Cookie policy

This cookie policy was last updated on 28 July 2021

This cookie policy contains important information on who we are, our use of cookies and similar technologies on our website.

This cookie policy should be read together with our privacy policy which sets out how and why we collect, store, use and share personal information. It also details your rights in relation to your personal information, & details of how to contact us in the event you have a complaint.

Who we are

This website is operated by Marco Polo Network Operations (Ireland) Limited (“we”, “us” or “Marco Polo”) with its registered office at First Floor, Penrose 1, Penrose Dock, Cork, T23 KW81, Ireland and company registered number of 587917 and our subsidiary companies.

Our website

This cookie policy relates to your use of this website. Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a better user experience when you browse our website, and also allows us to improve our website. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies.

Throughout this website, we may occasionally link you to other websites owned and operated by third parties. These third party websites may also use cookies in accordance with their own separate cookie polices, which we accept no responsibility for and have no control over. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the cookie policy of other websites that you visit.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your device (e.g., computer, smartphone, or another electronic device) when you use our website. We use cookies on our website. These help us recognise you and your device and store information about your preferences or past actions.

You can find out more general information about cookies here: https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/online/cookies/. For further information on our specific use of cookies, please see the relevant section below entitled ‘Our use of cookies’.

Cookie Consent

We will always ask you for your permission to place cookies on your device. The first time you access this website, you will be asked to accept our use of cookies to improve your website experience.

Where cookies are essential for us to provide you with a service that you have requested or are required to ensure the functionality of this website, please be aware that you may not be able to access certain features and functionality of this website without them, by refusing cookie permission.

There is a notice banner on our homepage which describes how we use cookies and requests your consent to place cookies on your device. You can also amend your cookie preferences on your browser. Please read the “How you can control cookies on your browser” section below.

Our use of cookies

We use cookies on this website to:

  • recognise you whenever you visit this website;
  • obtain information about your preferences and use of our website;
  • carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve our content, products, and services and to help us better understand user requirements; and
  • make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable

How you can control cookies on your browser

Your browser allows you to choose whether you wish to accept cookies generally or not. Different browsers make different controls available to you and so we have provided links below to popular website browsers and relevant provider instructions on how you can do this.

Types of cookies

The cookies we place on your device fall into the following categories:

Session cookies – these allow our website to link your actions during a particular browser session. These expire each time you close your browser and do not remain on your device afterwards.

Persistent cookies – these are stored on your device in between browser sessions. These allow your preferences or actions across our website to be remembered. These will remain on your device until they expire, or you delete them from your cache.

Strictly necessary cookies – these cookies are essential for you to be able to navigate our website and use its features. Without these cookies, the services you ask for cannot be provided.

Performance cookies – these cookies collect information about how you use our website, e.g. which pages you go to most often. These cookies do not collect personally identifiable information. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated, anonymous, and is only used to improve how our website works.

The cookies we use

We use cookies to personalise content and to analyse our website traffic. We also share information about your use of our website with our advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services.

The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why:

The cookies we use
What they do
Google Analytics

This is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. and is a tool that we use for tracking and analytics on our website. We use it for tracking and analytics to better understand how you use our website in order to improve our service. Tracking and analytics are not used for any direct marketing purposes

You can view Google’s privacy policy here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Google Tag Manager

This is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. which uses cookies to show us how visitors found and explored our website, and how we can enhance their experience. It provides us with information about the behaviour of our visitors (e.g., how long they stayed on the website, the average number of pages viewed, etc.). It also tells us how many visitors we have had.

You can view Google’s privacy policy here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

How to contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions about this cookie policy by visiting the Contact section of this website.