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Cookie Information Notice

This is an Information Notice in relation to the cookies that are used on the website of Met Éireann – www.met.ie

What are cookies and why do we use them?

Cookies are small text files which may be stored on your computer, tablet or mobile device to store or retrieve information related to a website you visit. There are different types of cookies which have different purposes and last for different periods of time. Some cookies require your consent and some do not.

Some cookies are placed by Met Éireann (known as ‘First party cookies’) while others are placed by third parties because we use their service on our website (‘Third Party cookies’).

Cookies can remain on your computer/device only for the duration of your browsing session ie once you close your browser, not necessarily when you leave our website. After your browsing session, these cookies are erased (known as ‘session cookies’). Alternatively, cookies can remain on your computer or device after your browsing session has ceased (known as ‘persistent cookies’).

We uses cookies for the following purposes:

  • To enable our website to work properly.
  • To record your cookie preference.
  • To enable you watch videos
  • To analyse your visit to our website.

We have placed links to our Twitter account on the website and as a result of this, Twitter set cookies which can track you and send you personalised suggestions

What kind of information do cookies collect?

Cookies collect the following types of information about you:

  • Cookie browser data: cookie identifiers, time/date, pages viewed, whether and to which cookies you have consented;
  • Device data: device type, screen resolution, operating system version, browser information like its version and basic settings;
  • Log data: Time and duration of usage of the website and search data;
  • Location data: Data about your country & county of access as proclaimed by your device;
  • Analytical data: Data about your usage of the website ;
  • Preference data : language preference; and
  • In some cases your IP address may be collected for example by Twitter which they delete after 30 days.

How long does my consent last?

Your consent will last for 6 months from the date you last provide it to us using the cookie tool on the website. After this period, the cookie tool will automatically treat your consent as withdrawn and request it again.

You can however, change your cookie setting at any time, by clicking on the “Cookie Settings” link at the bottom of each page on the website.

In addition you can block or delete cookies in your browser, usually found in a settings or preferences tab in your browser.

Types of Cookies

These are the types of cookies used on our website:

 

Questions and queries

If you require further information from us please contact:

Data Protection Officer,
Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government,
Newtown Road,
Wexford
Email: data.protection@housing.gov.ie

Complaints

You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Data Protection Commission (“DPC”), the Irish supervisory authority for data protection issues. We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the DPC so please contact us in the first instance.

Changes to this Notice

We will keep this Notice up to date as we continue to develop our website.

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