Fine Gael is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy.
Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites or sometimes by emails. They provide useful information to companies, and help in a number of ways.
For you, it means your site visit runs more efficiently and that you can save time by not having to re-enter your details each time you visit. The cookies also make sure you receive the most relevant information from our site.
For us, cookies help us to analyse how our customers interact with our sites so we can make improvements.
We use three types of cookies on our websites
Session cookies that are required for your use of the site, and are deleted after each visit.
Persistent cookies that remain in place across multiple visits to our sites.
Third party cookies that are used by our approved service partners.
Some of these cookies are essential to your visit to our site, and some are non-essential.
Certain cookies are necessary in order for you to use our websites. These are used 'in-session' each time you visit and then expire when you leave the site.
You can delete these session cookies via your browser, if you wish to, but please note that this will restrict the functions that you will able to carry out on our website.
Here’s a list of essential cookies and how we use them:
These enable you to carry out some essential functions on our sites, such as maintaining log-in details for the session or to complete a transaction. They also help by minimising the need to transfer information across the internet. They are not stored on your computer and they expire when you terminate your browser session.
These cookies enable us to recognise repeat visitors to the site. By matching an anonymous, randomly generated identifier, we're able to record specific browsing information such as how you arrive at the site, the pages you view, options you select, and the path you take through the site. By monitoring this information we are able to make improvements to our site.
We use [xxxxx?] software to analyse page use, page interactions and the routes our customers take through our sites. These are known as 'web metrics'. We will not record any personal information you provide during an on-site purchase or any other process.
Some cookies are non-essential
These cookies are usually supplied by our business partners and help us to filter out irrelevant messages or pop-ups and to make sure that we only send you information that’s interesting and relevant to you. We also use some non-essential cookies for analytical purposes. Here's a list of non-essential cookies and how they're used:
Survey control cookiesThese are provided by our business partners such as ServiceTick to enable us to send surveys about our sites to customers. Accepting this cookie means that you won't be asked to complete the survey if you have already done so or if you have previously declined to participate.
Provided by our online advertising supplier, these cookies are used to serve our internet advertisements on other sites. Some of our web pages may contain electronic images that help us see how users interact on these pages. They may also provide DoubleClick with information about the interaction.
These cookies help us tailor the advertisements you see on third party sites by understanding what interests you on our sites, such as the pages you view. We will not combine this information with other personal information you provide us with.
Provided by our bookmarking supplier, these cookies enable you to easily bookmark selected pages.
From time to time we will use Google Analytics. This is a web analytics service provided by Google enabling us to recognise repeat visitors to the site. By matching an anonymous, randomly generated identifier, we’re able to record specific browsing information such as how you arrive at the site, the pages you view, options you select, and the path you take through the site. By monitoring this information we’re able to make improvements to our sites. Google also reserve the rights to the data collected. We use the following cookies on our web-site:
__utma: This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to our site
__utmb, __utmc and __utmz: These cookies record information about how the page was reached (for example via a search engine result or a direct link).
BC_BANDWIDTH - measures the bandwidth and latency of your network connection to the our server
RoxenUserID – This cookie manages users logging onto the web-site and ‘remembers’ your preferences when you return to our site.
You can accept or block cookies
You can block any cookies from our website by modifying your browser settings. For more information about how to disable cookies in your browser, please visit the About cookies website
By continuing to use our website without making these changes, you consent to our placing both essential and non-essential cookies on your device.
Removing Flash cookies
These cookies make it quicker and easier for you to access sites on subsequent visits that use Flash technology. Deleting them means you may have to re-enter information each time you visit the same site. But as with any cookie, you can delete Flash cookies by going to the Settings Manager for your Adobe Flash Player. You will be taken to the Adobe website, which lists the websites containing the cookies in your browser. Just click Delete opposite the relevant website.
Find out more
For information on how to manage cookies on your mobile phone browser, we recommend that you consult your handset Users’ Manual.