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Cookie Notice

At the Irish Aviation Authority ("we", "us" or "our"), we want to ensure that your visit to our website is smooth, reliable, and as useful to you as possible. Subject to your consent where required by applicable law, we use cookies and similar technologies (“cookies”) to help us improve the use and functionality of the website and to understand how visitors use the website and the tools and services offered on it. If you have any questions in relation to this Policy please contact us at

Please also see our Privacy Policy for further details about the ways in which we collect and use your personal data.

1. What are Cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are stored in your web browser on your computer, tablet, or smartphone when you visit a website. Cookies serve a number of purposes like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, interests, or log in details, and generally improving your experience.

2. Do we use Cookies?

Yes, we use cookies to make the website work and enhance the visitor experience. On the website only cookies necessary for the website to function are turned on. All other cookies are turned off by default and require your consent to be activated. It is important to note that by disabling certain categories of cookies, you may be prevented from accessing some features of our websites. Please see section 5 for information on giving consent / opting out of the use of cookies on this website. Please view the Cookie List on this website.

3. Why do we use Cookies?

We use cookies for the following purposes:

  • To make the website work.
  • To customise your visit.
  • To improve our website.
  • To save a visitor's recent searches to save them time when revisiting our Website.
  • To provide visitors with advertising that is relevant (third parties are involved in providing this).
  • To analyse and compile collected data to build a profile about visitors.

4. Which Cookies do we use?

Except for necessary cookies, the IAA only processes all other cookies with your consent. 

Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies are required in order to ensure the website functions properly. These cookies are only set for the duration of the browsing session and they typically store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify you.

User Experience

These cookies help improve your experience on this website. These cookies are often set to remember user preferences especially between visits on the website.

Analytical cookies

Analytical cookies help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. These cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone.

Marketing cookies

These cookies are generally set as a result of some embedded content such as a video, a social media share or a like button. These cookies are set to help improve the user experience on the website. These are often set to remember user preferences especially between visits on the website.

5. Managing and Disabling Cookies

You can control the cookies placed and retained on your device. 

On the website only cookies necessary for the site to function are turned on by default. All other cookies are turned off by default and require your consent to be activated. 

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-month before you will be asked again to confirm your cookie preferences.

You can withdraw / change this consent at any time by clicking the following link: Manage Cookies. 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. You may need to refresh your page for your settings to take effect.

Please note if you limit the ability of the Website to set cookies, this may prevent you from using certain features of our website properly and your user experience – which will no longer be personalised for you – may deteriorate.

6. Where can I get more information about Cookies?

You can find more information about cookies by visiting the following information websites :

Amendments to this Notice

We will post any changes to our Cookie Notice on the website and when doing so will change the effective date at the top of this Cookie Notice. We will also update our Cookie Management Tool.