1.0       Tracking Technologies – What Cookies Do We Use and What For?

1.1       When you access the Website, a small file called a “Cookie” is placed on your hard drive  (or other electronic device).  Your browser will store these cookies on your computer in a small text file, and if you return to the Website the cookie may be read. No personal information is stored within these Cookies and we have taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times.

1.2       If you visit our website when your browser is set to accept cookies, we will interpret this as an indication that you consent to our use of cookies and other similar technologies as described in this Privacy Policy.  If you change your mind in the future about letting us use cookies, you can modify the settings of your browser to reject cookies or disable cookies completely.  You can control and limit your data used in this way by adjusting your web browser’s privacy settings.  There is also a notice on our home page which describes how we use cookies and which also provides a link to our Privacy Policy.  If you agree to this notice and use the Website after this notification has been displayed to you, we will assume that you consent to our use of cookies for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy and our Terms and Conditions of Use of the Website.  If you do not agree to this notice, please do not continue to use the Website.  Certain features of the Website depend on Cookies to function.  EU Cookie Law deems these Cookies to be “strictly necessary”.

1.3       Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse usage statistics, enabling us to better understand how people use the Website.  This, in turn, enables us to improve the Website and the products and services offered through it.  You do not have to allow us to use these Cookies however whilst our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of the Website, it does enable us to continually improve the Website, making it a better and more useful experience for you.  The analytics service in particular used by us uses Cookies to gather the required information.

1.4       We use cookies and other online tracking devices on the Website for:

  • analyzing trends;
  • administering and improving the Website;
  • tracking users’ movements around the Website and our Partners’ sites (including point of entry) and obtaining information about your preferences, online movements and use of the internet;
  • gathering demographic information about our users;
  • verifying login status or recognising you whenever you visit this website (this speeds up your access to the Website as you do not have to log in each time) and distinguishing unique users and providing essential security measures;
  • measuring the success of a particular marketing campaign;
  • providing more relevant content;
  • deterring or detecting fraud;
  • providing users with a customized experience, negotiating better discounts on your behalf;
  • target our marketing campaigns and those of our partners more effectively;
  • identifying and recording the number and time of previous visits, traffic source information and the value of visitor-level custom variables;
  • determining the start and end of a session; and
  • making your online experience more efficient and enjoyable by facilitating the quicker loading and distribution of Content.

1.5       First party Cookies are those placed directly by us and are used only by us.  By using the Website you may also receive certain third party Cookies on your computer or device.  Third party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than us.  Some of these Cookies may be placed immediately when you first visit the Website and it may not be possible for us to obtain your prior consent in relation to these.  You may remove these Cookies and prevent future use of them by enabling or disabling Cookies in your internet browser.  Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all cookies or only third party cookies.  By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed.  For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.

1.6       Please note, we do not control the activities of Suppliers or Partners, nor the information they collect and use.

1.7       All Cookies used by and on the Website are used in accordance with current Irish and EU Law.  It is recommended that you keep your internet browser and operating system up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser and manufacturer of your computer or device if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.  For further information on cookies generally visit or

1.8       The information we obtain from our use of cookies will not usually contain your personal data. Although we may obtain information about your computer (or other electronic device) such as your IP address, your browser and/or other internet log information, this will not usually identify you personally.

1.9       We may also use electronic images known as “web beacons” (or “clear GIFs”) that allow us to track general user traffic patterns.  We also automatically receive and record information from our servers and from your browser, including your IP address, the time, and information about any page you requested and viewed.  We may also include web beacons in promotional or other e-mails or e-newsletters to determine whether Fans have acted upon particular messages.  The information obtained in this manner enables us to customize the services we offer our Fans, to deliver targeted promotions and to measure the effectiveness of our marketing activities.    Data collected through this mechanism is not linked to personal information.

1.10     Additionally, if you visit the website of one or more of our Partners, they may place their own cookies on your computer.  This third party cookie may transfer information to the third party in order for them to track your activity when you visit their websites and on other websites not controlled by us for the purposes of serving you advertising on topics in which you have a demonstrated interest.  Please note that we can only access cookies that we set on your computer, not the cookies sent to you by other companies including our Partners.  Also, when you leave the Website, whether by clicking on third party links, sponsored content or advertising or directly accessing a third party’s website, these third parties may place Cookies or web beacons on your computer.

2.0       Description of cookies

2.1       The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why:

Name of cookie Owner Purpose for the cookie
Google Analytics Google This is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc which uses cookies to show us how visitors found and explored our site, and how we can enhance their experience. It provides us with information about the behaviour of our visitors (eg how long they stayed on the site, the average number of pages viewed) and also tells us how many visitors we have had.  The information being tracked cannot be linked back to any individual.



StatCounter This is a web analytics service which also uses cookies to show us how visitors found and explored our site.  It also provides us with information about the behaviour of our visitors.  StatCounter is used by over 2,500,000 million bloggers, web designers, marketing and SEO professionals and small business owners around the world. The information being tracked cannot be linked back to any individual.

3.0       Contact Details

3.1       If you have any queries about how we use Cookies on the Website please contact us either by email on or to;

The Jack Doyle Suite;
Lawlor’s Hotel,
Co. Kildare,

Last Update

14th August 2017