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UCD Library Privacy Policy

This page outlines our privacy policy and alerts you to web tracking software which we use to create a better experience for you as our users.

We may collect information about your computer, including your IP address, operating system and browser type, in order to create reports. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual. This information is gathered in an anonymous form.

The main cookies in use on our site are for Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their website. Google Analytics customers can view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with their website so that they can improve it.

Like many services, Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions as in our case, where they are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We then use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our site.

Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. These cookies are used to store information, such as the time that the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before and what site referred the visitor to the web page.

Again, Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors.

Other third party cookies on the library website include those added by YouTube which will be in use when playing videos embedded on our website, and those used by our online tutorials, such as those on plagiarism and citing, which are used to offer you the option to resume your session where you last broke off.

Opting Out

You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site – for more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit this Google page.

If you wish to disable all use of cookies in your browser, please follow the guidelines offered on the About Cookies website


UCD Cookie Policy

You may read UCD's cookie policy here.