What are cookies?

“Cookies” are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

This means you can use the site more efficiently and save time by not having to re-enter your details each time you visit. They also make sure you receive the most relevant information from Shannon Management Services. For us, cookies help us to analyse how our customers interact with our sites so we can make improvements.

We use three types of cookies on our websites: • Session cookies that are deleted after each visit. • Persistent cookies that remain in place across multiple visits to our sites. • Third party cookies that are used by our approved business partners. Some of these cookies are essential and some are non-essential.

Some cookies are essential

Certain cookies are necessary in order for you to use our website. These are used ‘in-session’ each time you visit and then expire when you leave the site. They’re not stored on your computer and they don’t contain any personal data. However, you can delete them via your browser if you wish to, but this will restrict the functions that you’re able to carry out on our sites. For more information about how to disable cookies in your browser please visit the About cookies website​

Here’s a list of essential cookies :- 

Session cookies

These enable you to carry out some essential functions on our website, such as maintaining log in details for the session. They also help by minimising the need to transfer information across the internet. They are not stored on your computer and they expire when you terminate your browser session.

Tracking cookies

These enable us to recognise repeat visitors to the site. By matching an anonymous, randomly generated identifier, we’re able to record specific browsing information such as how you arrive at the site, the pages you view, options you select, and the path you take through the site. By monitoring this information we’re able to make improvements to our sites.

We use Google Analytics to analyse page use, page interactions and the routes our customers take through our sites. These are known as ‘web metrics’. We don’t record any personal information you provide during an on-site purchase or any other process

Performance Cookies

These cookies collect information about how you use our websites, for instance, which pages you go to most often and if you get error messages from those pages.  We only use these cookies to improve how our websites work.

Some cookies are non-essential

These cookies are usually supplied by our business partners and help us to filter out irrelevant messages or pop-ups and to make sure that we only send you information that’s interesting and relevant to you. We also use some non-essential cookies for analytical purposes.

You can accept or block cookies

By using our websites you agree that we can place both essential and non-essential cookies on your device.

You can block any cookies from any website through your browser settings. For more information about how to disable cookies in your browser please visit the About cookies website. If you share the use of a computer, accepting or rejecting the use of cookies will affect all users of that computer.

Find out more

You’ll find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org, which gives details on how to delete cookies from your computer. For information on how to do this on your mobile phone browser, please see your handset manual.

Policy updates

Changes to this policy require the approval of the Shannon Management Services Executive Director. The updated version of this policy will be effective upon its posting on the Shannon FMS web site. Please check this page to review the most up-to-date version of this policy.

This website uses the following cookies:



More Information


The JSESSIONID cookie is used to store a session identifier such that New Relic can monitor session counts for an application. The cookie value is generated by Jetty. The JESESSIONID cookie is associated with the Shannon Management Services domain.

JSESSIONID expires 5 minutes after creation.


The NREUM cookie stores navigation start time as well as hash codes of the document location and referring page URLs. Navigation start time is required to measure end user response time. The cookie is written when the current page unloads (i.e. as the next navigation begins). The document location and referrer are used to validate that the start time refers to the page that was previously being viewed or refreshed (to avoid using an invalid start time from a different navigation).This cookie is only created in browsers that do not support the Web Timing API. When a browser supports the Web Timing API a native interface can be used to determine navigation start time. Note that although Firefox 7 and higher support the Web Timing API, a bug exists in the browser’s implementation that New Relic works around by using this cookie.

NREUM is a session cookie. It is deleted when the browser closes.

Google Analytics

Collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.


tracks where a visitor came from (search engine, search keyword, link)


tracks each user’s number of visits, first, last visit.

__utmb and __utmc

are used to track when a visit starts and ends to some decent time resolution (c expires quickly). If you look at cookie state changes (e.g. using firecookie), you will see these change a lot.


is used for user-custom variables in Analytics


www.shannonfms.ie rests on a Flash Platform. To experience and have full functionality of our site you must allow Flash cookies. This cookie optimises user interaction, reduces internet connection bandwidth and increases page load time.


Features for sharing via Facebook. Does not set a cookie by itself, but if one is present it will read it.


Sessions work by creating a unique id (UID) for each visitor and store variables based on this UID. The UID is either stored in a cookie or is propagated in the URL.


Generates temporary unique identifier to track navigation of new users.


We provide clients secure login access to view progress of developing websites and other client side information. Each attempt to login is recorded on our website Content Management System using this cookie.