Cookie Policy

The Big House (Ireland) uses cookies on our website,

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are, how we use them, how third-parties may use cookies on our website, choices you can make about cookies and where you can find further information about them.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of text sent to your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows a website or a third-party to recognise you and make your next visit easier and the website more useful to you.

Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies. Persistent cookies are stored by a web browser and remain valid until their expiry date, or until the user deletes them; session cookies expire at the end of the user’s session (when the web browser is closed).

How we use Cookies

When you use and access our website, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser. We use cookies for the following purposes: to enable certain functions of our website, to provide analytics (anonymous statistics about the use of our website), and to store your preferences (e.g. if you have already accepted the use of cookies!). We use both session and persistent cookies on our website.

Third-party Cookies

In addition to our own cookies, third-parties whose services we use to deliver our website may use cookies of their own and store these in your web browser. These third parties include Google, whose analytics and mapping services we use, and BT, whose donation service MyDonate we use for online donations.

Choices you can make about Cookies

If you would like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, you can normally do this by changing settings within your web browser. You should find further information about how to do this in the help pages of your web browser. Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.If you do not change your browser settings and you continue to use our website, we will conclude that you have consented to us using cookies as detailed in this policy.

Further Information about Cookies

You can learn more about cookies and managing them on the Information Commission’s website.

And finally…

It is also our policy, subject to the dietary requirements of those present, to have cookies (or biscuits as we call them), preferably with chocolate chips, at most meetings along with tea or coffee; a practice we highly recommend!