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Technical details in connection with visits to this website are logged by our internet service provider for statistical purposes. No information is collected that could be used by us to identify website visitors. Our log records do not contain any personal information about users. Statistical information that is gathered does not constitute “personal data” for the purposes of the Data Protection Acts, 1988 & 2003.

If any changes are made to the Privacy Policy or Disclaimer, they will be available here .


This Cookie Policy sets out how the HSE uses any information we collect from you, or that you provide to us, when you use this website. By using the site, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them.
In order for the site to work properly we need to collect some information. Below are the details of the cookies and what they are used for, there is also information about how you can control them.

Visitors to our website
When someone visits the website we collect standard internet log information. This information is anonymous and is not combined with any other information that you may submit on the site. The only personal information that is recorded on this site is the information that is submitted by you when ordering publications, this information is used only for the purpose of fulfilling your order and is submitted to the storage and distribution facility to do so.

Necessary cookies

PHPSessID - This is a unique identifier for the user’s session, so the   content management system knows where they are in the site. This is deleted   when the browser is closed.

exp_tracker, exp_last_activity, exp_last_visit, exp_perpage - These cookies are set by our content management system upon arrival to our site. They are not used by the HSE. Some of these cookies are deleted when a user   closes their browser, others have a variable expiry date.

Other Cookies

__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz - These are Google Analytics cookies. They are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. This information is used to monitor the number of visitors to different sections of the site. The information collected is anonymous.

Use of cookies and how to control and delete cookies

If you want to restrict or block the cookies which are set by this website you can do this through your browser settings. Restricting cookies may change the way the website functions.
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Third Party Cookies

The site uses Google Analytics to supply site analytics for our website usage. You can read the google privacy policy here. Google –

You can opt not to have your activity recorded by these cookies here

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While every effort is made in preparing material for publication on this website, no responsibility is accepted by the Health Service Executive or its agents for any errors, omissions or misleading statements on these pages or on any site to which these pages connect. The information contained within this site is of a condensed and general nature only and can change from time to time. Users are advised to verify by direct and live contact with the Health Service Executive any information on which they rely.

This site sometimes links to external sites over which the Health Service Executive has no control and for which it accepts no responsibility .

Privacy Policy:

This statement relates to our privacy practices in connection with this site. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of any other linked sites.

The Health Service Executive website does not store or collect any personal information about site users. Any personal information which you choose to send to the Executive via the website will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 & 2003.

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