Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The table below explains the cookies we use and why.
|Cookie preference||CookieControl||This cookie is used to remember a user’s choice about cookies on www.creativeireland.gov.ie. Where users have previously indicated a preference, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie.|
|Universal Analytics (Google)|| _ga|
|These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.|
Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data
|Session Cookie||creative_ireland_session||This cookie is essential for the website to be able to provide basic functionality and maintain state in-between page loads.|
| We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.|
Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page.
PREF - * Expires after eight months
VSC - * expires at the end of your session
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE - *expires after eight months
remote_sid - * expires at the end of your session
|BrowseAloud cookies|| _ba*|
|These cookies are set for customers who use the Browsealoud service, to read aloud and translate content on our site. The cookies enable the service to function by storing the user’s selections and preferences as they move around the site, including their settings for the tool, any language selection they might have made, the position of the toolbar, and their acceptance of the disclaimers.|
|We embed videos from our official Vimeo channel. When you press play Vimeo will drop third party cookies to enable the the video to play and to collect analytics data such as how long a viewer has watched the video. These cookies do not track individuals.|
|Java Session||JSESSIONID||Used to maintain an anonymous user session by the server in Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition web applications. It is a necessary cookie that expires at the end of a session.|
|NID, IDE, 1P-JAR, ANID, CONSENT, DV||Various cookies used by google services such as analytics and recaptcha to provide stateful service.|
|Addthis||uvc, loc, _gid, notice_gdpr_prefs, ssc, _ga, notice_preferences||Cookies to provide social sharing features|
How do I change my cookie settings?
You can change your cookie preferences at any time by clicking on the ‘C’ icon in the bottom left of the page. You can then adjust the available sliders to ‘On’ or ‘Off’, then clicking ‘Save and close’. You may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect.
Alternatively, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:
To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.