Automatic Information

Automatic Information

Details of the information we gather automatically as you browse our website and how we handle that information.

Browsers are pieces of software that allow you to access the internet; examples include: Google Chrome,Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Safari Mobile, Opera, etc. For general web browsing no personal information is revealed to us. 


A cookie is a small text file that a website can store on your computer to help keep track of various items, like if you want to stay logged into a website, or your preferences within a website.

We use cookies on our website to:

  • allow certain functionality to work i.e. search facilities - to allow search selections to be maintained for the duration of your search.
  • anonymously track activity on our website via Google Analytics. This information is used to to keep our site relevant and make it easier to use. 

How can I control what cookies are set on my device?

Within your browser you can choose whether you wish to accept cookies or not.

The "Help" portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. 

Alternatively, to access instructions on how you can do this, you can do an internet search for 'How to manage cookies for [insert your browser name]', for example search for 'How to manage cookies for Chrome' if you are using a Chrome browser.

Your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use (‘third party cookies’), or those from specific websites. 

You can find more information about cookies on the following wikipedia article:

Does share the information it receives?

Information of this type is generally only shared about users who have caused or attempted to cause damage to This type of information would be shared only as a result of “hacking” attacks, fraud or other illegal activities.

We may choose to release automatic information (see above) and other information received to the website to companies and organisations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

We partner with Microsoft Clarity and Microsoft Advertising to capture how you use and interact with our website through behavioural metrics, heatmaps, and session replay to improve and market our products/services. Website usage data is captured using first and third-party cookies and other tracking technologies to determine the popularity of products/services and online activity. Additionally, we use this information for site optimization, fraud/security purposes, and advertising. For more information about how Microsoft collects and uses your data, visit the Microsoft Privacy Statement.

What Information Can I Access Online? makes as much public information as possible available online, in order to be as transparent as possible. See details of how we handle personal information in our various departments.

Links to Other Websites

In order to make more information easier to find for our users, and the other Council websites link to content owned and hosted by other local authorities, government agencies, companies, organisations, etc.

Meath County Council has no responsibility for the privacy practices of other websites.  

Contact our Data Protection Officer

If you have any questions in relation to Meath County Council and Data Protection you can contact the Data Protection Officer.

  • email
  • write to Data Protection Officer, Meath County Council, Buvinda House, Navan, Co. Meath C15 Y291
  • Telephone 046 9097000

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