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Collection and use of technical information

Technical details in connection with visits to the agency's websites are logged for statistical and other administrative purposes. No information is collected that could be used by the agency to identify website visitors. The details logged are confined to the following items:

  • The IP address of the visitor's web client
  • The top-level domain name used (for example .ie, .com, .org, .net)
  • The previous website address from which the visitor reached us, including any search terms used
  • Clickstream data which shows the traffic of visitors around this website (for example pages accessed and documents downloaded)
  • The type of web browser used by the website visitor.

The agency will make no attempt to identify individual visitors, or to associate the technical details listed above with any individual except in the investigation of any inappropriate or malicious use of the agency's website itself. It is the policy of the agency never to disclose any technical information in respect of individual website visitors to any third party, unless legally obliged to make such disclosure.

Use of Cookies on our website

The Agriculture Appeals Office's website uses Google Analytics to help analyse how users use the site. This analytical tool uses 'cookies', which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for the agency.

The agency will not (and will not allow any third party) to use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to our site. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source as part of our use of the Google statistical analytics tool. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither the agency nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user.

The agency will also use a simple cookie to record that a site visitor has acknowledged the use of cookies on this site. This is to prevent the visitor being shown the pop up advisement each time they visit the site but will not collect or store any other information about the visitor.

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