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Cookies Policy
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We may update our Cookie Policy to reflect any changes in technology or data protection legislation. 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 is a cookie?
Apart from a delicious treat, a cookie is a small piece of data sent by a website's server to your computer or mobile device and stored in your browser (e.g. Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari). It consists of anonymous information, including a unique user identifier. When you revisit a site or navigate between pages, this data is passed from your browser to the site's server. With this data, the website is able to 'remember' your browser, enabling it to retrieve your user preferences, to personalise your visits and to simplify any sign-in procedures.

Cookies are intended to improve your user experience by making it easier and faster to navigate through a website. For example, some websites require that you log in to gain access. If such sites did not use cookies, then you would be required to enter your login details every time you navigated to a new page because the website would not be able to remember that you had already logged in.

Many websites also use cookies for advertising purposes. For example, certain cookies allow a website to determine if you've already seen a particular ad and therefore it may not display that ad on subsequent pages that you visit.

All of the information a cookie collects can only be retrieved by the website server that sent the cookie to your browser.

Cookies Policy
Cookies on Pastebin
Sections of Pastebin.com use cookies, most of which are set by Pastebin.com and our chosen partners.

Cookies are necessary for the website to provide certain features and functions. For example, they allow us to provide services such as the user login system; without cookies, you would not be able to have a lot of interesting features Pastebin has to offer and you would be required to log in every time you visited a new page.

Other cookies are performance related. They are set by Pastebin.com and third parties, including Comscore and Google Analytics. Performance cookies allow us to collect statistical information about our visitors, such as whether they have visited the site before and the pages they view. This information is gathered anonymously - it does NOT enable us to identify who you are. We use these cookies to determine the kind of content and services our visitors value most, which in turn helps us improve our website and its content.

Advertising cookies are also set on Pastebin.com. These cookies are used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement and to help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. Some of the cookies set on our website are served by third parties and not directly related to The Irish Times or our partners. We do not control which cookies are set by third parties or how the cookie information is used - a cookie can only be accessed by the party who set it. For more information on these cookies, please visit the third-party website.
Controlling Cookies
Cookies are meant to improve the user experience, but some users prefer to set restrictions on the types of cookies that can be stored on their computer or mobile phone.

By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies.

It is important to note that you will lose some functions of a website if you choose to restrict or disable its cookies.

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