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Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

Tourism Ireland respects your privacy and, in addition to our cookie policy below, encourages you to read our privacy statement.

A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web server which enables a website and/or mobile app to recognise repeat users, facilitate the user's ongoing access to and use of a website and/or the mobile app and allows the website and/or mobile app to track usage behaviour and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements and targeted advertising.
 
We collate information on all the Website traffic that is represented in aggregate format through cookies. We use third parties such as Google Analytics to collect user information, including through the use of cookies (flash and non-flash) and web beacons.  They help us to improve the Website and to deliver many of the functions that make your browser experience more user friendly.   You can find a list of cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below. A cookie will not provide us with personal data; therefore if you have not supplied us with any personal data you can still browse the Website anonymously.
 
We use a combination of session cookies to control the website functionality. This type of cookie expires and is deleted when you close your browser.

First party cookies:
 

COOKIE PURPOSE EXPIRES
ASP.NET_SessionId Keeps the user session ID for security reasons. Session
CMSCsrfCookie Store's a security token that the system uses to validate all form data submitted via POST requests. Helps protect against Cross site request forgery Session
CMSPreferredCulture Stores the visitor's preferred content culture. Session
 
Custom cookies:
 
COOKIE PURPOSE EXPIRES
.ASPXFORMSAUTH Stores the user's encrypted authentication ticket when using authentication on the ‘My Opportunities’ area of this website. Session
consumer_message This website displays a cookies policy banner on every website’s page. Once the user clicks on “Close this message” icon, a functional cookie is created and stored on the user’s device and is deleted after 1 year. When the functional cookie exists the cookie banner will not be displayed to the user. 1 Year
 
Third party cookies:

You should also be aware that there are cookies which are found in other companies' internet tools which we are using to enhance the Website. You will see ‘social buttons’ on the Website, including but not limited to Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook which enable you to share or bookmark certain web pages.  These websites have their own cookies, which are controlled by them.
 
PROVIDER NAME PURPOSE MORE INFO
DoubleClick DSID and others Advertising. www.doubleclickbygoogle.com
ShareThis __stid, pxcelBcnLcy, pxcelPage_c010 Link Sharing Platform. www.sharethis.com
Google Analytics __unam, __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmt, __utmz , and others Collect user browsing behaviour. www.google.com/analytics

For information on Facebook cookies please visit https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/cookies or https://www.facebook.com/help/cookie/ 
 
By using the Website you are agreeing to the use of cookies as described in this Policy (i.e. you are agreeing to the placement of cookies on your device unless you specifically choose not to receive cookies).

The ‘Help Menu’ on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. You can also disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as flash cookies, by changing the add-on's settings or visiting the website of its manufacturer.

For more information about cookies and managing them including how to turn them off, please visit www.cookiecentral.com.  However, because cookies allow you to take advantage of some of the Website's essential features, we recommend you leave them turned on as otherwise you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Website or other websites which you visit.

How to contact us
 
The data controller (as defined in Data Protection Legislation) for the Website and services provided through the Website is Tourism Ireland Limited, located at 5th Floor Bishop's Square, Redmond's Hill, Dublin, D02 TD99, Ireland.
 
You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email or write to us at the following address.

DPO
Tourism Ireland,
5th Floor Bishop's Square,
Redmond's Hill,
Dublin D02 TD99
Ireland
E: dpo@tourismireland.com
 
We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.
 
We will not levy any charge in respect of the above actions.