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Cookies are small text files sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the web browser on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

About Cookies

The information stored in cookies is sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.  This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers. There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies.  Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

Cookies on our website

Solas Festival uses the following cookies on this website, for the following purposes:

  • Tracking website usage
  • Newsletter Signup
  • Social Media plugins

Google cookies

Solas Festival uses Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website.  Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers.  The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store and use this information.  Google’s privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

Other third party cookies

When you use this website, you may also be sent the following third party cookies, which may be used for the following purposes:

  • We use MailChimp to manage all subscriptions to our mailing lists and to manage the creation and sending of emails to subscribers of those lists. Mailchimp uses a session cookie to track users through the Sign Up process when they submit information via our Sign Up (subscription) form. MailChimp’s privacy policy is available at: http://www.mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/
  • We may include Facebook and Twitter Social Sharing buttons or links on our web site, which can be used to identify your account with these services. Facebooks’s privacy policy is available at: http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ Twitter’ privacy policy is available at: http://twitter.com/privacy/

Refusing cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For more information on how to block cookies visit: the About Cookies website. In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector. In Firefox, you can adjust your cookies settings by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”. Blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites.