Cookie Policy

About Cookies

Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or application. Your web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome) then sends these cookies back to the website or application on each subsequent visit so that they can recognise you and remember things like user preferences.

This Cookie Policy sets out how the HSE uses any information we collect from you, or that you provide to us, when you use this website. By using the site, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them.

In order for the site to work properly we need to collect some information. Below are the details of the cookies and what they are used for, there is also information about how you can control them.

Visitors to our website

When someone visits the website we collect standard internet log information. This information is anonymous and is not combined with any other information that you may submit on the site.

Necessary cookies

ASP.NET_SessionID - This is a unique identifier for the user's session, so the content management system knows where they are in the site. This is deleted when the browser is closed.

Other Cookies

__utma, _gat_UA*, _ga, _dc_gtm_UA* and a number of other session cookies - These are Google Analytics cookies. They are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. This information is used to monitor the number of visitors to different sections of the site.

The information collected is anonymous.

Use of cookies and how to control and delete cookies

If you want to restrict or block the cookies which are set by this website you can do this through your browser settings. Restricting cookies may change the way the website functions. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit All About Cookies

Third Party Cookies

The site uses Google Analytics to supply site analytics for our website usage. Read the Google privacy policy

Opt not to have your activity recorded by these cookies.

The HSE website uses additional third party cookies from LiveChat, Sharethis and Hotjar.

Overview of privacy at LiveChat:

Overview of privacy at Sharethis:

Overview of privacy at Hotjar: