Cookie Policy

This Policy applies to the users of the Applus+ Inspection Services Ireland Limited Website (i.e.https://www.ncts.ie), including the mobile versions of the Website, that Applus+ owns and operates.

Moreover, the Policy sets out information about cookies and other tracking technologies that are used in the context of the Websites, mobile apps and the online services we offer to you (the "Cookies"). The "Online Services" refer to the Websites, mobile apps and all information and services provided to you in connection with your use of the website including newsletters, mobile apps, reference tools and email communication.

What are cookies?

We use the term 'cookies' to refer to all technologies which store and access information on the device that you use to access the Online Services, such as your computer, tablet or mobile phone.  For example, we use http cookies, which are small data files (typically made up of numbers and letters) that are downloaded when you access our Online Services and allow us to recognise your device.

We use cookies to enhance the online experience of our visitors and to better understand how the Online Services are used. Cookies may tell us whether you have visited the Online Services before, or whether you are a new visitor.

What types of cookies exist?

Please review this section which provides an overview of the typology of cookies that may be used in an online environment.

According to the ownership of the cookie, they may be classified as:

  • First-party cookies: They are those being sent to the user´s computer or device from a computer or domain managed by the publisher himself (i.e. Applus+), and from which the website requested by the user is being provided.
  • Third-party cookies: They are those being sent to the user´s computer or device from a computer or domain that is not managed by the publisher, but by a different entity who processes the information collected through cookies.

According to the lifespan of the cookie, they may be classified as:

  • Session cookies: They are a type of cookie designed to collect and store information while the user visits a website.
  • Persistent cookies: They are a type of cookie in which the information stored in the computer or device may be accessed and processed over a period of time defined by the owner of the cookie, timeframe which can vary between a few minutes to several years.

According to the purpose of the cookie, they may be classified as:

  • Essential website cookies: These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. These cookies are deleted when you close your browser. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our site.
  • Analytical cookies: They are those that, processed either by the publisher itself, or by third-parties, allow for the quantification of the number of users and thus the measurement and statistical analysis of the web´s usage. To that end, an analysis of the users´ browsing the web is carried out for the purpose of improving the products and services offered.
  • Personalisation cookies: They are those that allow the user to access the website, platform or application, using predefined generic features based on a series of criteria set by the user´s computer or device, such as the language, the type of browser or the locale from which the website is accessed etc.

Which cookies do we use and why do we use them?

The following table sets out the different categories of Cookies that the Online Services use and why we use them.

Type of cookie

Cookie name

Source

Duration

What these cookies do

Essential website Cookie

CookieShow

CookiePreferences

complianceCookie

_RequestVerificationToken

Tcp

S

ncts_lang

Applus+ Inspection Services Ireland Limited

www.ncts.ie

14 days

This cookie is necessary to provide you with some of the features of the Online Services via the cookie acceptance banner.

Essential website Cookie

_RequestVerificationToken

Applus+ Inspection Services Ireland Limited

www.ncts.ie

Session only cookie

This cookie is necessary to provide you with some of the features of the Online Services. This is an anti-forgery cookie which prevents CSFR (Cross-Site Request Forgery) attacks.

Analytical Cookies

__utma

__utmb

__utmc

__utmt

__utmz

Applus+ Inspection Services Ireland Limited

www.ncts.ie

 

We use Google Analytics to collect information on how the Online Services is used and to report on the Online Services usage statistics.

Personalization Cookies

__livechat

__livechat_lastvisit

3rdparty

amplitude_idlivechatinc.com

amplitude_testlivechatinc.com

common_iwcs_5

main_window_timestamp

message_text

notification[personal_invitation]

recent_window

__lc.visitor_id.{…}

lc_window_state

autoinvite_callback

main_window_timestamp

message_text

notification[personal_invitation]

recent_window

__lc.visitor_id.{…}

lc_window_state

autoinvite_callback

 

livechatinc.com

Persistent and Session

Used to provide livechat service, and personalise that service for users. 

More information…https://www.livechatinc.com/privacy-policy/

Personalization Cookies

ai_session

ai_user

ARRAffinity

WFESessionId

PowerBi

 

Persistent and Session

The collection and processing of information about your use of this service to subsequently view NCTS statistics,  by accepting this option it will enable you to view the most up to date and current NCT statistics.

 

How can you exercise your choices regarding the installation/removal of cookies?

We only use Cookies based on your consent, with the exception of Cookies that are strictly necessary to provide you with our Online Services.  You have the right to choose whether or not to accept Cookies. However, they are an important part of how our Online Services work, so you should be aware that if you choose to refuse or remove Cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of the Online Services. 

If you don’t want the Online Services to use some Cookies, then you can accept or reject them by clicking on the cookies preference button on any page of the website.

Generally, you may also be able to control whether or not you accept Cookies through the settings of your own web browser or smartphone. Your web browser or smartphone gives you the option to delete all cookies, including all of our Cookies. Please note, however, that disabling Cookies in your browser may result in preventing access to some or all of the features of our Online Services and we decline any liability in this respect.

Explanations about how to manage settings of your web browser is often provided by your web browser on the "help" menu of your browser.

You may allow, block, or remove Cookies installed on your own device by changing the configuration of your browser. For additional information on how to block Cookies, you may access the following sections and links concerning the most popular browsers:

Please note that your choice to refuse Cookies is specific to the browser that you are using. So, if you make a choice to opt out from one device and you want your opt-out to apply to a different device as well, you will have to opt out from that device too.

As an additional step, concerning third-parties Cookies aiming at providing you with interest-based advertising, please note that third parties can participate in one of the following self-regulatory programs for online behavioural advertising, with corresponding user opt-outs:

  • Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) - (http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/)
  • Google Analytics - (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout)

If at any time you do not want your personal data to be used to allow third-parties to display advertisements or to personalise advertisements displayed to you, you can revoke your consent to these Cookies by adjusting your settings, using the tools provided by these third-parties (e.g. Google, Facebook) or through one of the above self-regulatory programs for online behavioural advertising, if the third party participates in one of them.

Most mobile devices provide you control over tracking for advertising purposes via the “Limit Ad Tracking” setting (more specific information for iOS devices here) or the “Opt out of Interest-Based Ads” setting (more specific information for Android devices here).

For further information about Cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.

Contact us

If you have any questions about our use of Cookies, please contact us at: info@ncts.ie

 

12th  October 2020