Privacy and Cookies Statement

At Merrion we understand how important the security and confidentiality of your information is to you. Our aim is to protect your information. To ensure the highest level of security of information passing between our clients and Merrions’ websites, Merrion uses a security technology known as SSL. This is an encryption method that scrambles information while it is moving from one source to another to prevent the information being viewed or tampered with.
Merrion’s secure network infrastructure includes these components

  • Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
  • Is a form of encryption that protects information being transmitted over the Internet to prevent it being tampered with during transit.

  • Encryption
  • Is a method of scrambling information while it moves from one source to another, that protects the contents.

  • Firewall
  • Is a method of keeping a network secure. Firewalls are commonly used to give users secure access to the Internet as well as to separate a company’s public web server from its internal network.

  • Cookies
  • Are small pieces of information that are placed on your computer by a website that you visit. Cookies can store information about your preferences and other information that can be read by the website on any subsequent visit by you. The information stored in a cookie relates to how you browse the website and allows the website to remember you and your preferences when you return to it.

    Cookies do not contain personal information from which you can be identified, unless you have provided such information to the website.

    More information on cookies, including how to disable cookies, can be found on aboutcookies.org. Under the Data Protection Acts of Ireland you have the right of access to information we hold about you on our records on payment of a nominal fee. Guidelines from the Data Protection Commissioner for the contents and use of Privacy Statements on websites can be found on http://www.dataprotection.ie/docs/PrivStatements/290.htm.
    Types of Cookies
    Session cookies only last for the duration of your visit to the website, and are deleted when you close your browser.

    Persistent cookies remain after you have closed your browser, and allow a website to remember your actions and preferences when you return.
    How does Merrion use Cookies?
    We use cookies to help us remember, understand and save your preferences for future visits, keep track of advertisements and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

    If you prefer, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies via your browser settings. Like most websites, if you turn your cookies off, some of our services may not function properly including access to your portfolio.

    Merrion will not personally identify visitors and will not use cookies to contact you. We are committed to respecting your privacy at all times.

    Cookies do not in any way compromise the security of your computer. You can continue to use this website with no loss of functionality if you choose to disable cookies on your computer.

    It is possible to allow cookies from specific websites by making them “trusted websites” in your internet browser. You can find out how to do this by visiting aboutcookies.org.
    Additional Information
    Merrion partners with third parties who provide services to us. You can navigate to these parties’ websites from our website. Our partners may use cookies, and you can find out more on their website.
    Audits and Inspections
    Merrions’ security infrastructure is regularly audited by external experts.
    Note on Virus Protection
    Merrion recommends that all users have up to date Anti Virus and Firewall protection on your PC (personal Firewalls are now available for home PCs).