Cookie Policy

What is a Cookie? 

To make this website work properly, we sometimes place small data files called Cookies on your device. Most websites also do this also. 

What is a Cookie? 

A Cookie is a small text file that may be stored on your computer or mobile device that contains data related to a website you visit. It may allow a website “remember” your actions or preferences over a period of time, or it may contain data related to the function or delivery of the site. Cookies can be set by the owner of the website or in some cases by third party services the website owner allows to present other information, run content or provide other functionality such as analytics. 

Further information on cookies can be found at: 

How are they used on this site? 

This site uses two different types of Cookie: 

  • Session Cookies 
  • Persistent Cookies 

Session Cookies are temporary Cookies that are not persistently stored on your computer or mobile device. They are used to deliver basic functions of a website while you are actively using it – for instance during a registration process. Session cookies are generally erased when you close your browser. 

Persistent Cookies are those placed on your computer or mobile device for a pre-determined length of time when you visit this website. This allows the website to deliver functions between browser sessions and subsequent visits. This website only places Cookies that are specific to this site. 

Cookies used on 

Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) uses Cookies when you visit our website. We have introduced Google Analytics to our pages in order to assist us in redeveloping our websites. Google Analytics allows us to measure and learn in aggregate how our website is being used, and to see for example, which are the most popular pages. This will help us to ensure that we provide relevant information in an easily accessible format. We also use a number of Session Cookies and a Persistent Cookie to record your acknowledgement of our Cookie usage. 

Google Analytics also make available an opt-out mechanism available and provides more information. 

Google Analytics Cookies: 

These Cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit: 

Managing Cookies 

Within your Browser settings you can choose whether you wish to accept Cookies or not. Different Browsers make different controls available to you and so we provide links below to popular manufacturers’ instructions on how you can do this. 

Generally, your Browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete all Cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use (“third party cookies”), or those from specific websites. 

  • Google Chrome 1 
  • Internet Explorer 2
  • Firefox 
  • Safari 3 
  • Safari Mobile 4 
  • Opera 5 

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For other browsers, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides.


If you still have any concerns relating to our use of Cookies, please contact us at

While you can set up your Internet Browser to disable Cookie technology, we do not recommend that you do this since some parts of this website and our online services may not function properly, or at all.