Cookie Policy

Paddy Compare makes use of cookies in order to give you the best possible experience on our website. These cookies cannot collect any of your personal information such as name or address, but they are used to track the pages you visit. By using this website, you agree to the use of these cookies as detailed below.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files which are stored on a user's computer, tablet or mobile phone when visiting a website. Your browser (for example Internet Explorer, Safari or Firefox) sets these cookies at the request of the website you are visiting, and the website can later request the details of the cookies, set by that particular website only. Third party cookies may be set and checked from another website which uses the same service, for example, advertising merchants.

Cookies do not save any of your personal information. They are used to identify a web browser on a particular device. For example to track repeat visits, or to follow your click path through a website.

Cookies may remain on your computer for various lengths of time, depending on their purpose. Details for the cookies set by the Paddy Compare website are given below.

Cookies used on this website

At Paddy Compare, we believe it is important to be completely transparent with information about the cookies which are used by the website. Not all of these cookies will necessarily be set when you visit our website; they will depend on the pages you view, and how you got here. Paddy Compare relies on information from some services regarding the cookies that are set. We will endeavour to keep this information up-to-date, but we may not be always able to reflect these changes in our policy immediately.

Paddy Compare cookies

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Paddy Compare cookies

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Managing cookies

Most browsers allow you to manage your cookies in various ways; by deleting, blocking, or warning you before they are stored. If you decide to block cookies, the Paddy Compare website may not work as intended.

More information on how to do this on various computer and browser setups is available at All About Cookies.