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Website Cookie Policy

GS1 Ireland respects the privacy of all visitors to our websites.  This Cookie Policy outlines the full GS1 Ireland policy regarding the use of cookies on this website.

This Cookie Policy is subject to change at any time in order to reflect changes in technology and to remain in compliance with any relevant legislation.  Any changes in this Cookie Policy will become effective on the date last updated.

Date last updated: 7th April 2021

GS1 Ireland strives to ensure that all information provided here is accurate and complete; however, the external web links provided are for informational purposes only.  GS1 Ireland makes no claims or guarantees as to the accuracy and completeness of the contents of external sites.


What are cookies?

Cookie categories and management

Strictly Necessary cookies

Functional cookies

Performance cookies

Advertising cookies

Further help

What are cookies?

Cookies are very small text files which store small amounts of information. They are sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to as a “device”) by websites that you visit. They are commonly used in order to make websites work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. They are used to remember settings and preferences between visits to the site, as well as information between different pages on the same site.

For security reasons, cookies can only be read by the site that set them. GS1 Ireland has no access to cookies set on your computer by third parties such as Google, Facebook, etc. However, through the use of third party cookies, it is possible for sites to collect information about visitors to other sites. For example, online advertisers may use third party cookies to anonymously track an individual's visits to sites on the web. More information about our use of first party cookies and about how we allow third party cookies on our sites is given below.

To the extent any Personal Information is collected through cookies, the Privacy Statement applies and compliments this Cookie Policy. By continuing to browse the Site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.  By blocking our use of cookies, you may be unable to access certain areas of our Site and certain functions and pages will not work in the usual way. Doing so may also affect our ability to update this Site to cater for user preferences and improve its performance.

To find out more about cookies in general, you might find one of the following links useful: All About Cookies the Network Advertising Initiative or the EU Internet Handbook pages on Cookies.

Cookie categories and management

We have grouped all the cookies used on this site into 5 categories:  Strictly Necessary, Functional, Video, Performance and Advertising; each of which is explained in more detail below.

You can choose to turn on or off the cookies in the Functional, Video, Performance and Advertising categories. The cookies in the Strictly Necessary category will remember your cookie preferences on future visits. 

To view the Cookies on our website and to manage your preferences please go to: 

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1. Strictly Necessary Cookies (Session and Cookie Preference Cookies)

As you move through the site, various pieces of information need to be stored in order for the site to function properly. For example, if you perform a search for a product, the search terms you use will be remembered so that you can change them later. If you log in, we will remember which account you logged in with.

This information is stored by the browser and is referred to as a “session”. We set one cookie to keep track of which session you are using. The old session data is automatically deleted from our site so we do not store this information long-term. 

These Cookies also remember your cookie preferences for each category of the four optional cookie categories: Functional, Video, Performance and Advertising.

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2. Functional Cookies

These cookies are set as a direct result of your choice, and function solely as indicators of what that choice was. We do not believe they pose any risk to your privacy. However, you can always use your browser settings to control whether or not our site can set cookies on your computer.

Please be aware that cookies are critical to the working of the site. If you choose to disable cookies from this site, you may not be able to log in or the functionality of the site may be greatly reduced. Examples of the Functional cookies we use are from Google Analytics, MailChimp and Survey Monkey.

We have grouped video-specific functional cookies into a separate group to enable site visitors to access this content without enabling other functional cookies. Examples of the Functional (Video) cookies we use are from Google, YouTube and Vimeo.

To view the live list of Functional and Functional (Video) Cookies used on this site please go to:

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3. Performance Cookies

In order to monitor how our sites are performing, we collect data about page visits. This information is completely anonymous — we cannot determine who it came from. When we use this data, we look at numbers of visitors overall rather than individual visits.

Performance or site analytics information is used in reports and to improve our site. For example, we can use analytics data to add, remove or change features of the site based on how popular they are with users.

For example, we track:

  • the numbers of visitors to individual pages;
  • when pages were visited;
  • how long users stayed on the page;
  • the page they came from;
  • technical data about the device being used to browse the site (such as browser and operating system version, and display size) — we use this data to ensure that the technology our site uses is appropriate for the majority of our users, and how best to display the site for users who have less capable browsers.

Examples of the Performance cookies we use are from Google Analytics, HotJar and Survey Monkey.

To view the live list of Performance and Analytics Cookies used on this site please go to:

More information about analytics cookies

We use Google to provide our analytics data. You can read more about how Google Analytics treats your data here.

You can also read Google’s full privacy policy.

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4. Advertising Cookies

These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

To view the live list of Advertising Cookies used on this site please go to:

For information about online advertising and tracking please visit:

The European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA) who have produced a website to give more information about privacy and advertising on the internet.

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Controlling cookies within your browser

A browser is a program you use to view web pages. Your browser allows you to control what cookies are set on your computer, and how long they are stored. You may have more than one browser installed on your computer. In this case, you will need to change the settings for each browser you use.

Browser Settings - help pages relating to cookie settings

Browser manufacturers provide help pages relating to cookie management in their products. Please see below for more information.

For other browsers, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides.

Further help

If you still have any concerns relating to our use of cookies, please contact us via the GS1 Ireland Contact Us page

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