Last updated: 16 August 2022

PetMatch.ie uses cookies on our website to help customise the Site and improve your experience of our platform. We also use cookies to analyse traffic, to prevent non-genuine users and/or malicious software from engaging in abusive activities on the Site and to enable performance and product improvements. 

We reserve the right to make changes to this Cookie Policy at any time and for any reason. We will alert you about any changes by updating the “Last Updated” date of this Cookie Policy.

Any changes or modifications will be effective immediately upon posting the updated Cookie Policy on the Site, and you waive the right to receive specific notice of each such change or modification.

You are encouraged to periodically review this Cookie Policy to stay informed of updates. You will be deemed to have been made aware of, and will be subject to, and will be deemed to have accepted the changes in any revised Cookie Policy by your continued use of the Site after the date such revised Cookie Policy is posted.


Information about cookies

A cookie is a small text file that is placed onto your computer (or other electronic device) when you access our website. Your web browser places cookies on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about your actions and preferences. They may also contain data related to the function and delivery of our website. 

The information we obtain from our use of cookies will not usually contain your personal data. Although we may obtain information about your computer or other electronic device – such as your IP address, your browser and/or other internet log information – this will not usually identify you personally. In certain circumstances, such as when you sign up to our newsletter, we may collect personal information about you, but only where you voluntarily provide it.

Our website may use different types of cookies in order to:

  • Make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable
  • Improve our services
  • Recognise you whenever you visit this website and distinguish you from other users of our site
  • Obtain information about your preferences and use of our site
  • Provide you with advertising that is tailored to your interests
  • Carry out research and data analysis to help us to improve our content and services and to better understand our customer preferences and interests


Types of Cookies: 


First-Party Cookies

First-party cookies are directly stored by the website you visit. These cookies allow website owners to collect analytics data and perform other useful functions that provide a good user experience.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google store this information and their privacy policy is available at: http://policies.google.com/privacy


Third-party cookies

Like many other websites, third parties may also set cookies on our website. They are typically used for cross-site tracking, retargeting and personalised advertising. These third parties are responsible for the cookies they set on our site and we have no control over them. For further information on how their cookies policies work, please visit their websites.


Managing cookies

Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default, however, you can manage cookies yourself.

You can set your web browser to refuse cookies, delete cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. You will need to visit the web browser’s site to manage this, but for ease we have provided links to popular browsers below:


For further information about cookies and how to manage or disable them we suggest you take a look at the http://www.aboutcookies.org/ website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

Please also note that if you change/block cookies then:

  • some parts of our website may not function properly or as well as they otherwise might;
  • changes will apply across all websites that you visit (unless you choose to block cookies only from particular websites); and
  • the settings that you change will only apply on the device on which you change the settings and will not apply across all other devices that you use.


Categories of Cookies:

The following cookies may be used by our Site: 

  • Strictly-necessary cookies: These cookies are essential for the website to run. These allow you to do things like log in securely.
  • Performance cookies: These cookies monitor site performance including how many visitors use our site, which pages they visit and how they interact with the site. These help us to improve our website. Performance cookies do not collect information that can personally identify a user. Any information these cookies collect is aggregated and anonymous. 
  • Functional cookies: Functional cookies are mostly used to enhance the performance of the Site as without them certain functions may not be available. They remember specific visitor’s preferences for the way they use our site, e.g. language settings or font size.
  • Targeting/advertising cookies: Targeting cookies collect information about individual visitors that enable us, or third parties, to provide relevant advertisements to those who have visited our site.


Specific Types of Cookies: 

The following cookies may be used by our Site: 

  • Account related cookies: If you create an account with us, then we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out; however, in some cases, they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences.
  • Login related cookies: We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.
  • Email newsletters related cookies: This site offers newsletter subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.
  • Orders processing related cookies: The site may offer e-commerce or payment facilities for specific users, and some cookies are essential to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that we can process it properly.
  • Surveys related cookies: From time to time, we may offer user surveys and questionnaires to provide you with interesting insights, helpful tools, or to understand our user base more accurately. These surveys may use cookies to remember who has already taken part in a survey or to provide you with accurate results after you change pages.
  • Forms related cookies: When you submit data through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
  • Site preferences cookies: In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences, we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page affected by your preferences.


For more information about how we use information collected by cookies, please refer to our Privacy Policy posted on the Site. 


Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments about this Cookie Policy, please contact us at: hello@petmatch.ie.