Cookies Policy

Cookies Policy

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you'd expect
  •  Remember your settings during and between visits  
  • Improve the speed/security of the site       
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook        
  • Continuously improve our website for you      
  • Make our marketing more efficient

We do not use cookies to: 

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.

Granting us permission to use cookies
Where applicable this website uses a cookie control system allowing the user upon visiting the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer / device.

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to indicate that you agree with this. 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.

More about our Cookies
Our own cookies
Session cookies are a standard method for e-commerce to manage (remember) user data like cart selections etc. We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Making our shopping basket and checkout work
  • Remembering your search settings

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Third party Cookies
Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. Our site includes the following which use cookie

Site Cookie Description Duration
Google Analytics We use Google analytics 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 etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These analytics programs also tell us, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.   You can read Google's privacy policy here for further information [ ]. 2 years
  HotJar   We use HotJar software to collect information on visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not personally identify anyone.   365 days

Other cookies may be stored to your computer’s hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties.

Social Website Cookies
So you can easily “Like” or share our content on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube and Vimeo, we have included sharing buttons on our site. Cookies are set by:
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.

Turning Cookies Off
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 website.

Click here to view Cystic Fibrosis Ireland's Privacy Statement.
To view CFI's Website Privacy Policy, click here.