Usage Policies

  • October 5, 2018

Privacy and Cookies

The HPRA host the website.
The HPRA only collects information online which you choose to give by e-mailing us using the addresses given on the website, using our online forms on to provide information on adverse reactions, quality defects or other product issues, and registering via the ‘My HPRA’ service or for HPRA events. Should you choose to unsubscribe from any updates, we will provide instructions, on the appropriate webpage or in communications to you, or you may contact us by email to
Collection and use of technical information
Your personal data may also be anonymised and used for statistical purposes, such as web analytics. The technical information will be used only by the HPRA to assist in providing an efficient and user-friendly website. The technical details logged are confined to the following items:
• the IP address of your web server
• the top-level domain name used (for example .ie, .com, .org, .net)
• the previous website address from which you reached us, including any search terms used
• clickstream data which shows your navigation around this web site (for example pages accessed and documents downloaded)
• the type of web browser, operating system and device you used
The HPRA will make no attempt to identify individual visitors to, or to associate the technical details listed above with any individual. It is the policy of the HPRA never to disclose such technical information in respect of individual website visitors to any third party, unless obliged to disclose such information by law.
Cookie policy
Cookies are small pieces of information, stored in simple text files, placed on your computer by a website. Some 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 webpage, or a unique identification number so that the website can ‘remember’ you on your return visit. Other cookies are deleted when you close your browser and only relate to the working of the website.
Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies or to customise your settings for cookies. To find out how to do this, see the ‘Help’ menu on your browser. You can set your computer not to accept cookies without any significant loss of functionality on this website.
For more information on cookies, you can visit
The HPRA does not use cookies to identify individuals.

Some cookies are essential for this website to work properly. These include:
Cookies associated with Google Analytics, the web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses cookies to help the web team analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google. You can visit Google’s privacy policy page for further details.