Cookie Policy

Smarter VAT Solutions

What are cookies and how do they benefit you?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you browse websites.

Cookies are not actual programs or software. When you visit a website it stores a snippet of text from your visit; the next time you visit, this text is retrieved by the website and they recognise you. This can be used differently depending on the actual website visited. Cookies allow websites to store such things as user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a "memory" for the website, enabling it to recognise a user and respond appropriately. Cookies on our website do NOT store any personally identifiable information such as names, addresses, email addresses or phone numbers.

For more details see, What are Cookies?

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you would expect
  • Remember your settings during visits
  • Allow you to share pages (names/blog articles) with social networks like Facebook or Twitter
  • Continuously improve our website for you

We do not use cookies to:

Collect any personally identifiable or sensitive information without first obtaining your explicit information.

What information is kept by the cookie?

A cookie will typically hold:

  • The name of the website that it has come from
  • How long the cookie will stay on your computer or phone
  • A value - usually a randomly generated unique number

How long do cookies stay on my computer?

  • Session cookies - these only last until you close your browser. They are not stored on your hard drive. They are usually used to track the pages that you visit so that information can be customised for you for that visit.
  • Persistent cookies - these are stored on your hard drive until you delete them or they reach their expiry date. These may, for example, be used to remember your preferences when you use the site.

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on the browser you are using to view this website (i.e. browser e.g. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox etc) are set up to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you accept our use of cookies. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can disable cookies through ‘Internet Options’ on your browser menu at any time, however please be aware that in doing so may mean that our site may not perform as well as expected.

Our use of cookies falls into a few categories such as:

  • Website function cookies
  • Social media cookies
  • Third party and advertising cookies
  • Analytics cookies

More about our cookies

Website Function Cookies such as session or preference cookies
We use cookies to make our website function including:

  • Holding information once you’ve logged in to save you having to re-login each time you visit a different page during your session
  • Once you log off or close the browser the session cookie will be removed

Third-party functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube or Vimeo video.Disabling these cookies may break the functions offered by these third parties

Social media website cookies

To facilitate easy sharing of content on social network platforms such Facebook and Twitter, we have included sharing buttons on our site.

The privacy implications on this will vary from one social network to the next social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Anonymous visitor & behaviour statistics cookies

Analytics programs use cookies to compile website statistics for us to use to improve our site. Unless you explicitly give us your information by filling in a form or calling us, all data that analytics programs collect is stored anonymously where we only see totals and not specific individual data.

Examples include:

  • How visitors reached our website (e.g. from a search engine, an advert, from social media site etc)
  • The activity of users on the site such as the number of pages viewed, time spend on individual pages, the pages visitors leave our site on
  • How often visitors return to our site
  • Visitor technology used (e.g. browser, operating system, device etc)

These statistics help us make our site as user-friendly as possible, to ensure a good experience for all visitors.

We use:

Google Analytics which is a program that helps us measure site usage details including the examples above.

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Ireland

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