Website cookie policy

Last update: April 2020

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of data in the form of a text file that may be stored on your computer or mobile device having visited a website. It allows a website “remember” your actions or preferences over a length of time. 

More detailed information on cookies can be found here  

How Cookies are used on this website

There are two main categories of cookie…

  • Session Cookies: are temporary cookies that are not stored on your computer or mobile device. These session cookies are erased when you close your browser, or after 20 minutes of inactivity.
  • Persistent cookies: are cookies placed on your computer or mobile device for a pre-determined length of time when you visit this site. 

WEBSITE may use Google Analytics to assist in managing our website to ensure we provide relevant information in an easily accessible format and as a tool to give our members/visitors best service. 

Below is a list of cookies that we use (viewed 30 March 2020):

  1. PHPSESSID Close of session Login functionality


Functional: Authentication – we may use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website

  1. wordpress_logged_in_

Persistent but functional, used to keep users logged in

  • wordpress_sec_

Retention: 15 days. Function: To provide protection against hackers and store account details

  • pmpro_visit

Retention period: 365 days

Purpose: This cookie is needed to facilitate memberships and services with recurring payments. It also keeps those that have become a member logged in.

What Personal Data is collected by using this website?

This website will collect the IP address of visitors. While SELF EMPLOYED IRELAND cannot identify an individual by an IP address (an identifier number assigned to each computer and other device) that same information may be passed on to the competent Authority so they make take the necessary steps to obtain information from the relevant ISP to identify an individual if they consider initiating criminal prosecutions as a result of a cyber-attack against this site.

Managing/Removing Your Cookies 

To control the cookies from/on your computer or mobile device, please see the attached links for the most common web browsers in use. Note: Third Party Cookies may be set when using hyperlinks/plugins to another website. Note: The links below take you to external websites.

To provide our website users with the option of excluding their data from being used by Google Analytics, please click the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on for the Google Analytics JavaScript here

To view Google analytics data privacy and security analytics information click HERE

You may also wish block web beacons, cookies, and similar technologies through software products such as:

Self Employed Ireland welcomes objective feedback in respect of this Cookie Policy. NOTE: This Cookie Policy is reviewed regularly and forms part of our overall Privacy Notice suite.