What are cookies?
A cookie is a small piece of data stored in your web browser while you are browsing our website. When you browse our website again in the future, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved to notify us of your previous activity.
Types of Cookies that are used on our Site depending on the purpose
- Technical Cookies:
These Cookies are necessary to enable you to move around our Site and use its features. These Cookies also allow our Site to remember your previous action within the same browsing session.
- Analytical Cookies:
These Cookies are used by us or third-party service providers to analyze how our Sites are used and how they are performing. For example, we use some Cookies from Google Analytics to obtain web analytics and intelligence about our Site. These tools use programming code to collect information about your interaction with our Site, such as the pages you visit, the links you click on and how long you are on our Site. These tools do not store any personal identifiable information.
For more information on how these tools collect and use information on our behalf, please go to: Google Analytics: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ and http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html
- Functionality Cookies:
These Cookies allow our Site to remember choices you make when you visit our Site in order to provide enhanced, more personalized features to you. The types of information collected by Functionality Cookies are, language preference, and the region you are located in.
- Advertising and Retargeting Cookies:
These Cookies save information from your browsing history in order to record your interests and your browsing path on our Site. We may use advertising and targeting cookies for retargeting, which enables our advertising partners to target advertising to you on other websites, based on your visit to our Site. Without these Cookies, online advertisements you encounter will be less relevant to you and your interests.
How do I manage cookies manually?
You can manage cookies manually via your browser, by clicking the links below:
Cookie laws are cropping up around the world in order to mitigate the risks that cookies pose.
While cookie regulation is still relatively new territory, the following rules are breaking ground on providing notification and consent rights to users over the cookies they encounter online:
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
One of the main laws dictating lawful cookie practices is the GDPR. This regulation aims to give users greater rights over their data through stringent notification and consent guidelines.
Under the GDPR, users need to be informed of the existence of cookies on a given website and consent to their deployment, in order for those cookies to lawfully collect information from that user.
However, there are some exceptions. Recall the previously mentioned types of cookies often used by businesses – namely essential cookies and performance and functionality cookies.
These types of cookies are often arguably used on the basis of legitimate interests or for the fulfillment of a contract, meaning user consent isn’t necessarily mandated for these cookies to be lawfully deployed.
Furthermore, in accordance with Article 12 of the GDPR, personal data collection (including that achieved through cookies) needs to be clearly outlined to users through accessible policies.
When it comes to the relationship between cookie use and the GDPR, the important thing to remember is that data collected from cookies is considered personal data – and therefore subject to all personal data collection guidelines of the GDPR.
The EU Cookie Law
The EU Cookie Law (or EU Cookie Directive) is an adaptation of the EU ePrivacy Directive – one of the cornerstone legislations governing digital privacy throughout the EU (the other being the GDPR).
The Directive will soon receive another update, and will be renamed the ePrivacy Regulation. Still in the finalization process, the Regulation is set to come into effect in the next two years.
As is the case with the GDPR, the law not only applies to all businesses operating within member states of the EU, but any business with users in the EU – regardless of the company’s physical location.
The Cookie Law comes down to one main premise – obtain user consent to cookies. However, the law stipulates that the opt-in requirement only applies to non-essential cookies, meaning you can deploy the cookies that are necessary for the proper functioning of your website without first getting consent.
At EasyGo.ie we take the security of personal data seriously and are committed to keeping you fully informed of your rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We aim to act transparently at all times and to provide you with accessible information on how we use your personal data.
Information we collect
We will collect personal data on our website only if it is directly provided to us by you, the user, and therefore has been provided by you with your consent. We may collect the following information: your email address, name, home or work address and telephone number. Normally you will only provide such details if you submit the contact form or web form on our website or sign up for our free newsletter or other resources such as applications.
We also use analytical and statistical tools that monitor details of your visits to our website and the resources that you access, including but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data (but this data will not identify you personally).
We use Google products including: Google Analytics, Google Search Console and Google Adwords. We use these products to understand how the website is being used in order to improve the user experience. User data is all anonymous. The types of data collected include: IP address, browser-generated information e.g. browser type, operating system, date and time of access, how long a person looks at a website, what they look at etc. Click here for an overview of Google’s privacy policies.
The legal basis for our use of your information
We may hold and process personal data that you provide to us in accordance with the GDPR.
The information that we collect and store relating to you is primarily used to enable us to provide our services to you, and to meet our contractual commitments to you, including internal record keeping. In addition, we may use the information for the following purposes:
To notify you about any changes to our website, such as improvements or product/service changes that may affect our service
If you are an existing customer, we may contact you with information about products and services similar to those that were the subject of a previous sale to you and that we think may be of interest to you
If you have consented to receive our e-newsletters, we will include you in our monthly newsletter sends, which you can opt-out of at any time.
Disclosure of your information
We may disclose your information to regulatory bodies to enable us to comply with the law and to assist fraud protection and minimise credit risk.
Please note that we do not reveal information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we may from time to time, provide them with aggregate statistical information about our visitors.
Controlling the use of your data
If you have given us consent to use your data for a particular purpose, you can revoke or vary that consent at any time. If you do not want us to use your data or want to vary the consent that you have provided you can write to us at EasyGo Charging Ltd., G12 Maynooth Business Campus, Straffan Road, Maynooth, Co.Kildare, Ireland or email us at email@example.com.
Where we store and transfer your data
As part of the services offered to you, for example through our website, the information you provide to us may be transferred to and stored in countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) as we use remote website server hosts to provide the website and some aspects of our service, which may be based outside of the EEA, or use servers based outside of the EEA – this is generally the nature of data stored in “the Cloud”. It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for one of our suppliers, e.g. our website server host, or work for us when temporarily outside of the EEA.
We do not use or disclose sensitive personal data, such as race, religion or political affiliations without your explicit consent.
You have the right to opt-out of us processing your personal data for marketing purposes by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some emails that we send you to have no tracking in at all, e.g. service emails with invoices attached. Other emails include tracking so that we can tell how much traffic those emails send to our site, but we do not know who has clicked so the data is anonymous, e.g. our monthly newsletter. For some emails, we can track, at an individual level, whether the user has opened and clicked on links in the email. We use the latter information at a personal level, to understand open and click rates on our emails to try to improve them. If you want to be sure that none of your email activity is tracked, then you can opt-out of emails which you can do by emailing “UNSUBSCRIBE”.
You may find links to third party websites on our website. These websites should have their own privacy policies, which you should check. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies whatsoever as we have no control over them.
The GDPR gives you the right to access information held about you by us. Please write to us or contact us by email if you wish to request confirmation of what personal information, we hold relating to you. You can write to us at EasyGo Charging Ltd., G12 Maynooth Business Campus, Straffan Road, Maynooth, Co.Kildare, Ireland or email email@example.com. There is no charge for requesting that we provide you with details of the personal data that we hold. We will provide this information within one month of you requesting the data.
You have the right to change the permissions that you have given us in relation to how we may use your data. You also have the right to request that we cease using your data or that we delete all personal data records that we hold relating to you.