep track of the efficiency of these ad campaigns.
The information stored in these cookies may also be used by the third-party ad providers to show you ads on other websites on the browser as well.
Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing contents on the website on social media platforms.
Preferences: These cookies help us store your settings and browsing preferences like language preferences so that you have a better and efficient experience on future visits to the website.
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How can I control the cookie preferences ?
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The Union of Students in Ireland seeks to comply fully with the provisions of GDPR. In principle, USI seeks to handle data as follows:
- USI will seek to avoid capturing special category information about people accessing our services, but if it does so it will:
- Minimize the data collected
- Process the information internally in a secure environment with the smallest number of operatives exposed to the information as possible
- Complete the processing of the information as quickly as possible and terminate (delete) the special category information along with non-special category information as quickly as possible
- There are several routes for the collection of information within USI, not restricted to but including:
- Registration to attend events
- Registration to support a political action
- Registration for competitions
as may be run from time to time in the pursuance of an intended and notified objective of the organisation.
In each case, USI will store (a form of processing), apply data management and analysis techniques (another form of processing) and eventually delete (the final form of processing) data when it has been used for its intended business purpose, and will not hold on to data beyond the close of its intended business purpose.
- USI discourages the passive collection or collation about individuals accessing our services or seeking to communicate with us and will take steps to avoid this.
- USI occasionally receives information from persons accessing our services inside the meaning of special category data in a method which USI considers to be insecure and whereupon storage would create a risk of exposure. In these cases, USI will:
- Retrieve the information and store it in a more secure and suitable location
- Delete the information to the best of USI’s ability on the insecure system
- Process the information in accordance with the principles in a) above.