Updated 8 April 2014

Scoilnet respects the privacy of all visitors to our website. This Cookie Policy outlines our policy concerning the use of cookies on Scoilnet.ie. We may update our Cookie Policy from time to time to reflect any changes in technology or legislation which may affect the way in which cookies are used by us and how you as a user can manage them. Please check this page regularly for updates. 


What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are sent to your computer, tablet or mobile phone from a website's computer (server) and stored on your device's hard drive. We use cookies to make our site faster and easier to use. Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’). Cookies cannot be used to identify you personally and cookies cannot run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.

Scoilnet.ie uses information supplied by cookies to help understand the number of people who use the website, and how they use it, so that we can continuously make improvements to it. The table below lists the cookies that are used by the Scoilnet.ie website.

Types of Cookies We Use

  • Functional: These cookies are integral to the website functionality.
  • Security: These cookies allow us to secure access to your account, and to allow you to move between Scoilnet websites without additional authentication.
  • Analytics: We track site traffic patterns so we can identify popular site content and potential site problems.

Functional Cookies

Cookie name Expiry Source Purpose of cookie
__atuvc 3 days www.scoilnet.ie This cookie enables visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms.
hl 1 day www.scoilnet.ie This cookie stores information relating to the language you wish to view this website in. e.g. English / Gaeilge
fe_typo_user When the browsing session ends www.scoilnet.ie This cookie is used as a user session identifier to enable user preferences to be stored. It contains a random identifier rather than any specific user data.
PHPSESSID When the browsing session ends www.scoilnet.ie This cookie is a general purpose identifier used to maintain user session variables, such as logged-in status. It contains a randomly generated number.
scoilnet-cookie-note 30 days www.scoilnet.ie This cookie is used as an identifier to detect if the user has dismissed the cookies notification alert.

Security Cookies 

Cookie nameExpirySourcePurpose of cookie

Analytics Cookies 

Cookie nameExpirySourcePurpose of cookie

Your Choices Regarding Cookies

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being set, or to turn off all cookies. You can set these preferences within your browser settings. However, each browser is different so check your browser's Help menu to learn how to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, you won't have access to many features that improve your experience. Also, most services which require a login will not function at all.

You can also visit www.allaboutcookies.org for details on how to delete or reject cookies and for further information on cookies generally. For information on the use of cookies in mobile phone browsers and for details on how to reject or delete such cookies, please refer to your handset manual.

Note, however, that if you reject the use of cookies you will still be able to visit our website but some of the functions may not work correctly.