GDPR in IHREC - IHREC - Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission


General web privacy statement

IHREC respects your right to privacy. Visitors are advised that each time you visit a website two general levels of information about your visit can be retained.

The first level comprises statistical and other analytical information collected on an aggregate and non-individual basis of all visitors to the site.

At this level, we do not gather or harvest any personally identifiable information from visitors to our website. We do capture some routine web browsing information, such as;

  • web browser information
  • operating system information
  • what pages are visited and for how long
  • where visitors were before they came to this site and the page in the site at which they exited.

We use this data to continually improve our site in accordance with user needs.

We have a wide range of audiences, with non-overlapping information needs, and we want to make sure that we consistently deliver the right information to each group and as quickly as possible. This information helps us monitor traffic so that we can manage the site’s capacity and efficiency.

The second level is information which is personal or particular to a specific visitor who knowingly chooses to provide that information.

Our website does not capture, or store, any personally identifiable information about who uses our website or our services in general. See our Cookie policy below for more information.

Please see our Data Protection Information Notice:

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Data Protection Information Notice

Data Subject Access Request  

Data Subject Access Requests can be made by emailing Sinéad McDonald is our Data Protection Officer.

Cookie Policy 

Cookie policy

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) with an address at 16-22 Green Street, Dublin 7 is Ireland’s national human rights and equality institution.

What are cookies and why do we use them?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

Our site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our site and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse our site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) uses cookies for the purpose of storing and retrieving session information in our on-line systems, and for analysing traffic on our websites.

Types of Cookies

These are the types of cookies used on the IHREC websites:

1. Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. These cookies are deleted when you close your browser.

2. Performance or Analytical Cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use an IHREC website. For example, IHREC uses Google Analytics to track anonymised usage statistics for the site. This data is used to analyse how frequently people visit the site, how the website is found, and which pages are most frequently viewed. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. This information is combined with data from thousands of other users to create an overall view of website use, and is never identified individually or personally. These cookies are only used to identify ways to improve the website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites please visit:

For more information about Google Analytics, and the cookies it sets, please visit:

3. Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow us to recognise you and remember choices you make (such as choice of language or mobile device preferences) when you return to our website.

Opt out

You can opt out of one or all third party Online Behavioural Advertising (OBA) cookies on the web browser you are currently using with an “opt-out cookie” by visiting: