The Health Research Board (HRB) with an address at Grattan House, 67-72 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2 is a health funder in research and we manage a number of national health information systems.
What are cookies and why do we use them?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
Types of Cookies
These are the types of cookies used on the HRB websites:
1. Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. These cookies are deleted when you close your browser. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our site.
2. Performance or Analytical Cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a HRB website. For example, HRB uses Google Analytics to track anonymized usage statistics for the site. This data is used to analyse how frequently people visit the site, how the website is found, and which pages are most frequently viewed. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. This information is combined with data from thousands of other users to create an overall view of website use, and is never identified individually or personally. These cookies are only used to identify ways to improve the website.
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3. Functionality Cookies
These cookies allow us to recognise you and remember choices you make (such as choice of language or mobile device preferences) when you return to our website.
You can opt out of one or all third party Online Behavioural Advertising (OBA) cookies on the web browser you are currently using with an "opt-out cookie" by visiting:
|Domain||Cookie name||Cookie type||Purpose||Expires||More information|
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|www.hrb.ie||be_typo_user TYPO3||Backend||A session key which tells the website whether or not a user is logged into the backend for the purposes of site administration. No personally identifiable information is stored in this cookie.||Current session|
|www.hrb.ie||PHPSESSID TYPO3||Backend||A session key which allows the website to keep track of activity relating to your session, allowing a smoother experience when using the website. No personally identifiable information is stored in this cookie.||Current session|
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