Cookies on the website

Cookies are small files that are created and saved on your phone, tablet or computer when you visit a website. They store information about how you use the website, such as the pages you visit and how you interact with content.

Cookies are not viruses or computer programs. They are very small so do not take up much space.

How we use cookies

We use cookies to:

  • make our website work, for example by keeping it secure – these are called “strictly necessary cookies”
  • monitor how the website performs for users, for example the number of visits each webpage gets and for how long – these are called “analytical cookies”
  • remember the choices you’ve made and collect information about how you use our website.- these are called “functional cookies”
  • allow YouTube videos to play for users. These cookies are used to enable embedded YouTube video to be played on our website. They can also collect anonymous data about your web browser to display targeted advertising to you across the Web – these are called “YouTube cookies”

Types of information our cookies collect

We receive the following types of information about you through the cookies we use:

  • cookie browser data – cookie identifiers, time and date, pages viewed, which cookies you have consented to
  • device data – device type, screen resolution, operating system version, browser information (version and basic settings)
  • log data – when and how long you used this website for, what you searched for
  • location data – the country and county you were in when you used the website
  • analytical data – data about your usage of this website
  • IP addresses – in server log files for website security purposes

We anonymise and aggregate the data that we collect. If you give us permission to collect more information, we do this in line with your consent. There are a small number of situations where we collect the information in our legitimate interests.

Consent and cookies

We automatically set cookies that are strictly necessary. We do not need your consent to use them. You cannot change these or opt-out. We also automatically set analytical cookies. We do not need your consent for these but you can opt-out.

For all other cookies, we need your consent. We get this through the cookies banner which appears at the top of the website. We will use cookies to save your cookie preferences.

Your consent will last for 6 months from the date that you last provide it to us. After 6 months, we will automatically ask you to give us a new consent, the next time you use our website on the same device.

How you can control your cookie settings

Some cookies, like those used to collect information about how you use our website, are not essential. We’ll only use them if you say it’s OK through your cookies settings.

No matter what cookie settings you choose, you should be able to visit all pages on our website without losing any functionality. But some additional features may not be available to you. For example, if you have not accepted our YouTube cookies then videos will not play. In this case, you could enable the required cookies for a short time so you can play the video and then disable the cookies again when you’re finished.

Access to your cookies data 

Only staff, and suppliers who are directly involved with the management of will have access to cookies data collected by this website.

All staff, and suppliers which may have access to personal data shall be bound to the via confidentiality agreements and are obliged to keep your personal data secure, and to use it only for the purposes specified by the

Our suppliers can be categorised as follows:

  • Advertising, PR, digital and creative agencies
  • Market and customer research providers
  • Social media platforms
  • Website and app developers
  • Website hosting services providers

The majority of suppliers we use are processors with whom we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it other than in accordance with our specific instructions. We only disclose to them or allow them to access information that is necessary for them to provide their services.

In relation to the cookies used on this Website, we use the following key suppliers:


This Website uses Google Analytics provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”), which uses cookies to analyse how users use this Website. The Website uses the following modules:

  • Google Analytics – performance monitor, audience summary, active users, user explorer, analytics audience, comparison reports, user flow report;

Information generated by a cookie about the use of this Website (but not including your IP address) may be transmitted and stored on Google’s servers in the United States.

Google will use this information to evaluate the use of this Website by visitors, create reports about such use and to provide other services relating to activities on this Website and the use of the internet in general. Google may also provide this information to third parties if it is required by the law or if such third parties process this information for Google. You may disable the use of cookies on this Website as described above, but if you do so for all types of cookies, you may not be able to make full use of all the features of this Website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites please visit: 

For detailed information about the modules listed above and Google’s handling of personal information, please see and

Social Media Channels

If you are logged into your social media account when you access the website then the social media account provider may be able to associate your account with the pages on the website that you visit. They do not do this on behalf of the but for their own purposes, please make yourself aware of the privacy policies of the social media providers that are present on our website.

You can find out more about the policies of these social media channels here:

Social Media Channel Policy Opt-out
Facebook Privacy Policy | Cookies | GDPR Compliance Opt-out options
Instagram Privacy Policy | Cookies | GDPR Compliance Opt-out options
LinkedIn Privacy Policy | Cookies | GDPR Compliance Opt-out options
Twitter Privacy Policy | Cookies | GDPR Compliance Opt-out options
Youtube Privacy Policy | Cookies | GDPR Compliance Opt-out options
General   Opt-out options

Will my personal data be transferred outside of the European Economic Area (EEA)

The uses Google Analytics to collect information about your use of this website. Google does transfer data to the United States of America (USA). However, the has anonymised IP addresses for this website which means that no individual can be identified by their IP address.

The does not transfer any other personal data about you outside the EEA. If the decides to transfer your personal data outside the EEA they shall ensure the provisions of Chapter V of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are complied with.

Your data protection rights

ePrivacy Rights

Your ePrivacy rights state that you have the right to withdraw your consent to cookies.

Data Protection Rights

Your data protection rights include the right to access, right to object, right to object to automated processing and the right to review your data.



If you want to make a complaint about how the uses cookies you can do this with the Data Protection Commission.


Data Protection Commission

LoCall: 1890 252 231 

Phone: 0761 104 8000

Phone: 057 868 4800

Canal House, Station Road,


R32 AP23, Co Laois.