Cookie Policy

COOKIE STATEMENT

INTRODUCTION

Carlow College, St. Patrick’s respects the privacy of all visitors to our website. This Cookies Statement outlines our policy concerning the use of cookies on www.carlowcollege.ie.

 

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

The Carlow College, St. Patrick’s website uses cookies. Cookies are small files placed on your terminal equipment (eg computer or mobile device) when you visit a website. They are used to remember your preferences and analyse how people use the site. Website users are not identifiable from cookies used by our website.

 

HOW WE USE COOKIES

Cookies help us to improve the website to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:

  • To estimate usage numbers and patterns
  • To store information about your preferences, and permit us to customise the website according to your individual interests
  • To speed up your searches and to recognise you when you return to the website

When you first visit our website you will see a message asking for your consent to use cookies. If you click ‘Accept’, the website will set a cookie which records your consent. If you do not wish cookies to be placed on your device, click ‘Don’t Accept’.

We may collect information about your computer, including your IP address, where available, operating system and browser type.

The types of cookies used by the Carlow College, St. Patrick’s website are session cookies and tracking cookies.

The website uses Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use the website. The cookies used by this product collect information in an anonymous form and are used by many websites. If you wish to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, please visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

We don’t use cookies to track people’s internet usage after leaving our website although we can see what website users came from.

Cookies endure until such time as users remove them from their browsing data.

By using the Carlow College, St. Patrick’s website, you are accepting the practices described in this Cookies Statement. If you do not agree to the terms of this Statement, please do not use the website.

 

CHANGING YOUR COOKIE SETTINGS

Public users will be able to access the website, even if cookies are disabled. However, Carlow College, St. Patrick’s staff users may find their experience compromised when logged into the staff portal if they elect to disable cookies. This is because cookies are required for certain aspects of the staff portal, in order to make the user experience more seamless.

To enable or disable cookies, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the Help, Tools or Edit facility). Alternatively, go to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/, which will provide information about cookies and how to manage them to suit your preferences.

 

CHANGES TO OUR COOKIE POLICY

We may amend this Cookies Statement from time to time. We will post any changes on this page, and if the changes are substantial, we will provide a more prominent notice. Your continued use of the website following the posting of changes to these terms will mean that you accept those changes.

 

DOCUMENT CONTROL

Author: Data Protection Officer

Version: 2

Date: 12 October 2018