Our site and cookies 

KPMG websites use small text files called ‘cookies’ which are placed on your computer or device whenever you visit our website. This allows the site to remember who you are and serves a number of purposes. Below is a list of the types of cookies used on our websites:

Purpose Description Type & Expiry
Performance (i.e. User’s Browser) Our web sites are built using common internet platforms. These have built-in cookies which help compatibility issues (e.g. to identify your browser type) and improve performance (e.g. quicker loading of content). Session

Deleted upon closing the browser
Security (e.g. Asp .NET) Cookies If you register for access to a restricted area, our cookies ensure that you are logged in securely and only you see your information for the duration of your visit. You will still need your username and password to access the areas.

Session

Deleted upon closing the browser
Site Preferences Our cookies may also remember your site preferences (e.g. language) or seek to enhance your experience (e.g. by personalising a greeting or content). This will apply to areas where you have registered specifically for access or create an account.

Session

Deleted upon closing the browser
Analytical We use Google Analytics to help us understand how users use our web site. This allows us to improve the quality and content on our site for our visitors. The aggregated statistical data cover items such as total visits or page views, and referrers to our web site.

Persistent

Deleted automatically after 2 years

 

Our cookies by themselves do not tell us your email address or otherwise identify you personally. In our analytical reports, we do not obtain other identifiers including IP addresses.

 

By navigating on our website or entering your login details to access areas reserved for registered users, you agree that we can place these cookies on your computer or device.

 

Although most browsers automatically accept cookies, you can choose whether or not to accept cookies via your browser’s settings (often found in your browser’s Tools or Preferences menu). You may also delete cookies at any time. However, please be aware that if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to fully experience some of our web site features.

 

Further information about managing cookies can be found in your browser’s help file or through sites such as www.allaboutcookies.org.

 

Questions or comments about KPMG’s cookies activities can be addressed to webmaster@kpmg.ie.