Website Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy details the ways the HSE Library website collects, uses or discloses any information collected from users of the WWW.HSELIBRARY.IE website.

Personally identifiable information

HSE Library does not collect any personal information about you through this website apart from information you volunteer, for example by contacting us through the site contact forms.

Where contact information is given for example by making contact through a form it is used only for the purpose for which it was provided and is not shared or made accessible by third parties.

Non-personally identifiable information

For analytics purposes we may collect limited non-personally identifiable information about users who interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about the way users connect to the site, such as the referring website you came from when visiting this site, the IP address, time and date accessing the site and the internet browser used.


Our site uses ‘cookies’ to enhance user experience. Your computers web browser places cookies on the hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information, these are stored temporarily during browsing sessions and deleted from the users device when your browser is closed.

Analytics tracking: This website uses Google Analytics for the purposes of analysing web traffic and sources. We track site traffic patterns so we can identify popular site content and identify site problems. No personally identifiable information is gathered through the sites analytics tracking. This link will give you more information on google analytics and how you can opt out of tracking

Users may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent.

If you do, please note that some parts of the site may not function properly.

Sharing your personal information

We DO NOT share or provide access to any personal information gathered through the website to third parties. Any information provided through the website is used for the purpose for which it was provided only and is not transferred or made available for any other purposes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at :

National Health Library and Knowledge Service, Dr. Steevens Hospital, Dublin 8.

Tel: 01-6352190