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What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of data sent by a website’s server to your computer or mobile device and stored in your internet browser. When you visit the same website again, the browser sends cookies back to the website’s server allowing the website to recognise you and remember things like personalised details or preferences.

Cookies are intended to improve your user experience by making it easier and faster to navigate through a website.

More information about the nature and use of cookies can be found at the website: www.allaboutcookies.org.

All of the information a cookie collects can only be retrieved by the website server that sent the cookie to your browser. Use of cookies is governed by Statutory Instrument No. 336 of 2011 (SI 336 of 2011).

Controlling cookies

Cookies are meant to improve the user experience, but some users prefer to set restrictions on the types of cookies that can be stored on their computer or mobile phone.

By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies. It is important to note that you may lose some functions of a website if you choose to restrict or disable its cookies.

Instructions on removing and disabling cookies on your computer can be found at the website: www.aboutcookies.org.

EirGrid Cookie Policy

EirGrid uses small pieces of data called cookies to help enhance your user experience when using EirGrid websites.

By using this website, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with the EirGrid Cookie Policy.

From time to time, our Cookies Policy may be updated to reflect any changes in technology or data protection legislation. Any updates or changes that may affect how we use cookies or how you as a user can manage cookies will appear on this page.

Cookies on EirGrid Websites

EirGrid sets a first party cookie to note when users have hidden the banner notifying users about cookies on EirGrid websites. Also, EirGrid employs services supplied by third parties that set their own cookies. These are non-intrusive and support functionality on the site. Most of these are temporary ‘session’ cookies.

Examples of session cookies used on EirGrid websites include Google Analytics. These cookies allow us to collect statistical information about our visitors, such as whether they have visited the site before, their general location and the pages they view. This information is gathered anonymously – it does not enable us to identify who you are. EirGrid websites use these cookies to determine the kind of content and services our visitors value most, which in turn helps improve EirGrid websites and content.

EirGrid websites do not set any advertising cookies.