Bus Átha Cliath - Dublin Bus Cookie Policy

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Dublin Bus respects the privacy of all visitors to our website. This Cookie Policy outlines our policy concerning the use of cookies on all Dublin Bus Websites.

We may update our Cookies Policy to reflect any changes in technology or data protection law. Any updates or changes that may affect how we use cookies or how you as a user can manage cookies will appear on this page.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files placed on your computer or internet enabled device by websites in order to add functionality. A cookie can be used to identify a user’s computer or internet enabled device to the website, or to other third party websites. This allows websites to improve the way they work, such as remembering preferences expressed by a user or tracking a user’s use of a website for statistical analysis. Typically, cookies involve the assigning of a unique number to the visitor. 

More information about cookies can be found on www.aboutcookies.org and www.allaboutcookies.org

Cookies on Dublin Bus websites

Dublin Bus sets the following types of cookies on your device when you visit our websites:

  • Strictly necessary cookies
  • Performance and analytics cookies
  • Targeting and advertising cookies

These cookies are a mixture of first party cookies, which we set ourselves, and third party cookies that are set by third party service providers.

Strictly necessary cookies

We use the following cookies which are strictly necessary to allow you to access our websites, to move between pages and to receive services which you have requested:

Dublinbus.ie only

Cookie Name Function Cookie Type
•ASP.NET_SessionId  This is an individual ID that is assigned to a user. It allows for preferences to be saved e.g. text size with the AAA buttons on the top of each page. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser First Party
•cookiecompliancyFirstLoad When a user clicks ok on the cookie compliance notice, this cookie will record this fact, and will not show the notification again. First Party


These cookies include session cookies that allow users to stay logged in while navigating through our websites and to carry out essential tasks such as adding items to a shopping basket when purchasing tickets on our websites.

These cookies don’t usually contain any personal data and are typically set by Dublin Bus to provide specific services such as e-commerce transactions.

Performance and analytics cookies

Cookies are also used to collect statistical information about visitors of our websites and the pages they view. These cookies allow visitors to receive a high quality experience through customised offerings and facilitate timely identification and resolution of any issues that arise.  The following performance cookies are used on our websites:

Cookie Name Function Cookie Type Retention
Google Analytics Cookies  Google Analytics cookies are used to collect anonymous information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our website. The information collected is anonymous and includes the number of visitors to the website, what pages they visited and where they have come to the website from. More information is available on: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage Third  Party  
_utma Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing _utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google analytics Third  Party 2 years from set/update
_utmb Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing _utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google analytics. Third  Party 30 mins from set/update
_utmc This cookie operates in conjunction with the _utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit. Third  Party End of browser session
_utmz Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached the site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google analytics. Third Party 6 months from set/update


These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. Information collected by these cookies is aggregated and used anonymously. Dublin Bus sets Google Analytics cookies to gather this statistical information.Targeting and advertising cookies. 

Targeting and advertising cookies. 

Together with our partners and advertisers we use cookies to display advertisements that we believe are relevant to you and your interests. Third party advertisers and partners may analyse data they collect about your use of our websites in order to serve adverts to you on our websites or on other third party websites. We also work with advertisers in order to display our own adverts on third party websites, based on cookies set on your visit to our websites. Advertisers may also use information about your previous web activity to tailor the adverts which are displayed on our websites. Advertising/targeting cookies may also be used to track your responses to particular adverts, which helps advertisers to ensure that you see the most relevant advertisements in future, both on our websites and on third party websites. The following are targeting/advertising cookies are used on the Website:

The Dublin Bus website does not use targeting and advertising cookies. All searches are organic and do not use search engine optimisation. 

Other third party cookies

Some cookies that have been set on our websites are not related to Dublin Bus. When you visit a page with content embedded from a third party such as YouTube, Twitter or Facebook, these service providers may set their own cookies on your web browser.

We do not control the use of these cookies and cannot access them due to the way that cookies work, as cookies can only be accessed by the party who originally set them. You should check the third party websites for more information about these cookies and the cookie policy of these third parties.

Cookie Name Description More Information
YouTube Social media tracking user interactions for statistical purposes and advertising. https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies
Facebook /Instagram Social media tracking user interactions for statistical purposes and advertising https://en-gb.facebook.com/policies/cookies/
Twitter Social media tracking user interactions for statistical purposes and advertising https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/twitter-cookies


Controlling and disabling cookies

If you do not want your browser to accept cookies, you can turn off the cookie acceptance option in your browser settings.  For further information about how to turn off cookie acceptance please refer to the “Help” function in your browser.

Please note that disabling cookie support may prevent the Website from functioning properly and you may not be able to fully utilise all of its features and services. Click the link for more information on how to manage cookies, including how to opt-out of performance cookies.

Click the link for more information on how to opt out of Google Analytics.

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