What is a Cookie?

Cookies are simple text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier, website’s domain name, and some digits and numbers. The cookies mean that the website will remember you and how you’ve used the site every time you come back.


What type of Cookies do we use?

There are different types of cookies that you may encounter when using this site insofar as those cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of our website and services, we will ask you to consent to our use of cookies when you first visit our website.

First party cookies

First-party cookies originate from the same domain as the website you’re currently visiting (bim.ie). Where users have previously clicked “Accept” on our cookies pop-up, that user’s preference will be stored in this cookie.

Location Tracking Cookies

Universal Analytics (Google): BIM does not use location tracking to review or store any visitor’s IP Address. However, BIM does use Google Analytics to identify the country you are visiting us from. This is anonymous data and will not be stored unless we obtain your consent . Consent for the use of the cookie that stores this information can be accessed through our manage consent page here.

These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and used anonymously.

Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data on: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-US#infocollect

Third party cookies

Third-party cookies originate from a domain that’s different to the website being visited. We use a number of third-party services such as YouTube and Google reCAPTCHA button, which may also set cookies.

This site does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third-party websites for more information about these cookies and their privacy policies.



For how long do we retain your personal data?

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

How can you manage cookies on our site?

If you want to restrict or block the cookies that are set by our website, you can do so through your browser setting. Alternatively, you can visit www.internetcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers and devices. You will find general information about cookies and details on how to delete cookies from your device. You can also change your cookies settings for this website by clicking on the button at the top of this page.

Please note that if you disable all cookies, certain aspects of this website may not work correctly as some cookies are necessary for the functioning of the website.



This website contains links to other websites. Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy practices, or the content of other websites.



If you have any queries or concerns about the use of cookies on this website, contact us at dataprotection@bim.ie.

To find out more about how BIM processes personal data please visit our, Privacy Policy.


Updated: 27 January 2022