Foras na Gaeilge Cookie Policy

Like most websites we use some cookies. Cookies are small text files stored on your computer by your browser. They’re used for many things, such as remembering whether you’ve visited the site before, so that you remain logged in, or to help us work out how many visitors we get on the site over a given period of time. These cookies contain information about the use of your computer but they don’t include personal information about you.

Your consent to cookies

By using this site you agree that we can store and access cookies on your device. Your browser may allow you to set how it handles cookies, such as declining all cookies or prompting you on whether to accept each cookie. But please note that some parts of the site may not work as intended or may not work at all without cookies.

What cookies do we use?

  • Session cookies – as you travel around our site there are times when we need to remember technical information about you as you go from page to page. We use this technical information in many ways to enhance your user experience. This cookie contains no personally identifiable information and only stays in place until you end your session, usually when you leave our site.
  • We use web analytics services to recognise your browser or device and, for example, to identify whether you have visited specific services we offer previously. This information is anonymous and only used for statistical purposes. It allows us to track information, such as how many individual users we have and how often they visit our website.
  • Persistent or login session cookie – when you log into a restricted area we may set a cookie on your PC to remember your login details. This can be used for your convenience so that on subsequent visits you aren’t required to provide the entire log-in information again. This cookie will remain on your computer indefinitely, even after you leave our site.

Controlling your cookies

We do not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you although we may combine information from your registration with the data we get from the web analytics services we use and their cookies to analyse how you and other people use our online services.

Managing cookies in your browser

Most current browsers allow you:

  • to block third party cookies
  • to block cookies from particular sites
  • to see what cookies you’ve got and delete them on an individual basis
  • to block all cookies from being set
  • to delete all cookies when you close your browser

You should be aware that you will lose any preferences if you delete cookies, which includes where you have opted out from cookies as this requires an opt-out cookie to be set. In additional if you block cookies completely many websites will not work properly and some functionality on these websites will not work at all. We do not recommend turning cookies off when using our online services for these reasons. Find out more about how to manage your cookies for each of the browsers below:

Google Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647

Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cookies

Internet Explorer: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/196955

Opera: http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/

Safari: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/5.0/en/9277.html

Safari iOS: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677

Android: http://support.google.com/mobile/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=169022

Blackberry: http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartphone_users/deliverables/32004/Turn_off_cookies_in_the_browser_60_1072866_11.jsp

Windows Phone: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-us/howto/wp7/web/changing-privacy-and-other-browser-settings.aspx

Managing analytics cookies

Along with log files we use Google Analytics to analyse what people view on our website. Google Analytics isn’t personal information; it doesn’t know who you are. For information on how Google uses cookies see http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/cookies/. For information on Google Analytics cookie usage on websites see http://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage.

Third-party service cookies

Social sharing, video and other services we offer are run by other companies. If you are already logged in to these companies’ services when you visit our site they may place cookies on your computer. Find out more about specific services that we may use and their use of cookies at the following:

Information automatically logged

We use your IP address, log user agents and referring address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our website and to identify unique users. Your IP address is also used to gather broad demographic information. We do not provide our log file data to any third party.