Privacy and cookies statement

The website is maintained by the MABS National Development CLG, based at Commercial House, Westend, Blanchardstown Retail Centre, Dublin 15.

We are funded by the Citizens Information Board, a statutory agency based at George's Quay House, 43 Townsend Street, Dublin 2.

We provide or support the provision of financial and debt advice.

This statement relates only to our privacy practices in connection with this website. You can find out more about data protection in MABS on our data protection page or in the Data Protection Notices on

Collection and use of personal information

When you visit, a range of information is automatically collected, including:

What we use the information for

The information will be used for statistical and reporting purposes and to improve the website.

Hosting is hosted on a server maintained by the Citizens Information Board.

Third-party services on

The website uses Google Custom Search and Google Analytics.

When you search on, your search query is sent to Google and the search results are generated by Google. In generating the search results, Google may gather information such as your IP address, web browser version, operating system and similar.

This website uses Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors to use the website. We have set up the Google Analytics service so that Google will not retain your full IP address and does not have permission to share data collected. There is more information on Google Analytics in the 'Cookies' section below.

Google may store data on servers outside the European Union or European Economic Area. Google is certified under Privacy Shield.

You can find Google’s Privacy Policy, effective prior to 25 May 2018, at

You can find Google’s Privacy Policy, effective from 25 May 2018, at


This website also uses software called Piwik to collect information about how visitors to use the website. Piwik is hosted on a Citizens Information Board server.


Cookies are small pieces of information, stored in simple text files, placed on your computer or mobile device by a website. Some 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 webpage, or a unique identification number so that the website can "remember" you on your return visit. Other cookies are deleted when you close your browser and only relate to the working of the website. Generally speaking, cookies do not contain personal information from which you can be identified, unless you have furnished such information to the website.

Further information on cookies can be found at uses cookies in several places:

Cookies on
Cookie Name Expiration Time Description
mabs_cookieok2 12 Months Records if you have closed the Cookie Notification and hides the notice for 12 months.
MABSGAnalytics 12 months from last visit Google Analytics
MABSGAnalytics_gid 24 hours from last visit Google Analytics
_gat 10 minutes Used to throttle request rate
_pk_id 13 months Piwik
_pk_ses When you close your browser Piwik

By using this website, you consent to the use of cookies.

Managing cookies

Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies or to customise your settings for cookies. For more information please see the links below in relation to cookie settings for the most popular browsers.

Further Information or to make a request

If you are concerned about how personal data is processed via this website, please do not hesitate to bring such concerns to our attention at:

MABS National Development
Commercial House
Blanchardstown Retail Centre
Dublin 15
Telephone: +353 761 07 2000

Glossary of technical terms used

Web Browser

The piece of software you use to read web pages. Examples are Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Opera.

IP Address

The identifying details for your computer (or your internet company’s computer), expressed in internet protocol code (for example 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.

Page edited: 24/05/18