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What are Cookies?

Like many organisations, we use technology on our websites to collect information that helps us enhance your experience and our services. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. The cookies we use allow our websites to work, or work more efficiently, as well as help us understand what information is most useful to our visitors.

1. What types of Cookies do we use?

Better Start uses the following cookies on our websites. A detailed list of each cookie is listed at the end of this notice.

Necessary Cookies
Necessary cookies enable core functionality. The website cannot function properly without these cookies, and can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.

Analytical Cookies
Analytical cookies help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on its usage.

Third-Party Cookies
These cookies are set by a website other than the website you are visiting, usually as a result of some embedded content such as a video, a social media share or a like button or a contact map. You should be aware that these cookies are not controlled by Pobal, they are controlled by the third party themselves and so should be controlled from within their pages:

2. Managing Cookies

Our website has a cookie management tool that facilitates the acceptance and rejection of cookies. The cookie management tool is available by clicking the “C” in the bottom left corner of any page on the website.

Within your browser, you can choose whether you wish to accept cookies on all websites or not. Different browsers have different settings available to you. Below we have provided links to popular browsers on how to access these settings. Generally, your browser will offer the choice to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use (“Third Party Cookies”), or those from specific websites:

For further information about how to turn off or withdraw cookie acceptance, please refer to the “Help” function in your browser.

3. What specific Cookies do we use and why?

We use the following Cookies on our websites:

Necessary Cookies

Cookie Cookie Name Retention Purpose
The “Cookie


CookieControl 90 Days To remember and store the user’s cookie preferences.
cookiesession1 6 Months


Analytical Cookies

Cookie Cookie Name Retention Purpose
Universal Analytics (Google) _ga 24 Months We use Google Analytics to help us understand how the site is being used. The data that is collected includes IP addresses and other technical details such as browser type, operating system, device type. This is used to distinguish unique users and is transmitted to and stored by Google. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit
_gid 1 Day
_gat 1 Day

Analytical cookies help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on its usage.


Third Party Cookies

Cookie Cookie Name Retention Purpose
Vimeo cookies OptanonConsent 12 Months We embed videos from our official Vimeo channel. When you press play Vimeo will drop third party cookies to enable the video to play and to collect analytics data such as how long a viewer has watched the video. These cookies do not track individuals. To Find out more please visit:
afUserId 24 Months
AF_SYNC 3 Days
continuous_play_v3 12 Months
_gcl_au 3 Months
_fbp 3 Months
_ga 24 Months
player 12 Months
vuid 24 Months
_uetvid 16 Days
_abexps 12 Months
 Google reCAPTCHA _GRECAPTCHA 6 Months This cookie is set by Google reCAPTCHA, which protects our site against spam enquiries on contact forms.
YouTube cookies Consent 8 Months We embed videos from YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.
YSC Session
Remote_sid Session
Twitter Cookies tfw_exp 14 Days We embed Tweets from our official Twitter account on our websites. To find out more please visit:
personalization_id 24 Months
eu_cn 12 Months
_ga 24 Months
_twitter_sess Session
ct0 Session
external_referer 7 Days
gt Session
guest_id 24 Months
Facebook Cookies fr 3 Months We embed posts from our official Facebook account on our websites. To Find out more please visit:
































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