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Privacy

Carlow County Council fully respects your right to privacy. The Council will not collect any personal information about you on its websites without your clear permission. Any information, which you submit via Carlow County Council’s websites will be treated with the highest possible standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 & 2003.

This statement outlines our privacy policy with regard to www.carlow.ie. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other linked websites. The Council reserves the right to amend the scope of the privacy statement at any time which may include or exclude other sites.

Personal Information

Carlow County Council will not collect any personal data about you on its website, apart from information, which is submitted via web forms, or information volunteered via email.Any information provided in this manner, is not made available to any third parties, and is used by Carlow County Council solely for the purposes for which it is provided.

Technical details of your visit to Carlow County Council websites including IP addresses, browser details and web search terms, are recorded. This information will only be used for statistical and site management purposes. The Council websites do not use web beacons.

Cookies

This website puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site. Find out more about the  cookies we use.

If you have any further questions please email: secretar@carlowcoco.ie

Glossary

Web Browser – Software you use to read web pages. Examples are Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Opera.

IP Address – The identifying details for your computer (or your Internet company’s computer), expressed in “Internet protocol” code. Every computer connected to the web has a unique IP address, although the address may not be the same every time a connection is made.

Cookies – A cookie is a block of data that a web server places on a user’s PC. Typically, it is used to ease navigation through the site. However, it is also a useful means for the web site identifying the user, tracking the user’s path through the site, and identifying repeat visits to the site by the same user (or same user’s machine). This can then lead to a web site owner being able to profile an individual users browsing habits – and all potentially done without the knowledge, or consent, of the user.

Web Beacons – Also referred to as a Web bug or a pixel tag. The beacon is usually a small transparent graphic, one pixel in size, which may be located on a web page or in an email. The transparent pixel is normally set to load an image from a different location on the web and may pass user information to the web server, such as the IP address, the duration of the visit and browser type. Turning off the browser’s cookies will prevent Web beacons from tracking the user’s activity.