We use Cookies on the CanavanByrne.ie website.

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your device. It has information in it that allows us to "remember" something as you visit pages on the site - for example whether or not you are logged in. In this document we'll explain why we set cookies, what information they contain and what choices you have as a user of this site.

We've divided this into sections so that you can easily find what you're looking for:

Necessary Cookies

Session Cookies

We use session cookies on our site so that you can log in, reset a forgotten password, make purchases, view invoices and be distinguished from other visitors on our website. This way your "session" (visit) on our site doesn't get confused with somebody else's "session". Session cookies are essential to our website's functionality and they are deleted once you close your browser window.

Payment Gateway

Once you begin the purchase process on this website, our Payment Gateway provider will place cookies on your device. Without these cookies, you will not be able to make a purchase. These cookies are also used by the Payment Gateway to detect fraudulent behaviour and mitigate illegal card payments.

__stripe_sid is a cookie which lasts for 30 minutes and allows Stripe to distinguish you from other visitors who may be purchasing at the same time. You are not identifed personally.

__stripe_mid is a cookie that lasts for 1 year and identifies your device with a unique id.

m is a cookie that lasts for 10 years and helps Stripe to identify the device type accessing the website so that payment forms can be formatted properly.

You can safely delete these cookies after you have made a purchase. Since we don't set these cookies ourselves, you can learn more about them at https://stripe.com/cookies-policy/legal.

User Preference Cookie

If you choose to adjust your cookie preferences on our site, we will set a cookie on your device called CookieConsent which lasts for 1 year.

This cookie is only set if you choose to adjust your cookie preferences on this site. You can remove this cookie at any time, if you do, then all necessary and statistical cookies will be turned on, and your preferences removed.

You can use the cookie banner on the website to change your preference, or you can set it using the Cookie settings at the bottom of this page.

Remember Me

We use a Remember Me feature on some of our Login forms. This sets a cookie on your device with a random 32 alphanumeric hash. An example would look like this:

This cookie is set for 60 days and is automatically deleted if you manually log out. You can delete this cookie anytime, all it means is that you will have to manually log in next time you want to access your user account.

Forms with a Remember Me setting carry a warning about cookies so that you can decide for yourself whether or not you want to use this feature or delete the cookie yourself from your Browser settings. You can also remove this feature using the Cookie settings at the bottom of this page.

Statistical Cookies

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to learn about how visitors use our site so that we can make decisions. We do not collect any data that could identify you personally. All data, including your IP address, is anonymised before it is sent to Google Analytics servers in Ireland. We keep this data for 26 months before deletion.

You'll recognise Google Analytics cookies as follows:

  1. _ga - set for 2 years. Assigns a randomly generated number to identify each unique visitor throughout their visit on our site. Provides visitor, session and campaign data.
  2. _gid - set for 24 hours. Used to uniquely identify visitors.
  3. _gat - set for 1 day. Used to throttle request rate.

Since we don't set these cookies ourselves, you can learn more about them at https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies.

If you want to turn off Google Analytics on our site, you can do so by using the cookie banner at the top of the page, or by using the Cookie settings at the bottom of this page.

Marketing Cookies

We use Facebook and Google to advertise our services, measure the effectiveness of our advertising and as well as providing personalised ads to you after your visit to this website. If you agree to marketing, cookies are set on your device by Facebook and Google. The data collected includes your IP address, browser type, location, actions taken and pages visited. If you are logged in to either your Facebook or Google account, this data is combined with personal data in your account to supply you with highly relevant advertising. Please note that Personalised Advertising is a feature that can only be activated with your prior consent.

  1. _fbp - set for 3 months. Pixel used by Facebook to deliver statistical analysis and all their advertising products.
  2. fr - set for 3 months. This cookie is used by Facebook to deliver advertising products.
  3. tr - session. Pixel used by Facebook to deliver advertising products.
  4. common/calvary_endpoint - session. Pixel used by Facebook to deliver relevant ads and also limit ads shown to a visitor.

Since we don't set these cookies ourselves, you can learn more about them at https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/.

  1. ga_audiences - session. Pixel used by Google to re-engage visitors based on their aggregate online activity.

Since we don't set these cookies ourselves, you can learn more about them at https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies. Google users can additionally control ads personalised to them using their Google Account (https://myactivity.google.com).

(For all non-Google or non-Facebook users who would like to opt-out of marketing, please try the settings provided by the Digital Advertising Alliance.)


We use buttons to allow you to share our content on Social Media. Some of these buttons will attempt to set cookies on your device even if you don't use them. But please note, they are turned off by default. If you want them to set a cookie, just click on the "Other" button in the cookie banner.

  1. Facebook https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/
  2. Twitter https://twitter.com/en/privacy
  3. LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy
  4. Pinterest https://policy.pinterest.com/en/cookies

Please note we use the no-cookie version of Youtube, so no cookies are set if you watch a video.

Handle Cookies by Adjusting Your Browser Settings

Each browser is different, but most will allow you to:

  • Delete cookies
  • Accept or block cookies on a site by site basis
  • Refuse or Accept all Third party cookies
  • Add the Do not Track directive to your browser preventing you from being tracked on the internet

Since all browsers are a little different in how these settings can be made, we recommend you visit All About Cookies where you will find detailed instructions for almost all known browser types.

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I did a training course facilitated by Canavan and Byrne before setting up my own daycare service. I found this course invaluable to me.There were effectively three sources of learning, the course content, the tutors' wealth of knowledge and the other participant's wide and varied experiences. The follow-up and support between classes was excellent. The content was thorough. It was delivered with great skill and enthusiasm and know-how. I highly recommend it to anyone setting up. I have just set up my second centre and Canavan and Byrne have continued to provide support.

Fionnuala O'Malley, Happy Steps, Kilcock