Waterford City & County Council Cookie Policy

What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of data that may be stored on your computer or mobile device. It allows a website “remember” your actions or preferences over a length of time.

Further information on cookies can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/ipg/basics/legal/cookies/index_en.htm

Upon entering our website, users have the choice to decide which cookies they wish to consent to (or not), through a banner that appears at the bottom of the page. The choices one makes can be altered at any future stage by visiting the "fingerprint" floating button on the homepage.

Waterford City & County Council uses a SaaS provider, (Cookie First) to manage our cookie processes.

How can I "switch off" cookies ?

On the cookie banner on the homepage of this website can choose to opt out of all but the necessary cookies.
You can choose the "Deny" optional on the cookie banner and the Performance and Functional cookies will not set.

However, if you block the cookies, it is possible that all the technical features of our website will not work properly.

What cookies used on this site?

This cookie list shows all cookies found on this website. It does not reflect the user's individual opt-out choices.

Our cookies are broken down into 3 categories, "Necessary", "Performance" and "Functional". The cookies are listed by category in the table below.

Waterford City & County Council uses Google Analytics in assisting us to continuously develop our website, under the category of "Performance".

Google Analytics Cookies used on www.waterfordcouncil.ie site include:

Type Cookie Name Expiration Time Description
Necessary PHPSESSID Session This cookie relates to our Online Housing Appointment Booking engine
Necessary cookiefirst-consent 12 months This cookie saves your cookie preferences for this website.
Necessary cookiefirst-id 12 months This cookie contains an ID so we can identify unique visitors to this site.
Performance _ga 24 months This is a Google Analytics cookie which counts which pages are visited and is used for statistics.
Performance _gat 1 minute Set by Google Analytics to control the request rate.
Performance _gid 24 hours This is a Google Analytics cookie which counts which pages are visited and is used for statistics.
Functional d18efd344f Session This cookie is related to the web forms we run using the forms.zohopublic.eu service