Cookie Policy

Updated 22nd March 2018

What is a cookie

A cookie is a small file stored on your computer or mobile device. Websites use cookies to store and retrieve information about users, which enables features that need to to “remember” and track users. For example, cookies allow websites to remember what items are in your shopping cart, or whether you are logged in or logged out.

There are two types of cookie: session and persistent. A session cookie is deleted from your device when you leave the website. A persistent cookie has an expiry time, which can range from hours to years. A persistent cookie will remain on your computer until it is manually deleted or it expires.

Cookies can come from two sources: first-party or third-party. A first-party cookie is a cookie set by the website you are visiting. A third-party cookie is included on the website you are visiting, but comes from another domain.

How are cookies used on this website

This website uses both session and persistent cookies, and both first-party and third-party cookies.

The purposes of cookies used on this website include:

  • Embedded features (like video and audio players from websites like YouTube and Soundcloud)
  • Analytics
  • Advertising

What cookies are used on this website

Domain Name Expires Information
oceanmedia.ie _ga 2 years Used to distinguish users.
oceanmedia.ie _gid 24 hours Used to distinguish users.
oceanmedia.ie _gat 1 minute Used to throttle request rate.
oceanmedia.ie cookie_notice_accepted 1 month Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.
youtube.com VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE 8 months Used by YouTube (Google) for storing user preferences and other unspecified purposes
youtube.com YSC Session Used by YouTube (Google) for storing user preferences and other unspecified purposes
youtube.com PREF 8 months Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites.
doubleclick.net test_cookie Session Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.
doubleclick.net IDE 2 years This cookie is used for re-targeting, optimisation, reporting and attribution of online adverts.

Managing cookies

Your browser has tools to help you manage which cookies you accept or not. For example, you can choose not to accept any third-party cookies, or to filter cookies from specific domains.

You can read more about managing cookies in specific browsers here: