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The Childhood Development Initiative Cookie Policy

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This cookie policy relates to and any of its subdomains.

The Childhood Development Initiative is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other website users. This helps us provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and allows us to improve it. You can opt out of all cookies on our website except those classified as strictly necessary.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files that websites can use to make a user’s experience more efficient. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or your computer’s hard drive if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They allow companies to customise website functions for users, such as remembering a registered login, and track movements within a website to see which pages are popular. This allows a company to create a better website for its users.

Cookies are classified into the following categories:

Strictly necessary cookies

These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.

Preference cookies

Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.

Statistics cookies

Statistic cookies help website owners understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

Marketing cookies

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display relevant and engaging ads for the individual user, thereby making them more valuable for publishers and third-party advertisers.

The cookies we use

This website uses cookies to personalise content, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. We also share anonymous information about how our site is used with our analytics partners. You can change your preferences at any time. [link to how to change your cookies]

The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. We need your permission for all other types of cookies.

Some cookies that appear on our pages are placed by third-party services.

  • YouTube: We have some YouTube videos embedded on the site. YouTube may set cookies to track usage or remember preferences.
  • X (Twitter): We have some links to Twitter on the site. Twitter may set cookies if you interact with it.
  • Yahoo Web Player: We use Yahoo’s Web Player to deliver some audio files on the site. The player sets cookies to enable its use.
  • Google Analytics: Google Analytics helps us gather information about how people use our site. This information is anonymous and includes the number of visitors to the site, where they navigated from, and what pages they visited. This information enables us to improve our site.

You can find more information about the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below.

We use the following cookies:

Cookie NamePurposePurposePersistenceData TransferCategory
StyleRemembers visitor’s preferred settingCDI IrelandPreference
SN4accb396c1e09Keeps track of visitor sessionsCDI IrelandStatistics
utmaCollects data on the number of times a user has visited the site, as well as the dates of the first and most recent visitsGoogle2 yearsUSAStatistics
utmbRegisters a timestamp of the exact time the user leaves the site. Used by Google Analytics to calculate duration of a site visitGoogle1 dayUSAStatistics
utmcRegisters a timestamp of the exact time the user leaves the site. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a site visitGoogleSession cookieUSAStatistics
utmzCollects data on where the user came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked and what search term was usedGoogle6 monthsUSAStatistics

How to block cookies

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies), you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.  You can change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website at any time.

Within your browser, you can choose whether you wish to accept cookies. Different browsers make different controls available to you and so we provide links below to some common browsers and instructions.


Your consent applies to the following domains: Upon your first visit to the website, our cookies management tool will be activated. You will be asked to set your cookies preference for the website. Your selected preference will be stored for 6 months before you will be asked again to confirm your cookie preferences.

You can withdraw / change this consent at any time by clicking on the ‘Manage Cookies’ icon located on the footer of each of our website pages. You can then adjust the available sliders to left ‘Reject’ or to the right from ‘Accept’ and click ‘Confirm my Choices” to save the changes. 

Learn more about who we are, how you can contact us and how we process personal data in our Privacy Policy.