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What is a cookie

A cookie is a small file stored on your computer or mobile device. Websites use cookies to store and retrieve information about users, which enables features that need to to “remember” and track users. For example, cookies allow websites to remember what items are in your shopping cart, or whether you are logged in or logged out.

There are two types of cookie: session and persistent. A session cookie is deleted from your device when you leave the website. A persistent cookie has an expiry time, which can range from hours to years. A persistent cookie will remain on your computer until it is manually deleted or it expires.

Cookies can come from two sources: first-party or third-party. A first-party cookie is a cookie set by the website you are visiting. A third-party cookie is included on the website you are visiting, but comes from another domain.

How this website uses cookies

This website uses both session and persistent cookies, and both first-party and third-party cookies.

The purposes of cookies used on this website include:

  • Remembering your preferences
  • Displaying videos

What cookies are used on this website

Name Domain Expires Description
IDE .doubleclick.net 13 months Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.
NID .google.com 6 months Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.
PHPSESSID inishowen.ie Session Tracks your session with a unique ID
cookie_notice_acce pted .inishowen.ie 1 months Remembers if a user has accepted the cookie notice.
VISITOR_INFO1_LI VE .youtube.com 6 months Helps track the number of views for a particular video
YSC .youtube.com Session Helps track the number of views for a particular video
PREF .youtube.com 8 months Tracks user preferences and serves up related content or adverts within an embedded YouTube video.

Managing Cookies

Your browser has tools to help you manage which cookies you accept or not. For example, you can choose not to accept any third-party cookies, or to filter cookies from specific domains.

You can read more about managing cookies in specific browsers here: