Cookie Policy

What are cookies and why do we use them?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that may be stored on your computer or mobile device that contains data related to a website you visit. Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to enhance your experience when you browse our website and allows us to improve our website.

Longford County Council uses cookies for the purpose of storing and retrieving session information in respect of our on-line systems and for analysing traffic on our website. 

1.  Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential to enable you to move around Longford County Council’s website and use its features. The type of personal data collected through these cookies includes your IP address; location data and the fact that you are logged into our website. These cookies are deleted when you close your browser and do not store your preferences or information beyond your current visit. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.

2.  Statistical Cookies

These cookies collect information about Longford County Council’s website usage.

For example, Longford County Council uses Matoma Analytics to track anonymized statistics for the site. This data is used to analyse how frequently people visit the site, how the website is found, and which pages are most frequently viewed.

These cookies do not collect information that identifies an individual website user. Instead, they collect browser information and anonymised data for the reasons set out above. This information is combined with data from thousands of other users to create an overall view of website use and users are never identified individually or personally. These cookies are only used to identify ways to improve the website.

Statistical Cookies remain on your device for varying periods of time with some deleted when you close your browser and others remaining on your device indefinitely until deleted.


3.  Marketing Cookies

We may use cookies set by third parties which are used to deliver advertisements to you, based on your preferences and interests and to measure the effectiveness of online advertising campaigns.

As part of our website, we may embed content from third parties. For example, we may embed video, audio, tweets and other content in our articles and pages. These third parties may set their own cookies on your device. We do not control which cookies are set by third parties or how the cookie information is used. This cookie information can only be accessed by the third party who set it. These third parties have their own security, privacy, and cookie policies.

How can I manage Cookies?

You can set your cookie preference by clicking on the Cookiebot symbol on the bottom left-hand side of the screen on our website. You can also manage and block cookies in your web browser by configuring the required setting in your browser’s configuration page. 

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers: Google ChromeMicrosoft EdgeMozilla Firefox or Safari

How can I Enable or Disable Cookies?

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies or request that you be warned when a website is trying to install a cookie. This can be done by modifying the settings in your browser. Please note that disabling cookies may affect the functionality of some parts of this website.

For more information about managing cookies and how to stop cookies being installed visit

Contact Information 

If you have any queries in relation to this Policy, please contact us at or telephone 043 3344207.

This Cookie Policy forms part of our overall Privacy Statement, for further information on how Longford County Council process your personal information, please see our Privacy Policy.