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Cookie Policy

Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored in the hard drive of your computer by your browser.

Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored in the hard drive of your computer by your browser. This is how we use them. Travel Department Limited (trading as comparethefare.ie) uses cookies to store information on your computer, to improve our website. One of the cookies we use is essential for parts of the site to operate and has already been set.

You can change your settings to block all cookies. However, you should note that disabling cookies may result in some parts of the site not working at all. By using this website you are consenting to our use of cookies in accordance with our Cookies Policy.

To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored in the hard drive of your computer by websites that you visit.

How does www.comparethefare.ie (“the comparethefare.ie site”) use Cookies?

The comparethefare.ie site uses Cookies to improve your experience and provide advertising on the comparethefare.ie site.  Some cookies are strictly necessary for the provision of the services on the comparethefare.ie site such as cookies which enable us to keep you signed into the Comparethefare.ie Site throughout your visit.

Some cookies we use permit us to remember choices you make and provide you with a more personalised experience for example your preferences and settings such as redirecting to a mobile version of the comparethefare.ie site when you are browsing with a smart phone.

Here is a detailed list of all the cookies that we use and how we use them:

Cookies

Audience Measurement – These cookies are used to collect information about how our site is used. This information helps us understand our audience and improve the site on an aggregate basis. This information is not used to track individual users. It includes number of visitors to the site, where visitors are visiting from, how many pages they look at and how long they stay on the site.

Cookie Name Typical stored value Purpose  Expires
__utma Randomly generated number Usage stats 2 years
__utmb Randomly generated number Usage stats 30 minutes
__utmc Randomly generated number Usage stats On browser exit
__utmz Randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached Usage stats 6 months


EpiServer Commernce

Cookie Name Purpose
EPiServer_Commerce_LastestOrderId Session cookie sent to the web browser. Holds the ID of the latest order created by the customer. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.
epslanguage Session cookie sent to the web browser. Holds the language code. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.


Site partner cookies

In addition to the above cookies set by comparethefare.ie, cookies may also be set by a number of the comparethefare.ie Site partners.

Audience measurement cookies are used to collect information about how the comparethefare.ie site is used. This information helps us understand our audience and improve the comparethefare.ie site on an aggregate basis.This information is not used to track individual users. The information it collects includes the number of visitors to the comparethefare.ie site, where visitors are visiting from, how many pages they look at and how long they stay on the comparethefare.ie site.

We also use third party advertisements to support the comparethefare.ie site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on the comparethefare.ie site, 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 comparethefare.ie site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geo-targeting purposes (showing location-based advertisements) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited.

We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google's DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests ("interest based targeting"). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history. DART uses "non personally identifiable information". It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx

Other third party cookies

Please note that users to the comparethefare.ie site may embed content on the comparethefare.ie site from third party websites such as YouTube. By viewing and/or accessing this embedded content these third party websites may set their own cookies on your web browser.

Comparethefare.ie does not exercise any control or supervision over embedded content from these third party websites.  We do not control the use of these cookies in this embedded content and comparethefare.ie is not permitted to access these cookies due to the way that cookies work.  Cookies can only be accessed by the party who originally sets them. Accordingly, this Cookies Policy and/or our Privacy Policy do not cover these third party websites. Therefore, where you wish to access embedded content from third parties we would strongly encourage you to read the Privacy Policies and Cookies Policies from such third party to see what information they collect, use and share about you.

How do I disable cookies

Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but, if you wish, you can change the settings on your browser to refuse all cookies. In addition, you can modify the settings on your browser to be notified when a cookie is sent or to accept all cookies. You browser’s help screen will tell you how to change your settings.  However, you should note that disabling cookies may result in some parts of the comparethefare.ie site not working efficiently or in slower downloads.