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Cookie Policy


In order for the website to work fully, this site needs your consent to store browser cookies. If you don't allow cookies, you may not be able to use certain features of the website such as logging in, switching between the English and Irish language versions of this site and accessing certain video content. See below for more information about the cookies that are used on this website to help you manage your preferences. Your choices will be remembered by the website for 6 months, after which, you will be asked again to accept or manage your cookies. However, it is recommended that you allow all cookies when using this website.

NCCA is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Cookie Policy sets out how NCCA uses and protects any information we collect from you, or that you provide to us, when you use our website www.curriculum.ie.

Please read the policy to understand our views and practices regarding cookie data and how we will treat it. By using our site, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them.

In order to provide full access to our website we sometimes need to collect information about you and how it will be used. This Cookie Policy provides details on the use of cookies on the website and how you can control and delete these cookies. This policy therefore applies to information we collect about:

  • Visitors to our website;
  • Feedback information you provide to us through the website

 

Visitors to our website

When someone visits our website at www.curriculum.ie we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting any part of our website. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and we will explain what we intend to do with it.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why

Cookie Type Purpose Provider Expires
_cfduid Session cookie Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic. i3digital.com 29 days
 ASP.NET_SessionId Session cookie Used to identify a user’s session on the website curriculumonline.ie Length of session
CMSPreferredCulture Stored cookie The cookie determines the preferred language and country-setting of the visitor. This allows the website to show content most relevant to that region and language curriculumonline.ie 1 year
__utm.gif Session cookie Used to log details about a visitor’s browser and computer  google-analytics.com Length of session
__utma Stored cookie Used to distinguish users and sessions curriculumonline.ie  2 years
__utmb Stored cookie Used to determine new sessions/visits curriculumonline.ie  1 day
__utmc Session cookie Used to calculate the duration of a website visit curriculumonline.ie  Length of session
__utmt Stored cookie Used to throttle the speed of requests to the server curriculumonline.ie  1 day
__utmz Stored cookie Collects data on how the visitor reached the website curriculumonline.ie  6 months
ads/ga-audiences Session cookie Used to re-engage visitors to the website google.com Length of session
vuid Stored cookie Used to collect data on visitors to the website vimeo.com 2 years
CMSCsrfCookie Session cookie Stores a security token that helps protect against cross site request forgery curriculumonline.ie  Length of session

 

What are cookies:

Cookies are small pieces of information, stored in simple text files, placed on your computer by a website. Some cookies can be read by the website on subsequent visits. The information stored in a cookie may relate to your browsing habits on the web page, or so that the website can "remember" you on your return visit. Generally speaking, cookies do not contain personal information from which you can be identified, unless you have furnished such information to the website.

How We Use Cookies:

We use cookies across a range of websites that we manage for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately, in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to the website. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use. Disabling Cookies: You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help menu for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies may result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set:

Some of our websites offer newsletter/email subscription services or account registration facilities and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users. When you submit data through a form such as those found on contact pages, account registration/login pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

Third Party Cookies:

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details all cookies including any third party cookies you might encounter through NCCA websites. Several NCCA websites use Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the sites and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page. We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

The NCCA Privacy Statement is available at https://www.ncca.ie/en/privacy-statement