1. Introduction and purpose
A cookie is a small text file that may be stored on your computer or mobile device that contains data
related to a website you visit. It may allow a website “remember” your actions or preferences over a
period of time, or it may contain data related to the function or delivery of the site.
Cookies can be set by the owner of the website or in some cases by third party services the website owner
allows to present other information, run content or provide other functionality such as analytics.
This purpose of this policy is to secure compliance with the EU ePrivacy Directive (2002/58/EC as amended
by 2009/136/EC), and the Irish ePrivacy Regulations, implemented by Statutory Instrument (S.I.) No. 336
of 2011 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Laws and regulations relating to cookies seek to protect individuals from having information placed on
their devices, or accessed on their devices, without their consent, that could interfere with the
confidentiality of their communications. Any cookies information that could be used to identify an
individual must comply with the requirements of GDPR as this would constitute processing of personal
Further information on cookies can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/ipg/basics/legal/cookies/index_en.htm
2. How are Cookies used on www.centaurfs.com?
are explicitly requested by the user for their session as per Regulation 5(5), SI 336 of 2011 (the ePrivacy
This website uses session cookies. Session cookies are used to deliver the basic functions of a website i.e.
to allow pages to remember technical changes or selections you may make between pages. Session
cookies are temporary cookies and are generally erased when you close your browser. Centaur does not
store session cookie related data.
The only third‐party cookies used by Centaur relate to Google Analytics and none of these types of cookies
are stored on the website. These cookies are used for tracking analytic data, which is not specific to any
individual web user. None of the information gathered could be used to identify an individual visitor of the
Centaur website. Centaur website visitors will be asked to consent to the use of Google Analytical cookies.
The information obtained by the third‐party cookies are stored on the individual’s own web browser.
Generally, an individual user’s own web browser should offer the choice to accept, refuse or delete
cookies from the Centaur website.
3. How are Cookies are managed on www.centaurfs.com?
When accessing www.centaurfs.com a pop‐up banner will appear at the bottom of the website
Consent can be withdrawn by clicking on the manage cookies link.
Once consent is provided for the first time it does not need to be obtained for future visits to the Centaur
website. However, every six months, visitors of the web site will be asked to reconfirm their consent.
Cookies that are required for essential functionality of the website do not require consent.
This policy is available to read to all web visitors. It is displayed at the bottom of the Centaur home page.