To make this website work properly, and to provide the most relevant products and services to our site visitors and clients, we place small data files called cookies on your device. This policy provides you with information about cookies and how to control them for this website.
What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie, to develop a record of the user’s online activity. Cookies on this site may be delivered in a first-party (set by this website) or third-party (set by another website) context and may also be set in association with emails you receive from us.
Cookies help us improve your experience when using the website. They also help us understand how people use our site, such as which pages are most popular, so that we can improve how we serve our website users and clients.
Cookies Used on This Site
Essential Cookies: These cookies are essential for enabling user movement around our website. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing purposes and do not remember where you have been on the internet. This category of cookies cannot be disabled. The table below provides more information about these cookies.
Analytics Cookies: We use Google Analytics cookies to collect information about how visitors use our website. These cookies collect information in the aggregate to give us insight into how our website is being used. We anonymise IP addresses in Google Analytics, and the anonymised data is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. The following table has more information about these cookies.
|Cookie Name||Source||Expiry||Purpose||How to Block
|_ga||Google Analytics||2 years from set/update||These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use this website. We use the information to help us improve our site through the collection of anonymised information (e.g., number of visitors to website and where visitors have come to the site from).
|Open the Cookie Consent Tool to set your preferences or delete these cookies through your browser settings.
|_utma||Google Analytics||2 years from set/update|
|_utmz||Google Analytics||6-months from set/update|
To view an overview of the privacy of Google Analytics cookies please go here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245.
You may install a Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on by going here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Adverts may be delivered to you based on your online or mobile behavior (on this website and other websites), your search activity, your responses to one of our advertisements or e-mails, the pages you visit, your general geographic location, or other information. These ads may appear on our sites or on third-party websites. The technology partners with whom we work to help us conduct interest-based advertising may be members of self-regulatory associations such as:
- Network Advertising Initiative (NAI): http://www.optout.networkadvertising.org
- Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA): http://www.aboutads.info/choices
For sites directed at persons located in the European Union, we may work with technology partners who are members of the European Interactive Digital Adverting Alliance (EDAA): http://www.youronlinechoices.eu and http://www.edaa.eu.
You may also see advertisements for third-parties on our website or other websites or properties, based on your visits to, and activities on this website and other sites.
Third Party Websites’ Cookies
When using our website, you may be directed to other websites for such activities such as accessing relevant YouTube videos, or if you choose to take a look at our social media platforms. These websites may use their own cookies. We do not have control over the placement of cookies by other websites you visit, even if you are directed to them from our website.
How to Control and Delete Cookies
- Consent Tool
- Using Your Browser
Many of the cookies used on our website and through emails can be enabled or disabled through our consent tool or by disabling the cookies through your browser. To disable cookies through your browser, follow the instructions usually located within the “Help,” “Tools” or “Edit” menus in your browser. Please note that disabling a cookie or category of cookies does not delete the cookie from your browser unless manually completed through your browser function.
You can also use a browser plug-in such as Ghostery* from Cliqz International GmbH or the Tracking Protection List* from TRUSTe. (A browser plug-in is a piece of software which adds extra capabilities to your browser—for example, to play video or scan for viruses.).
Cookies that Have Been Set in the Past
Collection of your data from our analytics cookies can be deleted. If cookies are deleted, the information collected prior to the preference change may still be used, however, we will stop using the disabled cookie to collect any further information from your user experience. For our marketing cookie, when a user opts out of tracking, a new cookie is placed to prevent users from being tracked.
What about other tracking technologies?
Cookies are not the only way to recognise or track visitors to a website. Media Literacy Ireland may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called “tracking pixels” or “clear gifs”). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognise when someone has visited our web sites or opened an e-mail containing a Newsletter and/or eZine that we have sent them. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning. Your engagement with the content of the communication (such as which links you click on) will also be recorded.
We use this information in aggregated form to give us an indication of the popularity of content and to help us make decisions about future content and formatting. We may also use the information to publish more content relevant to certain categories of subscribers in future issues and to unsubscribe recipients who haven’t opened our emails for a while.
For more information, feel free to contact our Compliance Officer at [email protected]