What is a cookie? 

A cookie is a small text file that may be stored on your computer or mobile device that contains data related to a website you visit. It may allow a website “remember” your actions or preferences over a period of time, or it may contain data related to the function or delivery of the site. Cookies can be set by the owner of the website or in some cases by third-party services the website owner allows to present other information, run content or provide other functionality such as analytics. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently. A cookie cannot read data off your computer or mobile or read cookie files created by other sites.

How are they used on this website? (part of Bank of Ireland Group) uses cookies to collect information about visitors’ use of the website, including things like connection speed, operating system details, the time and duration visits and IP addresses. The information collected by cookies enables to understand the use of its website, including the number of visitors it has, the pages viewed per session, time exposed to particular pages etc. This, in turn, helps to provide visitors with a better experience and to improve our service. will not attempt to personally identify visitors from their IP addresses.

We use cookies to provide us with this anonymised aggregated statistics and analytics of our visitors through the Google Analytics platform. Please note you can opt-out of Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on by following this link []. If you do this you will still be able to access our website. You can see up-to-date details of the cookies set by Google Analytics by following this link [].

Cookies will not be used to contact you for marketing purposes other than by means of advertisements offered within the website.

Cookies do not in any way compromise the security of your computer. Visitors can use this website with no loss of functionality if cookies are disabled from the web browser.

By continuing to use our site, you accept the use of the cookies in accordance with this cookies policy. If you do not accept the uses of these cookies, please disable them as referred to in the paragraph below.

How to manage your cookies

Below is information on how to manage your cookies for some of the more popular web browsers. Generally, you can choose whether to accept, refuse or delete cookies. Different browsers make different controls available to you, so we have set out links below the most popular browsers which provide instructions on how you can do this:


Google Chrome.

Internet Explorer.