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Muckross House Research Library - Privacy Policy

At Muckross House Research Library we are committed to protecting your personal information.

How Do We Collect Your Personal Information?

Generally, we collect your information when you decide to interact with us in person, or by means of a ‘phone call, letter, or email.

What Type of Information Do We Collect?

We only collect information that is relevant to your query or request, or that which you wish to have recorded and archived as a social history record.

When Will We Contact You?

If you are a member, we will contact you to inform you of upcoming events and we will provide you with a copy of the Muckross Newsletter once a year.

How Do We Handle Your Personal Information?

We are committed to protecting the personal information you entrust to us. We adopt robust and appropriate technologies and policies, so that your information is protected from unauthorised and improper use. We will never share, sell, rent or trade your personal information to any third parties.

Monitoring Of This Website

We do observe how our audiences are using our website in order that we can further improve our service. However, we do not collect, or monitor, IP addresses.

We use Google Analytics, a service provided by Google Inc. and Mouseflow a mouse tracking service to gather statistical and other analytical information of visitors to our website, but only if a user clicks ‘accept cookies’ via the notice bar at the top of our webpage when you first visit our site. This is non-personal data and comprises information that cannot be used to identify or contact you. User IP addresses have been anonymised, so for example, although we know the country the visitor is from we cannot identify or locate them. Other anonymous information is gathered, such as browser and device types. You should be aware that this information does not constitute “Personal Data”. We may also set a cookie in order to enable or disable Google Analytics depending on your chosen option. This cookie is required as part of the functionality of the website. If you visit the "Daphne Pochin Mould" section of our website a cookie is set for user log in. The cookie expires when the browsing session ends. It is part of the functionality of the website.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

Our Use of Cookies

We use cookies to enable or disable Google Analytics. We use the information gathered by Google Analytics to help us understand our audience better. We can then make more informed decisions about how to improve our website. We would like to place cookies on your device but we will only do this if you choose to allow us.

Google Analytics Cookie Usage

For more information on how Google Analytics uses cookies please follow this link.


For more information on how Mouseflow uses cookies please follow this link.

How to control cookies on our site.

When you browse our website for the first time a notice will appear at the top of the page. This notice has 3 buttons/options. By clicking on the relevant button the following actions will occur:

  1. “Accept Cookies” : A First Party Cookie will be set to ‘accepted’ and Google Analytics cookies will be sent to your device.
  2. The banner will disappear
  3. Google Analytics will track your usage.

  1. “Disable Cookies” : A First Party Cookie will be set to ‘declined’ and no other cookies will be sent. This cookie is needed for the functionality of the notice bar.
  2. The Banner will disappear.
  3. Google Analytics will not track your usage.

  1. “Privacy Policy” - You will be redirected to our ‘Privacy Policy’ page.

You may of course ignore the notice and no cookies are sent. The banner will remain in place.

N.B It is important to note that when you choose “Accept Cookies” or “Disable Cookies” one cookie is still set
to the chosen state in order for the functionality of the notice to work.

How to control cookies on all sites.

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.