What are Cookies?
A Cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
What type of Cookies may be used?
The following are types of Cookies that typically are used on Government websites.
- Session Cookies – these only remain on your browser while you are on our website. For example, to help us remember you are logged in, we set a small session cookie which will automatically log you out after a short period of inactivity, or if you close down your browser. This is to help keep your account safe and secure.
The following are typical uses of Cookies on Government websites.
- Strictly necessary – these Cookies are essential to allow you to browse the website and use its features as well as to access secure areas of the website.
- Analytical or performance – these Cookies, which are used by us or third parties such as Google Analytics, allow us to collect statistical information about visitors and how they interact with our website, such as if the visitor is new, what websites they have come from, or which pages on our website visitors go to most often. These Cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor; all the information these Cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used for analytical purposes; to understand our visitors better, what interests them, to improve their user experience and how our website performs.
- Functionality – these Cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our website and enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember choices you make.
- Targeting – these Cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
Third Party Cookies
How do you change the Cookie setting?
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some Cookies. How you do this will depend upon the internet browser you use. You can find out how to switch off your Cookies either by consulting the online “Help” or “Preferences” menu for your browser.
You can also visit www.allaboutcookies.org for further information.
However, you should be aware that if you use or change your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.
Visitor IP address may be recorded by Google who supply the fonts on the Tailte Éireann website. Therefore, your browser may cache its own local copy of the Google Fonts on the website and your IP address is required to deliver the fonts from the central Google website to your machine.
For website security purposes and to ensure that this website remains available to all users, our computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic in order to identify unauthorised attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage. Unauthorised attempts to upload information or change information on our website are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law.
Right to access
You have the right, subject to certain exemptions, to obtain a copy of any personal data we hold about you and to correct any inaccuracies in such data. If you wish to avail of any of these rights, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of our Subject Access Rights Application Form.
Your request will be complied with within one month of receipt of the request. This period may be extended by two further months where necessary, taking into account the complexity and number of the requests.