spunout.ie Cookies Policy


A “cookie” is a small file that may be stored on your computer or mobile device by a website you visit. Cookies can allow sites to record your activities or preferences, or contain data useful for the proper functioning of the site itself. Cookies can be set by the owner of the website or by third party services authorised by the owner to carry out functions such as web analytics.

There are two main types of cookie: “session” cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser, while “persistent” cookies remain on your device after you go offline and allow sites you visit to “remember” you and your preferences.

spunout uses cookies that track user behaviour. Through analysis, the information gathered is used to improve our service and user experience. Visitors to spunout are prompted with a notification asking them to give clear consent to the site’s use of cookies via an opt-in checkbox. Visitors can deny or withdraw consent for spunout cookies if they wish (see below), though this may reduce the overall quality of your experience using spunout.

The following types of Cookie are used on spunout:

  • WordPress Cookies: Our content management system utilises cookies to enable some features of the website. You can find out more on the WordPress website. WordPress Cookies are necessary for spunout to work and cannot be opted out of.
  • Google Analytics Cookies: These are used to collect information on 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, the pages they visited, and how they have interacted with the pages. You can find out more about Google Analytics cookies on their website. Google Analytics Cookies can be opted out of by clicking ‘Use necessary cookies only’.
  • Stripe Cookies: Our donation management system, Stripe, utilises cookies to enable website visitors to make a donation to spunout through our website. You can find out more about Stripe cookies on the Stripe website. Stripe Cookies can be opted out of by clicking ‘Use necessary cookies only’.
  • Third-party marketing cookies: As well as spunout’s own cookies, you may also experience third-party services that set their own cookies to monitor usage statistics and personalise adverts. These cookies help us understand if our advertisements are effective and enables us to reach the right people with our adverts. These include cookies set by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube (Google), TikTok, Snapchat, and Google Ads. All of these cookies can be opted out of by clicking ‘Use necessary cookies only’.

Opting Out of Cookies

We use strictly necessary cookies to make our site work. You are automatically opted out of all cookies that are not necessary for the site to function. You can have our website remember your opt-out by clicking the ‘Use necessary cookies only’ button on the cookie bar at the bottom of the screen.

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