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Last updated June 15, 2016

Cookie Policy

This document sets out how we use cookies on our websites and apps.

What is a Cookie

A cookie is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device. A cookie allows the website to "remember" your actions or preferences over time. [1]

Most browsers support cookies, but users can set their browsers to decline them and can delete them whenever they like. [1]

How we use cookies on CheapFlights.ie

When you use our website, cookies will be set on your device. These cookies fall under the following categories:

System Cookies

A cookie set by our technology platform, it contains an anonymous user session ID. The cookie will expire when you close your browser.

Affiliate Network Cookies

We use affiliate networks to manage our commercial relationships with our partners. These cookies track bookings made on the flight and hotel providers that we advertise.

User Experience

These cookies allow us to enhance your experience by remembering your preferences like your previous searches and the currency you wish to see the offers displayed in.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics which is a tool that helps website owners measure how users interact with website content. [2]

In order for us to use this service to generate anonymous reports and statistics, Google store cookies on your device.

Google Analytics does not store any personal information about your website users. Read the Google Analytics privacy document for more details. [2]

Advertising

We use Google AdSense to show advertisements that are relevant to both your interests and the content of our website. Google will use cookies for a number of reasons when displaying adverts, such as to prevent you from seeing the same ad repeatedly or to prevent click fraud. [3]

Google also uses cookies to track your activity across the web to allow them to display customised interest based adverts. You can opt out of this type of advertising at www.youronlinechoices.com [4].

Social Media

We provide social media tools that allow you to interact with Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ on our website. These social media sites set cookies so that they can identify you with your social media profiles.

How to control cookies

You can control which cookies, if any, are stored by your browser and you may delete any cookies that are already on your computer – for details, see aboutcookies.org [5]. Most browsers can be configured to remove all cookies or to prevent them from being placed. If you do this you may have to manually change some preferences every time you visit this site.

www.youronlinechoices.com [4] is a pan­European industry initiative to enhance transparency and control for online behavioural advertising. You can configure which companies you want to allow or block from showing customised interest based advertising.

References:

[1]  http://ec.europa.eu/ipg/basics/legal/cookies/index_en.htm
[2]  https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage
[3]  https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/technologies/ads/
[4]  http://www.youronlinechoices.com/
[5]  http://www.aboutcookies.org/

An inventory of the cookies used on our website is available at the cookie audit page.