What is a cookie?
Cookies are small pieces of information, stored in simple text files, placed on your computer by a website. Cookies can be read by the website on your subsequent visits. The information stored in a cookie may relate to your browsing habits on the web page, or a unique identification number so that the website can "remember" you on your return visit. Generally speaking, cookies do not contain personal information from which you can be identified, unless you have furnished such information to the website.
Advertisements and promotional information are displayed on Bank of Ireland’s websites. These are presented to all users. Cookies will not be used to present specific marketing or advertising messages to you.
Cookies do not in any way compromise the security of your computer. Visitors can use most of Bank of Ireland’s websites with no loss of functionality if cookies are disabled from the web browser. Bank of Ireland’s 365 online banking service, including Mobile Banking, requires cookies to be enabled in order for the service to function properly.
What types of cookies does Bank of Ireland use?
Bank of Ireland uses the following cookie types:
||These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around websites and use the websites’ features, such as accessing secure websites or secure areas of websites. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like online banking and mobile banking, cannot be provided.
||These cookies allow Bank of Ireland’s websites to remember choices you make (such as your preferred language) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. Other examples include cookies that keep track of your progress when filling online application forms.
||These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. Bank of Ireland uses first-party analytics cookies for this purpose.
How to disable cookies?
Below is information on how to disable cookies for some of the more popular web browsers.
Please note: Bank of Ireland’s 365 online banking service, including Mobile Banking,requires cookies to be enabled in order for the service to function properly. If you disable cookies, you will not be able to use our online and mobile banking services.
Internet Explorer 5.0+
Go to the 'Tools' menu
Click on 'Internet Options'
Click the 'Security' tab
Highlight the 'Internet' zone (selected by default)
Select security level 'High' for this zone
Click on 'OK'
Open the Edit menu and choose Preferences.
Under the Privacy & Security category, choose Cookies. (If no subcategories are visible, double-click the category to expand the list.)
Click the following radio button: Disable cookies
Go to 'Edit' in the menu bar
Click on 'Preferences'
Click on 'Advanced'
Select the 'Cookies' field
Tick either 'Warn Me Before Accepting a Cookie' or 'Disable Cookies'
Click on 'OK'