Cookie Notice

Davy is committed to protecting the privacy of all visitors to our website. This notice explains how Davy uses cookies on Davy websites, other websites we provide and on Davy applications that you may download on your devices (collectively our “website”). To the extent that any personal data is processed through cookies or similar technologies, our Privacy Notice applies and complements this Notice.

Our use of cookies may be subject to change from time to time to reflect changes in technology or legislation and we will update this page when we make material changes. The information on this page was last updated on 1 October 2020.


What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that our website asks your browser to store on your device in order to retrieve information to perform certain functions and remember visits to our website. These cookies are set by us and called first party cookies. We also use third party cookies to assist with our marketing and advertising efforts. A third party cookie is one set by a domain other than the one you are visiting. 

There are two distinct types of cookies. First are called “session cookies” and these last for the duration of your visit and are deleted from your computer or device when you close your browser. The second type of cookies used are called “persistent cookies” which are saved for a defined period of time on your computer or device or until they are forcibly deleted.

How to manage or refuse cookies? 

The first time you visit our website, you can submit your cookies preferences by clicking on “Accept all” or “Reject all” when the cookie banner pops up. You can also manage your preferences to each type of cookie by clicking on “Cookies Settings” in the cookie banner pop up.  This will direct you to our “Privacy Preference Centre” which allows you to accept or reject each type of cookie that is described below. 

You may change your cookies preferences at any time under the “Cookies Settings” on the homepage.

You may also disable and delete all your device’s cookies by changing the appropriate setting within your browser’s “Help”, “Tools”, or “Settings” menu. 

Some functionality on our websites requires the use of cookies and disabling or blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of our site and the services we are able to offer. Strictly Necessary cookies are required for the website to function and cannot be rejected. 

How we use cookies? 

We use information gathered from cookies to help improve your experience on our website, for security and to personalise content. For example, your language preference, login information or market watch lists.  

Cookies used on our site

Our websites use four types of cookies, depending on their functionalities and purpose. 

1.    Strictly Necessary: These cookies are necessary for the Davy websites to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information. 

Name of Cookie Cookie Type Host Lifespan Purpose
JSESSIONID First Party www.davy.ie
www.creditunion.davy.ie
www.davyselect.ie
www.davygfm.ie
www.davyuk.co.uk
www.mydavy.ie
Session Used to maintain an anonymous user session by the server.
davy-browsing First Party www.davy.ie
www.davygfm.ie
www.davyuk.co.uk
40 years Used to hold the boolean flag that user is browsing the pages.
_dc_gtm_UA-xxxxxxxx First Party www.davy.ie
www.davyselect.ie
www.mydavy.ie
40 years This cookie is associated with sites using Google Tag Manager to load other scripts and code into a page.
DavySelectTermsCookie First Party www.davyselect.ie 40 years This cookie is associated with sites using Google Tag Manager to load other scripts and code into a page.
DavyPublicTermsCookie First Party www.davy.ie
www.davygfm.ie
www.davyuk.co.uk
40 years It holds the boolean flag that user has accepted the terms and condition; this cookie hold the item user added in their watchlist on market and share price page.
DavySelectFav First Party www.davyselect.ie 40 years It holds the boolean flag to enable the watchlist.
DavyFav First Party www.davy.ie
www.davygfm.ie
www.davyuk.co.uk
40 years It holds the boolean flag to enable the watchlist.
ds-browsing First Party www.davyselect.ie 40 years It holds the boolean flag that user is browsing the pages.
XSRF-TOKEN First Party www.mydavy.ie Session This cookie is written to help with site security in preventing Cross-Site Request Forgery attacks.
DavyConsent First Party www.mydavy.ie 40 years It holds the boolean flag that user has accepted the terms and condition.

 

2.    Functional: These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages.    If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these services may not function properly.  

Name of Cookie Cookie Type Host Lifespan Purpose
JSESSIONID Third Party crazyegg.com 30 days CrazyEgg is a service that is used for website analysis and A/B testing.

3. Performance: These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Name of Cookie Cookie Type Host Lifespan Purpose
__utma First Party www.davy.ie
www.davygfm.ie
www.davyuk.co.uk
2 Years Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance, distinguishing between users and sessions and calculates new and returning visitor statistics.
__utmb First Party www.davy.ie
www.davygfm.ie
www.davyuk.co.uk
Session Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance, determining new sessions and visits and expires after 30 minutes. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Any activity by a user within the 30 minute life span will count as a single visit, even if the user leaves and then returns to the site. A return after 30 minutes will count as a new visit, but a returning visitor.
__utmc First Party www.davygfm.ie
www.davyuk.co.uk
Session Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance.
__utmv First Party www.davy.ie Session Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie is used when site owners create custom visitor-level variables for customising what can be measured. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. It has a default lifespan of two years, although this can be customised by site owners.
__utmz First Party www.davy.ie
www.davygfm.ie
www.davyuk.co.uk
6 Months Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour measure of site performance. This cookie identifies the source of traffic to the site - so Google Analytics can tell site owners where visitors came from when arriving on the site. The cookie has a life span of 6 months and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
_ga First Party www.davy.ie
www.davygfm.ie
www.davyuk.co.uk
www.davyselect.ie
www.mydavy.ie
2 Years Google Universal Analytics used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.
_gat_UA-1866161-1 First Party www.davy.ie Session Google Analytics a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.
_gat_UA-nnnnnnn-nn First Party www.davygfm.ie
www.davyuk.co.uk
3 Months Google Analytics a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.
_gclxxxx First Party www.davy.ie
www.davygfm.ie
www.davyselect.ie
www.mydavy.ie
3 Months Google conversion tracking cookie.
_gid First Party www.davy.ie
www.davygfm.ie
www.davyuk.co.uk
www.davyselect.ie
www.mydavy.ie
1 Day Google Universal Analytics to store and update a unique value for each page visited.

4. Targeting: These cookies may be set through our websites by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will likely experience less targeted advertising.

Name of Cookie Cookie Type Host Lifespan Purpose
_fbp First Party www.davy.ie 3 Months Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers
AA003 Third Party atdmt.com 3 Months This domain is owned by Atlas Solutions which is in turn owned by Facebook. Atlas is an online advertising business, targeting users through tracking their web activity. From September 2014 the company re-launched under the ownership of Facebook, promising the ability to reach known users and target adverts based on profiles generated using Facebook's user data.
ATN Third Party atdmt.com 2 Years This domain is owned by Atlas Solutions which is in turn owned by Facebook. Atlas is an online advertising business, targeting users through tracking their web activity. From September 2014 the company re-launched under the ownership of Facebook, promising the ability to reach known users and target adverts based on profiles generated using Facebook's user data.
bcookie Third Party linkedin.com 2 Years This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions. For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain.
bscookie Third Party www.linkedin.com 2 Years This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions. For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain.
fr Third Party facebook.com 3 Months Contains browser and user unique ID combination, used for targeted advertising.
GPS Third Party youtube.com Session YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites..
IDE Third Party doubleclick.net 13 Months This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange
lang Third Party ads.linkedin.com Session This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. This sub-domain is connected with LinkedIn's marketing services that enable website owners to gain insight into types of users on their site based on LinkedIn profile data, to improve targeting.
lang Third Party linkedin.com Session This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions. For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain.
lidc Third Party linkedin.com 1 Year This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions. For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain.
lissc Third Party linkedin.com 1 Year This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions. For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain.
personalization_id Third Party twitter.com 2 Year This domain is owned by Twitter. The main business activity is: Social Networking Services. Where twitter acts as a third party host, it collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations, that is primarily used for tracking and targeting.
test_cookie Third Party doubleclick.net Session This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange
UserMatchHistory Third Party linkedin.com 1 Month This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions. For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Third Party youtube.com 3 Months This cookie is used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos.
YSC/td Third Party youtube.com Session YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.