Minerals Ireland

Privacy and cookie policy

The Department respects the rights and privacy of its users and does not, as a general rule, collect personal information of any kind from our websites visitors. If we receive personal information, we will only use it for the purpose for which it was provided. We do not share information we receive with any third parties.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small data files placed on your device when you browse online. They are standard across most websites and do not affect your device. Cookies help make websites work more efficiently and provide information to the owners of the site. There are two types of cookies, session cookies and persistent cookies.

What cookies do we use?
The Minerals Ireland website uses one cookie to remember accessibility, which covers the contrast setting and the text size setting.




Cookie type







1 month

For contrast and text size setting

For general web browsing no personal information is revealed to us, although certain statistical information is available to us via our internet service provider. This information may include your Internet domain, your IP address, the type of browser and operating system you used to access our site, the date and time you accessed our site and the pages you visited.  If we collect this information, we use it for statistical and administrative purposes only. 


For information on the Department's policies, how the Department complies with national legislation to ensure quality services or to make a Freedom of Information request, Access to Information on the Environment, please visit the Department's Compliance website.

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