Cookie Policy

In a similar way to most websites The Campaign to Re-elect Michael D. Higgins ("The Campaign", "we", "us", "our") site makes use of cookies. Cookies are small data files that are stored by your web browser on your computer. You can find out all about cookies and their uses on Wikipedia.

We use cookies to:

  • remember settings and preferences so we can tailor content to your specific needs
  • measure how people use our website so we can improve the content, structure and layout
  • help determine the effectiveness of online advertising and the targeting of those advertisements

Our cookies are not used to identify you personally. They are used to improve the effectiveness of the our online work and to provide you with a better end user experience on our websites.

Cookie Preference

We use essential cookies to store preferences and settings from your visit, and to help protect the site against attack and abuse. These essential cookies are required for the proper operation of the site and can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.

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cookie_prefStores your cookie preference for the site.70 days
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Analytics Cookies

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure the site is meeting users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better.

Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

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_gidUsed to distinguish users.24 hours

Social networks

The Campaign maintains active social network accounts particularly on Facebook and Twitter. We embed widgets from these networks to provide follow buttons, like boxes and stream embeds. This may result in cookies being set by these networks while using our site.

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Third party services

The Campaign makes use of a wide range of third party online services to provide features such as embedded video and social sharing. These services may set cookies when visiting our website. When cookies are disabled we aim to block the loading of third party iFrames without your specific consent.

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YouTube : embedded videoPrivacy Policy (on Google) | Cookies | GDPR ComplianceOpt-out Options
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AddThis : sharing buttonsPrivacy PolicyOpt-out Options

Advertising

The Campaign use ads on Google, Facebook, and Twitter to promote our policies and to help direct users to pages of interest on our website. These services will set cookies on your browser.

ServicePoliciesLinks
Google Tag Manager (GTM)We use GTM to help manage the placement of analytics, conversion tracking, and remarketing code on our site.Read more
Google AdsWe use Google Ads from time to time and may place remarketing code on this site.Privacy Policy | Opt-out Options
Facebook PixelWe use Facebook Ads from time to time and place the Facebook Pixel Code on this site. Privacy Policy | Opt-out Options

Managing and deleting cookies

It is possible to view, manage and delete cookies within your web browser. We have provided links to instructions on how to do this for the most common web browsers below. For all other browsers you should look for a section called 'privacy' or 'security' within the application settings or preferences.