Cookie Policy

About Cookies
Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or application. Your web browser (such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox) then sends these cookies back to the website or application on each subsequent visit so that they can recognise you and remember things like user preferences.
This Cookie Policy sets out how the HSE uses any information we collect from you, or that you provide to us, when you use this website.
In order for the site to work properly we need to collect some information. Below are the details of the cookies and what they are used for, there is also information about how you can control them.

Visitors to our website
When someone visits the website we collect standard internet log information. This information is anonymous and is not combined with any other information that you may submit on the site.

Necessary cookies
This website will set some cookies which are essential for the website to work properly. These cookies, none of which capture personally identifiable information, are as follows

Third Party Cookies
The site uses Google Analytics to supply site analytics for our website usage. Read the Google privacy policy
__ga, _gat_UA*, _gid, _dc_gtm_UA* and a number of other session cookies- These are Google Analytics cookies. They are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. This information is used to monitor the number
DoubleClick IDE cookies are used for serving targeted advertisements that are relevant to users across the web. Targeted advertisements may be displayed to users based on previous visits to a website. These cookies measure the conversion rate of ads presented to the user.
If you wish to disable DoubleClick cookies on your browser please visit this website -
These are YouTube cookies. These cookies help track the number of views for a particular video. The pref cookie will track user preferences and serve up related content or adverts within an embedded YouTube video.
exp_last_activity, exp_last_visit, exp_perpage, exp_tracker ,exp_sessionid, exp_expiration

These cookies are set by our content management system upon arrival to our site. They are not used by us for any specific purpose.
Some of these cookies are deleted when a user closes their browser, the others have a variable expiry date.

Use of cookies and how to control and delete cookies
If you want to restrict or block the cookies which are set by this website you can do this through your browser settings. Restricting cookies may change the way the website functions.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit