cookie policy

Cookie  Policy

Last  updated  May  24,  2018

This   Cookie   Policy   explains   how   Irish   Words   of   Wisdom   (“Irish   Words   of   Wisdom”,   “we”,   “us”,   and “ours”)   use   cookies   and similar   technologies   to   recognize   you   when   you   visit   our   websites   at,,, (“Websites”).   It   explains   what   these   technologies   are   and   why   we   use   them,   as   well   as   your   rights   to control  our  use  of  them.

What  are  cookies?

Cookies  are  small  data  files  that  are  placed  on  your  computer  or  mobile  device  when  you  visit  a  website. Cookies   are   widely   used   by   website   owners   in   order   to   make   their   websites   work,   or   to   work   more efficiently,  as  well  as  to  provide  reporting  information.

Cookies   set   by   the   website   owner   (in   this   case,   Irish   Words   of   Wisdom)   are   called   “first   party   cookies”. Cookies   set   by   parties   other   than   the   website   owner   are   called   “third   party   cookies”.   Third   party   cookies enable   third   party   features   or   functionality   to   be   provided   on   or   through   the   website   (e.g.   like   advertising, interactive   content   and   analytics).   The   parties   that   set   these   third   party   cookies   can   recognize   your computer  both  when  it  visits  the  website  in  question  and  also  when  it  visits  certain  other  websites.

Why  do  we  use  cookies?

We  use  first  and  third  party  cookies  for  several  reasons.  Some  cookies  are  required  for  technical  reasons in   order   for   our   Websites   to   operate,   and   we   refer   to   these   as   “essential”   or   “strictly   necessary”   cookies. Other   cookies   also   enable   us   to   track   and   target   the   interests   of   our   users   to   enhance   the   experience   on our   Online   Properties.   Third   parties   serve   cookies   through   our   Websites   for   advertising,   analytics   and other  purposes.  This  is  described  in  more  detail  below.

The   specific   types   of   first   and   third   party   cookies   served   through   our   Websites   and   the   purposes   they perform   are   described   below   (please   note   that   the   specific   cookies   served   may   vary   depending   on   the specific  Online  Properties  you  visit):

Essential  website  cookies:

These   cookies   are   strictly   necessary   to   provide   you   with   services   available   through   our   Websites   and   to use  some  of  its  features,  such  as  access  to  secure  areas.

Who  serves  these  cookies:      

How  to  refuse:  Because  these  cookies  are  strictly  necessary  to  deliver  the  Websites  to  you,  you cannot  refuse  them.  You  can  block  or  delete  them  by  changing  your  browser  settings  however,  as described  below  under  the  heading  “How  can  I  control  cookies?”.

Analytics  and  customization  cookies:

These   cookies   collect   information   that   is   used   either   in   aggregate   form   to   help   us   understand   how   our Website   are   being   used   or   how   effective   our   marketing   campaigns   are,   or   to   help   us   customize   our Websites  for  you.

Who  serves  these  cookies:        

How  to  refuse:  To  refuse  these  cookies,  please  follow  the  instructions  below  under  the  heading

Social  networking  cookies:

These   cookies   are   used   to   enable   you   to   share   pages   and   content   that   you   find   interesting   on   our Websites   through   third   party   social   networking   and   other   websites.   These   cookies   may   also   be   used   for advertising  purposes  too.

What  about  other  tracking  technologies,  like  web  beacons?

Cookies   are   not   the   only   way   to   recognize   or   track   visitors   to   a   website.   We   may   use   other,   similar technologies  from  time  to  time,  like  web  beacons  (sometimes  called  “tracking  pixels”  or  “clear  gifs”).  These are   tiny   graphics   files   that   contain   a   unique   identifier   that   enable   us   to   recognize   when   someone   has visited   our   Websites.   This   allows   us,   for   example,   to   monitor   the   traffic   patterns   of   users   from   one   page within   our   Websites   to   another,   to   deliver   or   communicate   with   cookies,   to   understand   whether   you   have come   to   our   Websites   from   an   online   advertisement   displayed   on   a   third-­party   website,   to   improve   site performance,   and   to   measure   the   success   of   e-­mail   marketing   campaigns.   In   many   instances,   these technologies   are   reliant   on   cookies   to   function   properly,   and   so   declining   cookies   will   impair   their functioning.

How  can  I  control  cookies?

You   have   the   right   to   decide   whether   to   accept   or   reject   cookies.   You   can   exercise   your   cookie preferences  by  clicking  on  the  appropriate  opt-­out  links  provided  in  the  cookie  table  above.

You   can   set   or   amend   your   web   browser   controls   to   accept   or   refuse   cookies.   If   you   choose   to   reject cookies,  you  may  still  use  our  website  though  your  access  to  some  functionality  and  areas  of  our  website may  be  restricted.  As  the  means  by  which  you  can  refuse  cookies  through  your  web  browser  controls  vary from  browser-­to-­browser,  you  should  visit  your  browser’s  help  menu  for  more  information.

In   addition,   most   advertising   networks   offer   you   a   way   to   opt   out   of   targeted   advertising.   If   you   would   like to   find   out   more   information,   please   visit   or

How  often  will  you  update  this  Cookie  Policy?

We   may   update   this   Cookie   Policy   from   time   to   time   in   order   to   reflect,   for   example,   changes   to   the cookies   we   use   or   for   other   operational,   legal   or   regulatory   reasons.   Please   therefore   re-­visit   this   Cookie Policy  regularly  to  stay  informed  about  our  use  of  cookies  and  related  technologies.

The  date  at  the  top  of  this  Cookie  Policy  indicates  when  it  was  last  updated.

Where  can  I  get  further  information?

If   you   have   any   questions   about   our   use   of   cookies   or   other   technologies,   please   email   us   at