The Galway Rape Crisis Centre is committed to protecting the privacy of users of its website in compliance with the Data Protection Acts of 1988 – 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Any external links to other websites are clearly identifiable, and we are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of those other websites.

What are cookies and why do we use them?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree to their use. This organisation uses cookies for the purpose of storing and retrieving session information in respect of our on-line systems and for analysing traffic on our website. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to enhance your experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you set your browser to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.

Types of cookies

There are three types of cookies used on our website:

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These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around our website and use its features. These cookies are deleted when you close your browser.

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