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Privacy and Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

This website uses ‘cookies’ to give you the best, most relevant experience. Using this website means you’re Ok with this. We fully respect your privacy. respects the privacy of all visitors to our website. This Cookie Policy outlines our policy concerning the use of cookies on

We may update our Cookie Policy from time to time to reflect any changes in technology or legislation which may affect the way in which cookies are used by us and how you as a user, can manage them.

What exactly are cookies?

Cookies are small text files sent from a website and stored in the user’s web browser while user is browsing a website.

When users visit the same website again, the browser sends cookies back to the website allowing the website to recognise the user and remember things like personalised details or preferences.

More information about cookies and details of how to manage or disable them can be found on

At the moment we don’t use certain cookies, but this may change.

These cookies may well be invoked in the future but specifically could change in the future.

Cookies for shopping and logging in, but we do not offer these services at the moment.

Performance cookies

These cookies are used to collect statistical information about visitors of the website and the pages they view.

Please note, these cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and used anonymously. We use these cookies to understand what content is popular which helps us to improve our website.

Examples of functional cookies

Cookies that allow a website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced and more personal features.

Other examples of services that use these type of cookies include PollDaddy,  WordPress and various other wordpress plugins.

Advertising cookies

This type of cookie is used to deliver advertising that is more relevant to you and your interests. They used to measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign.

Usually, they are placed by advertising networks with our permission. These cookies remember that you have visited a website; this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers etc. Often such targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

Some examples of services that use these types of cookies include Google AdSense or DoubleClick.

Some other third party cookies

Some cookies that have been set on our websites are not related to or our partners or advertisers. Sometimes, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, Facebook or Youtube, these service providers may set their own cookies on your web browser. We cannot control the use of third party cookies and we cannot access them because these cookies are in the control of the cookie owner only. Please check with the third party cookie information.


We are not responsible for content of comments, posts, pages that do not reflect the spirit of this site. We strike to eradicate such occurrences but is not responsible for such occurrences.

Privacy Policy respects the privacy of all our visitors to our website. This Privacy Statement outlines our policy concerning the collection and use of personal information which is gathered by from users of

We may update our Privacy Statement from time to time to reflect any changes in technology or legislation which may affect the way in which we process your personal information. is not responsible for the privacy practices of any external websites which may be accessed through your use of this website and so we would advise that you review the privacy statements of those websites as they may be subject to different privacy requirements.

Any processing of personal information gathered by as a result of your use of this website is governed by the provisions of the Irish Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003.

In general, any information you provide to

Your information will be disclosed where we are obliged or permitted by law. Also, if you post or send offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content anywhere on or to or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on, can use whatever information that is available to it about you to stop such behaviour.

This may involve informing relevant third parties such as your employer, school e-mail/Internet provider and law enforcement agencies about the content and your behaviour. Information cannot be used to contact employer, school or email/internet provider only the Gardai.

When you supply any personal information to (e.g. for competitions) we have legal obligations towards you in the way we use those data.

We must collect the information fairly, that is, we must explain how we will use it (see the notices on particular webpages that let you know why we are requesting the information) and tell you if we want to pass the information on to anyone else (seek your consent to pass it on to third parties).

We fulfil all obligations under Data Protection legislation in according to cookies. We will protect your personal information.

You may be asked to provide personal information, depending on what is offering on its website at a given time.

We’ll inform you of any third party that we may be sending your information onto.

Generally your information will only be used on, but we may forward it to third parties depending on whether they are advertisers.

We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely, in accordance with the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003. may use certain cookies which are covered in the above. is not responsible for the privacy practice or the contents of these third party websites.

If you are aged 18 or under please ask your parent or guardian for their permission to provide us with your contact information if we require it or if you wish to use or read the content of this website.