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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:
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_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.|
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.
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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
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