The Castlefreke Trails website at is owned and operated by Castlefreke Our Woods Our Walks (COWOW), Rathbarry, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Ireland.

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This statement relates to our privacy practices in connection with this website. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other websites. Any external links to other websites are clearly identifiable as such.


General Statement

COWOW fully respects your right to privacy, and will not collect or publish any personal information about you through this website without your clear permission. Any personal information which you volunteer will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the (Republic of Ireland) Data Protection Acts, 1988–2003.


Collection and Use of Personal Information

COWOW does not collect any personal data about you on this website, apart from information which you volunteer (for example by emailing us or by using our contact form). Any information which you provide in this way is not made available to any third parties and is used by us only in line with the purpose for which you provided it.


Collection and Use of Technical Information

Technical details in connection with visits to this website are logged by our internet service provider for our statistical purposes. No information is collected that could be used by us to personally identify website visitors. The technical details logged are confined to the following:

Google Analytics shows the traffic of visitors around this website (for example pages accessed and documents downloaded).


COWOW will make no attempt to identify individual visitors or to associate the technical details listed above with any individual. You should note that technical details, which we cannot associate with any identifiable individual, do not constitute “personal data” for the purposes of the Data Protection Acts, 1988–2003.



The Castlefreke Trails website at uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide tailored information. We will ask you for your consent to use cookies on our website as required by GDPR law.


What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date. A session cookie will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

How Are They Used on This Website?

Cookies are used to improve the functionality of our website and to improve your experience. Insofar as those cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of our website, we will ask you to consent to our use of cookies when you first visit our website. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser and from version to version. Blocking all cookies will negatively impact the usability of our website. If you block all cookies, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit our website and some services, functionalities and features may not work.


COWOW may also use cookies set by third parties for other functionalities (e.g. Google Analytics), which allows for the presentation and storage of other information and provides functionalities such as data analytics.


Managing and Removing Cookies

Should you change your mind in the future you always have the option of removing cookies from your browser. Please follow the relevant link below depending on your browser:

Google Chrome

Internet Explorer



Safari Mobile


Last edited 21 March 2022.

Should you have any questions regarding this privacy policy or cookie policy, or our treatment of your personal data, you can contact us via the contact form available on this website or by email. 

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