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 a user visits a website more than once, the browser sends cookies back to the website, allowing the website to recognise the user and remember things like their personalised details, or preferences.
More information about cookies and details of how to manage or disable them can be found on www.aboutcookies.org.
If you choose to opt-out of receiving cookies, you may lose some features and/or functionality of www.sfa.ie - for example you will not be able to login with your SFA website ID to view our restricted/member only content.
What cookies do SFA use?
When you use the www.sfa.ie website, the following types of cookies can be set on your device:
- Strictly necessary cookies:
These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for - e.g. Identifying you as being signed in with an SFA website ID and keeping you logged in throughout your visit.
These cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information and are typically set by SFA.
- Performance cookies
These cookies are used to collect statistical information about visitors to our website and the pages they view.
These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor, all information is aggregated and used anonymously. SFA use these cookies to understand what content is popular.
Some examples of services that use these type of cookies include Google Analytics and AddThis.com.
For more information on how to manage cookies, including opt-out of performance cookies please visit: http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=1
- Functional cookies
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced and more personal features.
SFA occasionally use these types of cookies.
For more information on how to manage cookies, including opting-out of functional cookies please visit: http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=1
- 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.
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: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ie/your-ad-choices
SFA currently does not use targeting/advertising cookies.
- Other third party cookies
Some cookies that have been set on our websites are not related to SFA. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or a social network site, 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. 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.