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SpunOut.ie Cookies Policy

SpunOut.ie Policy August 1st, 2018

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 closer 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.ie uses cookies that track user behaviour. Through analysis, the information gathered is used to improve our service and user experience. Visitors to SpunOut.ie 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.ie cookies if they wish (see below), though this may reduce the overall quality of your experience using SpunOut.ie.

The following types of Cookie are used on SpunOut.ie:

  • Google Analytics: used to track visitors. Collects information about 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 and the pages they visited.

  • exp_last_activity; exp_last_visit; exp_tracker: all used by the ExpressionEngine Content Management System upon which SpunOut.ie is built.
  • comScore: collects information about 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 and the pages they visited.
  • Disqus: used to track visitors. Used for commenting by users, with integration to Facebook and other social networks. Disqus themselves use Google Analytics to track users of their commenting system.
  • Third-party cookies: as well as SpunOut.ie’s own cookies, you may also experience third-party services that set their own cookies to monitor usage statistics. These includes cookies set by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.

Opting Out of Cookies

The easiest way to delete or refuse cookies is via the help section of your web browser. However you should be aware that if you do not allow cookies, you might not have full access to all the services we offer. Some of our content may also not display properly without cookies.

See below links to visit if you want to remove or disable cookies on the major browsers: