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Privacy Statement

Who we are and why do we require your information?

Visit Offaly is the official voice of tourism in Offaly. Offaly Tourism Martketing CLG is a marketing group dedicated to promoting the county as an attractive destination to visit. 

What is personal data/information?

Personal data is any information that can identify an individual person. This includes a name, an ID number, a postal address, online browsing history, images or anything related to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of a person.

Why do we have a privacy statement?

This privacy statement has been created in order to demonstrate our commitment to privacy and to assure you that in all your dealings with the Offaly Tourism Marketing CLG, we will ensure the security of the data you provide to us.

The organisation creates, collects and processes a significant amount of personal data in various multiple formats on a daily basis. The organisations commitment to you is that the personal data you supply to us is:

  • Obtained lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner
  • Obtained for only specified, explicit and legitimate purposes
  • Adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary for the purpose for which it was obtained  
  • Recorded, stored accurately and securely and where necessary kept up to date
  • Kept only for as long as is necessary for the purposes for which it was obtained.
  •  Processed in a manner that ensures the appropriate security of the personal data including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing

What personal data do we need?

The types of personal data you may be asked to supply can be categorised as follows:

  • Contact details to allow for efficient communication
  • Details of your personal circumstances which you are required by law to supply as part of your application for a service offered by the organisation.

Contact Details

In order to communicate with you, you will be asked for contact details. You do not have to provide all contact details but providing more, such as email, phone, address, makes it easier to communicate.

Details of Personal Circumstances

If you wish to apply for a particular service from the organisation you will be asked for a varying amount of personal details specific to you and your family, in order to support your application.

Is my personal data shared with other organisations?

The organisation may, to fulfil statutory or regulatory obligations or in the public interest, from time to time, have to share or disclose personal data with other organisations or entities. Where this is required the organisation shall have regard to the security and integrity of the data, to your rights and will minimise the data shared. 

Website Privacy

Cookies and how you use this website

To make this website easier to use, we sometimes place small text files on your device (for example your mobile phone, iPad or laptop) called cookies. Most big websites do this too. 

They improve things by:

  • remembering the things you’ve chosen while on our website, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • remembering data you’ve given (for example, your address) so you don’t need to keep entering it
  • measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device. 

We don’t use cookies on this website that collect information about what other websites you visit (often referred to as privacy intrusive cookies). 

Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re just here to make the site work better for you. You can manage and/or delete these files as you wish. 

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit or watch a video about cookies.

How you use this website (something called Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting peoples’ needs and to understand how we can make the website work better.   

Google Analytics stores information about what pages on this site you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on while you are here. 

We do not collect or store any other personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this data cannot be used to identify who you are.

NameTypical ContentExpires
_cfduidRandomly generated number1 month
_utmarandomly generated number2 years
_utmbrandomly generated number30 minutes
_utmcrandomly generated numberwhen you close your browser
_utmtrandomly generated number2 years
_utmzrandomly generated number and data on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search)6 months

We also collect data on the number of times a word is searched for and the number of failed searches. We use this information to improve access to the site and identify gaps in the content and see if it is something we should add to the site.

 Unless the law allows us to, we do not:

  • share any of the data we collect about you with others, or
    • use this data to identify individuals

Other people’s cookies

We use feeds from other websites such as Facebook and Twitter. These websites place cookies on your device when watching or viewing these pages. 

Below are links to their cookie policies: 

Turning off cookies

You can stop cookies being downloaded on to your computer or other device by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. If you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.  There is more information about how to delete or stop using cookies on You can also opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics.

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