This website uses Google Analytics to help analyse how users use the site. This analytical tool uses 'cookies', which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for the Information Commissioner (http://www.oic.gov.ie/en/).
The Information Commissioner will not (and will not allow any third party) to use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to our site. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source as part of our use of the Google statistical analytics tool. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither the Information Commissioner nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user.
The Arts Council website uses two different types of cookies:
1. Functional Cookies
These are created directly by the website and are necessary for the site to function correctly. This includes the ability for the users chosen language to be remembered across pages without having to select it every time, and other accessibility features.
2. Tracking Cookies
Google Analytics tracking is used on the site to provide traffic/usage information. The analytics cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
Further information about cookies
The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) is an industry body that develops standard and guidelines to support online business processes. It has produced a series of web pages which explain how cookies work and how they can be managed. http://www.iab.net/
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings on your browser. The IAB site tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. Please check the IAB site for the latest guidance: http://www.iab.net/.