Motorsport Ireland' s website uses "cookies" to help you personalise your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of our website.

Our website like most other websites uses cookies to help provide you with the best experience we can.

Below you should find all of the information you need to know about what information we record about you.

It is of paramount importance to us to protect your privacy and confidentiality and we understand that all users of our website are concerned to know that their data will not be used for any purpose unintended by them.

If you do not like or agree with any point in this policy then please leave this website as soon as possible as your use of this website is an agreement by you to the terms of this policy.

Please note we do not share sell or disclose to any third party any personally identifiable information collected through-out the website except as set out in this policy.

How is information Collected

Information is collected through what is referred to as ‘cookies’. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Our Cookies Help us to:
• Make our website work as you would expect it to
• Remember your settings during and between visits
• Improve the speed and security of the site for the benefit of all users
• Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook, Twitter, You Tube etc.
• On our website we may ask do you want to sign up for updates in our email newsletter, in which we will always provide an unsubscribe link.

The general information we collect from you either through the use of cookies or from directly requesting the information from you is as follows:

• Basic identification and contact information
• Market Place Information
• Your domain name and email address
• Website usage information
• Financial Information relating to payment methods

We do not use Cookies to
• Collect any personally identifiable information without your express permission
• Collect any sensitive information without your express permission
• Pass data to advertising networks without your express permission
• Pass personally identifiable data to third parties without your express permission

How you Grant us Permission to use Cookies
When you entered our site you will have noticed our cookie consent notification bar at the top of the site. When you choose OK button to hide that bar you are confirming that you consent to how we use cookies on our site as described in this page. As such you have opted in at this point.

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website are adjusted to accept cookies we take this together with your continued use of our website to mean that you have accepted this policy.

Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

Social & 3rd Party Website Cookies

In order for you to easily share our content on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and
You Tube to name but a few we have included sharing buttons on our site.

Cookies are set by:
• Facebook - Privacy Policy
• Twitter - Privacy Policy
• Google - Privacy Policy
• YouTube - Privacy Policy

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Please note we are not in any way responsible for how your information is used by these external companies and you should at all times familiarise yourself with the individual cookie policies
before sharing your information with them.

For the avoidance of doubt Motorsport Ireland will not be held responsible for any breaches of the data protection legislation through the use of any third party site. Your continued use of this site is taken as your agreement to this.

Visitor statistics Cookies
We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as:
• how many people have visited our website
• what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies)
• how long they spend on the site
• what page they look at

This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called analytics programs also tell us how people reached this site, for example through various search engines, and whether they have been here before.

Turning off Cookies
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our and a large proportion of other websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive.