By expressly accepting the placement of cookies via the cookie consent banner, or customizing your choice using our cookie management tool, you consent to the deposit on your device of some or all of the cookies described below.
Article 1 – What is a Cookie?
A Cookie is a small text file stored in a dedicated space on your device’s hard drive when you access an online service through your web browser. It allows its issuer to identify the device on which it is stored for the duration of the Cookie’s validity or storage.
When you visit the website, information about your browsing may be recorded in files called “Cookies” installed on your device, subject to the choices you have expressed regarding Cookies, and which you can modify at any time.
Cookies enable the website you are visiting to control, store, and retrieve information about your browsing habits and obtain technical information about the site’s navigability, thus allowing us to provide you with personalised services and improve the functionality, user-friendliness, and accessibility of the relevant web pages.
Cookies issued on the website are used for the purposes described below, for the duration of the relevant Cookie’s validity, subject to your choices resulting from the settings of your web browser used during your visit to the website, and which you can modify at any time.
Third-party Cookies may be placed on your computer. Only the issuer of a Cookie is able to read or modify the information contained therein. Various types of Cookies are used by O’Sullivans Development, each serving different purpose.
Article 2 – Types and Purposes of Cookies
Depending on their status and purposes, there are various types of Cookies as listed below. The latter pertain to our Website.
Technical Cookies and Functionality Cookies
These cookies are essential for the operation of our Website and are crucial for enabling you to navigate and use features of our Website such as accessing secure areas. They are primarily session cookies or login cookies.
The cookies we issue allow us to:
- Remember information related to a form you have filled in on our Website (contact, registration, or newsletter) or the services or information you have selected.
- Implement security measures, for example when you are asked to log in again to access content or a service after a certain pause.
- Analytics or audience measurement cookies
These primarily concern cookies related to visits to the Website; cookies that analyse the origin of the visit, Site performance cookies, and statistical or analytics cookies.
These cookies enable us to recognise and count the number of visitors and sources of traffic in order to measure and improve the performance of our Website. They assist us in understanding, if need be, why you may encounter difficulties or receive error messages on certain pages; in determining which pages are the most and least visited; in analysing visitor navigation on the Website; in adapting and improving our Website to make it more useful, more intuitive, and, overall, in enhancing the user’s visit.
Social media sharing cookies
These cookies are necessary for managing external social networks (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, X (formerly known as Twitter), Youtube, etc.). Their function is to control the interaction of internet users with social media widgets within a web page.
Indeed, our Website may contain buttons linked to social networks that allow you to share content from the Website or express your opinion (e.g., “like,” “retweet,” etc.). If you are logged into the social network while browsing our Website, your browser establishes a connection between the network and the Website. If you click on a social network button placed on the Website, plug-ins (small software) transmit the corresponding information to the social network, which then publishes it on your account. If you wish to avoid any connection between a social network and the Website, you must log out of the social network before visiting our Website.
As these cookies are directly deposited by social networks, user choices regarding the placement of these cookies must also be made through the social networks themselves. Consequently, O’Sullivan’s Development invites users to consult the websites of the social networks directly, and their data protection policies.
Article 3 – Purposes of Cookies Used on the Website and How to Disable Them
O’Sullivan’s Development uses its own cookies, as well as those issued by third parties, for the purpose of continuing and improving the activity of the Website and, where applicable, its email communications. Cookie placement may occur while browsing our Website.
3.1 Purposes of Cookies Deposited by O’Sullivan’s Development
- To establish statistics and volumes of traffic and usage of the components of the Website (sections and content visited, user journeys), enabling us to enhance the usefulness and usability of our services.
- To adapt the presentation of our Website to the display preferences of your device (operating system used, language, display resolution, etc.) during your visits to our Website, depending on the hardware and software for viewing and/or reading that your device uses.
- To retain information related to a form you have filled in on our Website (registration or access to an account or information you have chosen).
- To implement security measures, for example when you are required to log in again to access content or a service after a certain pause.
3.2 Purposes of Third-Party Cookies
The case of Statistics Cookies
O’Sullivans Development uses third-party cookies on the Website. This is an analysis service provided by Google, Inc. O’Sullivans Development, it analyses the interaction between you and the “Website”, tracks your activity on the latter, and collects data on your browsing habits to enable O’Sullivans Development to measure the performance of the “Website,” establish statistics, and identify navigation issues for the purpose of monitoring and improving the quality of our content.
Google Analytics may also place behavioral advertising cookies on your device (third-party cookies).
You can disable Google Analytics by installing an opt-out option: for more information on this opt-out option, click here.
The case of third-party applications integrated in our Site
On our Site we may include computer applications from third parties that allow you to share content from the Site with others, or make others aware of your viewing or your opinion on content from our Site by using the “Share” and “Like” buttons from social networks such as “Facebook,” ” X (formerly known as Twitter),” “Instagram,” etc.
The social network that provides such a button may be able to identify you through this button even if you did not click on it during your visit to our Site.
This type of button can allow the relevant social network to track your browsing on our Site, solely because your account on that network was active on your device (open session) while you browsed on our Site.
We do not have control over the process used by social networks to collect information relating to your browsing on our Site.
We invite you to consult the privacy protection policies of these social networks to become aware of the purposes of use, notably for advertising, of the information that these social networks may collect by means of these application buttons.
These protection policies should allow you to make your choices concerning these social networks through the configuration of your user accounts.
The case of social media pixels (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.)
We inform you that O’Sullivans Development uses, with your prior consent, pixels from certain social networks such as Facebook, Instagram, or Youtube on its Site in order to measure the audience of its SEA (“Search Engine Advertising” campaigns.
This pixel is a third-party analytical tool that allows O’Sullivans Development to measure the effectiveness of its advertisements by tracking the actions taken by users on its Site and to know the source of these users. You can refuse the placement of these pixels on your device either by clicking on the “refuse all” button on the cookie banner or via our cookie settings tool.
Article 4 – Managing Your Choices Regarding Cookies
You are free to choose at any time to express and modify your preferences regarding cookies, as described within the framework of this Policy.
The storage of a cookie on a device remains subject to the device -user’s wishes, which they can express and modify at any time and free of charge through the choices offered to them by their browsing software.
If you refuse to store cookies on your device or if you disable those that have been stored, it is possible that you may no longer benefit from a certain number of features that may nevertheless be necessary to navigate certain sections of our Website. This would be the case if you were trying to access content or services that require you to identify yourself.
In such a case, we disclaim any responsibility for the consequences related to the poor functioning of our services that are due to our inability to record or access essential cookies which you may have refused or deleted. In the event that you choose not to accept cookies on your terminal’s hard drive, the operation of the Website may not be optimal on your device.
Article 4.1 – How to use our Consent Manager Platform (or CMP)
During your first visit to the Website, our CMP will appear to inform you about the different cookies used, their purpose(s), their publisher(s), and the duration of your choices regarding their use.
The CMP gives you the opportunity to:
- Accept all cookies used on the Website – “Allow All.”
- Choose cookies that can be used, purpose by purpose – “Customise Your Choices.”
- Refuse the use of all cookies, with the exception of those necessary for the proper functioning of the site – “Refuse All.”
Article 5 – Retention Periods
- Cookies placed on this site have a maximum lifespan of 13 months on your device.
- Your choices regarding the placement of cookies on our site are retained for 6 months.