Cookie Policy




This is the Cookie Policy of Cork Mental Health Foundation Company Limited by Guarantee, Charity Reg No. 20066260 and Cork Mental Health Housing Association Company Limited by Guarantee, Charity Reg No. 20010577, who both have their registered office as Unit 4, Nore House, Riverview Business Park, Bessboro, Road, Cork. Whilst both charities are separate legal entities they operate out of a shared space and pool resources and commercial activities in order to reduce operating costs (e.g. office space, staff, website, etc.). As such, both Cork Mental Health Foundation Company Limited by Guarantee and Cork Mental Health Housing Association Company Limited by Guarantee are considered “joint controllers” under the Data Protection Act 2018 because, collectively, they are in control of all data.


Cork Mental Health Housing Association Foundation Company Limited by Guarantee has a shop called Aurora, that trades at St. Joseph’s Road, Mallow, Cork, and Aurora is governed by this Cookie Policy.


For ease of reference, both Cork Mental Health Foundation Company Limited by Guarantee and Cork Mental Health Housing Association Company Limited will be referred to in this policy as “Cork Mental Health”.


Cork Mental Health committed to compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018, with specific regard to fair processing of personal data and transparency in our data processing policies and procedure. As such, this Cookie Policy is to be read in conjunction with our Privacy Policy that explains all our data processing procedures.


The purpose of this Cookie Policy is so that individuals understand how we use cookies in relating to the use of our website via a user’s computer, tablet, smart phone or any other device that may access our website.


Upon initial access of our website, you will be notified of the use of cookies, this Cookie Policy along with our Privacy Policy. You will be asked to confirm that you wish to accept the use of cookies and our policies in order to use this website by way of an interactive ‘pop up’ that requires affirmative action on the part of a user. By accepting the use of cookies, a website user is accepting the terms of this cookie policy and agreeing to abide by them.


What is a cookie?


A ‘cookie’ is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer, tablet, smart phone or any other device that may access our website.


If you allow the use of a cookie, this allows the website to ‘remember’ your actions or preferences over time. Most browsers support cookies but users can set their browsers to decline them. Users can delete cookies whenever they like through their own browser or device (discussed below).


How cookies are used by Cork Mental Health


We may use the following cookies on our website and any mobile applications:


Session cookies are temporary cookies that are not stored on your computer or mobile device. They are used as part of the registration process for security purposes. A session cookie is also used to remember your language preference when viewing the site. These session cookies are erased when you close your browser, or after 20-30 minutes of inactivity.


Persistent cookies are those placed on your computer or mobile device for a pre-determined length of time when you visit this site. This site only places cookies that are specific to this site.


Our website may use Google Analytics in order to assist us with ongoing maintain review, assessment and redevelopment of our website. The most common Google Analytics Cookies are:


Cookie Name                                        Expiration Time                              Description

_ga                                                     12 months from last visit                  Used to distinguish visitors to site

_gat                                                    10 minutes                                     Used to throttle request rate

_utmt                                                  10 minutes                                     Used to throttle request rate

_ _utma                                               12 months from last visit                 Used to distinguish visitors and pages visited. Records a unique ID, the date and time of                                                                                                                   first visit, time of current visit and total number of visits made

_ _utmb                                               30 minutes from last visit                 Used to determine new sessions or visits. Stores the number of page views in current visit                                                                                                                 and start time of visit

_ _ utmc                                              Session cookie                                Used to note that the visit has ended when browser is closed

_ _utmz                                               6 months                                       Records the site you may have linked to our page from. Only records data if you clicked on                                                                                                                 a link to our site from a different website


Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website or make use of payment services, without which we would not be able to provide you with services or secured areas.


Analytical/performance cookies. They are set by Cork Mental Health and third parties, including Google Analytics. Performance cookies allow us to collect statistical information about our visitors, such as whether they have visited the site before and the pages they view. This information is gathered anonymously and does not contain any personal data as this information does not enable us to identify who you are.


We may use these cookies to determine the kind of content and service our visitors’ value most, which in turn helps us improve our website and its content.


We and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies and third-party cookies together to inform, optimise and serve ads based on users' past visits to this website. We use data from Google Analytics to understand who our users are in order to create a better experience for them while visiting our website. We may use Remarketing with Google Analytics to advertise online. Third-party vendors, including Google, show our ads on sites across the Internet. For more information on Google Analytics, please see their privacy policy at


Functionality cookies. If you allow these cookies they are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables to personalise our content for you as a website user but we are not able to identify you as an identifiable person without you volunteering personal data.


Data that may be logged


As stated above, some technical details in connection with visits to this website may be logged by our internet service provider for statistical purposes. Such technical details are confined to the following list:


  • The IP address of a visitor’s web server

  • The top-level domain name used (e.g. .com, .org, etc.)

  • The previous website address from which the visitor reached us, including any search terms used.

  • Google analytics that show the traffic of visitors around this website (e.g. pages accessed or documents downloaded).

  • The type of web browser and operating system used by the visitor to the website.


We may use the above technical data and or cookies to:


  • Recognise when a website user moves between pages of our website. This can be used to speed up access to the website as visitors may not have to log every time they use the website (if applicable).

  • To ensure the safety and integrity of the website, app or any online channel of communication.

  • Carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve website content and to help us better understand visitor requirements and interests.

  • Target our marketing and advertising campaigns by more effectively by providing interest-based content on the website.

  • Make the website user’s online experience more efficient and enjoyable.


Should a website user choose to provide us with any user specific identifiable personal data during the use of the website (e.g. signing up to an account or logging in, placing an online order, making a enquiry and providing contact details for us to respond, etc.) then we treat such information as personal data in accordance with our Privacy Policy.


We do not collect any names or emails unless a website user volunteers to provide such personal data for the purposes of contacting us.


Managing Cookies


Your browser allows you the option of choosing whether you wish to accept cookies or not.


Different browsers make different controls available to you, below are links to the most popular manufacturers’ instructions on how to accept or reject cookies. Generally, your browser will allow you the option to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all material times or those cookies relating to specific websites or third party cookies. For informational purposes, the following list of links to the most commonly used browsers are provided without any warranty or representation as to the truthfulness, veracity or relevance of contents therein:



Third-party cookies


Some cookies that have been set on our website may not be related to us.  As such, we have no control over the use of any content embedded in any webpage that is provided by a third party, e.g. a Facebook like button, LinkedIn widget, YouTube video, Google+ button, etc.


By interacting with any content embedded in our website that is provided by a third party (e.g. Facebook, Linked Inn, YouTube, etc.) you acknowledge that we have no control of any privacy or cookie practices or procedures, or lack thereof, of any relevant third parties. We do not control the use of any cookies by any relevant third party and cannot access them. Such cookies can only be accessed by the parties who originally set them.


Users of our website should familiarise themselves with our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy of any relevant third party. For informational purposes, the following list of third party cookie policies are provided without any warranty or representation as to the truthfulness, veracity or relevance of contents therein:







Third-party websites


If a website user follows a link to a third-party website not controlled by Cork Mental Health then it is the user’s responsibility to familiarise themselves with, and accept or reject, any applicable cookie policy, privacy policy or data protection statement, relevant to any third-party websites.


Cork Mental Health cannot accept any responsibility or liability for any third-party website and or their policies or lack thereof.


Contact us


If you have any questions or comments about our cookie policy, the practices of this site or any dealings with us then please contact:


Brendan McCarthy


Cork Mental Health

Unit 4, Nore House,

Riverview Business Park,

Bessboro, Road,

County Cork.


Or email 


We’re sorry but we cannot deal with any cookie policy matters by telephone and ask that you write to the above address or email us your query and we’ll be happy to help.


Changes to this Cookie Policy


Cork Mental Health reserves the right in its sole discretion to amend this cookie policy at any time and without notice.


Any changes will become effective upon posting the revised Cookie Policy on the website


Website users should regularly check this cookie policy for any amendments.


Cookie Policy last updated: January 2019