Cookies on the HSE website
Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website.
They store information about how you use the website, such as the pages you visit.
Cookies are not viruses or computer programmes. They are very small so do not take up much space.
Turn cookies on or off
There are 3 types of cookies used on HSE.ie. You can choose which cookies you would like to keep on or turn off.
Cookies needed for the website to work and that remember your settings
These cookies keep the website secure and remember pop-ups you’ve seen, so you're not shown them again. They always need to be on so you can’t choose to turn them off.
Cookies that measure website use
These cookies store information about how you use our website, such as what you click on. You can choose whether you want these types of cookies on or off.
Cookies that help with health campaigns
These cookies do things like tell us if you've seen our adverts on social media, such as Facebook or Twitter. You can choose whether you want these types of cookies on or off.
You will need to renew your cookies preferences if you:
- delete, block or otherwise restrict cookies
- use a different computer, device or Internet browser