Collection and use of personal information

Apart from the registration of customers, this website does not collect any personal data about you. Any personal information that you volunteer while visiting this website (for example by registering for electronic services such as email notifications ) will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Act, 1988, as amended by the Data Protection (Amendment) Act, 2003. Any information that you provide in this way is used by the Marine Institute and the Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine only in line with the purpose for which you provided it and as governed by the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner.

This website may provide links to third-party web sites such as event registration services that collect information from you. Where such links are provided, you will be notified that the link brings you to a third-party site.


By continuing to use the Site you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with the cookie policy set out below.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small pieces of information, stored in simple text files, placed on your computer by a website. Cookies can be read by the website on your subsequent visits. The information stored in a cookie may relate to your browsing habits on the web page, or a unique identification number so that the website can “remember” you on your return visit. Generally speaking, cookies do not contain personal information from which you can be identified, unless you have furnished such information to the website.

How does Our Ocean Wealth Website use cookies?

Our Ocean Wealth website uses cookies to collect information about visitors’ use of the Site, including information such as connection speed, operating system details, the time and duration of visits and IP addresses. The information collected by cookies helps us  to understand the use of the Site, including language preferences, bookmarks, number of visitors, pages viewed per session, time exposed to particular pages etc. This in turn helps to provide visitors with a better experience. We will not attempt to personally identify visitors from their IP addresses.

Three types of cookies are used as follows:

  • Language Preference: We use cookies to store your language preference when you use the language specific link on the Site.
  • Bookmarks: We use cookies to store your My Links bookmarks
  • Analytics: Google Analytics uses 1st party cookies to anonymously and in aggregate report on visits to our Site. Visit the Google Analytics website for more information on How Google Analytics Uses Cookies. Visitors can use most of this Site with no loss of functionality if cookies are disabled from the web browser.

Turning off Cookies

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