Cookie Policy

We collect the following types of information about you when you use this website.

Analytics information:

We may directly collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools and services, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the website. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit and other information that assists us in improving the Service. We collect and use this analytics information in aggregate form such that it cannot reasonably be manipulated to identify any particular individual user.

Log file information:

Log file information is automatically reported by your browser or mobile device each time you access our website. When you use our website, our servers automatically record certain log file information. These server logs may include anonymous information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the website, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information.

Links to Other Websites and Services

We use a third party provider, Mailchimp, to deliver our weekly e-newsletter. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies including clear gifs to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter.

What are cookies
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies which remember your preferences for repeat visits or “session” cookies which only last for the single visit made to a website.

What are the different types of cookies?

Strictly Necessary Cookies:
These cookies are essential for websites on our services to perform their basic functions. These include those required to allow registered users to authenticate and perform account related functions, as well as to save the contents of virtual “carts” on sites that have an ecommerce functionality.

Preference Cookies:
Stores preferences set by users such as account name, language, location, and whether the user has chosen to view the mobile version of a site.

Statistics Cookies:
Collects information on how users interact with a website, including what pages are visited most, as well as other analytical data. These details are used to improve the performance of the website’s functions.

Marketing/Tracking Cookies:
Used to target the advertising to visitors on websites, as well as to track the volume of visitors. They track details about visitors such as the number of unique visitors, number of times particular ads have been displayed, the number of clicks the ads have received, and are also used to measure the effectiveness of ad campaigns by building up detailed user profiles.

Cookies set by Third Parties/Embedded Content*:
Some websites make use of different third party applications and services to enhance the experience of website visitors. These include social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter (through the use of sharing buttons), or embedded content from YouTube and Vimeo. As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties, and used by them to track your online activity.

* We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites or services linked to or from the Service, including the information or content contained therein. Please remember that when you use a link to go from the Service to another website, our Privacy Policy does not apply to third-party websites or services. Your browsing and interaction on any third-party website or service, including those that have a link or advertisement on our website, are subject to that third party’s own rules and policies. In addition, you agree that we are not responsible and we do not control over any third-parties that you authorize to access your User Content. If you are using a third-party website or service (like Facebook, Google groups, or an IRC chatroom) and you allow such a third-party access to you User Content you do so at your own risk.

What cookies does Fianna Fáil use?


Type Name Expiry Purpose
Necessary PHPSESSID Session This stores a message when a form or a poll is submitted and confirms if submission is completed sucessfully
Statistics _ga;_ persistent Gathers statistics on how visitor uses the website, what pages they navigate to and what device they use. This is anonymous information.
gat; _gid; collect Session Gathers statistics on how visitor uses the website, what pages they navigate to and what device they use. This is anonymous information.
Third Party widgetsettings;
Persistent Used by Twitter to tracker views of twitter accounts via this website

How do I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings.

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