Cookies Policy

1. Purpose

This Cookies Policy explains how MMI Clinical Research Development Ireland (CRDI) uses cookies to recognise you when you visit the CRDI website or sister websites (CRDI programmes and projects). It explains what they are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them. We will regularly update this statement if there are any changes to the cookies we use or to better inform you of the uses of cookies on the CRDI website.

Please read the following carefully. Entering into this website or sister websites operated by the CRDI indicates that the user (either “user” or “you”) has reviewed this Cookie Policy and has agreed to be bound by it. For example, CRDI programmes and associated websites include:

  • Wellcome – Health Research Board Irish Clinical Academic Training (ICAT) Programme
  • HRB- Clinical Research Coordination Ireland (HRB-CRCI)
  • CRDI/CÚRAM Partnership
  • Irish Prostrate Cancer Outcomes Research (IPCOR)

 

2. Policy Statements

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small data file of letters and numbers that is placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Our site uses cookies to analyse visitor behaviour in order to continually improve the site and to remember choices you make with regard to how some parts of the site operate, for example, any filtering options that you select.

Why we use cookies?

CRDI uses cookies to analyse traffic through the CRDI website and to improve the user experience of the website. Some cookies are required for technical reasons for our website to operate, to enhance the user experience or to allow you to access the Login area. Other cookies enable us to track our website users to gather information about the number of visitors and whether they are return or first-time visitors.

What are the different types of cookies?

Cookies set by the website owner (CRDI) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website. Third parties that set these cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits our website and when it visits certain other websites.

What cookies do we use?

We collate information on all our websites’ traffic that is represented in aggregate format through cookies. We use third parties such as Google Analytics to collect user information, including through the use of cookies (flash and non-flash) and web beacons. They help us to improve our websites and to deliver many of the functions that make your browser experience more user friendly. You can find a list of cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the tables below.

First party cookies

CookiePurposeExpires
catAccCookiesUsed to determine if the user has accepted these websites’ Privacy Policy.30 days
edu_mmi_sessionUsed by the education.crdi.ie website to determine login status1 hour
MoodleSessionUsed by the moodle.crdi.ie website to determine session status2 hours

 

Third party cookies

You should also be aware that there are cookies which are found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance these websites. You will see ‘social buttons’ on our websites, which enable you to share or bookmark the web pages.

Cookie NameExpiration TimeDescriptionProvider
_ga2 yearsUsed to distinguish users.Google
_gid24 hoursUsed to distinguish users.Google
_gat1 minuteUsed to throttle request rate.Google

 

How can I control cookies?

You have the right to manage cookies; you can accept all cookies, be notified when cookies are set and reject all cookies. Disabling or restricting cookies may affect the functioning of the website.

You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse third party cookies. For further information on how to manage cookies please consult the help section of your browser.

Where can I get further information?

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding our use of cookies using the details below:

The Data Protection Officer (DPO) for CRDI can be contacted at dpo@crdi.ie, or by post at Data Protection Officer, Clinical Research Development Ireland, 28 Upper Mount Street, Dublin 2.