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.
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
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:
|Cookie Name||Function||Cookie Type||Retention|
|•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||Until end of browser session|
|•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|
|_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|
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.
Dublinbus.ie 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.
|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/|
|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.
Revised October 2020