Collection and use of technical information

Cookies

The UCC website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They are used to remember your preferences and analyse how people use the site. The different types of cookies, UCC's web site uses those listed below:

  1. Session cookies these are used temporarily to preserve the state of your activity between pages, such as passing your choices in a form to the next page. These cookies are transient and are deleted automatically when you close your browser. They are not visible to anything except your browser and are not passed on anywhere else.
  2. Persistent third-party cookies (AKA Tracking Cookies) are used to record information about how our site gets used. They only collect anonymous data on the pages people visit, and are not used to identify visitors personally. The information stored in the cookie is transmitted to the cookie provider (see table below) for analysis in order to compile statistical reports on website activity for the University, and to help subsequent pages present more relevant information ("tracking" pixels). The cookie provider may also transfer this information to other parties who provide additional services such as advertising ("retargeting" pixels). These cookies stay on your computer after you close your browser, but you can remove the cookies at any time (see "How to disable cookies" below)
  3. Conversion Cookies: are used to see if a user completes an action that is defined as valuable, these user actions are called conversions. A conversion cookie may track if a user, having clicked a UCC facebook ad, then went on to download our prospectus, for example.

When you first visit the UCC website you will see a message asking for your consent to use these cookies. If you click the "Accept and Continue" button, the website will set a cookie which records your consent. If you do not wish cookies to be placed on your computer, leave the message and continue browsing. For more information on how to manage cookies, including how to block cookies entirely, please see the Aboutcookies.org page.

Technical information

Technical details in connection with visits to the website (IP address, date, time, page, and type of browser) are logged by the web server to let us manage performance and behaviour. Web logs are kept for 90 days and then deleted. These details may also be logged by UCC's Internet Service Provider (HEAnet) for accounting and auditing purposes.

Disclosure

It is the policy of the University not to disclose such technical information in respect of individual website visitors to any third party (apart from the University’s Internet Service Provider, which records such data on the University’s behalf and which is bound by confidentiality provisions in this regard, and the other third parties listed below), unless obliged to disclose such information by a rule of law. 

How to disable cookies

UCC assumes that you consent to the placement of these cookies on your computer by clicking on the "Accept and Continue" button in the message displayed on your first visit, unless you specifically disable them in your browser. You can disable these cookies in your web browser with no loss of functionality. This can be done in your browser's Settings menu — use the help function in your browser or on your browser-maker's web site for more information.

Last updated: January 2017

Current cookie providers

Organisation Type of Cookie Information link Expiry (blank=no date)
Google Analytics https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245
Admedo Tracking on-site http://www.admedo.com/support-campaign-pixel-guide Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:59:00 GMT
Admedo Tracking off-site http://www.admedo.com/support-campaign-pixel-guide Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:59:00 GMT
Hopkins Tracking on-site http://h-c.ie/ Sat, 18 Jun 2016 16:21:00 IST
NetNatives Tracking on-site https://netnatives.com/ Sat, 30 Sep 2017 14:40:00 IST
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