Website Privacy & Cookie Statement
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.
Type of information our cookies collect
We receive the following types of information about you through the cookies we use:
cookie browser data – cookie identifiers, time and date, pages viewed
device data – The device type operating system version, browser information used to access the site
Usage data – when and how long you used the website for and what you searched for
location data – the country and county you were in when you used the website
IP addresses – The IP address you accessed the site from
The data collected is anonymised and only information given with permission collected.
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
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites please visit: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
If you do, please note that some parts of the site may not function properly.
Social Media Channels
If you are logged into social media accounts when on this website, the social media platform may be able to associate your account with pages visited on this website. This is not done on behalf of this site but for the purposes of the social media provider. Please review the privacy policies of your social media providers.
You can find out more about the policies of these social media channels here:
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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.
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