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The Rotunda Hospital Privacy Policy

We are committed to ensuring the privacy of your information. We understand that as a visitor using the website, privacy and security of your information is very important to you.

The purpose of our Privacy Policy is to outline our practices in this area:

  • We will only ask for personal information from which you can be identified (such as name, address, email address etc.) where the information is required for a specific purpose.

  • We will not divulge customer information to a third party unless we have received authorization from you or we are required to do so by law.

  • We understand how important the security and confidentiality of your information is to you. Keeping your information secure is a top priority for us. Our goal is to protect your information on the Internet in the same way as we would over the phone.

Cookie Policy

About cookies

Cookies are small files sent by web servers to your web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome) and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser loads a website page from the same server. This enables a web server to identify and track individual web browsers.

There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

The Rotunda Hospital uses certain essential cookies which are needed to enable the provision of our website’s core service, which is to provide information about the hospital’s service. In accordance with the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (EC Directive) 2011, no consent is needed to place these cookies on your browser.

In addition to these essential cookies, the cookies that follow are not essential to provide the core service but do help us to improve our website experience. By using our website you are consenting to these cookies being placed on your browser, however you can disable them using your browser settings. Details of how to do this are listed below.

Google Analytics cookies

The Rotunda Hospital uses Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on your computer. Although these cookies are not essential to the core function of the website, they are useful in enabling the hospital to measure the performance of our website, enabling us to improve our online experience for patients, families and medical staff.

Google Analytics does not collect any personal information such as your name, address or contact details. All the information collected is anonymous. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store and use this information. Google's privacy policy is available at:

ASP.NET session cookie

This cookie is set by IIS, rather than by our CMS provider. However, this is then made available to .net applications such as our CMS in order to track a browser during a visit. This cookie is a session cookie and expires upon exit, and does not store personal information.

Facebook cookies

The Rotunda Hospital uses the Facebook ‘Like’ and ‘Recommend’ buttons on our website.


Browser cookie settings

If you would like to prevent cookies from being set by this site, or any other, the following links will assist in that aim:

» How to change your cookie settings in Firefox 

Internet Explorer 
» How to change your cookie settings in Internet Explorer 

Google Chrome 
» How to change your cookie settings in Google Chrome 

Safari (OS X) 
» How to change your cookie settings in Safari (OS X) 

Safari (iOS) 
» How to change your cookie settings in Safari (iOS)

» How to change your cookie settings in Android 

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