Cookies Policy


This Cookies Policy describes the different types of cookies and similar technologies that may be applied on the Retired Teachers’ Association of Ireland (herein RTAI) Site domains and associated subdomains are as follows:


Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a Site. Cookies are then sent back to the originating Site on each subsequent visit, or to another Site that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a Site to recognise a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at:


Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently remembering your preferences, and generally improve your website experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
Most Sites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that Site to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).
Cookies may be set by the Site you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other Sites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third-party cookies’).


We use first party cookies. We use cookies in order to make this Site easier to use, to support the provision of information and functionality to you, as well as to provide us with information about how this Site is used so that we can make sure it is as up to date, relevant and error free as we can.
To the extent any Personal Information is collected through cookies, the RTAI Data Privacy Policy applies and complements this Cookie Policy.
By continuing to browse the Site you are agreeing to our use of cookies and the cookies notice at the top of your browser will disappear. If you block our use of cookies, you may be unable to access certain areas of our Site and certain functions and pages will not work in the usual way. Doing so may also affect our ability to update this Site to cater for user preferences and improve its performance.

We use different types of cookies on this site:

  • Strictly necessary cookies – these cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Site and use its features and/or services. Without these absolutely necessary cookies, the Site will not perform as smoothly for you as we would like it to and we may not be able to provide the Site with certain services or features.
    We do not currently use any strictly necessary cookies, but may do so in future. 
  • Performance cookies – these cookies are used for internal purposes to collect information about how you interact with our site so we can provide you with an improved user experience and improve how our Site works; for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect any information that identifies a visitor. The information that these cookies collect is aggregated and is therefore anonymous.
    We use Google Analytics in this way.
  • Functional cookies – These cookies are used to enhance and simplify your user experience. These cookies allow us to remember previous choices you made (e.g. user name and log in details) and provide services which you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on other Sites.
    We do not currently use any functional cookies, but may do so in future.



In addition to the options provided above, you may refuse or accept cookies from the Site at any time by activating settings on your browser. Information about the procedure to follow in order to enable or disable cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider’s site via your help screen. We have also supplied links to several of the more popular browsers for procedures on how to view and disable cookies.

  • Google Chrome Browser
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer Browser
  • Mozilla Firefox Browser
  • Apple Safari Browser
  • Opera Web Browser

Please be aware that if cookies are disabled, not all features of the Site may operate as intended.
For further information on how to delete cookies we recommend that you read the information provided at following link:
You can find more information about cookies by visiting to obtain detailed information on how to prevent cookies from being set on your particular browser.
For further information about Google Analytics please see: Safeguarding your Data.
To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all Sites, visit: Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on
If you would like further information about the cookies used in relation to YouTube videos, the YouTube privacy notice, including details about YouTube related cookies, visit: Google Privacy Policy.


We may change this Cookies Policy at any time. Please, take a look at the version number and date legend at the end of this page to see when this Cookies Policy was last revised. Any changes in this Cookies Policy will become effective when we make the revised Cookies Policy available on or through the Site.
Any changes we may make to our Cookies Policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please, check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our Cookies Policy.

Version 1.00   25 May 2018