Cookies Policy

Cookies are data files that contain letters and numbers that identify a user’s computer or device when visiting a website. These are not created by our website, they are created when a user loads our website in their browser. We may use software tools and/or cookies to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and what cities and countries our users come from.

We use cookies and other similar technologies for the following purposes:

  • Distinguish between website visitors that consent to the use of cookies.

  • Improve your website browsing experience.

  • Improve our website performance.

You can opt out of the use of cookies and similar technologies that track your behaviour and information on the website by managing your cookie preferences in the cookies banner that appears when you first visit our website. One of the main role of cookies is to enhance and enable usability or processes of the website, disabling the cookies may prevent users from using certain website features.

 

The types of cookies:

  • Essential cookies: are necessary for you to properly navigate the website and enable you to use the features on the website. They help security, network management, and accessibility processes function properly while you visit the website. You cannot disable the essential cookies we use through the cookies pop-up banner.

  • Analytic cookies: provide statistics on how a website is used, they identify any errors with certain pages on the website and help us monitor performance issues.

  • Functional cookies: are cookies used to remember choices website visitors make to improve their experience on the website. They may be set by us or by third-party providers whose services we may add to our website. They are non-essential, you can opt-out of these cookies when you first visit our site. When you opt-out of these cookies it may affect how our website functions.

  • Marketing cookies: are used to collect information to operate target-advertising to a user. These type of cookies facilitate behavioural tracking to provide personalized ads.

Our cookies 

First-party cookies: cookies used by our website.

Third-party integrations

Neither our website nor Wix can access cookies that may appear when you follow links on our website to other websites or third-party organizations such as YouTube or Twitter. These cookies are placed by those organizations. Third-party organizations cannot access the data in the cookies we use on our website. For more information on how other platforms and websites collect, store and use your cookies, you must review their corresponding cookies and privacy policies.

Opt-out

You can opt-out of allowing our website to use certain cookies from our cookies pop-up banner when you first visit the website. This banner will ask for your permission to use certain cookies and you will have the choice to accept, reject and manage the type of cookies being used.

You can also opt out of cookie settings in your browser of choice to disable cross-device linkage of interest-based personal advertising. This may cause you to see advertisements that are not as relevant to your interests.

Useful links to manage browser cookies on your devices:

To opt out from and prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics across all websites, please see this site following instructions: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and understand how to manage, delete and block them, visit www.aboutcookies.org  or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Contact

We are constantly updating and improving this Cookies Policy to ensure there is full transparency about how we manage your data. If you wish to contact us about this statement. Please contact the Family Genomics Research Group at family.genomics@mu.ie.

Last updated: 19 May 2021