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Cookie Policy

In order for the website to work fully, this site needs your consent to store browser cookies. If you don't allow cookies, you may not be able to use certain features of the website such as logging in, switching between the English and Irish language versions of this site and accessing certain video content. See below for more information about the cookies that are used on this website to help you manage your preferences. Your choices will be remembered by the website for 6 months, after which, you will be asked again to accept or manage your cookies. However, it is recommended that you allow all cookies when using this website.

Cookie Type Purpose Provider Expires
_cfduid Session cookie Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic. 29 days
 ASP.NET_SessionId Session cookie Used to identify a user’s session on the website Length of session
CMSPreferredCulture Stored cookie The cookie determines the preferred language and country-setting of the visitor. This allows the website to show content most relevant to that region and language 1 year
__utm.gif Session cookie Used to log details about a visitor’s browser and computer Length of session
__utma Stored cookie Used to distinguish users and sessions  2 years
__utmb Stored cookie Used to determine new sessions/visits  1 day
__utmc Session cookie Used to calculate the duration of a website visit  Length of session
__utmt Stored cookie Used to throttle the speed of requests to the server  1 day
__utmz Stored cookie Collects data on how the visitor reached the website  6 months
ads/ga-audiences Session cookie Used to re-engage visitors to the website Length of session
vuid Stored cookie Used to collect data on visitors to the website 2 years
CMSCsrfCookie Session cookie Stores a security token that helps protect against cross site request forgery  Length of session


What are cookies:

Cookies are small pieces of information, stored in simple text files, placed on your computer by a website. Some cookies can be read by the website on subsequent visits. The information stored in a cookie may relate to your browsing habits on the web page, or so that the website can "remember" you on your return visit. Generally speaking, cookies do not contain personal information from which you can be identified, unless you have furnished such information to the website.

How We Use Cookies:

We use cookies across a range of websites that we manage for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately, in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to the website. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use. Disabling Cookies: You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help menu for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies may result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set:

Some of our websites offer newsletter/email subscription services or account registration facilities and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users. When you submit data through a form such as those found on contact pages, account registration/login pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

Third Party Cookies:

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details all cookies including any third party cookies you might encounter through NCCA websites. Several NCCA websites use Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the sites and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page. We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

The NCCA Privacy Statement is available at