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COOKIE POLICY

Love Irish Food respects the privacy of all visitors to our website. This Cookie Policy outlines our policy concerning the use of cookies on loveirishfood.ie

When you visit our website, we use cookies, which are small pieces of information that allow us to maintain your connection to our website. These cookies do not collect or store any personally identifiable information. You can refuse the use of cookies (see instructions below).

A cookie is a tiny data file, which is stored on your computer within the web browser, when certain web pages are visited. A cookie does not contain or collect information in isolation, but when read by a server via a web browser; it can give information to facilitate a more user friendly service such as detecting errors. A cookie will not harm your computer and no personally identifiable information is stored from the use of this site. For more information on how cookies are used on this site, please see How We Use Cookies

We may update our Cookie Policy from time to time to reflect any changes in technology or legislation which may affect the way in which cookies are used by us and how you as a user, can manage them.

To use our website fully, you will need to have cookies enabled. If you do not wish to enable cookies, you can still browse the site; however certain features of the site may be limited. Most web browsers have cookies automatically enabled; however see Managing Cookies where you can find out how you can check your cookie settings.

This information is outlined as part of our efforts to comply with recent legislation and to ensure that we are open, honest and clear about user privacy. Please refer to our Privacy Notice for more information.

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are small text files sent from a website and stored in the user’s web browser while user is browsing a website.

When users visit the same website again, the browser sends cookies back to the website allowing the website to recognise the user and remember things like personalised details or preferences.

More information about cookies and details of how to manage or disable them can be found on www.aboutcookies.org.

Please note that if you choose to opt-out of receiving cookies, you may lose some features and / or functionality of loveirishfood.ie.

HOW WE USE COOKIES

When you use the loveirishfood.ie website the following types of cookies can be set on your device: Strictly necessary cookies These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for. Some examples of these cookies include: Identifying you as being signed in to a website and keeping you logged in throughout your visit.

You may notice the presence of different types of cookies generated on your visit to this website. We use three types of cookies:

Session cookies, which are automatically deleted after every visit.

Persistent cookies that will remain in place during multiple visits to the site.

Third party cookies, which are used by partner websites that are embedded within our site or that we link to.

SESSION COOKIES

These enable you to perform essential functions on the site, such as remembering a repeat form field item within a browsing session. In addition, they help by limiting the need to transfer information across the Internet. They are not stored on your computer and will expire when you terminate your browser session.

These cookies are used to collect statistical information about visitors of the website and the pages they view.

These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. The information these cookies collects is aggregated and used anonymously. We use these cookies to understand what content is popular which helps us to improve our website.

For more information on how to manage cookies, including opt-out of performance cookies please visit: www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=1

PERSISTENT COOKIES

These enable us to recognise anonymous repeat visitors to the site. By matching an anonymous, randomly generated identifier, a record can be taken of specific browsing information such as how you arrive at the site, the pages you view, options you select, and the path taken through the site. By monitoring this information we’re able to make improvements to the site, including the fixing of errors and the enhancement of content.

We use ‘Google Analytics’ to analyse page use, page interactions and the routes taken through our sites. These are known as ‘website metrics’ or ‘analytics’. We do not record any personal information as part of this process.

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced and more personal features.Some examples of such features include: Remembering your preferences and settings such as redirect to mobile version of the site when you are browsing with a smart phone Remembering your favourites when browsing particular websites Remembering when you’ve voted in a poll or rated a something so that you don’t do this more than once during your visit. If you have an account on our recipe comment platform , a cookie on your computer lets the website remember your user name and email address so you don’t have to enter it again when you are commenting or writing a review. Other examples of services that use these type of cookies include Survey Monkey, Google Analytics, or WordPress.

For more information on how to manage cookies, including opting-out of functional cookies please visit:www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=1

3RD PARTY COOKIES

When you visit our site you may notice some cookies that are not related to Love Irish Food.  If you go on to a web page that contains embedded content, for example from Facebook or YouTube, you may be sent cookies from these websites. We do not control the generation of these cookies, so we suggest that you check the individual third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them. The following third party cookies are used on the site:

Google Analystics – Used for website analytics

Twitter – Used by the social sharing button

Facebook – Used by the social sharing button

Google+ – Used by the social sharing button

HOW TO MANAGE COOKIES

MANAGING COOKIES TO ENABLE OR DISABLE COOKIES

If you do not know the type and version of the web browser you use to access the Internet, click on ‘Help’ at the top of your browser window, then click ‘About’. The relevant information you require will then be shown.

HOW TO REFUSE THE USE OF COOKIES

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, if you do this you may lose some useful functionality such as personalisation and “keep me signed in” and “remember me” features.

GOOGLE CHROME (LATEST VERSION)

Click on the spanner icon at the top right of your browser window and select ‘Settings’. Click ‘Show advanced settings’ at the bottom and locate the ‘Privacy’ section. Click ‘Content settings’ and within the cookies section at the top, select ‘allow local data to be set’ to enables cookies. To disable cookies please check the ‘Block sites from setting any data’, ‘Block third-party cookies and site data’ and ‘Clear cookies and other site and plug-in data when I close my browser’ options.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies (text files placed on your computer) to help the website operators analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States and elsewhere. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

HOW TO DISABLE COOKIES IN YOUR BROWSER

Here’s how to prevent new cookies from being installed and how to delete existing cookies. The exact procedure depends on which browser you are using.

• Internet Explorer 9.0+

• Internet Explorer 8.0+

• Internet Explorer 7.0+

• Firefox 2.0+, 3.0+, 4.0+

• Google Chrome

• Safari

Internet Explorer 9.0+

To prevent new cookies from being installed

• Go to Tools in the menu bar

• Click on Internet Options

• Click on the Privacy tab on top

• Move the slider up to the “Block all Cookies” button

To delete existing cookies

• Go to Tools in the menu bar

• Click on Internet Options

• Click on the General tab which should be under “Browsing History” and click “Delete”

Internet Explorer 8.0+

To prevent new cookies from being installed

• Go to Tools in the menu bar

• Click on Internet Options

• Click on the Privacy tab on top

• Click on “Sites”

• A new window should open called “Per Site Privacy Actions”

• Type in the URL of the site in the “Address of website” box and click on Block

To delete existing cookies

Go to Tools in the menu bar

• Click on ‘Internet Options’

• Click on the Privacy tab on top

• Click on “Sites”

• A new window should open called “Per Site Privacy Actions”

• Under the “Managed websites” box should be a list of all the websites you have visited

• To remove all cookies click on the “Remove all” button

Internet Explorer 7.0+

To prevent new cookies from being installed

• Go to Tools in the menu bar

• Click on Options

• Click on the Privacy tab on top

• Click on the Advanced button

• Select “Prompt” for both “First party cookies” and “Third Party Cookies”

To delete existing cookies

• Go to Tools in the menu bar

• Click on Options

• Click on the General tab on top

• In the “Browsing History” section, click on “Delete”

• Click on “Delete Cookies”

Firefox 2.0+, 3.0+, 4.0+

To prevent new cookies from being installed

• Go to Tools in the menu bar

• Click on Options

• Click on the Privacy tab

• Disable the box that says “Accept Cookies From sites”

To delete existing cookies

Go to Tools in the menu bar

• Click on Options

• Click on the Privacy tab

• Click on “Clear Now”

• Select “Cookies”

• Click on “Clear Private Data Now”

Google Chrome

To prevent new cookies from being installed

• Click on the spanner icon in the top right of the browser

• Click on “Options”

• Click on “Under the Bonnet” (UK) / “Under the Hood” (US)

• Click on the “Content settings” button in the Privacy section

• Ensure that “Allow local data to be set” is selected

• Select “Block sites from setting any data”

To delete existing cookies

Click on the spanner icon in the top right of the browser

• Click on “Options”

• Click on “Under the Bonnet” (UK) / “Under the Hood” (US)

• Click on the “Content settings” button in the Privacy section

• Click on the “Clear browsing data” button

Safari

To prevent new cookies from being installed and delete existing cookies

• Go to the Safari menu (icon in top right of browser) and select Preferences

• In the popup window that appears, select the Security icon (a padlock)

• Under “Accept Cookies”, select the “Never” button

For more information visit the All about Cookies website. 

INTERNET EXPLORER

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0

Click on the ‘Tools’ option at the top of your browser window and select ‘Internet options’, then click on the ‘Privacy’ tab. Ensure that your Privacy level is set to Medium or below, which will then enable cookies in your browser. Settings above Medium will disable cookies.

HOW TO CONTACT US

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please email our data controller at Love Irish Food: info@loveirishfood.ie