Cookies Policy

Cookies Policy

Information about our use of cookies

Like many websites, (the “Website”) uses "cookies" to enable us to personalise your visits to the Website, keep track of your preferences and to track the usage of the Website.

What are cookies

Cookies are small text files that are used to store or retrieve information so that certain functions can perform. Cookies are used by many websites to do a number of things (e.g. remember your visits to a website; your preferences on that website; and counting the number of people visiting a website).

There are two main categories of cookies – “persistent” cookies and “session” cookies.

A session cookie, will only last as long as the user session lasts, so will be deleted once the web browser is closed. A persistent cookie, however, will continue to be stored by the browser even after the user session ends. Generally it will be stored until it reaches its set expiry date or unless deleted by the user before that date.

Cookies do not always contain information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. When cookies can identify an individual via their device, they are considered personal data.

More information about cookies can be found at:

What types or cookies we use

We use the following types of cookies:

  • Essential Cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of the Website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of the Website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.

  • Analytical/Performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the Website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way the Website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

  • Targeting/ Advertising cookies. These cookies record your visit to the Website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make the Website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie NameDomainCookie TypeExpiresDescription First-party 6 months 2 days This cookie is used by service to remember visitor cookie consent preferences. It is necessary for cookie banner to work properly.

Third Party Cookies

We also use third party advertisements to support the Website. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on the Website, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit the Website, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for retargeting purposes (showing Ireland property adverts to someone in Ireland, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites). Further details on the specific types of third party cookies that we use. 

Your choices

By using the Website you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with this policy. You may block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. 

When you first visited the Website, we notified you of the use of cookies by us and offered you an opportunity to set your cookie preferences. If you continued to use the website then you accept the use of necessary cookies. If you withdraw/refuse permission to the use of these cookies, or set your browser to block all cookies (including ‘necessary’ cookies), then our Website’s functionality may be reduced and you may not be able to access some or all of the Website.

We only use Analytical and Functional cookies if you provide your consent to us doing so.  You can manage your cookie preferences at any time by using the Cookie banner at to bottom of this website.

Within your browser settings you can also choose whether you wish to accept cookies or not. Different browsers make different controls available to you and so we provide links below to popular manufacturers’ instructions on how you can do this. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete all cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use (“third party cookies”), or those from specific websites.

Details on how to manage your cookie settings in respect of third party cookies is set out in the section on third party cookies above.