In a similar way to most websites the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) site makes use of cookies. Cookies are small data files that are stored by your web browser on your computer. You can find out all about cookies and their uses on Wikipedia.

The ICTU use cookies to:

  • remember settings and preferences so we can tailor content to your specific needs
  • measure how people use our website so we can improve the content, structure and layout
  • help determine the effectiveness of online advertising and the targetting of those advertisements

Our cookies are not used to identify you personally. They are used to improve the effectiveness of the ICTU's online work and to provide you with a better end user experience on our websites.


Please note: We have anonymized visitors IP address in Google Analytics and use social share buttons that do not use cookies or track usage.


Cookies used on the ICTU site

Remembering settings and preferences

We use cookies to store preferences and settings from your visit. These include the cookies used to manage your cookie preferences, and cookies set to determine your logged in status. These strictly necessary cookies are required for the proper operation of the site and can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.

Cookie name What it's for Expires
cookieconsent_status Set when you dismiss the cookie notice. 1 year
Drupal.visitor.permissions_by_term_redirect.requested_nid Set after a successful member login. At the end of the session

Measuring website usage

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure the site is meeting users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better.

Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

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Cookie name What it's for Expires
_ga Used to distinguish users. 2 years
_gid Used to distinguish users. 24 hours
_gat Used to throttle request rate. 1 minute

Social networks

The ICTU maintain active social network accounts particularly on Facebook and Twitter. We embed widgets from these networks to provide follow buttons, like boxes and stream embeds. This may result in cookies being set by these networks while using our site.

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Twitter Privacy Policy | Cookies | GDPR Compliance Opt-out Options
Facebook Privacy Policy | Cookies | GDPR Compliance Opt-out Options

Third party services

The ICTU makes use of a wide range of third party online services to provide features such as embedded video and social sharing. These services may set cookies when visiting our website. When cookies are disabled we aim to block the loading of third party iFrames without your specific consent.

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YouTube : embedded video Privacy Policy (on Google) | Cookies | GDPR Compliance Opt-out Options
Vimeo : embedded video Privacy Policy | Cookies Opt-out Options

Managing and deleting cookies

It is possible to view, manage and delete cookies within your web browser. We have provided links to instructions on how to do this for the most common web browsers below. For all other browsers you should look for a section called 'privacy' or 'security' within the application settings or preferences.