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Information about our use of cookies

This site uses cookies to store information on your computer.

Some of these cookies are essential to make our site work and others help us to improve it by giving us insight into how the site is being used.

These cookies are set when you submit a form, login or interact with the site by doing something that goes beyond clicking on simple links.

We also use some non-essential cookies to anonymously track visitors or enhance your experience of this site. If you're not happy with this, we won't set these cookies but some nice features on the site may be unavailable.

To control third party cookies, you can also adjust your browser settings.

By using our site you accept the terms of both our Cookies and Privacy Policy.

Sections:

  1. Cookies and how they Benefit You.

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites. Our cookies help us:

- Make our website work as you'd expect

- Improve the speed/security of the site

- Allow you to share pages with other social networks like Facebook

- Continuously improve our website for you

- Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)

We do not use cookies to:

- Pass data to advertising networks

- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties

- Pay sales commissions

- You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

  1. Granting us permission to use cookies.

If the settings on your software that you use to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies, then we take this fact, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

 

Cookie Name

Cookie Owner

Cookie Category

Cookie Description

AWSELB

Amazon Web Services

Functional

Session cookie to stick the session of a user to the same user, via the load balancer from Amazon.

CONSENT

 

 

 

cookieconsent_status

Irish Empire

Functional

Stores the cookie consent

__cfduid

CloudFlare

Functional/Security

Used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis.

_ga

Google

Analytics

Identify unique users across browsing sessions.

_gcl_au

Google

Advertising

Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services.

_gid

Google

Analytics

Used by Google to distinguish users.

_hp2_id.3538148622

CloudFlare

Functional

Cloud Flare technical cookie

_hp2_props.3538148622

CloudFlare

Functional

Cloud Flare technical cookie

em_cdn_uid

Embedly

Analytics

Measures the number of times an embedded element from a third party service has been used.

em_p_uid

Embedly

Functional

Cokie set to enable the functionality of the service.

fbm_*

Facebook

Functional

This cookie is set by Facebook for application integration and expires within one year (if Facebook is used to pass the age gate).

ie_au

Irish Empire

Functional

Used to identify new guest users.

ie_session

Irish Empire

Functional

Used to identify new users when they visit the website and also to login the users.

sparrow_id

CloudFlare

Functional/Security

This cookie is set by the CloudFlare service to identify trusted web traffic. It does not correspond to any user id in the web application, nor does the cookie store any personally identifiable information.

_biz_flagsA

CloudFlare

Functional/Analytics

Optimizely 3rd party – Cookies are used to remember users’ settings as well as for authentication and analytics.

_biz_nA

CloudFlare

Functional/Analytics

Optimizely 3rd party – Cookies are used to remember users’ settings as well as for authentication and analytics.

_biz_pendingA

CloudFlare

Functional/Analytics

Optimizely 3rd party – Cookies are used to remember users’ settings as well as for authentication and analytics.

_biz_uid

CloudFlare

Functional/Analytics

Optimizely 3rd party – Cookies are used to remember users’ settings as well as for authentication and analytics.

_biz_sid

CloudFlare

Functional/Analytics

Optimizely 3rd party – Cookies are used to remember users’ settings as well as for authentication and analytics.

 

Privacy implications vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings that you have chosen on these networks.

  1. Social Website Cookies

So you can easily "Like" or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.

- Making our shopping basket and checkout work

- There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

  1. Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called "analytics" programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

  1. Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our and a large proportion of the world's websites, as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites. It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive.