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Cookies Policy

Cookies Statement

This site uses cookies. A cookie is a small text file that may be dropped and stored on your device when you visit a website. Cookies perform a number of different functions. Some cookies are essential to deliver our site and services to you. Cookies can be "persistent", remaining on your device after you have left the site or can be "session" cookies that are deleted when you close your internet browser. You can use your browser settings to manage your cookie preferences but please note that in doing so, some functionality of the site might not be available or work as effectively.

We use cookies to collect information about visitors' use of the website, including things like connection speed, operating system, and time and duration of visits. This information is used on an aggregate, and not an individual, basis to help provide visitors with a better experience of our website.

What Type of Cookies Does the Websites Use and For What Purposes?

The cookies we use will fall into the following categories.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, our website would not work properly and services you have asked for cannot be provided.

  • DPD.IE can create a cookie to track affiliates (used to allow sites to track and reward vendor affiliates). Whilst this (little used) function cannot be disabled by a setting, sites that do not allow persistent cookies can safely remove this.
  • You may also see one other cookie if you choose to install and use the usersonline module as it creates cookies to track when an anonymous user logs in so that it does not miscount active users. To avoid this cookie log in you may contact us at Yourdata@dpd.ie
  • A cookie is created called "language" to store the current language
  • A cookie with the name ".ASPXANONYMOUS" is also created by asp.net anonymous authentication.
  • The DNNPersonalization cookie is used to store personalization data (such as tab expansion) for anonymous users. Authenticated users personalization data is stored in their profile. This helps us to provide a personalized experience to the user
  • Two cookies can be used to read and set the portal specific container and skin - these are both read only cookies.
  • If you are using the stylesheet widget (or relocation widget or style scrubber widget's which can the stylesheet widget) then two cookies are created StyleSheetWidget_SizeWidget which stores the width, and StyleSheetWidget_TextSizeWidget which stores the text size. These values can then be consumed if you provide alternative stylesheets.
  • Tabs controls create a cookie to store the last selected tab. This is read back when the page is revisited and the previously selected tab is then selected. This is to identify the user’s last selected tab to provide a better surfing experience
  • Panels controls apply a similar logic to tab controls e.g. if you visit admin->site settings, click on "advanced settings" and expand "security settings" it will create a cookie called "dnnSitePanel-SecuritySettings" and store the value "true". This is read back when the page is revisited and the previously expanded panel is correctly expanded.

Functional Cookies

These allow the website to remember certain details about the choices you make (e.g. saving your login details) to provide you with more personal features a better experience of using the website. These cookies are used to better understand how you interact with our website and can also be used to monitor and analyze the performance, operation and effectiveness of the website, so that we can customize and improve it.

Cookie Type
 Name Purpose
Expiry Date
Who Provides The Cookie?
Functional .ASPXANONYMOUS see DNN docs 70 days dpd / dnn
Functional __RequestVerificationToken helps prevent CSRF attacks on .net site on exit dpd.ie
Functional cssCookie unknown on exit dpd.ie
Functional dnn_IsMobile DNN is site mobile on exit dpd.ie
Functional language DNN is language used on the site on exit dpd.ie
Functional psConfirmCookies Whether or not cookies have been accepted on the site 90 days dpd.ie
Functional CONSENT Google preferences infinite .google.ie
Functional CONSENT Google preferences infinite .google.com
Functional NID Google preferences 180 day .google.ie
Functional NID Google preferences 180 day .google.com
Functional DV Google preferences on exit .google.ie

Analytical Cookies

These allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors to the website. They also allow us to calculate how long you spend on the website and to see how you arrived at the website. They help us to improve the way the websites works, monitor how our visitors reach our sites and how effective our advertising is.

Cookie Type
 Name Purpose
Expiry Date
Who Provides The Cookie?
Analytical ___utmvc These cookies are used to collect data about how visitors use our site. We use the data to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies mostly collect anonymous data although Google do use the IP address but this is not shared with the MDU. Example data we collect includes the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google. 1 day Google Analytics
Analytical _ga We use Google Analytics demographics and interest reporting to help understand the demographics of visitors and give you a better experience. This is anonymous.
If you don't want us to use your information in this way you can use Google's Ad Settings and Google's Browser add-on to opt out.
730 days Google Analytics
Analytical _gat see _ga 1 day Google Analytics
Analytical _gid see _ga 2 day Google Analytics

Targeting cookies

These are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. Some of our partners may also use cookies or web beacons (a single-pixel image file) so that you see more relevant advertisements when visiting other websites. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

Cookie Type
 Name Purpose
Expiry Date
Who Provides The Cookie?
Targeting IDE Google advertising cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes 390 days .doubleclick.net
Targeting 1P_JAR Google advertising cookie used for user tracking and ad targeting purposes 30 days .google.ie

Social networking cookies

These are usually set by the social networking provider and enable you to share content from the website with your friends through your favourite social networks.

DPD will not personally identify visitors and will not use cookies to contact you. We are committed to respecting your privacy at all times.

Cookies do not in any way compromise the security of your computer.

It is possible to allow cookies from specific websites by making them "trusted websites" in your internet browser. You can find out how to do this by visiting aboutcookies.org.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent cookies being stored. Please note, if you do turn cookies off this will limit the service that we are able to provide to you and may affect your visitor experience. You can instruct your browser, by changing its options to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the website you visit. Our system will automatically issue cookies when you log in to the Websites unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies.

If you do not want these cookies on your device, you can change your cookie settings at any time through your web browser settings. Here are the locations of the cookie settings for all major web browsers:

  • Internet Explorer - Tools > Internet Options > Privacy tab.
  • Mozilla Firefox - Tools > Options > Privacy menu.
  • Safari Users - Edit > Preferences > Privacy menu.
  • Chrome Users - Settings > Content Settings > Privacy > Cookies.

www.allaboutcookies.org provides good simple instructions on how to manage cookies on the different types of web browsers.


Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after 730 days, except google preferences one which are infinite

Changes to this Cookie Policy

We can change this Cookie Policy at any time. If we make material changes to the Cookie Policy, we will let you know either by posting the changed Cookie Policy on the Site or by sending you an email.

It’s important that you review the changed Cookie Policy. If you do not wish to agree to the changed Cookie Policy, then we cannot continue to provide the website to you, and your only option is to stop accessing the website

DPD Ireland Data Retention Policy Document

Contact Details

If you have any questions or concerns about how we use your information, please contact us. Using the details below:

Email:  YourData@dpd.ie

Post:     Interlink Ireland Limited, trading as DPD Ireland
               Athlone Business Park
               Dublin Road
               Co Westmeath

Phone: +353(0) 906420500