Website Privacy & Cookie Statement

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.

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

Google may also provide this information to third parties if it is required by the law or if such third parties process this information for Google. You may disable the use of cookies on this Website as described above, but if you do so for all types of cookies, you may not be able to make full use of all the features of this Website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites please visit:

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.

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:

Social Media Channel Policy Opt-out
Facebook Privacy Policy | Cookies | GDPR Compliance Opt-out options
Instagram Privacy Policy | Cookies | GDPR Compliance Opt-out options
Vimeo Privacy Policy | 
Twitter Privacy Policy | Cookies | GDPR Compliance Opt-out options
Youtube Privacy Policy | Cookies | GDPR Compliance Opt-out options
General Information on Cookies Opt-out options

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