What type of cookies do we use and why do we use them?
We use different types of cookies to run our website and Services including:
Strictly necessary cookies (I have strict cookie rules, they must be eaten in pairs)
Functional cookies (do these ones keep away hanger?!)
Analytical cookies (I judge myself enough, do the cookies need to judge too?!)
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 site 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 preciousprayers.ie and third parties, including Comscore and Google Analytics.
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.
Advertising cookies (if they didn't advertise cookies would I still want so many?!)
To help fund the content, products and services we provide, third-party vendors, including Google, display advertising on our Services.
- 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 which is transmitted to advertisers and advertising networks is non-personally identifiable. We do not have access to the information collected by third-party cookies nor do we control how they process this information.
To opt out from online behavioural advertising, please visit http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ie/your-ad-choices. On this website you'll find information about how behavioural advertising works, further information about cookies and the steps you can take to opt out of such targeting. By turning off ads personalisation, you will still see ads on our site, but they’ll be less targeted to you.
Third-party cookies (why do the ones that aren't mine always taste better?!)
Some of the cookies set on our website are served by third parties and not directly related to The Irish Times or our partners.
If you are a member of a social media site and logged in, the interfaces configured on our Services allow the social media site to connect your site visit and browsing behaviour to the personal data held on your social media site. Third-party cookies are used to facilitate this.
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