Cookies Statement

Use of Cookies

“Cookies” are small pieces of information stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. We may use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests and to save your personal preferences so you do not have to re-enter them each time you connect to our site. Cookies do not contain any personally identifying information. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually prevent accepting cookies by changing your browser settings. Cookies help us give you a better site, by letting us monitor what’s working and what isn’t through site traffic analysis. Cookies are also used by other sites which run elements on the page being loaded (e.g. videos). Please be assured that accepting a cookie does not give us access to your computer or personal information under any circumstances. The cookie settings on this site are set to ‘allow all cookies’ to give you the very best experience.

Types of Cookies Used on the site

The following types of cookies are used on this site:

  • Necessary cookies which are essential in order to enable you to move around the site and use its features. Without these cookies, certain features of the site, such as embedded videos, cannot be provided.
  • Performance cookies which collect information about how visitors use the site, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how the site works.
  • Functional cookies which allow the site to remember choices you make (such as your user name) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. The information these cookies collect are anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on other sites.

Some videos on this site are from which uses cookies to improve the user experience. Please read the Vimeo privacy policy for more information on their use of cookies:

Further details are contained in the following table:

Cookie Type Name Purpose Expiry Date Who Provides the Cookie?
1 PHPSESSID To store a simple message when a form is submitted that can be displayed on a different page. When the user’s browser is closed
3 vuid Vimeo Analytics unique id Information not provided by Vimeo
3 __utma Google Analytics cookie Information not provided by Vimeo
3 __utmb Google Analytics cookie Information not provided by Vimeo
3 __utmc Google Analytics cookie Information not provided by Vimeo
3 __utmz Google Analytics cookie Information not provided by Vimeo
3 _ga Google Analytics cookie Information not provided by Vimeo

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How to Manage and Disable Cookies

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent cookies being stored. Please note, if you do turn cookies off this will limit the service that we are able to provide to you and may affect your visitor experience. You can instruct your browser, by changing its options to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the site you visit. Our system will automatically issue cookies when you log in to the site unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies.

By using the An Cosán Virtual Community College site, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device. If you do not want these cookies on your device, you can change your cookie settings at any time through your web browser settings. Here are the locations of the cookie settings for all major web browsers:

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

Changes to this Cookie Statement

We can change this Cookie Statement at any time.  If we make material changes to the Cookie Statement, we will let you know either by posting the changed Cookie Statement on this site or by sending you an email.

It’s important that you review the changed Cookie Statement. If you do not wish to agree to the changed Cookie Statement, then we cannot continue to provide the site to you, and your only option is to stop accessing the site.

Contact Us

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to: An Cosán Virtual Community College, Kiltalown Village Centre, Fortunestown Road, Jobstown, Tallaght, Dublin 24 or by email to: