Mar 2019

1. What is a cookie?

A "cookie" is a piece of information, usually small in size and identified by a name, that can be transmitted to your browser from a website which you have connected to. Your web browser will keep it for a certain period of time, and will send it back to the web server each time you reconnect. Cookies have multiple uses: they can be used to store your customer ID with a retail website, the current content of your shopping cart, or an ID to track your navigation for statistical or advertising purposes, etc.
 

2. Who are cookies issued by?

Cookies, sent to your device from our website, can be issued by Datawords Datasia (hereinafter, “Datawords”) or by third parties. Datawords ensures that the sending and use of cookies by third parties takes place in compliance with the regulations in force.
 

3. What cookies do we use?

When you connect to one of the pages on our website, we may, subject to your choices, install different cookies on your device that allow us to recognise your device's browser during the validity period of the cookie in question.
Datawords uses 4 types of cookies:
 

 

a. Internal cookies necessary for the operation of the website

We use cookies that are strictly necessary for the operation of our website and services. Our website cannot function properly without these cookies. If you disable all cookies it will affect your ability to use our services.
The cookies we use that are necessary for the operation of the website are as follows:

Name of the cookie Purpose Lifespan has_js Used to know if JavaScript works for the user 1 days

 

 

b. Functional cookies

We use functional cookies to personalise and improve your experience by making it easier and faster to navigate our website. Functional cookies enable us to retrieve your user preferences, personalise your visits, greet you by name and to simplify any sign-in procedures. For example, our website may request that you log in to gain access to some of our content. If we did not use cookies, you would be required to enter your login details every time you visited our website or navigated to a new page because we would not be able to remember that you had already logged in.
The functionality cookies we use are as follows:

Name of the cookie Purpose Lifespan cookie-agreed Used to know weither the user has given consent for cookies 100 days

 

 

c. Analytical cookies

Analytical cookies help us to understand how visitors gain access to or read our content and interact with our services. We collect statistical information about our visitors, such as whether they have visited the website before and the pages they view. We use these cookies to determine the kind of content and services our visitors value most, which in turn helps us to improve our website and its content. By understanding which content you find useful or interesting, we can recommend more content that you might like, as well as continuing to produce the most valuable content to meet your needs. Analytical cookies are set by irishtimes.com and third parties, including Comscore and Google Analytics.  
To this end, we generate the following cookies:

Name of the cookie Purpose Lifespan _ga Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users. 13 months _gat Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate. 1 min _gid Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users. 24 hours _ym_d Used by Yandex.Metrica to store the date of the user's first site session 2 days _ym_isad Used by Yandex.Metrica to determine whether a user has ad blockers 1 year _ym_uid Used by Yandex.Metrica for identifying site users 1 year _ym_visorc_* Allows Yandex.Metrica Session Replay to function correctly 30 minutes

 

 

d. Advertising cookies

To help fund the content, products and services we provide, third-party vendors, including Google, display advertising on our services.  
We and third-party vendors use first-party cookies and third-party cookies together to:
Help show ads that are relevant to you based on inferred interests. This is often called online behavioural advertising (OBA);
Restrict the number of times you see the same ad (frequency capping);
Create a browsing profile that is used to deliver more relevant ads;
Measure the effectiveness of the ads that are served;
Detect fraudulent traffic. Any information we disclose to advertisers and advertising networks is non-personally identifiable.
We generate the following advertising cookies:

Name of the cookie Purpose Lifespan _ga Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users. 13 months

 

4. How can you make choices about cookies?

You have the possibility to oppose the use of cookies, on the cookie banner by clickingDecline or by configurating your browser.


To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. On this website you’ll find information about a browser plug-in that can be installed to prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics. Same for Yandex.Metrica here https://yandex.com/support/metrica/general/opt-out.html