Privacy Statement

General Statement

This policy establishes how the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General will use information we gather about you from your visit to our website. Your privacy is of utmost importance to us. We fully respect your right to privacy, and will not collect any personal information about you on this website without your clear permission.

Collection and Use of Technical Information

We may collect and store general information for statistical purposes. For example, we may count the number of visitors to the different pages of our website to help make them more useful to
visitors. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:

  1. the Internet domain (for example, 'xcompany.com' if you use a private Internet access account, or 'yourschool.edu' if you connect from a university's domain) and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our website,

  2. the type of browser and operating system used to access our site,

  3. the date and time you access our site,

  4. the pages you visit,

  5. if you visited this Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General website from a link on another website, the address of that website.

In short the technical information will be used only by the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General, and only for statistical and other administrative purposes.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

The information that you provide on the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General website will be used only for its stated purpose. By sending us an e-mail message, you may be sending us personal information such as your name, address, and e-mail address. We may store your name, address and e-mail address in order to respond to your request or otherwise resolve the subject matter of the e-mail.

The Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General will make no attempt to identify individual visitors, or to associate technical details with any individual. It is our policy never to disclose such technical information in respect of individual website visitors to any third party, unless obliged to disclose such information by a rule of law.

Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of information, stored in simple text files, placed on your computer by a website. Cookies can be read by the website on your subsequent visits. The information stored in a cookie may relate to your browsing habits on the web page, or a unique identification number so that the website can 'remember' you on your return visit. Generally speaking, cookies do not contain personal information from which you can be identified, unless you have furnished such information to the website.

By using our website, you are consenting to our use of cookies. Cookies is in a number of places on this website.

When you first visit this website, you will see a message informing you about cookies. If you click the ‘Hide this message’ button, a cookie will be set which records your preference.

This website uses Google Custom Search to provide the site’s search functionality. Google may set cookies when you use the search function. You can find Google’s privacy policy here: www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Cookies from Google may also be set when Google Maps are displayed on this website.

Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies or to customise your settings for cookies. To find out how to do this, see the ‘Help’ menu on your browser. Please note that if you turn off cookies or change your settings, some features of may not work correctly.

Any further queries – please contact:

The Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General,

3A Mayor Street, Dublin 1.

E-mail:webmaster@audgen.irlgov.ie

Phone: + 353 1 863 8600