Privacy Policy

Outlined below is the Irish Traditional Music Archive’s policy with regard to the privacy of the users of the ITMA’s website.

By visiting this site you are agreeing to the terms of this privacy statement. If you are not happy with the contents of this statement and do not wish your information to be recorded, you may leave this site.

The Irish Traditional Music Archive fully respects your rights to privacy and will not collect any personal information without your clear permission. We take every precaution to protect the confidentiality of your personal information that you supply.

For general web browsing, certain necessary 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 

ITMA uses this information 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

We also make use of embedded technologies from other providers such as Facebook, Twitter, Google and sharing platforms. 

In order to function well and provide a seamless user experience the website uses “cookie” technology. A cookie is a little piece of text stored by the browser on your computer, at the request of our server.   Some of the cookies are our own, and some are used by the above third-party providers.

Visitors to the site will be given the opportunity to choose the cookies that they would like to accept or reject.  

The types of cookies collected are as follows:

Necessary (5)

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Preferences (1)

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 (11)

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

Marketing (22)

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


The Irish Traditional Music Archive reserves the right to amend this statement at any future date and will post any substantive changes here.

Should you have any concerns about your privacy or any issues covered in this statement, please contact:

The Irish Traditional Music Archive  – Taisce Cheol Dúchais Éireann

73 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland

Tel. +353 (0)1 6619 699.  Email. [email protected]