Cookies Policy

A cookie is a small text file that may be stored on your computer or mobile device that contains data related to a website you visit. It may allow a website “remember” your actions or preferences over a period of time, or it may contain data related to the function or delivery of the site. Cookies can be set by the owner of the website or in some cases by third party services the website owner allows to present other information, run content or provide other functionality such as analytics.

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies to improve your browsing experience. We need to use some cookies to operate our website while other cookies improve the performance and functionality of our website (such as web analytics cookies).

These are the different types of cookies that we use:

Cookie Type Cookie Purpose
Session Cookies These cookies are stored in your device’s memory until your browser is closed.
Persistent Cookies These cookies are set with a specific expiry date and remain stored in your device’s memory until that expiry date or when you delete them.
First Party These cookies are set by our websites and are only used by us.
Third Party These are cookies set by third parties.

How does google analytics work?

The National Cycle Network website uses Google Analytics. Google does not collect or store personal information. Google Analytics prohibits the tracking or collection of personal information or association of personal information with web analytics information. Google Analytics does not report the actual IP address information to Google Analytics customers. By default, cookies that support Google Analytics are disabled. For them to be enabled we require your consent.

What categories of cookies do we use?

Necessary (3)

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Name Purpose Expiry
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Strictly Necessary cookies are essential to providing the virtual consultation websites and services to you and cannot be turned off. They provide necessary security settings, for example we may place bot detection cookies (such as “_cf_bm” and cookies for CAPTCHA), and a load balancing cookie (_cflb) on the computers of visitors to our Websites and of our End Users. Cloudflare do this in order to identify malicious visitors to our websites, to assist with web-traffic filtration, and to reduce the chance of blocking legitimate users. You can learn more about these cookies here. 30 mins
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  • cmplz_consented_services
  • cmplz_functional
  • cmplz_marketing
  • cmplz_policy_id
  • cmplz_preferences
  • cmplz_statistics
These cookies are being used to remember a user’s choice about cookie consent. This cookie tells us whether the user has previously given consent, and store cookie consent preferences. These cookies will expire after 30 days. This data is not shared with third parties. 30 days
  • wp-wpml_current_language
Our website uses cookies to identify the visitor’s current language and the last visited language. This data will not be shared with third parties. 1 year

Statistics (2)

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously. These cookies are being used to collect information about how visitors use our website using Google Analytics. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data.

Name Purpose Expiry
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This cookie is used to distinguish users and used to identify unique users and expires after two
2 years
  • _gat
This cookie is used to throttle the request rate, and it expires after one minute. 1 minute
  • _gid
This cookie is used to identify the user and expires in 24 hours. 24 hours

How can you decide what cookies are set?

When you first visit our website you will be given the choice to allow all cookies to be set, or you can choose to manage your cookie settings which will give you the option of selecting the categories of cookies you want to allow.

If you’d like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser or toggles below.

Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer. Some of our pages might not display properly and you may not be able to store your preferences.

Changing Your Browser Settings

You can also change the settings on your web browser to accept or reject all, or certain, cookies. Visitors can use most of our website with no loss of functionality if cookies are disabled from the web browser. However, if you choose to reject necessary cookies you may not be able to use or access certain services.

For instructions on how to manage and disable cookies, see the privacy and help documentation of your specific browser’s website. If you use more devices and/or browsers you will need to disable cookies on each device and on each browser separately.

Find Out How To Manage And Disable Cookies On Popular Browsers

Below are links to several of the more popular browsers for procedures on how to view and disable cookies.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our use of your personal data, please contact our Data Protection Officer:

A. O’Shaughnessy,
Transport Infrastructure Ireland,
Parkgate Business Centre,
Parkgate Street,
Dublin 8,
D08 DK10.
Tel: +353 1 646 3600
Email: [email protected]