Cookies

By continuing to use Bank of Ireland’s websites, you consent to the use of cookies.

What is a cookie?
Cookies are small pieces of information, stored in simple text files, placed on your computer by a website. Cookies can be read by the website on your subsequent visits. The information stored in a cookie may relate to your browsing habits on the web page, or a unique identification number so that the website can "remember" you on your return visit. Generally speaking, cookies do not contain personal information from which you can be identified, unless you have furnished such information to the website.
 
How do Bank of Ireland use cookies?
Bank of Ireland uses cookies to collect information about visitors' use of the website, including things like connection speed, operating system details, the time and duration visits and IP addresses. The information collected by cookies enables Bank of Ireland to understand the use of its site, including the number of visitors it has, the pages viewed per session, time exposed to particular pages etc. This in turn helps to provide visitors with a better experience. Bank of Ireland will not attempt to personally identify visitors from their IP addresses.
 
Advertisements and promotional information are displayed on Bank of Ireland’s websites. These are presented to all users. Cookies may also be used to present specific marketing or advertising messages to you, using targeting cookies (see below for more information about targeting cookies)
 
Cookies do not in any way compromise the security of your computer. Visitors can use most of Bank of Ireland’s websites with no loss of functionality if cookies are disabled from the web browser. Bank of Ireland’s 365 online banking service, including Mobile Banking, requires cookies to be enabled in order for the service to function properly.
 
What types of cookies does Bank of Ireland use?
 
Bank of Ireland uses the following cookie types:
 

Cookie type

Cookie purpose

Necessary

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around websites and use the websites’ features, such as accessing secure websites or secure areas of websites. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like online banking and mobile banking, cannot be provided.

Functionality

These cookies allow Bank of Ireland’s websites to remember choices you make (such as your preferred language) and provide enhanced, more personal features.  These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. Other examples include cookies that keep track of your progress when filling online application forms.

Performance

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. Bank of Ireland uses first-party analytics cookies for this purpose.

Targeting Cookies

Targeting cookies remember individual websites you have visited and help Bank of Ireland to present relevant and targeted online advertising to you.  Targeting cookies may be placed on your machine when you visit a Bank of Ireland website page.  When targeting cookies have been placed on your device, they can be recognised by subsequent websites you visit, and this allows those sites to present targeted Bank of Ireland and third party advertising to you.  While targeting cookies can track your visits around different websites, the information collected is anonymous.

Users can set their browsers to accept or reject all, or certain, cookies. If you would like more information how to manage cookies, please see the next section, ‘How to manage and disable cookies’.

 
How to manage and disable cookies?
For more information about how to manage cookies, including opting-out of different types of  cookies please visit: http://www.aboutcookies.org

You can also find more information about how to opt-out of targeting cookies by visiting: http://www.youronlinechoices.com
 
Please note: Bank of Ireland’s 365 online banking service, including Mobile Banking, requires cookies to be enabled in order for the service to function properly. If you disable cookies, you will not be able to use our online and mobile banking services.