Cookie Policy

Louth and Meath Education and Training Board is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Cookie Policy sets out how LMETB uses and protects any information that you may provide to us when using our website www.lmetb.ie. By using this LMETB website, you are indicating that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them. LMETB recommends you read the information provided below in full.

Please note that the information provided on this Cookie Policy is intended as a general guide only and not as a detailed legal analysis.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you browse websites. This LMETB website may use cookies for the useful purposes outlined below:

Cookies help us:

  • Make this LMETB website work as you’d expect;
  • Remember your settings during and between visits;
  • Improve the speed/security of the site;
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks e.g. Facebook; Linked in
  • Continuously improve this LMETB website for you.

LMETB will not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission);
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission);
  • Pass data to advertising networks;
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties.

Granting LMETB Permission to use Cookies

If the settings on the software you use to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies, LMETB will consider this, and your continued use of this website, to mean that you are granting permission to use cookies. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from this LMETB website, you can learn how to do this in the ‘Turning Cookies Off’ section below, however doing so is likely to mean that our website will not work as you would expect.

Third Party Functions

LMETB websites, like most websites, may include a functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. LMETB websites may use the following third parties which use cookies:

Disabling these cookies is likely to diminish the functionality offered by these third parties.

Social Website Cookies

In the event that you would like to easily “Like” or “Share” LMETB content on social media such as Facebook and Twitter, there may be sharing buttons available on this LMETB website.

Social Media Cookies are set by:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • AddThis – provide us with lots of sharing buttons all in one neat package

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

LMETB uses cookies to compile visitor statistics such as – how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps LMETB to continuously improve services on the website.

Analytics also tells us on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before. Please note: LMETB uses Google Analytics.

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however is likely to limit the functionality of this website and a large proportion of the world’s websites, as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

If you have concerns about cookies in relation to so called “spyware”, rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective. This software will automatically delete cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.

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