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Your right to privacy

Your right to privacy

 Fingal County Council fully respects your right to privacy. The Council will not collect any personal information about you on its websites without your clear permission. Any information, which you submit via Fingal County Council's websites will be treated with the highest possible standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 & 2003.

 Fingal County Council’s websites include www.fingal.ie, www.fingalcoco.ie, data.fingalcoco.ie and www.fingalworks.ie. This statement outlines our privacy policy with regard to these sites. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other linked websites. The Council reserves the right to amend the scope of the privacy statement at any time which may include or exclude other sites.

 Personal Information

 Fingal County Council will not collect any personal data about you on its website, apart from information, which is submitted via web forms, or information volunteered via email.Any information provided in this manner, is not made available to any third parties, and is used by Fingal County Council solely for the purposes for which it is provided.

 Technical Information

 Technical details of your visit to Fingal County Council websites including IP addresses, browser details and web search terms, are recorded. This information will only be used for statistical and site management purposes.The Council websites do not use web beacons.


  This website puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.

 We use a combination of temporary and permanent cookies on this website to collect standard internet log information and details of our visitor’s behaviour patterns.  This is so we can obtain statistics of the number of visits and the popular parts of the site.  This way we can improve our web content and always be on trend with what our customers want.  We don't use this information for anything other than our own analysis.

We use cookies to:

1.    Analyse user statistics

2.    Record user style preferences

The cookies on this website aren’t used to identify you personally

The following table lists the cookies we use on this data.fingalcoco.ie site: 

Cookie Name



Collect information about how visitors use our site.We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site.The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.


Enables us to remember if you accept cookies from this website.


You can control cookies through your web browser settings, allowing you to decide if you want to access sites that use cookies.

 If you have any further questions please email:[email protected]


Web Browser - Software you use to read web pages.Examples are Microsoft Internet Explorer, Chrome , Firefox, Safari or Opera.

IP Address - The identifying details for your computer (or your Internet company’s computer), expressed in "Internet protocol" code.Every computer connected to the web has a unique IP address, although the address may not be the same every time a connection is made.

Cookies - A cookie is a block of data that a web server places on a user’s PC.Typically, it is used to ease navigation through the site.However, it is also a useful means for the web site identifying the user, tracking the user’s path through the site, and identifying repeat visits to the site by the same user (or same user’s machine).This can then lead to a web site owner being able to profile an individual users browsing habits – and all potentially done without the knowledge, or consent, of the user.

Web Beacons - Also referred to as a Web bug or a pixel tag.The beacon is usually a small transparent graphic, one pixel in size, which may be located on a web page or in an email.The transparent pixel is normally set to load an image from a different location on the web and may pass user information to the web server, such as the IP address, the duration of the visit and browser type.Turning off the browser's cookies will prevent Web beacons from tracking the user's activity.



Even though great care has been taken in the preparation and publication of the contents of this web site, Fingal County Council does not assume legal or other liability for any inaccuracy, mistake, mis-statement or any other error of whatsoever nature contained herein.Fingal County Council hereby formally disclaims liability in respect of such aforesaid matters.The information contained within this site is of a condensed and general information nature only and can change from time to time.It should not, by itself, be relied upon in determining legal rights or other decisions.Readers / users are advised to verify, by direct and live contact with Fingal County Council, any information on which they may wish to rely.Fingal County Council has endeavoured to attribute copyright or other intellectual right to the rightful owners where such course has been appropriate.Where any attribution has been missed or overlooked Fingal County Council, on being informed, will correct and otherwise make good.



Unless otherwise stated or appearing, the copyright and other intellectual rights attaching to information or data contained within this web site are held by Fingal County Council.Reproduction of all or any of the contents of the website, in any form, is prohibited save with the prior written authorisation of Fingal County Council.Fingal County Council hereby gives a general consent to the use of such information for bona fide personal use and also for the recopying of all or any of the contents of the web site for genuine and bona fide information dissemination purposes where the source of the information is properly acknowledged and where such acknowledgement contains and refers to the web address of Fingal County Council.



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