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You can change your cookie preferences at any time by clicking the 'Manage Cookie Preferences' link in the footer of every page on this website.
You should read this Cookie notice in conjunction with our Privacy statement which gives more information on how we collect and use your personal data when you use citizensinformation.ie.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of information, stored in simple text files, placed on your computer or mobile device by a website. Cookies do things like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences or log in details and generally improving your experience.
Some cookies used on citizensinformation.ie are strictly necessary cookies that must be in place to allow the website to function properly. You can disable these cookies by changing your browser settings but this may affect how this website functions for you.
You can also control optional cookies when you use citizensinformation.ie. You can do this through the “Manage Cookie Preferences” button at the bottom of every page on citzensinformation.ie.
We set out information about the optional cookies we use in ‘What cookies do we use?’ below
- Recording your consent to cookies – these cookies are classified as ‘strictly necessary’ cookies
- Understand how visitors interact with the website content - these are ‘analytics cookies’
What cookies do we use?
When you first visit citizensinformation.ie, you will see a message informing you about cookies. You can choose to accept all cookies or manage your cookies using the 'Manage Cookie Preferences' link at the bottom of every page on the website. A cookie is set to record your preferences.
Citizensinformation.ie uses Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors to citizensinformation.ie use the website. Google sets a number of cookies to make Google Analytics work. The type of information collected includes how users get to citizensinformation.ie, what devices are being used, how long users spend on particular pages, how many users visit the site and how many users visit particular pages. This helps us to improve the site, for example, it helps us to make sure that information is easy to find.
This information does not identify individual visitors to the website because the information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous, and IP addresses are anonymised to prevent the identification of individual users.
You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies on this website using ‘Manage Cookie Preferences' or more generally by using this tool: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. See also "How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps": google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.
|Cookie Name||Expiration Time||Description|
|Cookies.js.preferences||180 days||First party cookies that record your consent to cookies|
|_ga||12 months from last visit||First party cookie used by Google Analytics to store anonymised statistics
|_gid||24 hours from last visit (1 day)||First party cookie used by Google Analytics to count and track page views
|_gat_UA-105083256||1 minute||First party cookie used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate and filter requests from bots. Used on high traffic websites.
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