Cookie Policy

  1. Introduction

We use cookies on this website [davelongcoachtravel.ie] to achieve a better user experience. 

  1. What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small file containing an identifier (a string of letters / numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. The file contains data relating to your use of a website and may be stored on your computer or mobile device. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. 

Different types of cookies are used in order to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. Cookies may be either ‘persistent’ cookies or ‘session’ cookies. 

Persistent Cookies: A persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date. Persistent cookies allow our website to deliver functions between browser sessions and subsequent visits.

Session Cookies: A session cookie is a temporary cookie that will generally expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. They are used to deliver basic functions of a website while you are actively using it.

  1. Their Purpose

We use cookies for the following purposes:

  • Security: we use cookies as part of the security measures implemented to protect our website; 
  • Authentication: we use cookies to identify you when you visit and navigate our website, and to determine your status if you are logged into our website;
  • Personalisation: we use cookies to store information about your preferences and to personalise the website for you;
  • Advertising: we use cookies to help us display advertisements that are relevant to you;
  • Analysis: we use cookies to help us to analyse the use and performance of our website.
  1. Data Collected

We keep a record of traffic data which is logged automatically by our server, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, the website that you visited before ours, the website you visit after leaving our website. We also collect some website and service statistics such as access rates, page hits and page views. We are not able to identify any individual from traffic data or site statistics.

  1. Consent & Managing Cookies

Insofar as those cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of our website, we will ask you to consent to our use of cookies when you first visit our website. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser and from version to version, but the controls are generally accessible in your browser settings. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete all cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use (‘third-party cookies’) or those from specific websites.

Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of our website. If you block all cookies, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit our website; as a result, some of our services, functionalities and features may not work.

  1. Third-party Cookies

We use third parties to deliver certain services. For example, our website interfaces with social media platforms (e.g. Twitter and Facebook) and uses web analytical tools (e.g. Google Analytics) to analyse the use of our website and understand how visitors engage with our website. Cookies for web analytics allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our website and see how they move around the website and individual web pages. This helps us make our services better. 

We use cookies and similar software known as web beacons or pixels to count users who have visited our website after clicking through from one of our advertisements on another website or in emails. These web beacons collect limited information that does not identify particular individuals. It is not possible to refuse the use of web beacons. However, because they are used in conjunction with cookies, you can effectively disable them by setting your browser to restrict or block cookies. 

Ads sometimes appear on our website. Personalisation of ads improves their relevance for you and the value these ads create for advertisers. Advertisers may use technology by third parties to target an ad. These third parties may use information they collected from your use of other websites to create an ad profile that informs the ads that they show you on our website.

The various service providers used by Dave Long Coach Travel use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website. Third-party cookies are set by entities other than Dave Long Coach Travel, and you can find out about their cookie policies on their respective websites.

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Last edited 7 January 2022.

Should you have any questions regarding this cookie policy, you can contact us via the contact forms available on this website, by email or through the post.