Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) respects your right to privacy.
Visitors are advised that each time they visit a website, two general levels of information about their visit can be retained. The first level comprises statistical and other analytical information collected on an aggregate and non-individual specific
basis of all browsers who visit the site. The second is information which is personal or particular to a specific visitor who knowingly chooses to provide that information.
The statistical and analytical information provides general and not individually specific information about the number of people who visit this website; the number of people who return to this site; the pages that they visit; where they were before they
came to this site and the page in the site at which they exited. This information helps us monitor traffic on our website so that we can manage the site's capacity and efficiency. It also helps us to understand which parts of this site are most popular
and generally to assess user behaviour and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site.
Through this website you may have an opportunity to send us information, such as through the "General Ownership Queries" in the "Contact Us" section, or any other area where you might email us, request an information pack or enter our competition. By
choosing to participate in these, you will be providing us with some level of personal information relating to you. This information will only be used by HRI:
• The purposes for which it was provided by you, e.g. to send you information, welcome packs, etc.• Verification purposes and statistical analysis• Marketing and administration purposes.
HRI will take all appropriate measures (including appropriate technical and organisational measures) to prevent against unauthorised access to, alteration of, disclosure of or destruction of your personal information.
Non-personal information: data collected for statistical purposes which is not associated with a specific identity. HRI collects and analyses technical information in order to evaluate our Website. The type of technical information we log is confined
to the following:1. The IP address*1 of the visitor's Web server 2. The top-level domain-name used (for example .ie, .com, .org, .net) 3. The pages visited on the Ownership website, i.e. URL's*2 visited 4. The previous Website
address from which the visitor reached us, including any search terms used 5. Clickstream data which shows the traffic of visitors around this Website (for example, pages accessed)
*1 An IP address is an identifier for a computer or device on a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) network, such as the World Wide Web. Networks use the TCP/IP protocol to route information based on the IP address of the destination.
In other words, an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web, allowing Web servers to locate and identify your computer. Computers require IP addresses in order for users to communicate
on the Internet, browse and shop.
*2 A URL (Uniform Resource Locator) is the global address of documents and other resources on the World Wide Web. For example, http://www.racehorseownership.ie is the URL for Horse Racing Ireland's Home Page.ANY EXTERNAL LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES ARE
CLEARLY IDENTIFIABLE AND HORSE RACING IRELAND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT OR PRIVACY STATEMENTS OF THESE WEBSITES. YOU ARE ADVISED TO CONTACT THE PROVIDERS OF THESE WEBSITES DIRECTLY IF YOU HAVE ANY ISSUES OR CONCERNS RELATING TO THESE WEBSITES.
A "cookie" is a small data file transferred by a Website to your computer's hard drive. Cookies are typically classified as either "session" cookies or "permanent" cookies.
"Session" cookies do not stay on your computer after you leave our Website or close your browser. The aggregate information collected permits us to analyse traffic patterns on our site. This can enable us over time to provide a better experience on our
site by improving content or personalisation and making our site easier to use."Permanent" cookies are those that remain on your computer. They are used to facilitate shopping, personalisation and registration services. For example, cookies can
keep track of what you have selected to purchase as you continue to shop and allow you to enter your password only once on Web pages where a login is required. "Permanent" cookies can be manually removed by the user.
be available to you and some Web pages may not display properly. You can find information on popular browsers and how to adjust your cookie preferences at the following Websites:
• Microsoft Internet Explorer: www.microsoft.com/info/cookies.htm• Mozilla Firefox browser: support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/• Opera browser: www.opera.com/support/tutorials/security/privacy/•
Safari browser: www.apple.com/support/safari/• Google Chrome browser: www.google.com/support/chrome/
Which Cookies Do We Use?The following are the cookies we use on the Website:
Google AnalyticsThe Website uses Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use the Website. The Cookies used by this product collect information in an anonymous form and are used by many different websites. If you
wish to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, please visit
Managing Cookies Usage - You may refuse to accept or you may disable cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to
- You can find out how to do this for your particular browser by clicking "help" on your browser's menu or by visiting
A Web beacon is an electronic image, called a single-pixel (1x1) or clear GIF. Web beacons can recognise certain types of information on a visitor's computer, such as a visitor's cookie number, time and date of a page view and a description of the page
where the Web beacon is placed. You may render some Web beacons unusable by rejecting their associated cookies. Note: HRI Web pages do not use Web beacons.
This website may from time to time use Facebook Advertising, Facebook Pixel Re-Marketing, and communications. This tool allows us to understand and deliver ads and make them more relevant to you. The collected data remains anonymous and we cannot
see the personal data of any individual user.
However, the collected data is saved and processed by Facebook. Facebook may be able to connect the data with your Facebook account and use the data for their own advertising purposes (in accordance with Facebook’s Data Use Policy found under:
https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/). Facebook has ultimate control of the information gathered through Facebook Advertising, Facebook Pixel
HRI make no attempt to identify individual visitors, or to associate the technical details collected (IP addresses etc.) with any individual. It is the policy of HRI never to disclose personal or technical information in respect of individual Website
visitors to any third party, unless obliged to disclose such information by rule of law.