Privacy Policy

General Statement

The Defence Forces fully respects your right to privacy, and will not collect any personal information about you on this website.

Collection and use of personal information

The Defence Forces does not collect any personal data about you on this website.

Collection and use of technical information

Technical details in connection with visits to this website are logged by our internet service provider for our statistical purposes. No information is collected that could be used by us to identify website visitors. The technical details logged are confined to the following items:

  • The IP address of the visitor’s web server
  • The top-level domain name used (for example .ie, .com, .org, .net)
  • Clickstream data which shows the traffic of visitors around this web site (for example pages accessed and documents downloaded)
  • The type of web browser used by the website visitor
  • The version of the operating system used by the visitor

The Defence Forces will make no attempt to identify individual visitors, or to associate the technical details listed above with any individual. It is the policy of the Defence Forces  never to disclose such technical information in respect of individual website visitors to any third party (apart from our internet service provider, which records such data on our behalf and which is bound by confidentiality provisions in this regard), unless obliged to disclose such information by a rule of law. The technical information will be used only by this Department, and only for statistical and other administrative purposes. You should note that technical details, which we cannot associate with any identifiable individual, do not constitute "personal data" Data Protection Acts, 1988 & 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Cookies

Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or application. Your web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome) then sends these cookies back to the website or application on each subsequent visit so that they can recognise you and remember things like user preferences.

By continuing to use our website without changing the settings, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Types of cookies we use and why:

Cookie Name Default Expiration Time Description
WSELB Session Used to distribute traffic to the website across several servers in order to optimise response times.
fe_typo_user Session Preserves users states across page requests

Usage of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

The cookies used by Google Analytics are as follows:

Cookie Name Default Expiration Time Description
_utma 2 years from set/update Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
_utmt 10 Minutes Used to throttle request rate
_utmb 30 mins from set/update Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
_utmc End pf Browser Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
_utmz 6 months from set/update Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
_utmv 2 years from set/update Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

 Click to view and overview of the Privacy Policy at Google

Managing cookies in your browser

Most browsers will allow you to see what cookies you've got and delete them on an individual basis, block third party cookies, block cookies from particular sites, block all cookies from being set and delete all cookies when you close your browser. To find out how to block cookies, see the ‘Help’ menu on your browser. Please note that if you turn off cookies or change your settings, some features may not work correctly. You should be aware that any preferences will be lost if you delete cookies.

In accordance with the Data Protection Acts and the General Data Protection Regulation the designated Data Controller of the Defence Forces has appointed a Data Protection Officer for the Defence Forces.

The Data Protection Officer for the Defence Forces is a staff officer at the Directorate of Human Resources Management Branch(DJ1), Defence Forces Headquarters.

If you wish to raise any issues in respect of www.military.ie, or seek any further information as regards matters raised on this notice, you may contact the Data Protection Officer at:

Postal Address:

Data Protection Officer Defence Forces,
DJ1, Defence Forces Headquarters,
Station Road,
Newbridge,
Co.Kildare.


Telephone: +00353 (0)45 49 25 72