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The Echo Newspaper’s cookie policy

This cookie policy is effective as and from May 25th, 2018 and applies to http://www.echo.ie/

Introduction

We use cookies and similar technologies to personalise content, target and report on ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. This cookie policy is intended to inform you about the cookies we use and why we use them. It also informs you how to change or restrict how cookies are used on your device.

 

This policy should be read in conjunction with our Privacy Policy, which explains how we use personal information. Should you have any questions or comments related to the way we use cookies please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of data sent by a website's server to the browser on your computer or mobile device, eg: phone or computer. Cookies help us to recognise and remember your device when you visit our websites and enable us to retrieve among other things, your user settings and preferences.

Why do we use cookies?

The Echo Newspaper use cookies for a variety of legitimate business purposes including:

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

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.

 

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 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 www.echo.ie and third parties, including Google Analytics.

 

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:

 

Any information we disclose to advertisers and advertising networks is non-personally identifiable.

Third-party cookies

Some of the cookies set on our website are served by third parties and not directly related to The Echo Newspaper 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.

 

When using our services we may embed content from third-parties. For example, we may embed video, audio, tweets and other content in our articles and pages. These third parties may set their own cookies on your device. We do not control which cookies are set by third parties or how the cookie information is used.

 

This cookie information can only be accessed by the third-party who set it.

These third parties have their own security, privacy and cookie policies. You are advised to review these separately.

Managing your cookie preferences

Cookies are meant to improve your user experience, but some users prefer to set restrictions on the types of cookies that can be stored on their device. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to accept different type of cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies.

 

Please visit your browser’s help page for more information. It is important to note it may affect your ability to use our Services if you choose to restrict or disable cookies.

Updates to this policy

We may update our cookie policy to reflect any changes in technology or data protection legislation. Any updates or changes that may affect how we use cookies or how you as a user can manage cookies will appear on this page.

 

We will notify you by posting a notice on our websites and, where appropriate, sending you a notification.

 

We use cookies to improve your experience on our site, personalise content, provide social media features, analyse our traffic, show you relevant advertising and to target and report on ads. By using the site, you consent to the use of cookies that may process personal data for these purposes.