Cookie Policy

1. Introduction

Our website, (hereinafter:"the website") uses cookies and other related technologies (for convenience all technologies are referred to as "cookies").  In the document below we inform you about the use of cookies on our website.

2. What are cookies?

A ‘cookie’ is a small piece of data that is stored on the hard drive of your computer or device.  It records information on your visit such as how you move around a website and your user choices.

3. What are scripts?

A script is a piece of programme code that is used to make our website function properly and interactively. This code is executed on our server or on your device.

4. What is a web beacon?

A web beacon (or a pixel tag) is a small, invisible piece of text or image on a website that is used to monitor traffic on a website. In order to do this, various data about you is stored using web beacons.

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

5. Types of Cookies

We use cookies which are necessary for our website to function correctly and to analyse your visit to our website which  enables us to understand how you use the site.  This information helps us to develop and improve our website and the services we offer.

Cookies are either:

1      Session cookies:  This type of cookie are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser– they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page, but they do not collect any personal data from your computer.


2      Persistent cookies:  A persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer and it remains there when you close your web browser.  The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again.

Cookies can also be categorised as follows:

Strictly Necessary, Performance, Technical or Functional cookies

These cookies are essential to ensure that certain parts of the website work properly and that your user preferences remain known. By placing functional cookies, we make it easier for you to visit our website. This way, you do not need to repeatedly enter the same information when visiting our website. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our website cannot be provided as the website will not function properly. These cookies are enabled by default and cannot be disabled.

Analytical cookies

We use analytical cookies to optimise the website experience for our users. Analytical cookies help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting on its usage. 

Marketing/Tracking cookies

Marketing/Tracking cookies are cookies or any other form of local storage, used to create user profiles to display advertising or to track the user on this website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes.

Social media buttons

On our website we have included buttons for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn to promote webpages (e.g. “like”, “pin”) or share (e.g. “tweet”)on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. These buttons work using pieces of code coming from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn themselves. This code places cookies. These social media buttons also can store and process certain information, so a personalized advertisement can be shown to you.

Please read the privacy statement of these social networks (which can change regularly) to read what they do with your (personal) data which they process using these cookies. The data that is retrieved is anonymised as much as possible. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn are located in the United States.

6. Cookies used on our website


Name                        Expiry                   Description

wf-csrf                        Session                  Ensures browsing security. This cookie is essential for the security of the website and visitor.

wf-csrf.sig                   Session                  Ensures browsing security. This cookie is essential for the security of the website and visitor.

cookiehub                 365 days                We use Cookiehub to manage cookie consent


We use Google analytics to track the usage of our website

Name                        Expiry                   Description

_ga_                            400 days                Used to collect and report information on usage of our website.

_ga                              400 days                Used to collect and report information on usage of our website.

7. Consent

When you visit our website for the first time, we will show you a pop-up with an explanation about cookies. As soon as you click on "Save settings", you consent to us using the categories of cookies and plug-ins you selected in the pop-up, as described in this Cookie Policy.  You can change your settings at any time by clicking on the cookie setting icon (COG) on the website.  You can disable the use of cookies via your browser, but please note that our website may no longer work properly.

8. Your rights with respect to personal data

For full details on your rights with respect to your personal data please read our Privacy Policy.

Below is a summary of your rights with respect to your personal data:

·     You have the right to know why your personal data is needed, what will happen to it, and how long it will be retained for.

·     Right of access: You have the right to access your personal data that is known to us.

·     Right to rectification/erasure: you have the right to the rectification of inaccurate personal information without undue delay. You       may ask us to delete your personal information and any such request will be considered in accordance with EU GDPR       legislation.

·     Right to data portability: We can share a digital copy of your personal information with you or another controller upon receipt of       your written request.

·     Right to object: you may object to the processing of your data. We comply with this, unless there are justified grounds for       processing.

To exercise these rights, please contact us. Please refer to the contact details at the bottom of this Cookie Policy. If you have a complaint about how we handle your data, we would like to hear from you, but you also have the right to submit a complaint to the supervisory authority (the Data Protection Authority).

9. Enabling/disabling and deleting cookies

You can use your internet browser to automatically or manually delete cookies. You can also specify that certain cookies may not be placed. Another option is to change the settings of your internet browser so that you receive a message each time a cookie is placed. For more information about these options, please refer to the instructions in the Help section of your browser.

Please note that our website may not work properly if all cookies are disabled. If you do delete the cookies in your browser, they will be placed again after your consent when you visit our website again.

10. Contact details

Please contact us if you have any questions and/or comments about our Cookie Policy and this statement.  Our contact details are:

VCL Consultants

13 Ashdale, Wheaton Hall, Drogheda, Co. Louth.

Phone number: 041 98 39 958


This Cookie Policy was synchronised with on 5th January 2024

Opening Times

Mon - Fri
9.00 – 17.30


13 Ashdale, Wheaton Hall,
Drogheda, Co Louth, A92 XH29

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