Cookie PolicyCookie Policy

Cookie Policy

1: Cookie controller

The controller of this cookie policy is Insomnia Insomnia Head Office, 1st Floor, Cunningham House, 130 Francis Street, Dublin 8, Ireland For any questions, concerns or complaints regarding this policy, we can be contacted via e-mail at: info@insomnia.ie

2: What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device when you visit the website or certain pages. The cookie allows the website to “remember” your actions or preferences over time. These cookie preferences are personal and you can manage them yourself, in line with the relevant privacy regulations. Cookies will usually contain the name of the website where the cookie has come from, how long the cookie will remain on your device, and a value which is usually a randomly generated unique number. Some cookies will be deleted as soon as you leave the website (“session cookies”), other cookies will remain stored on your computer or mobile device and will help us identify you as a visitor of our website (“permanent cookies”).

3: Why do we use cookies?

Cookies on our Website are used for a variety of different purposes. We use cookies to improve the user-experience on the website and to map your surfing behaviour (e.g. the pages you have visited and the time you spent on that page). Cookies make our website easier to use and allow us to better tailor it to your interests and needs. Cookies are also used to help speed up your future activities and experience on the website; for example, we use cookies to remember your language preferences. We also use cookies to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how our Website is being used and how we can improve our services. In addition, we also use the User ID feature from Google analytics which enables the association of one or more sessions (and the activity within those sessions) with a unique and persistent ID that we send to Google Analytics. This allows us to identify related actions and devices and connect these data points.

4: Which cookies do we use?

Strictly Necessary Cookies
Cookie Name Description
exp_csrf_toke This cookie is used by Cloudflare to identify trusted web traffic.
Performance Cookies
Cookie Name Description
exp_tracker This cookie name is associated with the website content management system Expression Engine. Most likely to do with tracking or recoding visitor activity.
exp_last_activity This cookie name is associated with the website content management system Expression Engine. Most likely to do with tracking or recoding visitor activity.
_gat This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes._ga
_gid This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited._gid
exp_last_visit This cookie name is associated with the website content management system Expression Engine. Most likely to do with tracking or recoding visitor activity.
_ga This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google’s more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners._ga
Functional Cookies
Cookie Name Description
__atuvc This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count.
__atuvs This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. This is believed to be a new cookie from AddThis which is not yet documented, but has been categorised on the assumption it serves a similar purpose to other cookies set by the service.
Targeting Cookies
Cookie Name Description
uvc Tracks how often a user interacts with AddThis
CONSENT YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.
YSC YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE This cookie is used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos
xtc This domain is owned by AddThis. AddThis provides web widgets that site owners embed into their pages or other content to enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. They also make use of the data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted behavioral advertising.
test_cookie This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange
__atuvs This domain is owned by Addthis. The main business activity is: AddThis provides web widgets that site owners embed into their pages or other content, to enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. They also make use of the data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted, behavioural advertising.
__atrfs This domain is owned by Addthis. The main business activity is: AddThis provides web widgets that site owners embed into their pages or other content, to enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. They also make use of the data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted, behavioural advertising.
__atuvc This domain is owned by Addthis. The main business activity is: AddThis provides web widgets that site owners embed into their pages or other content, to enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. They also make use of the data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted, behavioural advertising.

5: How can you manage or delete cookies?

You can manage or delete cookies at any time using the settings on your internet browser, which also enable you to refuse some or all cookies. Turning off cookies will limit the service that we are able to provide and may effect your user-experience. Deleting cookies may result in manually adjusting preferences every time you visit our website. For more details about controlling and/or deleting cookies, visit the page corresponding to your browser for more information: For other browsers, please consult the documentation provided by the browser operator. Safari Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Internet Explorer

6: New developments and new cookies

We will adapt this policy from time to time, for example when we change our website or when the regulations regarding cookies change. The latest version of our policy will always be published on this web page. In addition, it is possible that cookies are placed on our website by others that we are not always aware of.
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