Cookie Usage


Webwise respects the privacy of all visitors to our website. This Cookie Policy outlines our policy concerning the use of cookies on, and may be updated 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. 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.

Disabling Cookies:

You are always free to decline such cookies, if your browser permits, or to ask your browser to indicate when a cookie is being sent. You can also delete cookie files from your computer at your discretion. Please see links to the following websites for the procedures to follow to manage and delete cookies on your computer:

How to delete cookies in Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9 or 10
How to delete cookies in Mozilla Firefox
How to delete cookies in Google Chrome
How to delete cookies in Opera

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

Types of cookies we use:

Cookie Name Purpose More information
Google Analytics _utma




These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited Click here for an overview of privacy at Google
Online form session cookie ASP.NET_SessionId This cookie is created when a user connects to an ASP.NET application and will expire when the user closes their browser. This cookie is essential for use of forms on our site to store the session id of the user’s current session. Visit the Microsoft website
Twitter Feed Cookies External_referrer




These cookies are via the twitter importer used on the homepage template. These are all sourced from

Use of Google Analytics

The Webwise Ireland website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) that uses cookies to help analyse the amount of visitors to the site. Certain information is collected, such as your IP address which is tracked and may be stored outside of Ireland. The information collected by Google is used to evaluate how, where and when the website is being used. Google may give access to this information to third parties if required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. You can disable the use of cookies on your browser but in doing so, might compromise the functionality of the website. For more information on the use of cookies please see:

Talk to someone

Worried about something you have seen online or concerned about your child? Childline and the National Parents Council Primary offer free advice and support service.

Childline is a support service for young people up to the age of 18.There is a 24hr telephone, online and mobile phone texting service.

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The National Parents Council Primary enables and empowers parents to be effective partners in their children’s education.

01 887 4477

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