This statement relates to our privacy practices in connection with this Website. The Health Services Executive is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other websites. Any external links to other websites are clearly identifiable as such.
The HSE Website does not store or collect any personal information about site users. Any personal information which you choose to send to us via the Website will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 & 2003.
The Health Service Executive does not collect any personal data about you on this Website, apart from information which you send us by email. Any information which you provide in this way is not made available to any third parties. We do not pass on any of your personal information when dealing with your enquiry, unless you have given us permission to do so.
In order for the site to work properly we need to collect some information. Below are the details of the cookies and what they are used for, there is also information about how you can control them.
Visitors to our website
When someone visits the website we collect standard internet log information. This information is anonymous and is not combined with any other information that you may submit on the site.
PHPSessID - This is a unique identifier for the user's session, so the content management system knows where they are in the site. This is deleted when the browser is closed.
exp_tracker, exp_last_activity, exp_last_visit, exp_perpage, exp_mode, - These cookies are set by our content management system upon arrival to our site. They are not used by the HSE. Some of these cookies are deleted when a user closes their browser, others have a variable expiry date.
__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz, _utmv - These are Google Analytics cookies. They are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. This information is used to monitor the number of visitors to different sections of the site. The information collected is anonymous.
If you want to restrict or block the cookies which are set by this website you can do this through your browser settings. Restricting cookies may change the way the website functions.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org
Third Party Cookies
You can opt not to have your activity recorded by these cookies here tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Log Files:Technical details in connection with visits to this Website are logged for statistical purposes. No information is collected that could be used by us to identify Website visitors. Our log records do not contain any personal information about users. Statistical information that is gathered does not constitute "personal data" for the purposes of the Data Protection Acts, 1988 & 2003.
Links to Other Sites: Our Website has links to many other agencies, and, in a few cases, to private organisations, foreign agencies and international organisations.
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