This cookies policy (the “policy”) was last updated on 25th July 2018 and refers to the website, (the “website”) operated by Curated Place on behalf of the National Tourism Development
Authority (also known as Fáilte Ireland), whose principal place of business is at 88-95 Amiens Street, Dublin.

Our sites (as defined below) use cookies and similar technologies to ensure that we give our visitors the best
possible experience by providing you personalised information, remembering your marketing and product
preferences, and helping you obtain the right information. You can find out more about cookies and similar
technologies, how we use them, and how to control them below.

Cookies and similar technologies

This notice describes how Fáilte Ireland, our partners, and our other third parties use cookies and similar
technologies (such as pixel tags, web beacons, clear GIFs, JavaScript, and local storage). We will refer to
these cookies and similar technologies simply as “cookies” for the rest of this notice. We will also describe
what options you may have regarding those cookies. This notice covers Fáilte Ireland’s use of cookies that may
be used in connection with web sites (including mobile web sites and apps) owned and controlled by Fáilte
Ireland (the “sites”).

In some cases, we may use cookies to collect information that is personally identifiable, or that can become
personally identifiable if we combine it with other information. In such cases, the Fáilte Ireland Privacy
Notice will apply in addition to this notice.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files—usually consisting of letters and numbers—placed on your computer, tablet, phone, or
similar device, when you use that device to visit a web site. Cookies are widely used by website owners to
make their websites operate, work more efficiently, and provide analytic information.

These are the different types of cookies we and our service providers may use on our sites:

  • Essential cookies. These cookies are required for the operation of our sites (for example, to enable you to
    log into secure areas of our web site or use a shopping cart). These cookies enable you to move around the
    sites and use their features. Disabling these cookies will encumber the sites’ performance and may make the
    features and service unavailable.
  • Analytics and customization cookies. These cookies allow us to analyse activities on our sites and on other
    sites where we post content in order to improve and optimize the way our sites work. For example, we may use
    these types of cookies to ensure that visitors can easily find the information they are looking for on our
    websites. One way we do this is to recognize and count the number of visitors and see how they move around
    our website when they are using it. Analytics cookies also help us measure the performance of our
    advertising campaigns in order to help us improve our advertising campaigns and to optimize our sites’
    content for those who engage with our advertising.
  • Functionality cookies. These cookies are used to recognize you when you return to our sites. This enables us
    to personalize our content for you, greet you by name, and remember your preferences (for example, your
    choice of language or region).
  • Advertising cookies. These cookies record your online activities, including your visits to our sites, the
    pages you have visited, and the links and advertisements you have clicked. One purpose of this is to help
    make the content displayed on our sites more relevant to you. Another purpose is to allow us and our service
    providers to deliver advertisements or other communications to you that are designed to be more relevant to
    your apparent interests. When we and our service providers do so, this also involves partners such as
    publishers, data management platforms, and demand side platforms that help to manage the data. For example,
    if you look at one page on one of our sites, we may cause an advertisement to be delivered to you, on our
    sites or on other sites, for products referenced on that page or for similar products and services. We and
    our service providers and partners may also append other data to information collected by these cookies,
    including information obtained from third parties, and share this information with third parties for the
    purpose of delivering ads to you.

You can find a list of cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below:

First Party Cookies

Cookie Purpose More information
has-dismissed-cookiebar This is used to store your acknowledgement of our cookiebar to stop it displaying. Without this cookie, the cookiebar would show each time you visit the page.
__utma A Google Analytics cookie which helps us understand how visitors are using our website, so we can make
it more useful.
Lifespan: Persistent
Tracks the number of times a visitor has been to our website, when their first visit was, and when
their last visit occurred.
__utmb A Google Analytics cookie which helps us understand how visitors are using our website, so we can make
it more useful.
Lifespan: 30 minutes
Tracks approximately how long a visitor stays on our website.
__utmc A Google Analytics cookie which helps us understand how visitors are using our website, so we can make
it more useful.
Lifespan: At end of session
Tracks approximately how long a visitor stays on our website.
__utmz A Google Analytics cookie which helps us understand how visitors are using our website, so we can make
it more useful.
Lifespan: 6 months
Tracks where a visitor came from, for example which search engine, search keyword or link they used.
show_bar Determines whether the cookie information bar at the top of the site is shown.
Lifetime: 10,000
slider A cookie used to control the image slider.
Lifespan: At end of session
mysession A cookie used to enable customised options for a logged in user.

Lifespan: One hour

Third party cookies

You should also be aware that there are cookies which are found in other companies’ internet tools which we
are using to enhance the Website. You will see ‘social buttons’ on the Website, including Twitter, YouTube,
and Facebook which enable you to share or bookmark certain web pages. These websites have their own cookies,
which are controlled by them.

How does Fáilte Ireland collect and use other information?

We and our service providers may use cookies for a variety of purposes, including to:

  • Help us and third parties obtain information about your visits to the sites;
  • Process your orders;
  • Analyse your visiting patterns to improve our sites;
  • Deliver, communications, and content from us and third parties, on our sites and those of third parties,
    specific to your interests;
  • Remember your language and other preferences;
  • Help you obtain information you are looking for;
  • Provide a safe and secure service for online transactions;
  • Measure how many people use our sites, and how they use them, to keep our sites running efficiently and to
    better understand our sites’ audiences.
  • If you register on one of our sites, or otherwise provide us with your personal information, we may
    associate that information with other information we collect from or about you or that you provide,
    information regarding your use of our sites, or information we receive from or about you from third parties.
    We will use this combined data for marketing and analytics purposes.
How long do cookies stay on my device?

Some cookies operate from the time you visit a Fáilte Ireland service to the end of that particular web
browsing session. These cookies expire and are automatically deleted when you close your Internet browser.
These cookies are called “session” cookies.

Some cookies will stay on your device between browsing sessions—they do not expire when you close your
browser. These cookies are called “persistent” cookies. The length of time a persistent cookie stays on your
device varies from cookie to cookie. We and others use persistent cookies for a variety of purposes, such as
to store your preferences so that they are available for the next visit, and to keep a more accurate account
of how often you visit our sites, how often you return, how your use of the sites may vary over time, and the
effectiveness of advertising efforts.

Who puts the cookies on my device?

Cookies may be placed on your device by Fáilte Ireland as the site operator. These cookies are called “first
party” cookies. Some cookies may be placed on your device by a party other than Fáilte Ireland. These cookies
are called “third party” cookies. For example, a Fáilte Ireland partner may place a third party cookie to
enable online chat services.

Cookies may also be used to allow us and third parties to know when you visit our sites, and to understand how
you interact with e-mails, advertisements, or other content. Through cookies, aggregate and other information
not identifying individual users (such as your operating system, browser version, and the URL you came from,
including from e-mails and advertisements) may be obtained and used to enhance your experience and understand
traffic patterns. This technology counts the number of users who visit a particular service from specific
banner advertisements outside the Fáilte Ireland site or who clicked on links or graphics included in e-mail
newsletters received from Fáilte Ireland. It is also used as a tool to compile aggregated statistics about how
Fáilte Ireland sites are used, to perform analytics and help us to optimize our sites, and to help serve you
advertising based on your interests, as described in further detail below.

How does Fáilte Ireland use online and mobile advertising?

We and third parties, including technology partners, and service providers engage in interest-based
advertising to deliver advertisements and personalized content that we and other advertisers believe will be
of interest to you. To the extent third party vendors are using cookies to perform these services for Fáilte
Ireland or others, Fáilte Ireland does not control the use of this technology or the resulting information,
and is not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties.

Ads may be delivered to you based on your online or mobile behavior (on Fáilte Ireland sites and non-Fáilte
Ireland sites), your search activity, your responses to one of our advertisements or e-mails, the pages you
visit, your general geographic location, or other information. These ads may appear on our sites or on third
party web sites. The technology partners with whom we work to help us conduct interest-based advertising may
be members of self-regulatory associations such as the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) and the Digital
Advertising Alliance (DAA). For sites directed at persons located in the European Union, we may work with
technology partners who are members of the European Digital Advertising Alliance (eDAA). You may also see
advertisements for third parties on Fáilte Ireland sites or other websites or properties, based on your visits
to, and activities on, Fáilte Ireland sites and other sites.

We participate in the Adobe Marketing Cloud Device Co-op to understand how you use our website and apps across
different devices you use, in order to deliver advertising based on your interests. You can learn more about
how Adobe does this, and how to opt-out, at

How do I manage cookies?

You can decide whether or not to accept cookies. One way you can do this is through your internet browser’s
settings. Most internet browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings (please note
that if you use your browser settings to block all cookies you may not be able to access parts of our web
site). The following websites provide information on how to adjust the cookies settings on some popular

  • Apple Safari*
  • Google Chrome*
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer*
  • Mozilla Firefox*

You can also use a browser plug-in such as Ghostery* from Cliqz International GmbH or the Tracking Protection
List* from TRUSTe. (A browser plug-in is a piece of software which adds extra capabilities to your browser—for
example, to play video or scan for viruses.). To find out more about interest-based advertising and your
choices, visit these sites: Digital Advertising Alliance, the Network Advertising Initiative, and the
Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Europe. You can opt out of the use of cookies to tailor content or
advertising to you by visiting the following links. Note that if you choose to opt out, you won’t necessarily
see fewer ads. However, the ads you see may be less relevant to your interests.
Does Fáilte Ireland use Flash cookies or Local Shared Objects?

Our websites may also use so-called “Flash cookies” (also known as Local Shared Objects or “LSOs”) to, among
other things, to remember settings, preferences, to provide special content, such as video and animation
playback and for other site operations.

If you do not want Flash cookies stored on your computer, you can adjust the settings of your Flash player to
block Flash cookies storage using the tools contained in the Website Storage Settings Panel. You can also
control Flash cookies by going to the Global Storage Settings Panel and following the instructions (which may
include instructions that explain, for example, how to delete existing Flash cookies (referred to
“information” on the Macromedia site), how to prevent Flash LSOs from being placed on your computer without
your being asked, and (for Flash Player 8 and later) how to block Flash cookies that are not being delivered
by the operator of the page you are on at the time).

Please note that setting the Flash Player to restrict or limit acceptance of Flash cookies may reduce or
impede the functionality of some Flash applications, including, potentially, Flash applications used in
connection with our services or online content.

What about other tracking technologies?

Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors to a website. Fáilte Ireland may use other,
similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called “tracking pixels” or “clear gifs”).
These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognize when someone has
visited our web sites or opened an e-mail that we have sent them. In many instances, these technologies are
reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.

How does Fáilte Ireland respond to a Do Not Track signal?

There is currently no industry agreed upon response to a Do Not Track signal. At this time, Fáilte Ireland
Services and websites do not function differently based on a user’s Do Not Track signal. For more information
on Do Not Track, see All About Do Not Track.

Privacy at Fáilte Ireland

Fáilte Ireland is committed to privacy. For more information about Fáilte Ireland’s approach to privacy, see
our Fáilte Ireland Privacy Policy.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about how Fáilte Ireland uses cookies, you can contact Fáilte Ireland by;

In writing – address your letter to;

Fiona Buckley,

Data Protection Officer Fáilte Ireland,

Unit 2 Nessan House,

Riverview Business Park,

Bessboro Road,


Cork T12 R8HE,


Or by email to;

Or by telephone;

1800 242473 or +35318847101

Or online at;

Please include your contact information, the name of the Fáilte Ireland website or service, and a detailed
description of your request or Cookie concern.

This notice updates and supersedes previous versions. We may change this notice at any time. The “LAST
UPDATED” section at the top of this page lists when this notice was last revised. Any changes to this notice
will become effective when we make the revised notice available on or through the sites.