Privacy Statement

Wexford Library Services fully respect your right to privacy. The Authorities will not collect any personal information about you on its websites without your clear permission.   Any information, which you submit via this website will be treated with the highest possible standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 & 2003


This statement outlines our privacy policy with regard to the Stories from the Hearth website.   We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other linked websites.   The Wexford Library Service reserves the right to amend the scope of the privacy statement at any time which may include or exclude other sites.

Personal Information

Wexford Library Services will not collect any personal data about you on its website, apart from information, which is submitted via web forms, or information volunteered via email.   Any information provided in this manner, is not made available to any third parties, and is used by Wexford Library Service solely for the purposes for which it is provided.

Technical Information

Technical details of your visit to Wexford Library Service websites are recorded.   The details include IP addresses, browser details and web search terms.   This information will only be used for statistical and site management purposes.   The Stories from the Hearth website may use cookies or web beacons in order to gather anonymous statistical data about the usage of its sites.

Privacy Statement And Data Protection Queries

Any queries in connection with the privacy statement may be directed to:

Wexford County Library Headquarters,

Wexford County Council,





Web Browser

The piece of software you use to read web pages. Examples are Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator and Opera.

IP Address

The identifying details for your computer (or your Internet company’s computer), expressed in “Internet protocol” code.   Every computer connected to the web has a unique IP address, although the address may not be the same every time a connection is made.


A cookie is a block of data that a web server places on a user’s PC.   Typically, it is used to ease navigation through the site.   However, it is also a useful means for the web site identifying the user, tracking the user’s path through the site, and identifying repeat visits to the site by the same user (or same user’s machine).   This can then lead to a web site owner being able to profile an individual users browsing habits – and all potentially done without the knowledge, or consent, of the user.

Web Beacons

Also referred to as a Web bug or a pixel tag, the beacon is usually a small transparent graphic, one pixel in size, which may be located on a web page or in an email.   The transparent pixel is normally set to load an image from a different location on the web and may pass user information to the web server, such as the IP address, the duration of the visit and browser type.   Turning off the browser’s cookies will prevent Web beacons from tracking the user’s activity.

Contact Us

Please use our Contact Us page if you have any questions or would like to contact us for any other reason.