What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files sent from a website and stored in the user’s web browser while user is browsing a website.
When users visit the same website again, the browser sends cookies back to the website allowing the website to recognise the user and remember things like personalised details or preferences.
More information about cookies and details of how to manage or disable them can be found on aboutcookies.org and youronlinechoices.eu. You can also download and use software that is available on the internet at no charge to you which will analyse the cookies use don any website that you visit and allow you to block one or more of those cookies. While we cannot recommend one piece of software over another we can provide you with a list of them if you contact us.
Please note that if you choose to opt-out of receiving cookies altogether, you may lose some features and / or functionality of bonkers.ie.ie. For example may not be able to login to your account with your bonkers.ie user name/ID or avail of the services advertised on our website by a service provider.
Which cookies does bonkers.ie use?
When using our website a number of different types of cookies may be used. We have set out below a description of the cookies that are used by us or third parties that we work with.
Strictly necessary (Session) cookies
These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for. Among other things they remember the position of any application that you are in the process of making to a Provider.
These cookies don’t usually contain any personally identifiable information and are typically set by us or by partners chosen by us to provide advertising services.
These cookies are used to collect statistical information about visitors of the website and the pages they view.
These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and used anonymously. We use these cookies to understand what content is popular which helps us to improve our website.
An example of services that use these type of cookies include Google Analytics.
For more information on how to manage cookies, including opt-out of performance cookies please visit: aboutcookies.org.
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced and more personal features.
Some examples of such features include:
- Remembering your preferences and settings such as redirect to mobile version of the site when you are browsing with a smart phone
- Remembering your favourites and video bookmarks when using bonkers.ie player to play videos or audio files
- Remembering when you've voted in a poll or rated a film review so that you don't do this more than once during your visit.
If you have a bonkers.ie account, a cookie on your computer lets us remember your user name and email address so you don't have to enter it again when you are commenting or writing a review.
Other examples of services that use these type of cookies include PollDaddy, Pluck, or WordPress.
For more information on how to manage cookies, including opting-out of functional cookies please visit here.
Targeting and advertising cookies
These cookies are used to deliver advertising that is more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign.
They are usually placed by advertising networks with our permission. They remember that you have visited a website; this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.
Some examples of services that use these types of cookies include Google AdSense or DoubleClick.
If you wish to opt-out of targeting and advertising cookies please visit here.
Behavioural Advertising Cookies
We use these cookies to measure general user behaviour across our websites and third party sites to build a profile based on users browsing patterns so that we and third parties can target advertising to users that will be more relevant to users’ interests. This means that if, for example, users visit a page with TV, Broadband and Phone information then the cookie will collect this information and we may target adverts for TV, Phone and Broadband services to those users and, if users visit third party sites that are part of the same advertising network, those third parties may target adverts for those services to those users. If you would prefer to opt out of behavioural advertising cookies please visit here.
Other third party cookies
Some cookies that have been set on our websites are not related to bonkers.ie or our partners. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube 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.