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Cookies Statement


This Cookies Statement outlines the policy of Carlow College, St Patrick’s concerning the use of cookies on



Cookies are small text files that can be used by websites to make a user’s experience more efficient. 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.

The website uses different types of cookies. Cookies endure for different periods of time: session cookies are deleted when you close your browser; and persistent persistent cookies are saved on your device. The periods for which cookies endure are listed in our cookie banner (below).

Some cookies are placed by third-party services that appear on our pages. Cookies can only be read by the party that set them.



The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site, and this is done under our legitimate interests. Your consent is needed for all other types of cookies.

When you first visit our website, you will see a message asking for your consent to use cookies. You can change your consent preferences at any time by visiting this page and selecting Change your consent.



Carlow College, St Patrick’s uses Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use our website. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone. To find information about how Google Analytics collects and processes data, visit To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit



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, which will provide information about cookies and how to manage them to suit your preferences.



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.



Author: Data Protection Officer

Version: 2

Date: 12 October 2018



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