Cookies Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie (third party cookie). They are used by us to help our users navigate this website efficiently and perform certain functions. Due to their core role of enhancing or enabling usability or site processes, disabling cookies may prevent users from using certain parts of this website. If you'd like to learn more about cookies and how to manage them you can visit

Use of cookies by Cricket Ireland

Cookie name Cookie provider Description of cookie Expires after


Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. You can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit or

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

Google Chrome
Microsoft Edge
Mozilla Firefox
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Apple Safari

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit

Performance Cookies

Cookie Name: _gat_UA-nnnnnnn-nn
Description: This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.
Duration: Session Cookie

Cookie Name: exp_tracker,  exp_last_visit, exp_last_activity
Description: This cookie name is associated with the website content management system Expression Engine. Most likely to do with tracking or recoding visitor activity.
Duration: Session Cookie, 365 Days, 365 Days

Cookie Name: _gclxxxx
Description: Google conversion tracking cookie
Duration: 90 Days

Cookie Name: _ga
Description: This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google’s more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.  By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners._ga
Duration: 730 Days

Cookie Name: _gid
Description: This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google.  It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited._gid
Duration: 1 Day

Functional Cookies

Cookie Name: __stripe_mid, __stripe_sid
Description: Stripe is used to making credit card payments. Stripe uses a cookie to remember who you are and to enable the website to process payments without storing any credit card information on its own servers.
Duration: 365 Days, Session Cookie

Description: AWS Classic Load Balancer Cookie
Duration: Session Cookie

Cookie Name: m
Description: Stripe is a payment processing service that processes all payments for orders or booking of services via our website. These cookies aid in fraud detection.
Duration: 730 Days

Cookie Name: S
Description: Google Docs Cookie. Sets a unique ID for the session. This allows the website to obtain data on visitor behaviour for statistical purposes.
Duration: Session Cookie

Targeting Cookies

Cookie Name: CONSENT, YSC
Description: YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.
Duration: 5995 Days, Session Cookie

Cookie Name: _fbp
Description: Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.
Duration: 90 Days

Cookie Name: lang
Description: This domain is owned by Twitter. The main business activity is: Social Networking Services. Where twitter acts as a third party host, it collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations, that is primarily used for tracking and targeting. Twitter does not currently provide information on the use of specific cookies.
Duration: Session Cookie

Description: This cookie is used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos
Duration: 180 Days

Cookie Name: IDE, test_cookie
Description: This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange.
Duration: 390 Days, Session Cookie

Cookie Name: NID
Description: This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer’s adverts appear.
Duration: 183 Days

Other Cookies

Cookie Name: ft56a21b8b46751, ft5e554b6642c17, ft56a21b8b46751, ft5e554b6642c17
Description: Google (APIs)‘s third-party cookie.
Duration: Session Cookie

Cookie Name: PHPSESSID
Description: The PHPSESSID cookie is native to PHP and enables websites to store serialized state data.
Duration: Session Cookie

Cookie Name: __cf_bm
Description: This is a CloudFoundry cookie
Duration: Session Cookie

Cookie Name: AWSELB
Description: This cookie name is associated with the Amazon Web Services Elastic Load Balancing functionality for routing client request on the server.
Duration: Session Cookie.