Cookie policy

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. Our site uses cookies to analyse visitor behaviour in order to continually improve the site, and to remember choices that you make with regards to how some parts of the site operate, for example, any filtering options that you select.

By continuing to browse our site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. You can block some cookies via settings on your web browser. This varies from browser to browser, so you should check with your browser 'help' feature.


Types of Cookies

These are the types of cookies used on the HRB websites:

1. Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are always active. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you, for example selecting a filtering option in our publications webpage. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Cookies used

  • OptanonConsent;

  • OptanonAlertBoxClosed.


2. Web traffic cookies (Google analytics)

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.

All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Cookies used

  • _gid;
  • _gat_UA-15868038-1;
  • _ga;


To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites please visit:

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3. Third party cookies

These cookies come from OneTrust our security partner and HRB Open Research, our open source publishing partner.

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