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PRIVACY POLICY

Privacy statement

For any queries about the processing of information on the website please contact info@bordbia.ie.

This statement relates to our privacy practices in connection with this website. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other websites. Any external links to other websites are clearly identifiable as such. Some technical terms used in this statement are explained at the end of this page.

General statement

Bord Bia respects your right to privacy, and will not collect any detailed personal information about you on this website without your clear permission. Any personal information which you volunteer to Bord Bia will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 & 2003. In accordance with normal practice, we record every use of this site. This information is used to improve the operation of the service and to provide statistical information about the use of the site.

Collection and use of personal information

Bord Bia does not collect any personal data about you on this website, apart from information which you volunteer (for example by e-mailing us or by using our online feedback form). Any information which you provide in this way is not made available to any third parties, and is used by Bord Bia only in line with the purpose for which you provided it.

Collection and use of tracking information

Technical details in connection with visits to this website are logged by our internet service provider. Details logged are confined to the following items:

  • The date and time of every visit to an individual page
  • The search terms used (if applicable) that led to our site
  • Each page visited in the site
  • The type of web browser used by the website visitor

Bord Bia will make no attempt to identify individual visitors, or to associate the technical details listed above with any individual. It is the policy of Bord Bia never to disclose such technical information in respect of individual website visitors to any third party (apart from our internet service provider, which records such data on our behalf and which is bound by confidentiality provisions in this regard), unless obliged to disclose such information by a rule of law. The technical information will be used only by Bord Bia, and only for statistical and other administrative purposes. You should note that these technical details, which we cannot associate with any identifiable individual, do not constitute “personal data” for the purposes of the Data Protection Acts, 1988 & 2003.

Cookies are used but are not to record personal data. Visitors can use this website with only minor loss of functionality if cookies are disabled from the web browser.

Cookies

We use cookies for website statistic analysis, Facebook and Twitter. A cookie is a small text file that our web server places on your computer hard drive to be a unique identifier.

Cookies enable us to track usage patterns and deliver customised content to our users. Our cookies do not have an expiration date and do not collect personally identifiable information. We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features. We use cookies to enhance the functionality of the website by storing your preferences, for example. We also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be to access all or parts of our website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon you visit our website.

We carry out audits of cookie use from time to time and have reviewed our use of cookies in line with the guidance issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office.

What Cookies are on the Irish Beef site?

Google Analytics

Cookie: Google Analytics

Name:

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_utmb

_utmc

_utmz

Purpose:

These cookies are used to 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.

Facebook

Cookie: Facebook

Name:

datr, lu, s, locale, c_user, xs

Purpose:

Facebook cookies allow sharing of a page on Facebook

Twitter

Cookie: Twitter

Name:

pid, k, guest_id, _twitter_sess, original_referer, external_referer, js,

Purpose:

Twitter cookies allow content from Twitter to be shown on website pages and pages to be shared on Twitter.

What we may use your information for:

The information collected by us will be used for statistical and internal marketing purposes and so as to ensure that content from our website is presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer.

If you provide us with specific information, and at your request, you may receive email announcements, news updates or other specifically requested information.

Glossary of technical terms used

web browser

The piece of software you use to read web pages. Examples are Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla FireFox and Opera.

URL

URL is the acronym for Uniform Resource Locator — a way of specifying the precise location of a page or other piece of information on the Internet.

Network address

A number (for example 192.168.72.34) which identifies a computer connected to the internet. Every computer connected to the web has a network address, although the address may not be the same every time a connection is made.

Cookies

Simple text files, placed on your computer by a web site in an area controlled by your web browser. Cookies act as a “memory” for the web site and can be used for a wide variety of purposes. We use cookies as a way to remember, in the short-term, choices you make which determine the information we display at a later stage in your visit. A cookie is only used for the duration of a single visit or session on our site.