As almost all websites do, this website uses ‘cookie’ technology to help us provide you with the best experience we can.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, tablet or mobile phone when you browse websites. Cookies are used to store information linked to a device such as a phone or computer. Our Privacy Notice applies to any data processed through cookies. You will find a link to our Privacy Policy here.

How Does The CCD Use Cookies?

The CCD uses cookies to collect information about visitors’ use of our website, such as the number of visitors it has, the pages viewed per session, time and duration of visits. This information helps make our website work as you would expect and also helps us to continuously monitor the performance of our website and improve it for you. The CCD may use targeting cookies to display specific marketing or advertising messages to you.

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below. 

Persistent Cookies and Session Cookies

Cookies can be stored for varying lengths of time on your browser or device. Session cookies are generally deleted from your computer or device when you close your browser.  Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer or device until deleted or until they reach their expiry date, as detailed in the tables below.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work.

Cookie Name First/Third Party Cookie Purpose Expiry
JSESSIONID First party Preserves user’s states across page requests. Session

Performance Cookies          

These cookies are used to collect information and compile reports about how visitors use our site. These reports (or analytics) are used to help us assess our website’s functionality and make improvements. This information is collected in an anonymous form and gives us valuable information such as data on the number of visitors to the website, where the visitors have come to the website from and what pages they visited.

Cookie Name First/Third Party Cookie Purpose Expiry Third party
_ga Third party Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 2 years Google Analytics Cookies
_gid Third party Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 1 day Google Analytics Cookies
_hjSessionUser Third party Collects statistics on the visitor’s visits to the website, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website and what pages have been read. 1 year Hotjar
_hjid Third party This cookie is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the Hotjar User ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behaviour in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID. 1 year Hotjar
_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress Third party This cookie is used to count how many times a website has been visited by different visitors – this is done by assigning the visitor an ID, so the visitor does not get registered twice. 1 day Hotjar
_hjIncludedInSessionSample Third party Registers data on visitors’ website-behaviour. This is used for internal analysis and website optimisation. 1 day Hotjar
MUID Third party This cookie is widely used Microsoft as a unique user identifier. It can be set by embedded Microsoft scripts and syncs across many different Microsoft domains, allowing user tracking. 6 months Microsoft Clarity
_clsk Third party Registers statistical data on users’ behaviour on the website. Used for internal analytics by the website operator. 1 day Microsoft Clarity
_clck Third party Collects data on the user’s navigation and behaviour on the website. This is used to compile statistical reports and heatmaps for the website owner. 1 day Microsoft Clarity

Targeting Cookies

Targeting cookies remember individual websites you have visited. We use these to help us present relevant and targeted online advertising messages to you when you visit subsequent websites.

Cookie Name First/Third Party Cookie Purpose Expiry Third party
_gcl_au Third party Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services. 3 months Google Ads
_fbp Third party This cookie is set by Facebook as part of their embedded services on our websites (likes, sharing etc.) 3 months Facebook Pixel
_uetvid Third party Used to track visitors on multiple websites, to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor’s preferences. 1 year Microsoft Bing
_uetsid Third party Collects data on visitor behaviour from multiple websites, to present more relevant advertisement – This also allows the website to limit the number of times that they are shown the same advertisement. 1 day Microsoft Bing

For information about how Google technologies process your personal data please see the following link:

Please note, this cookie policy does not cover links within this site to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statement on any other websites you visit to determine their cookies policies.

Social Media Buttons

We use social media buttons to enable you to share or bookmark web pages. These buttons link to third party social media sites which may log information about your activities while on the internet. Please refer to the terms of use and privacy policies of these sites respectively

Changes to this Policy

We reserve the right to change this cookie policy from time to time at our sole discretion. If we make any changes, we will post these changes here and update the ‘Last Updated’ date at the bottom of this cookie policy. However, if we make material changes to this cookie policy, we will notify you by means of a prominent notice on our website prior to the change becoming effective.

Contact Us

If you have any queries about our cookie policy please contact us in writing, by email or by telephone:

Chief Data Officer

The Convention Centre Dublin
Spencer Dock
North Wall Quay
Dublin 1
D01 T1W6

Phone: +353 1 8560000