General Statement

Enterprise Ireland fully respects your rights to privacy and will not collect any personal information without your clear permission. Any personal information which you volunteer when you visit our website through e-mail alerts or when using our online feedback forms will be treated with the highest standard of security and confidentiality. This is strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Acts 1988 & 2003. 

Collection and Use of Personal Information

We take every precaution to protect the confidentiality of your personal information that you supply, this is in accordance with Enterprise Ireland’s Privacy Policy. For general web browsing, certain information is recorded in the website log files which may include:

  • The top level domain name from which you access the internet
  • The IP address of the computer from which you access the website
  • The date and time each computer accesses the website
  • The pages accessed and the documents downloaded by each computer
  • The visitor’s country of origin
  • The previous website address from which the visitor reached us
  • The type and version of the browsers being used to access the website
  • The addresses of any third party web-pages which refer visitors to our website
  • Keywords used in search engines and directories to find our website
  • Keywords and phrases used to search our website

This information is used for statistical purposes only including:

  • To find out how many people are visiting our sites
  • To identify what pages are accessed more frequently
  • To help us improve the information we are supplying to our users
  • To make our site more user friendly

In addition to the anonymised information above, we may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on our website. This includes information provided at the time of subscribing to our newsletter or white papers, registering your interest in future sector coverage or contacting our Market/Sector Advisors.  We may also ask you for information when you enter a competition or promotion sponsored by us.
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
  • We may process your data in order to let you know about relevant opportunities and content.
  • You can withdraw consent to the use of your data at any time – just email us on
Use of Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of information, stored in simple text files, placed on your computer 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.

Cookies are in use in a number of places on this website

  • When you first visit this website, you will see a message informing you about cookies. If you click the ‘Close Notice’ button, a cookie will be set which records your preference.
  • Cookies from Google are set because this website uses Google Analytics to analyse website usage.
  • This website uses Google Custom Search to provide the site’s search functionality. Google may set cookies when you use the search function. You can find Google’s privacy policy here:
  • Cookies from Google may also be set when Google Maps are displayed on this website.
  • Cookies from Google may also be set when Youtube videos are displayed on this website.
  • Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies or to customise your settings for cookies. To find out how to do this, see the ‘Help’ menu on your browser. Please note that if you turn off cookies or change your settings, some features of may not work correctly.

We use the following type of cookies:

  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise users when they return to the website. They enable the personalisation of content, the recognition of users and remember user preferences (for example, choice of language or region).
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way the website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record a user’s visit to the website, the individual page visited and the links followed. Information collected from targeting cookies is commonly used to serve users with targeted online advertising.
Usage of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.


Name Domain Purpose Expires / Max-Age Type
+ each language domain
Preserves users states across page requests. Session HTTP Cookie
lang Remembers the user’s selected language version of a website Session HTTP Cookie
+ each language domain
Used by Google to distinguish unique users 2 years HTTP Cookie
+ each language domain
Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate 1 minute HTTP Cookie
+ each language domain
Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 24 hours HTTP Cookie
+ each language domain
Used by the website to record when the newsletter sign up bar has been dismissed 18 months HTTP Cookie
+ each language domain
Used by the website to record when the cookie consent notice has been dismissed 1 month HTTP Cookie


Enterprise Ireland’s website contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy standards of other websites. We encourage you to be aware of this when you leave our site. This privacy statement relates only to the privacy practices in connection with Enterprise Ireland’s website and sub-sites.

Notification of Changes to this Statement

Enterprise Ireland reserves the right to amend this statement at any future date and will post any substantive changes here.