What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files sent from a website and stored in the user’s web browser while the user is browsing a website.
When users visit the same website again, the browser sends cookies back to the website allowing the website to recognise the user and remember things like personalised details or preferences.
More information about cookies and details of how to manage or disable them can be found on http://aboutcookies.org.
Which cookies does discern.ie use?
When you use the discern.ie website the following types of cookies can be set on your device:
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
These cookies are used to collect statistical information about visitors of the website and the pages they view.
These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and used anonymously. We use these cookies to understand what content is popular which helps us to improve our website.
We use Google Analytics to provide this service. The data collected is not shared with any other party.
Targeting and Tracking cookies
These cookies are used to deliver advertising that is more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign.
They are usually placed by advertising networks with our permission. They remember that you have visited a website; this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation. Some examples of services that use these types of cookies include Google AdSense or DoubleClick.
Third party cookies
Some cookies that have been set on our websites are not related to discern.ie or our partners websites. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Facebook, these service providers may set their own cookies on your web browser.
We do not control the use of these cookies and cannot access them due to the way that cookies work, as cookies can only be accessed by the party who originally set them. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.
Third party requests
These are request that are made from a user to an external service. Despite the fact that these requests don’t set any cookies, they can still transfer some information to third parties. Below is a list of some third party requests used by discern.ie:
Google Analytics (googletagmanager.com)
Twitter Button Widget (twitter.com)
Facebook Social Plugins Widget (facebook.com)
For more information about how to manage cookies, including opting-out of cookies please visit: http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=1
If you wish to opt-out of targeting and advertising cookies please visit: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ie/your-ad-choices
You can view a list of cookies set by discern.ie using a cookie checker service like http://www.cookie-checker.com
Your device or browser may also enable you to control the collection of data from your device – see your device and browser instructions for more information in this respect.
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Policy updated: 14th April 2019