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Cork County Childcare Committee Cookie Notice

Our website uses cookies.

What is a Cookie?


Cookies are small text files that may be placed on your device when you use a website. They help us to remember your preferences and to tailor our digital content according to your interests. The ePrivacy Regulation states that we can store cookies on your device if they are ‘strictly necessary’ for the operation of our website. For all other cookies we must obtain your consent.


Other types of cookies and tracking technologies include local storage objects, software development kits, pixel trackers, ‘like’ buttons and social sharing tools, and device fingerprinting technologies. The law on cookies generally applies to all of these tools.


The storage or gaining access to information through cookies is done in compliance with the European ePrivacy Directive and the national implementing rules (in this case, the ePrivacy Regulations 336/2011). Any subsequent process is completed in compliance with the GDPR.


Cookie Domains


First party cookies have been set up by us and are read by our website. Third-party cookies are set by another domain as permitted by us. These cookies track your internet use across several sites and can be used to profile you for advertising networks. 


The following sections explain some of the terminology that is commonly used to describe cookies:


Session Cookies


These are cookies which are only related to a single session (a single visit to our website) and are automatically deleted when you close your web browser.


Persistent Cookies


These cookies remain on your device after you have finished your browsing session. These cookies are saved for an extended period of time (from days to years) and have a number of functions, including tracking, analysing and authenticating. 


The Cookie Types We Use 


A.    Strictly Necessary Cookies
Cookies which are required for our website to work e.g. cookies for load balancers, cookies which support user input or authentication, language preference, cookies acceptance etc.


B.    Marketing/Advertising Cookies
Advertising cookies are used to monitor your internet usage and target ads which are more relevant to you.  These are mainly third-party cookies from advertiser networks.


C.    Analytic/Performance Cookies

These cookies are set by our analytics providers and allow us to record certain information about you, such as the pages you visit on our website, how many times you visit our website, and links you might click on. These cookies may also capture your geographical location; your IP address; what type of device you are using and various information about the device. This information can be used to create a unique fingerprint to help further identify you on other websites you might visit and can be used to create a profile of your online activities and interests.


D.    Functional Cookies
These cookies allow us to recognise you and remember choices you make (such as choice of language or mobile device preferences) when you return to our website.


Your options in relation to Cookies


If you have opted to accept our cookies, you can withdraw your consent at any time using the cookie consent pop up on our website. There is one exception to this rule, your consent is not required for cookies that are listed ‘strictly necessary’ for the general operation of our website. In this instance the default button is set to ‘on’.


Go to the 'cookie settings' button below to amend your cookie preferences using our cookie consent tool.

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You can learn more about who we are and how we process your personal data by visiting our Privacy Notice.     

Changes to this notice

We may revise this notice from time to time. We will inform you as soon as any changes are made. This cookie notice was last updated in March 2023.

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