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Cookie Policy

Stepstone Learning Ltd., trading as STEPSTONE Consulting (“STEPSTONE Consulting,” “we” “us” or “our”)  respects the privacy of all visitors to our website. This cookie policy outlines our policy concerning the use of cookies on stepstoneconsulting.com. We may update our Cookie Policy from time to time to reflect any changes in technology or legislation which may affect the way in which cookies are used by us and how you as a user, can manage them.

 

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files sent from a website and stored in the user’s web browser while user is browsing a website. There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date. They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

When users visit the same website again, the browser sends cookies back to the website allowing the website to recognise the user and remember things like personalised details or preferences. More information about cookies and details of how to manage or disable them can be found on www.aboutcookies.org. Please note that if you choose to opt-out of receiving cookies, you may lose some features and / or functionality of stepstoneconsulting.com.

 

Which cookies does STEPSTONE Consulting use?

When you use the stepstoneconsulting.com website the following types of cookies can be set on your device:

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for.

Some examples of these cookies include:

  • Identifying you as being signed in to a website and keeping you logged in throughout your visit
  • Remembering the content of your shopping cart while browsing an eCommerce website.

These cookies don’t usually contain any personally identifiable information and are typically set by websites to provide services such as eCommerce and log in facilities.

Performance cookies

These cookies are used to collect statistical information about visitors of the website and the pages they view.

These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. The information these cookies collects is aggregated and used anonymously. We use these cookies to understand what content is popular which helps us to improve our website. For more information on how to manage cookies, including opt-out of performance cookies please visit: www.aboutcookies.org.

Functional cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced and more personal features.

Some examples of such features include:

  • Remembering your preferences and settings such as redirect to mobile version of the site when you are browsing with a smart phone
  • Remembering your favourites when browsing particular websites
  • Remembering when you’ve voted in a poll or rated a something so that you don’t do this more than once during your visit.

If you have an account on a particular website, a cookie on your computer lets the website remember your user name and email address so you don’t have to enter it again when you are commenting or writing a review. For more information on how to manage cookies, including opting-out of functional cookies please visit:www.aboutcookies.org.

Targeting and advertising cookies

These cookies are used to deliver advertising that is 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.

They are usually placed by advertising networks with our permission. They remember that you have visited a website; this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation. Some examples of services that use these types of cookies include Google AdSense or DoubleClick. If you wish to opt-out of targeting and advertising cookies please visit: www.youronlinechoices.com.

Other third party cookies

Some cookies that have been set on our websites are not related to STEPSTONE Consulting. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Facebook, these service providers may set their own cookies on your web browser. We do not control the use of these cookies and cannot access them due to the way that cookies work, as cookies can only be accessed by the party who originally set them. You should check the third party websites for more information about these cookies.

Examples of cookies that we use on our website

NameTypeExpiration timePurpose
WordpressEssential1 yearWordpress Cookies are used to confirm user logins, track and keep persistent user preferences.
CloudflareEssential4 Months - 2 YearsCloudflare use cookies in order to identify malicious visitors to websites, web-traffic filtration, to reduce the chance of blocking legitimate users, and to provide customized services. Cloudflare use cookies and other similar technologies, in order to provide a better service to you and to generally improve the website performance.
Google AnalyticsAnalytics and Performance730 DaysWe use Google Analytics to track how many individual users we have, and how often they visit the Site.
FacebookAnalytics and Performance1 yearWe use Facebook pixels and other tracking cookies in order to identify customer preferences and monitor marketing campaigns.
ArloEssential1 yearWe use a 3rd Party cloud based Training Scheduling Platform that enables users to Book Courses and Login to provide essential training information related to our courses.
WPEngineEssential28 monthsWPEngine cookies are used by our 3rd Party Hosting Provider to identify trusted web traffic, to analyze trends, administer the Site, track users’ movements around the Site, and gather demographic information about the user base as a whole, for tracking the website performance and usage. WPEngine also uses third party cookies ( Google Analitycs, Hubspot, Zendesk etc.) in order to provide support services to its customers. For more informations click here: WPEngine Cookie Policy

We may also use tracking beacons (also known as “clear GIFs” or “pixel tags”) or similar technologies on our Site to enable us to know whether you have visited a web page or received a message.

Change cookie settings

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

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How to contact us:

We can be contacted at: STEPSTONE Consulting, Fitzwilliam Hall, Fitzwilliam Place Dublin 2. Ireland. D02 T292. Tel: +353 (0)1 902 3838. We can be contacted by post or phone at the above address, or by email at contact@stepstoneconsulting.com.

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