Information we collect
As you browse this website, our web server collects information about your visit. This site uses Google Analytics cookies to collect information such as:
- number of people who visit the website
- date and time of visits
- number of pages viewed
- amount of time spent on the website
- which pages are visited
- details of which browsers are used to view the website.
The information collected will be analysed and used to help provide you with a better website experience.
Disclosure of information
We’ll not divulge personal information to a third party unless we:
- have received authorisation from the individual identified by that information
- are required to do so by law.
Security of information
At Bank of Ireland we understand the importance of keeping your information secure and confidential. That’s why it’s a top priority for us. Our goal is to protect information on the Internet in the same way as we would over the phone, in one of our branches or at an ATM.
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What’s a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of text information, stored as a file and placed on your computer by a website. Once a cookie is placed on your computer, a website can recognise and identify your computer. For example, if you visit the site again.
Cookies from this website
- _ga, a Google Analytics cookie used for tracking page visits.
These cookies are persistent. Persistent cookies may be used for a variety of purposes and are stored on end users’ devices beyond a specific website visit. In other words, the cookie remains on your computer after logging off. They send information to the webpage (server) whenever the user visits the site again until the cookies expiry date. These cookies allow websites to remember the actions of a user across a website (or a number of websites) beyond a website browsing session. For example, persistent internet cookies enable websites to remember settings for personalised content including user site preferences and choices or to target advertising and marketing that is likely to be more relevant to a website user.
These cookies will be used for the purpose of:
- Site analysis performance
These cookies enable a website to recognise and count the number of visitors to the site, and how users move around the site from one page to another. This information is used to help improve the way a website works for example, by ensuring users are finding what they are looking for in a way that is easy and intuitive.
- Third party cookies
Cookies are usually set by a website visited by the user - the website address displayed in the URL window - and are solely relevant to use of that website.
Third party cookies however are cookies set by a website in order that advertisers can ‘track’ your visits and browsing habits on other third party websites which they also advertise on. Third party cookies can be disabled through your web browser.
These cookies will not compromise the security of your computer. Visitors can continue to use this website with no loss of functionality if cookies are disabled from the web browser.
How can you block cookies?
Below is information on how to disable cookies for some of the more popular web browsers.
- Select ‘Settings’ from the Chrome menu
- Click ‘Show advanced settings’
- In ‘Privacy’, click the ‘Content settings’ button
- In ‘Cookies’, select either 'Block all cookies' or 'Block only third-party cookies'
- Click ‘Preferences’ from the Safari menu
- Click ‘Privacy’ tab
- Set the privacy level
Internet Explorer 11
- Go to the 'Tools' menu
- Click on 'Internet Options'
- Click the 'Privacy' tab
- Select a privacy level
- Click ‘Options’ from the menu
- Click the ‘Privacy’ tab
- Set the privacy level
For more information about how to manage cookies, including opting-out of different types of cookies please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org. You can also find more information about how to opt-out of targeting cookies by visiting http://www.youronlinechoices.com.
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We welcome calls about any of our intermediary products or services – please contact us. We may record these calls for training, and to allow us to monitor and improve our service.
Enquiry line0345 266 8928*
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