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Cookie Policy


This policy sets out the obligations of BHP Community Ltd. trading as BHP Insurance (“The Company”), which is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.  Registered office: Otter House, Modern Plant Building, Naas Road, Dublin 22.

This policy is in relation to data protection and the rights of the data subjects in respect of Cookies under EU Regulation 2016/679 the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and the Irish legislation contained within the Data Protection Acts 1988 to 2018 (The Act).

This policy sets out the company’s obligations regarding the collection, processing, transfer, storage, and disposal of personal data.  The procedures and principles set out herein must be followed at all times by the Company’s employees, agents, contractors, or other parties working for or on behalf of the Company.

The Company is committed not only to the letter of the law, but also to the spirit of the law and places a high degree of importance on the correct, lawful, and fair handling of all personal data, respecting the legal rights, privacy, and trust of all individuals with whom it deals.

Notwithstanding the above, the Company views all aspects of data protection as a positive factor that allows us to engage in an open and transparent manner with our customers.


This website uses Cookies and similar technologies in order to distinguish you from other users.  By using Cookies, we are able to provide you with a better experience and to improve our website by better understanding how you use it.

Cookies are small pieces of information stored in simple text files, placed on your computer by a website. Cookies can be read by the website on your subsequent visits. The information stored in the cookie may relate to your browsing habits on the webpage, or a unique identification number so that the website can remember you on your return visit.  Generally speaking, cookies do not contain personal information from which you can be identified, unless you’ve furnished such information to the website.  You can change the settings on your internet browser to refuse all cookies if you wish.

We use cookies to collect information about visitors use of the website, including things like connection speed, operating system details, the time and duration of visits, and IP addresses.  The information collected by cookies enables us to understand the use of our website, including the number of visitors that we have, the pages viewed, time exposed to particular pages, etc.  This in turn helps us to provide visitors with a better experience.  We will not attempt to personally identify visitors from their IP addresses.

Cookies do not in any way compromise the security of your computer.  Visitors can use most of our website with no loss of functionality if cookies are disabled from the web browser.

Please read this Cookie Policy carefully and ensure that you understand it.  Your acceptance of our Cookie Policy is deemed to occur if you continue using our website or when you press the button on our Cookie prompt or when you have selected your preferred Cookie options in our Cookie prompt button.

If you do not agree to our Cookie Policy, please stop using our website immediately.

Definitions and Interpretation

In this Cookie Policy, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the following meanings:

Cookie – means a small file placed on your computer or device by our website when you visit certain parts of our website and/or when you use certain features of our website.

Cookie Law – means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 and of EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).

Personal Data – means any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data, as defined by the Data Protection Acts 1988 to 2018 or EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).

We – means BHP Community Ltd. trading as BHP Insurance, (“The Company”) a company registered in Ireland under Registered Number 602608.

Information About Us

Information required for Cookies –

Our website is owned and operated by: BHP Insurance.

Data Protection Officer: BHP Insurance is not required to make a formal appointment of a person to the role of Data Protection Officer.

How to contact the appropriate authority: If you are not happy with any aspect of how your data is used, you also have the right to complain to the Data Protection Commission in Ireland.  You can contact the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner at –

Telephone: +353 (0)765 0100 or 1800 437 737;

Postal Address: Data Protection Commission, 21 Fitzwilliam Square South, Dublin 2, D02 RD28.

How Does Our Website Use Cookies?

Our website may place and access certain first party Cookies on your computer or device.  First party Cookies are those placed directly by us and are used only by us.  We use Cookies to facilitate and improve your experience of our website and to provide and improve our products.  We have carefully chosen these Cookies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy and personal data is protected and respected at all times.

By using our website, you may also receive certain third-party Cookies on your computer or device.  Third party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than us.  All Cookies used by and on our website are used in accordance with current Cookie Law.  We may use some or all the following types of Cookie:

Types of Cookies that may be used on our website:

Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly.  These cookies ensure basic functionalities and security features of the website, anonymously.

Functional cookies help to perform certain functionalities like sharing the content of the website on social media platforms, collect feedbacks, and other third-party features.

Performance cookies are used to understand and analyse the key performance indexes of the website which helps in delivering a better user experience for the visitors.

Analytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website.  These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.

Advertisement cookies are used to provide visitors with relevant ads and marketing campaigns.  These cookies track visitors across websites and collect information to provide customised ads.

Other uncategorised cookies are those that are being analysed and have not been classified into a category as yet.

Cookies on our website are not permanent and will expire after a defined period.

For more details of the personal data that we collect and use, the measures we have in place to protect personal data, your legal rights, and our legal obligations, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

Analyst tracking software – Google Analytics

We may use Google Analytics, a service provided by Google, like many other websites.  The cookies set by it gather anonymous data of how people are using this website and then provide us with visitor statistics, details of page views, etc., which enables us to provide better and more relevant content for visitors in the future.  You can opt-out of Google Analytics by visiting the Google Ads Settings page on the Google website.

Consent and Control

Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a description of a pop-up cookie prompt requesting your consent to set those Cookies.

By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling us to provide the best possible experience and service to you.  You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies (unless those Cookies are strictly necessary); however certain features of our website may not function fully or as intended.  You will be given the opportunity to allow and/or deny different categories of Cookie that we use.  You can return to your Cookie preferences to review and/or change them at any time.

In addition to the controls that we provide, you can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser.

Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all Cookies or only third-party Cookies.  By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies, but this can be changed.

Changes to this Cookie Policy

We may alter this Cookie Policy at any time.  Any such changes will become binding on you on your first use of our website after the changes have been made.  You are therefore advised to check this page from time to time.

In the event of any conflict between the current version of this Cookie Policy and any previous version(s), the provisions current and in effect shall prevail unless it is expressly stated otherwise.

Further Information

If you would like to know more about how we use Cookies, please contact us at.

BHP Insurance, Plaza 211, Blanchardstown Corporate Park 2, Dublin 15, D15 AP2D.

+353 1 4277600

For more information about privacy, data protection and our terms and conditions, please visit the following:

Effective date

This Cookie Policy is effective from 25 May 2018 until further notice.

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