Cookies on the HSE website
Cookies are small files that are created and saved on your phone, tablet or computer when you visit a website.
They store information about how you use the website, such as the pages you visit on our website and how you interact with the content on some of those pages.
Cookies are not viruses or computer programs. They are very small so do not take up much space.
What our cookies do
Make our website work
These cookies are essential for you to browse the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the site.
These are called ‘strictly necessary cookies’.
Remember the choices you've made
This could be what language setting you prefer on our website, or information you enter when starting an online chat with one of our advisors.
We call these ‘functional cookies’.
Collect information about how you use our website
This includes which pages you visited and which links you clicked on. None of this information can be used to identify you and is completely anonymised. The sole purpose of these cookies is to improve website functions.
We call these ‘performance cookies’.
Help show you relevant health campaigns on social media and other channels
These cookies track your online activity to help us deliver more relevant advertising or to limit how many times you see an ad.
We call these ‘advertising cookies’.
Monitor how the website performs for users
These cookies are used to track visitor behaviour on our website.
They are essential in measuring the performance of the site. This helps us to make sure that the website works as it should for users.
We call these ‘analytical cookies’.
Change your cookie settings
Some cookies, like those used to collect information about how you use our website, are not needed for our site to work.
These cookies can help us make our website better, but we'll only use them if you say it's OK.
Choose which cookies we can use when you visit our website.