Privacy Principles

Your personal privacy is very important to Cosc. Our goal is to make sure this website complies with and even exceeds all applicable legal and regulatory requirements.

General Proclamation

This policy lays out how Cosc will make use of the data we learn about you from when you visit our website. We place the utmost value on our customers’ privacy. We fully respect your right to privacy and won’t gather any personal data about you on this website unless you give us your express consent.

Informational Materials

You can revoke your subscriptions at any time if you sign up to receive news and information on a regular basis through any method. Your personal information won’t be used for any other reason if you provide it at any time solely to receive news.

Gathering and Utilising Technical Data

We might gather and save general data for statistical use. To help make our website’s pages more useful to visitors, we might, for instance, track how many people visit each of its various pages. You cannot be personally identified from this information. We only automatically gather and store the data listed below about your visit:

1. The Internet domain (for instance, ‘’ if you have a private Internet access account or ‘’ if you connect from a college’s domain). and IP address from which you access our website (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are browsing the Web).

2. The operating system and type of browser used to access our site

3. The time and date that you visit our website

4. The websites you go to

5. The URL of the website from which you came if you arrived at the Department of Justice and Equality website via a link on another website.

In short, the Department of Justice and Equality will be the only organisation to use the technical information, and only for statistical and other administrative purposes.

Utilisation and Gathering of Personal Data

Your information will only be used for the stated purpose on the Department of Justice and Equality website. You might send us personal information like your name, address, and email address when you send us an email. In order to respond to your request or otherwise address the issue raised in the email, we may keep your name, address, and email address on file.

The Department of Justice and Equality will not attempt to link any visitor’s technical information to their identity. We have a policy of never disclosing such technical information about specific website visitors to any third party, unless required to do so by a law.

Choosing to Reject Cookies

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google, Inc. (“Google”) that is used on this website. In order to better understand how users interact with the website, Google Analytics uses “cookies,” which are text files that are downloaded to your computer.

Google will receive and store the data produced by the cookie about how you use the website (including your IP address) on servers located in the United States. This data will be used by Google to assess how you use the website, create reports on website activity for website owners, and perform other functions related to website activity and internet usage. When required to do so by law or when such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf, Google may also disclose this information to third parties.

Your IP address won’t be linked to any other information that Google stores. By choosing the appropriate settings in your browser, you can choose to reject the use of cookies, but keep in mind that you might not be able to use this website’s full functionality if you do so. You give Google your consent to process data about you in the ways and for the purposes specified above by using this website.