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cookie policy

Cookies Policy of Ulster Community Investment Trust Limited trading as Community Finance Ireland.

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

What Is A Cookie?​

A cookie is a small amount of data which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer (or other electronic device) if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. For more information about cookies, please visit or


We use the following cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies: These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that help you access our website and each of its web pages and subdomain, by enabling basic functions like cookie consent.

Analytical or performance cookies: These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Functionality cookies: These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

Targeting cookies: These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests and to pay commission to website operators you have been referred to us from. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.


We do not require your consent to use strictly necessary cookies. We request your consent before using analytical or performance cookies, functionality cookies, targeting cookies, marketing cookies or social media cookies.

You can find out more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Google Analytics
Metrics & Analytics
Personal Data: Cookies, Usage Data 30 Days

Contact Form
Contacting the User
Personal Data: Email Address 30 Days

Sending Messages
Personal Data: Email Address 30 Days

Sharing Information
Personal Data: User Account 30 Days

Sharing Information
Personal Data: User Account 30 Days  
Estimated 2,000 visitors per month
All data securely saved in database with SSL certificate.

Site speed & user recognition using WP Cache plugin
30 Days. We use cookies for returning applicants to review and finish off form submissions.

Please note that the following third parties may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These named third parties may include, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services. These third party cookies are likely to be analytical cookies or performance cookies or targeting cookies:

Google Analytics
WP Cache
Web Form

To deactivate the use of third party advertising cookies, you may visit the consumer page to manage the use of these types of cookies

Changing your cookie preferences

You can change your cookie preferences at any time by visiting to manage the use of cookies.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. To find out how to do this visit However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.

You can restrict the use of cookies within your browser, by activating its setting that allows you to refuse all or some cookies. If you have enabled third party persistent cookies on our site before, you will need to visit the third party website to set your privacy choices to decide how your information is used by that third party.

Except for essential/necessary and session cookies, any applicable Community Finance Ireland cookies set by us will expire after 90 days and after this time you will be asked to re-consent to the use of non-essential cookies. Third party and other cookies will expire in accordance with their individual cookie policies.

We may revise this cookie policy at any time by amending this page. Please check it from time to time to take notice of any changes we may make from time to time.