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St Vincent’s University Hospital Cookies 

Our website uses cookies to enhance the functionality and security of our website.

This policy explains what cookies we use and why we use them. We recommend that you read this policy in full. Details of how you can restrict or block cookies are set out below.

If you would like to change your cookie settings, access your preferences below:



A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your device (e.g. your phone or your computer) for record-keeping purposes. For example, a cookie could allow the Site to recognise your browser, while another could store your preferences and other information and let you navigate the Site effectively. When you return to the Site after logging in, cookies provide information to the Site so that the Site will remember you. Cookies can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.


In the table below we set out what cookies we use on our website and how they are used. Cookies placed directly by a website owner (like us) are known as ‘first party cookies’ and most modern websites also use technology provided by other people/businesses, for example to provide online advertising. Cookies placed by other parties are known as ‘third party cookies’. “Third party cookies” are retained in line with the cookie or privacy policy provided by the third party, which is named in the tables below where relevant. You should review the third party’s policies to understand the periods for which the cookies will be stored.

N.B. The “rc” cookies listed are for the Google Recaptcha functionality and are only set on pages with forms on them.  If you choose not to accept the cookies on those pages the forms will not be usable.

Cookie Type Name Purpose Expiration Who Provides the Cookie? Opt Out Link
Necessary moove_gdpr_popup Used to store the visitor consent for cookies. 180 Days n/a
Functional rc::a A Google cookie that is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is a persistent cookie. Google n/a
Functional rc::c A Google cookie that is used to distinguish between humans and bots. Lasts for the duration of the session. Google n/a
Statistical _gid Used by Google Analytics to collect data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit. Google n/a
Statistical _ga Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. Google n/a

How to Manage and Disable Cookies

You can control the cookies placed and retained on your Device. The Privacy Statement and this Cookie Statement are provided to be transparent about our practices regarding the use of cookies and to allow you the opportunity to make an informed choice. You can change your cookie setting by clicking here or from the “Cookie Preferences” from the bottom of each page on the Website.

Where applicable, we will obtain your prior informed consent to use cookies and other tracking technologies which store or access information on your Device. Most browsers accept cookies automatically but they can be set up to ask for your prior consent before an individual cookie is set on your Device. This will give you control over your cookies, however, it may interfere with your browsing experience as some websites may not function properly and you may not be able to take advantage of all the features offered by the Website.

For instructions on blocking and deleting cookies, see the privacy and help documentation of your specific browser’s website. If you use more Devices and/or browsers you will need to disable cookies on each Device and on each browser separately. Here are the locations of the cookie settings for all major web browsers:

  • Internet Explorer– Tools > Internet Options > Privacy tab.
  • Mozilla Firefox– Tools > Options > Privacy menu.
  • Safari– Edit > Preferences > Privacy menu.
  • Chrome– Settings > Content Settings > Privacy > Cookies.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit

If you limit the ability of the Website to set cookies, this may prevent you from using certain features of the Website properly and your user experience – which will no longer be personalised for you – may deteriorate. You may also be able to opt-out from certain cookies through third-party cookie management sites. Disabling cookies may prevent you from using certain parts of the Website. If you delete your cookies from the browser, you may need to remember to re-install opt-out cookies.


You can find more information about cookies by visiting the following information websites:

Changes to this Cookie Policy

We can change this Cookie Policy at any time.  If we make changes to the Cookie Policy, we will let you know by posting the changed Cookie Policy on the Site and updating the “Last Updated” section at the bottom of this Cookie Policy. However, if we make material changes to this Cookie Policy we will let you know by means of a prominent notice on our Site and, where appropriate, we will let you know by sending you an email. It’s important that you review the changed Cookie Policy.

Contact us

Questions, comments and requests regarding this Cookie Policy and your personal data are welcome and should be addressed to us at the below email and/or postal address:



St. Vincent’s University Hospital
Elm Park
Dublin 4

Last Updated: 5 November 2020.