Cookie Policy

The Echo Newspaper’s cookie policy

This cookie policy is effective as and from May 25th, 2018 and applies to http://www.echo.ie/

Introduction

We use cookies and similar technologies to personalise content, target and report on ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. This cookie policy is intended to inform you about the cookies we use and why we use them. It also informs you how to change or restrict how cookies are used on your device.

 

This policy should be read in conjunction with our Privacy Policy, which explains how we use personal information. Should you have any questions or comments related to the way we use cookies please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of data sent by a website's server to the browser on your computer or mobile device, eg: phone or computer. Cookies help us to recognise and remember your device when you visit our websites and enable us to retrieve among other things, your user settings and preferences.

Why do we use cookies?

The Echo Newspaper use cookies for a variety of legitimate business purposes including:

  • For the operation of our website and Services
  • To improve your user experience. By remembering your preferences and settings we can make it easier and faster to navigate through our website
  • To provide you with a more personalised experience
  • To simplify any sign-in procedures
  • To log your use of our website and services so that we can understand which content you find useful or interesting.
  • To support our advertising services
  • To determine the effectiveness of promotional campaigns, email campaigns and advertising
  • To ensure content from our site and mobile applications is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your device
  • To provide social media features

What type of cookies do we use and why do we use them?

We use different types of cookies to run our website and Services including:

 

Strictly necessary cookies

We use cookies that are strictly necessary for the operation of our website and Services. Our website cannot function properly without these cookies. If you disable all cookies it will affect your ability to use our Services.

 

Analytical cookies

Analytical cookies help us to understand how visitors gain access to or read our content and interact with our Services. We collect statistical information about our visitors, such as whether they have visited the site before and the pages they view. We use these cookies to determine the kind of content and services our visitors value most, which in turn helps us to improve our website and its content.

 

By understanding which content you find useful or interesting, we can recommend more content that you might like, as well as continuing to produce the most valuable content to meet your needs. Analytical cookies are set by www.echo.ie and third parties, including Google Analytics.

 

Advertising cookies

To help fund the content, products and services we provide, third-party vendors, including Google, display advertising on our Services.

We and third-party vendors use first-party cookies and third-party cookies together to:

  • Help show ads that are relevant to you based on inferred interests.
  • Restrict the number of times you see the same ad (frequency capping)
  • Create a browsing profile that is used to deliver more relevant ads
  • Measure the effectiveness of the ads that are served

 

Any information we disclose to advertisers and advertising networks is non-personally identifiable.

Third-party cookies

Some of the cookies set on our website are served by third parties and not directly related to The Echo Newspaper or our partners.

If you are a member of a social media site and logged in, the interfaces configured on our Services allow the social media site to connect your site visit and browsing behaviour to the personal data held on your social media site. Third-party cookies are used to facilitate this.

 

When using our services we may embed content from third-parties. For example, we may embed video, audio, tweets and other content in our articles and pages. These third parties may set their own cookies on your device. We do not control which cookies are set by third parties or how the cookie information is used.

 

This cookie information can only be accessed by the third-party who set it.

These third parties have their own security, privacy and cookie policies. You are advised to review these separately.

Managing your cookie preferences

Cookies are meant to improve your user experience, but some users prefer to set restrictions on the types of cookies that can be stored on their device. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to accept different type of cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies.

 

Please visit your browser’s help page for more information. It is important to note it may affect your ability to use our Services if you choose to restrict or disable cookies.

Updates to this policy

We may update our cookie policy to reflect any changes in technology or data protection legislation. Any updates or changes that may affect how we use cookies or how you as a user can manage cookies will appear on this page.

 

We will notify you by posting a notice on our websites and, where appropriate, sending you a notification.

 

Privacy

Privacy Policy for The Echo
If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us.
At www.dblue.ie we consider the privacy of our visitors to be extremely important. This privacy policy document describes in detail the types of personal information is collected and recorded by www.deepblue.ie and how we use it.

Log Files
Like many other Web sites, www.deepblue.ie makes use of log files. These files merely logs visitors to the site - usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services's analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Advertising Partners
Deep Blue does not currently provision for any advertising partners.
Any changes to this situation will be reflected in a policy review and revision of this statement.

Third Party Privacy Policies
You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. www.deepblue.ie's privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.
If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites.

Children's Information
We believe it is important to provide added protection for children online. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children to observe, participate in and/or monitor and guide their online activity. www.deepblue.ie does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that www.deepblue.ie has in its database the personally-identifiable information of a child under the age of 13, please contact us immediately (using the contact in the first paragraph) and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Online Privacy Policy Only
This privacy policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website and regarding information shared and/or collected there. This policy does not apply to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

Email Privacy Policy
We have created this email privacy policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy and the protection of your information.
Why did you receive an email from us?
If you received a mailing from us,
(a) your email address is either listed with us as someone who has expressly shared this address for the purpose of receiving information in the future ("opt-in"), or
(b) you have registered or purchased or otherwise have an existing relationship with us. We respect your time and attention by controlling the frequency of our mailings.

How we protect your privacy
We use security measures to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of data used by our system.

Sharing and Usage
We will never share, sell, or rent individual personal information with anyone without your advance permission or unless ordered by a court of law. Information submitted to us is only available to employees managing this information for purposes of contacting you or sending you emails based on your request for information and to contracted service providers for purposes of providing services relating to our communications with you.

How can you stop receiving email from us?
Each email sent contains an easy, automated way for you to cease receiving email from us, or to change your expressed interests. If you wish to do this, simply follow the instructions at the end of any email.
If you have received unwanted, unsolicited email sent via this system or purporting to be sent via this system, please forward a copy of that email with your comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Consent
By using our website, you hereby consent to our privacy policy and agree to its terms.

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Updates
This Privacy Policy was last updated on January 3rd, 2014.
Should we update, amend or make any changes to our privacy policy, those changes will be posted here.

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