HEA operates a code of practice whereby it uses its best endeavours to hold confidential any information provided to the HEA, subject to any obligations under law including the Freedom of Information Acts 1997 and 2003 or in response to questions, debates or other parliamentary procedures in or of the Oireachtas (the Irish Parliament).


For general web browsing, certain information is recorded in the website log files which may include:


The top level domain name from which you access the internet

The IP address of the computer from which you access the website

The date and time each computer accesses the website

The pages accessed and the documents downloaded by each computer

The type and version of the browsers being used to access the website

The addresses of any third party web-pages which refer visitors to our website

Keywords used in search engines and directories to find our website

Keywords and phrases used to search our website

This information is used for statistical purposes only including:


To find out how many people are visiting our sites

To identify what pages are accessed more frequently

To help us improve the information we are supplying to our users

To make our site more user friendly


Use of Cookies

The HEA does not use Cookies to identify your personal information or to detect your subsequent visits to our website.