Cookie Statement

11 Sep, 2020


This Cookies Statement refers to the website: It outlines the Decision Support Service’s purposes for using cookies at this time.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data or small text files stored by a website on your computer. These cookies may be saved by your web browser and may allow a website to ‘remember’ your actions or preferences over a period of time. It may contain data related to the function or delivery of the site.

Cookies can be set by the owner of the website or, in some cases, by third party services the website owner allows to present other information, run content or provide other functionality such as analytics. Cookies are not viruses or computer programmes. They are very small and do not take up much space.

How are cookies used on this website? uses cookies only for functionality that is strictly necessary for services that are explicitly requested by the user for his/her session. This is in compliance with Regulation 5(3), SI 336 of 2011 (ePrivacy Directive).

This website uses session cookies. Session cookies are used to deliver the basic functions of a website (that is, to allow pages to remember technical changes or selections you may make between pages). Session cookies are temporary cookies and are generally erased when you close your browser (that is, when you finish your visit to the website).

Managing cookies

Within your web browser you can choose whether you wish to accept cookies. Different browsers make different controls available to you. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all times or those from providers that website owners use (‘third party cookies’) or those from specific websites.

A web browser is the piece of software you use to read web pages. Examples include Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera.

Third party cookies does not use any third party or persistent cookies. This means the site uses essential cookies only. It uses cookieless technology to count visitors to the site which does not collect, process or store any personal data.

Further information on cookies and Cookie Statement

Learn more about cookies

This Cookies Statement is reviewed at regular intervals. It may be updated therefore to reflect technological or legislative changes, which can affect the use and management of cookies. This statement forms part of the Decision Support Service’s Data Protection Statement which you can access by clicking on the link. If you have any comments and/or queries in relation to cookies or to this Cookies Statement, please contact the Data Protection Officer at the email address  

September 2020