Cookie Policy

This cookie policy was last updated: 22 May 2018

McLaughlin McGonigle Accountants uses ‘cookies’ to help us remember certain information about your visits to our website including, but not limited to technical information about your visit, e.g. traffic data, location data, browser language, your IP address, the previous website from which you reached us and the type of browser you use. Our Privacy Statement will apply to how we treat the information we collect through cookies.  This website uses Google Analytics to gather anonymous statistics about visitors to the site and by continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

Types of cookies used on the McLaughlin McGonigle Accountants  (

We may place our cookies on your device via our website. Our Privacy Statement will apply to how we treat the information we collect through cookies. We may also allow our business partners to place cookies on your device.

The following are the main types of cookies used on the McLaughlin McGonigle Accountants website

Cookie Name Expiration Time Description
_ga 14

months from last visit

Used to distinguish visitors to site
_gid 24 hours from last visit Used to distinguish visitors to site
_gat 1 minute Used to throttle request rate.


(i) Google Cookies and Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how visitors use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers outside of Ireland, which may include the United States, Europe or Asia. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

(ii) More information

How Google uses cookies:

Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites: 

Managing and disabling cookies 

You can choose whether to accept cookies or not. Your browser may allow you to set how it handles cookies. You can manage cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to accept, refuse or delete cookies. If you use your browser setting to block all or some cookies (including strictly or technically necessary cookies) all or some parts of the website may not work as intended or may not work at all without cookies.

Changes to our Cookie Policy

We can change this Cookie Policy at any time. If we make material changes to this Cookie Policy, we will post the changed Cookie Policy on the website.