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Skillnet Ireland Privacy Statement

Skillnet Ireland has created this Privacy Statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to the General Data Protection Legislation (GDPR). Skillnet Ireland will ensure that any information you give us remains private and is used only for the purposes outlined in this policy. Any personal information which you provide to us will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 1988-2018.

Outlined below is Skillnet Ireland’s commitment to the privacy of the users of Skillnet Ireland’s website. By visiting this site, you are agreeing to the terms of this privacy statement. If you are not happy with the contents of this statement and do not wish your information to be recorded, you may leave this site.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

A user can access our website,, and utilise many of our services without providing any information to us at all. Skillnet Ireland will not collect any personal information about you on this website without your consent. Before collecting it, we will let you know what we intend doing with your information so you can decide whether to furnish that information to us.

Where you volunteer information by emailing us or by using online feedback forms, such information will only be used in line with the purpose for which you provided it. 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.

Click here to view our Data Protection Statement and FAQ.

Collection and Use of Technical Information

Technical details in connection with visits to this website are logged via Google Analytics for our statistical purposes. This information cannot be used to personally identify you and does not constitute personal data.

The technical details logged are confined to the following items:

  • the IP address of the visitor’s web server,
  • the top-level domain name used (for example .ie, .com, .org, .net),
  • clickstream data which shows the traffic of visitors around this web site (for example pages accessed and documents downloaded),
  • the type of web browser used by the website visitors, and
  • the version of the operating system used by the visitor.

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, and
  • to make our site more user friendly.

Skillnet Ireland will never disclose this information to any third party unless explicitly stated (see Google analytics below).

Sharing Personal Information

Skillnet Ireland does not routinely share your personal information. In limited cases, we may be required to share your personal data to verify or validate certain information to administer a service to you or on your behalf. In these instances, we will inform you in advance about our data sharing processes.

Skillnet Ireland Trainee Privacy Statement

Our Trainee Privacy Statement describes how we use trainee personal data.

Click here to view our Trainee Privacy Statement (.pdf)

Cookie Policy

This policy outlines the use of cookies on this website. This policy may be updated from time to time to reflect any changes to the functionality of this website or changes in technology or data protection legislation.

What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of data or text file sent by a website to the browser on your computer or mobile device when you are visiting a website. It consists of anonymous information, including a unique user identifier. When you navigate between pages on a website or revisit a website, the cookie is sent back from your browser to the website, to enable the website to remember your browser and whether you have entered personalised details or preferences on that website before.

How do we use cookies on this website?
We use cookies for the inherent functionality of this website and its Content Management System. We also use cookies to collect information about how visitors use this website.


Google Analytics:
Skillnet Ireland uses cookies associated with Google Analytics (GA4), known as Google Signals, which provides code to collect information about how visitors use our site. For all users, when you ‘opt-in’ to our Cookie Policy anonymised data about how you use our site is collected, this includes data about where visitors have come from, what pages they viewed and how long they spend on the site.

If you are logged into your Google account and have agreed to Google’s User Policy when you visit the Skillnet Ireland website, we may collect additional anonymised insights about your interaction with our website. This could include your location, search history, YouTube history, and data from Google partner sites.

For all users, this information is collected anonymously, with your consent and does not identify you. We use this information to help us improve the way works to provide a better user experience. GA4 prohibits the tracking or collection of personal information or the association of personal information with web analytics information. For more information, please refer to Skillnet Ireland’s Cookie Policy.

Google Ads & Remarketing:
Google Ads is an advertising analytics service provided by Google. Ads uses temporary cookies that are stored on a user’s computer for a limited period. Only pages that a user has visited containing the Google conversion code are tracked. Google do not collect or store personal information.

AdWords Remarketing is a remarketing and behavioural targeting service provided by Google. This website uses the Google Ads remarketing service to advertise on third party websites (including Google) to previous visitors to Users may opt-out of Google Ads Remarketing use of cookies by visiting the Ads Centre opt-out page.


Facebook Retargeting:
We use Facebook Retargeting cookies so we can advertise relevant information about Skillnet Ireland to our social media users. Facebook Retargeting is a remarketing service provided by Facebook Inc which uses the Facebook Pixel. The Facebook pixel is a small, invisible piece of code owned and operated by Facebook that tells Facebook to save visitors’ cookies to the Skillnet Ireland website. More information on Facebook’s cookie policy can be found here.

Users may opt-out of Facebook Retargeting use of cookies by visiting

Facebook Custom Audiences:
Facebook’s custom audiences feature enables Skillnet Ireland to create an audience list for sending ads through Facebook. Skillnet Ireland uses customer data such as email addresses and phone numbers to match (at an email address or telephone level) to Facebook users. If a Facebook user clicks on an ad which has been sent to them because they are part of a custom audience list, a Facebook cookie installed on the Facebook website allows their user behaviour to be tracked. This enables Skillnet Ireland to measure the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes. The data collected in this way is anonymous to Skillnet Ireland.

Users may opt out of Facebook Custom Audiences by visiting

3rd Party Cookies

Some cookies may be set on our website that are not related to Skillnet Ireland, for instance if you visit a page with content embedded from YouTube or Facebook. These services may set their own cookies. Skillnet Ireland do not control the use of these cookies. If you have any doubts, check the third party websites for their cookie policies.

How to control cookies

Most web browsers give you some control over cookies through the browser settings. However, turning cookies off may interfere with your browsing experience.

For instructions on how to manage and disable cookies, see the privacy and help documentation of your specific browser’s website. If you use more devices and/or browsers you will need to disable cookies on each device and on each browser separately.

For more information about how to manage cookies, including opting-out of different types of cookies please visit:


Skillnet Ireland’s Data Protection Officer:

Jennifer Walsh,
Skillnet Ireland, 5th Floor, Q House, Furze Road, Sandyford, D18 E268