Cookie Policy for Maynooth Students' Union (

What Are Cookies?

Our site, like many other websites, use small files called cookies to allow our website to operate and to improve the website experience.

“A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded on to a device when the user accesses certain websites. Cookies are then sent back to originating website on each subsequent visit. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.” – Text taken from ICO document ‘Guidance on the rules on use cookies and similar technologies’, dated 13 December 2011.

Broadly speaking, cookies are either ‘session-based’ or ‘persistent’. The former is deleted when you close your browser.  The latter is more likely to collect a greater amount of personal information, such as browsing behaviour if so-configured, and is deleted manually or on its expiration date.


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If you have any queries concerning our use of cookies you can reach us by emailing