What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small text file sent by a website server to the browser (e.g. internet explorer, chrome) on your computer or mobile device. Cookies help recognise and provide a memory between the device and the website. They allow storage of user preferences and enable a user to navigate easily between pages, sign in and in general will improve the online experience.
We use different types of cookies including:
These are cookies which are required for certain features of our website to work. For example, cookies are required to remember if you are signed in as you browse around our website.
These help us personalise your experience by remembering your preferences and settings.
These help us understand how visitors gain access to our content and interact with it. Analytical cookies are set by third parties such as Google Analytics. We collect information on which webpages visitors go to, how often and to ensure our site pages are working properly.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Some of the cookies set on our website are served by third parties and not directly related to us. They do this to track the success of their application or to customise it for you. This can apply to social media platforms. If you are a member of a social media site and logged in, the interfaces can allow the social media site to connect your site visit and browsing behaviour to the personal data held on your social media site. Third-party cookies are used to facilitate this. These third parties have their own security, privacy and cookie policies. You are advised to review these separately.
Managing your Cookie preferences
Cookies are designed to improve your user experience, but you can to set restrictions on the types of cookies that can be stored on your device. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to accept different type of cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. Please visit your browsers help page for more information. It is important to note it may affect your ability to use our services if you choose to restrict or disable cookies. To learn more about managing your cookie preferences you can use the help option in your browser for more details.
Data Protection in Ireland
More information on data privacy rights is available directly from the website of the Irish Data Protection commissioner http://www.dataprotection.ie