Cookie Policy

Blanchardstown & District Credit Union
Cookie Policy

Effective date: 2nd of October 2020


This policy should be read together with our Data Protection Privacy Policy, Terms and Conditions and Cookie Declaration.

Updates to this policy

From time to time we will update this policy if we change how we use cookies. The most up to date policy will always appear here.


What are cookies?

A cookie is a small piece of data that a website stores on the user’s computer or mobile device. Each cookie includes the name of the website and a unique transaction ID.

There are different types of cookies which carry out different functions. For example, there are necessary cookies which are required to allow the user to navigate the website effectively. There are also optional cookies which can be used to personalise content and ads and to analyse traffic to a website. The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies, we need your permission.

Generally speaking, cookies do not contain Personal Information about the user, unless you have separately furnished such information to the website. 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.


How do you change your cookie settings?

You can manage your cookie preferences by visiting our Cookies Declaration or by indicating your preferences on the cookie banner displayed when you first visit the website. 


How does the credit union use cookies?

Blanchardstown & District Credit Union uses “cookie” technology to simplify and improve your browsing experience and to better tailor the content of our website and apps (on whichever device you choose to use) to your requirements and preferences.

Blanchardstown & District Credit Union uses both necessary and optional cookies to enable our website to function and allow us to better understand users’ needs by analyzing which pages are the most popular and how long a user typically spends on a particular page. In some cases, these are third party cookies. Third party cookies are set or “dropped” by another website other than As our default setting, all optional cookies are turned off unless you choose to allow them.


Cookies do not in any way compromise the security of your computer. Visitors can use most of the features on this website with no loss of functionality if cookies are disabled from the web browser. However, some features, including our online banking system, require cookies to be enabled in order for the service to function properly.


This website uses the types of cookies listed below:


These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around websites and use the websites’ features. Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website such as our online banking services. The website cannot function properly without these cookies. Full details on the necessary cookies used by this website can be found in our cookie declaration.



Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites. 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. This information helps us improve our website so that you can have a better experience when you use it in the future. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. Full details on the statistics cookies used by this website can be found in our cookie declaration.



Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention of these cookies is to enable the credit union and its advertising partners display ads that are relevant and engaging for you across the wider web. Through the information gathered we can tailor our ads to show you only content which we think is relevant to you. Full details on the marketing cookies used by this website can be found in our cookie declaration.


Cookies and Social Media Sites

If you are accessing Blanchardstown & District Credit Union through a social media network, such as Facebook or Instagram, you may be subject to cookies operated by those third parties. The credit union is not responsible for the activities of third-party social media operators so you should check the privacy statements of those operators before using their facilities. The cookies policy applies to this website only.