Cookie Policy

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Visitors to Cork ETB website

Cork Education & Training Board will not use any personal information, in any other manner, except for the purpose it was provided e.g. your email address will be required if you submit a query using the contact form on the “Contact Us” page. Any such information volunteered will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you browse websites.  Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can.
Our cookies help us:
• Make our website work as you’d expect
• Remember your settings during and between visits
• Improve the speed/security of the site
• Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
• Continuously improve our website for you
We do not use cookies to:
• Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
• Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
• Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
You can learn more about all the cookies we use below:

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect, as some functionality may be diminished.

Website Function Cookies & Third party functions

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Persistent Cookies – used for  Language settings
  • Anonymous Analytics Cookies –  Some of the cookies we use are called analytical cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they’re using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure users are finding what they need easily. This information is anonymous (i.e. it cannot be used to identify you and does not contain personal information such as your name and email address) and it is only used for statistical purposes.

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use cookies:
• Videos (powered by YouTube and Vimeo)
• Google Maps
• Other embedded content
Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties.

Social Website Cookies

So you can easily “Like” or share our content using a variety of social media tools, we have included sharing buttons on our site:

Cookies are set by:
• Facebook
• Twitter
• LinkedIn
• Google Plus
The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks, please refer to each individual site for their Privacy Policy.

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of this site and a large proportion of the world’s websites, as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

It may be that you have concerns around cookies in relation to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.

The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing  a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.

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