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Cookie usage on policingauthority.ie
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Managing cookies in your browser
Within your browser you can choose whether you wish to accept cookies or not. Different browsers make different controls available to you and so we provide links below to popular manufacturers’ instructions on how you can do this. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use (third party cookies), or those from specific websites.
Below are links to several of the more popular browsers for procedures on how to view and disable cookies.
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- Mozilla Firefox browser
- Apple Safari browser
- Opera Web browser
Specific Cookies in use on this site
A sample of the types of cookies that are used on this website are outlined below. This is not an exhaustive list. If you are concerned about how personal data is processed via this website, please bring such concerns to our attention.