Introduction & Cookie Policy

You can visit our website without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. 

We promise to treat any personal information about you securely, fairly and lawfully. We are committed to protecting your privacy.

When we ask you for personal information online or you subscribe or register to our service it will only be in response to you actively applying for or using one of our online services.

Cookie Overview

Cookies - what are they?

A "cookie" is a small text file that's stored on your computer, smartphone, tablet, or other device when you visit a website or use an app.

Some cookies are deleted when you close down your browser. These are known as session cookies. Others remain on your device until they expire or you delete them from your cache. These are known as persistent cookies and enable us to remember things about you as a returning visitor. This website uses session and persistent cookies.

Cookies - how we use them?

If you delete cookies relating to this website we will not remember things about you, including your cookie preferences, and you will be treated as a first-time visitor the next time you visit the site.

  • We use cookies (and other similar technologies) to:

  • Provide services that you request and to provide a secure online environment

  • Manage our marketing relationships

  • Give you a better online experience and track website performance

  • Help us make our website more relevant to you

Managing Cookies

Here we explain a bit more about each of these types and how you can control their use.


Essential Cookies

Cookies that are essential for us to provide a service you have requested and to provide a secure online environment. Without cookies we are unable to provide some services that you might request. Other 'essential' cookies keep our website secure. Even if you say “No” to cookies on this website we'll continue to use these 'essential' cookies.

  • Essential cookies are used to:

            deliver interactive services, such as:


            web chat

  • Performance Cookies: Tracking website performance

 These cookies collect aggregated information and are not used to identify you.

We use this type of cookie to understand and analyse how visitors use our online services and look for ways to improve them. For         example, a cookie might tell us that lots of people give up on an application process at a particular step – so we can try to make that step easier to complete.

The analytics cookies we use include:

Google Analytics, which uses cookies to help us analyse how our visitors use the site. Find out more about how these cookies are used on the Google privacy site.


These cookies remember your preferences and tailor the website to provide enhanced features. Without these cookies, we cannot remember your choices or personalise your online experience. 

We use this type of cookie to:

  •      Make online service of registering and or subscribing to our service,

  •      Provide enhanced features, allowing you to register, post, share and comment.


Targeting Cookies

These cookies are usually third-party cookies from marketing partners used to deliver adverts relevant to you and your interests. These cookies can track your browsing history across websites. If you wish to prevent this type of cookie, you may do so through your device’s browser security settings. 

The third-party companies we partner with include:

  • Facebook

  • Instagram

  • Twitter

  • Google Search Adwords

  • Linkedin

  • Pinterest 

  • Cookies in emails

As well as the cookies we use on our website, we use cookies and similar technologies in emails. These help us to understand whether you’ve opened an email and how you’ve interacted with it. Cookies may also be set if you click on a link within the email.


How to control and delete cookies. 

If you don't want to accept cookies in emails, you can set your browser to restrict or reject cookies, or you can close the email before downloading any images or clicking on any links.

How to manage and disable cookies.

If you want to restrict or block the cookies we set, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘help’ function within your browser should tell you how.

For more information

how to manage cookies, including opting-out of different types of cookies please visit:

You can also find more information about how to opt-out of targeting cookies by visiting:


Please note: Healthyworkforce Ireland service, including Mobile, requires cookies to be enabled in order for the service to function properly. If you disable cookies, you will may not be able to use all of our online and mobile services.