1. WHAT IS A COOKIE
A cookie is a small data file that is placed on your computer or mobile device ("device"). It allows a website to remember your actions or preferences over a length of time. It is sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive or tablet or mobile device. When you visit our sites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.
TYPES OF COOKIES USED
Necessary cookies: these are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, our website would not work properly and services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or secure customer accounts, cannot be provided.
Performance cookies: these collect information about how visitors use the website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. [These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.] We use these cookies to test different designs and features for our website and we also use them to help us monitor how our visitors reach our sites and how effective our advertising is.
Functional cookies: these allow the Website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise.
Social networking cookies: these are usually set by the social networking provider and enable you to share content from the Website with your friends through your favourite social networks.
Embedded Content: To support our journalism, we sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube and Flickr etc. As a result, when you visit a page containing such content, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. The Irish News does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party's website for more information.
MANAGING AND DISABLING COOKIES
Most web browsers give you some control over cookies through the browser settings. However, turning cookies off may interfere with your browsing experience.
By using the website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
If you do not want these cookies on your device, you can change your cookie settings at any time through your web browser settings. If you use more devices and/or browsers you will need to disable cookies on each device and on each browser separately.
Find out how to manage and disable cookies on popular browsers:
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
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Last Updated: 17th December 2018