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Although every effort is made to ensure the reliability of listed sites this cannot be taken as an endorsement of these sites.

Privacy Notice

The Department respects the rights of its users and does not, as a general rule, collect personal information of any kind.

For general web browsing no personal information is revealed to us, although certain statistical information is available to us via our Internet service provider. This information may include

* The logical address of the server you are using

* The top level domain name from which you access the Internet (for example, .ie, .com, .org etc.

* The type of browser you are using.

* The date and time you access our site

* The Internet address used to link to our site

Some of the above information is used to create summary statistics which allow us to assess the number of visitors to our site, identify what pages are accessed most frequently and generally, help us to make our site more user friendly.

The website does not use cookies to track personally identifiable information. However, the Department uses 'session' cookies to track visitor's font size and language preferences.