Cookies Policy

Cookies Policy

We want your experience on WeCompare to be quick and easy. To ensure that you can make full use of our comparison service on your computer, tablet, or mobile device, we will need to enable cookies.

If cookies are not enabled on your computer, it may limit your experience on our website and will mean that the website does not recognise you as a prior user. In some instances, it may mean that you cannot access some of our services at all.

Data protection is of utmost importance to us at WeCompare. So, our cookies aim to make your search easier for you and allow us to provide you a personalised experience on our site.  For more information on how to block or restrict cookies from WeCompare go to www.allaboutcookies.org.

We respect the privacy of all visitors to our website

This Cookie Policy contains important information about privacy and should be read together with our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time to reflect:

  1. Any changes in technology or legislation.
  2. The products or services we provide.
  3. How we operate our business which may affect the way in which cookies are used by us and how you as a user, can manage them. We will place a notification on our website if any changes that we regard as material are made.

Please note that certain words and phrases have specific meanings. Kindly refer to the definitions section in our Terms of Use for details of these defined terms.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files sent from a website and stored in the user’s web browser while the 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 www.aboutcookies.org, and www.youronlinechoices.come/ie. You may also download and use software that is available on the internet at no charge to you which will analyse the cookies’ use, and, any website that you visit. These programs will give you the option to block one or more of those cookies.

Please note that if you choose to opt-out of receiving cookies altogether, you may lose some features and/or functionality of WeCompare. For example, you may not be able to login to your account with your username/ ID, or avail of the services advertised on our website by a service provider.

Which cookies does WeCompare 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.

Performance cookies

These cookies are used to collect statistical information about visitors to the website and the pages they view.

These cookies do not 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 this type of cookies, include Google Analytics.

For more information on how to manage cookies, including opt-out of performance cookies please click here.

Functional cookies

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 the mobile version of the site when you are browsing with a smartphone.
  • Remembering your favourites and video bookmarks when using a WeCompare to play videos or audio files.
  • Remembering when you have voted in a poll or rated a film review so that you do not do this more than once during your visit.

If you have a WeCompare account, a cookie on your computer lets us remember your username and email address so you do not have to enter it again when you are commenting or writing a review.

Other examples of services that use these types of cookies include PollDaddy and WordPress.

For more information on how to manage cookies, including opting-out of functional cookies please click 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, Tradedoubler, Afflinet.

If you wish to opt-out of targeting and advertising cookies please click here.

Behavioural Advertising Cookies

We use these cookies to measure general user behaviour across our websites and third-party sites. We then build a profile based on users browsing patterns so that we, and third parties, can target advertising 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. 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 click here.

Other third-party cookies

Some cookies that have been set on our websites are not related to WeCompare 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.

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