Privacy & Cookies

Policy Statement

The Dublin Dental University Hospital (DDUH) respects the privacy of all visitors to our website. This document outlines our policy concerning the use of cookies on any website within the DDUH domain. This policy may be updated to reflect technological or legislation changes which may affect the use and management of cookies within our domain.

Policy Purpose

This policy is a statement of the DDUH’s commitment to protect the rights and privacy of individuals in accordance with the Data Protection Acts 1988 – 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (together “Data Protection Legislation”).

Scope of Policy

The DDUH is firmly committed to ensuring personal privacy and compliance with Data Protection legislation, including the provision of best practice guidelines and procedures in relation to all aspects of Data Protection.

When you visit any website, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalised web experience.


The DDUH has overall responsibility for ensuring compliance with Data Protection legislation when it is the Data Controller of personal data. All staff and students of the DDUH who separately collect and/or control the content and use of personal data are individually responsible for compliance with this policy and the relevant regulatory requirements. The Hospital’s Corporate Services Manager is the Data Protection Officer, and provides support, assistance, advice, and training to all departments and offices to ensure that they are in a position to comply with the legislation.

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Cookies are small text files that are downloaded and stored in the user's web browser while the user is browsing a website. They are used to remember visitor preferences and analyse how people use the website and may be saved by the user's browser on their computer or mobile device. Cookies can be set as first or third party.

First Party Cookies

First party cookies are cookies set by DDUH website within domain. Only these websites can read them.

Third Party Websites' Cookies

Some cookies that have been set on our websites are not related to the DDUH. When you visit a page with content embedded from service providers such as YouTube or Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google ads these service providers may set their own cookies on your web browser. Also, if you share a link to a DDUH web page, the website you share it on (e.g. Facebook) may set a cookie on your browser. The DDUH does not control the use of these cookies and cannot access them due to the way that cookies work, as cookies can only be accessed by the party who originally set them. The DDUH recommends that you check third party websites for more information about these cookies.

The DDUH uses information gathered from cookies to help improve your experience of our website.

Types of Cookies

1) Essential Cookies

These are essential in order to enable you to move around a website and use its features and/or services. Without these cookies, a website will not perform as intended and without certain services or features

2) Persistent Cookies      

These are used to store user preferences, including log-in credentials, bookmarks, favourites, menu preferences etc. and record information about how a website is used. When a user visits the same website again, the browser may send cookies back to that website allowing the website to recognise the user and remember things like their personalised details or preferences. Persistent cookies may expire after a predefined period of time or until the user deletes the cookie.

3) Session Cookies

These make it possible to navigate through a website smoothly. However these are transient and are automatically deleted after you close your web browser. They are only visible to your browser and are not shared with third parties. Session cookies do not collect information that can identify someone from the user’s computer and only store information in the form of a session identification.

4) Performance Cookies

The DDUH uses Google Analytics and other relevant technologies to collect anonymous traffic data to the website to help us analyse how users use the site. Cookies are used to collect anonymous data on user behaviour and standard Internet activity. The information stored in the cookie is transmitted to Google and then used to evaluate visitors' use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. Technical details in connection with visits to the DDUH website may be logged by the DDUH’s Internet Service Provider for accounting and auditing purposes.

It is the policy of the DDUH not to disclose such technical information in respect of individual website visitors to any third party (apart from the DDUH’s Internet Service Provider which records such data on the DDUH’s behalf and which is bound by confidentiality provisions in this regards, and Google as outlined below) unless obliged to disclose such information by a rule of law. The technical information obtained will be used for statistical and administrative purposes only.

Further information on Google Analytics is available at

Further information on Google’s Privacy and Terms is available at:

How do i Manage 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

How Do I Avoid Tracking Cookies?

If you are concerned about cookies, there are a few steps you can take. However, certain websites may not function properly if cookies are removed or deleted.

  • Be selective about which websites you visit.
  • Check your browser’s privacy settings. Most browsers have settings to either delete or block cookies from your computer automatically.

External Websites

From time to time we may link from our website to external websites that set cookies on your browser, please note such websites are outside the DDUH’s control and are not covered by this Cookie statement.