Privacy Statement – Website and Cookie Policy for

This Privacy Statement provides information about the ways this website processes data from visitors to the site and on any personal data hosted on the website. Growing Up in Ireland fully respects your personal privacy rights and your right to be fully informed and does not collect personal information of any kind via its website, without your clear permission.

For information relating to our mailing list and communications, please see our Growing Up in Ireland Mailing List Privacy Notice. Data on subscribers are not hosted or processed through this site.

Collection and Use of Technical Data via this Website

Log Data

Log data can include your IP address; device and browser details; date, time and duration of visit. These data are logged temporarily on the servers hosting the website for security and quality purposes. Users are not tracked or identifiable from log data.

Cookie Data

A cookie is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store on your device. The cookie allows the website to “remember” your actions or preferences over time.

Our website uses cookies in the following ways:

  • Session cookies are used to deliver the basic functions of a website i.e. to allow pages to remember technical changes or selections you may make between pages. Session cookies are temporary and are generally erased when you close your browser. They typically will store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify the user.
  • Third party cookies by use of Google Analytics (see Analytics section).
  • This website does not use any persistent cookies.

Managing Cookies

Within your browser you can choose whether you wish to accept cookies or not. Different browsers make different controls available to you and so we provide links below to popular manufacturers’ instructions on how you can do this. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use (“third party cookies”), or those from specific websites.

Analytics data

We use Google Analytics to gather analytics data. This is to understand how people use our website so that we can optimise the content and experience for our website visitors. Through our use of Google Analytics, information about your use of our website will be transmitted to Google. Information about your visits are aggregated with data of other users to show trends in website usage and is not personally identifiable.

Please refer to Google’s privacy policy for further information.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, you can visit

Third party services

The website was designed by Fusio.  Fusio also have current responsibility for maintenance of the website and provide support to the Growing Up in Ireland team in terms of editing and improving functionality.

The website is hosted in the EEA.

Links to external Websites

Our web site contains links to other sites, such as those of other cohort studies, and the privacy information provided on this page. Growing Up in Ireland is not responsible for the privacy practices within any of these other sites. We encourage you to be aware of this when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements on other web sites you visit. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected on the website.

Listing of other publications using Growing Up in Ireland

For information, Growing Up in Ireland hosts a listing of other publications using GUI data (i.e. not those commissioned by the DCYA and conducted by the GUI Study Team).  This listing is operationalised through Google Sheets, held on an ESRI-linked Google account and is visible to the public via a link on

Management of the Study

Growing Up in Ireland is the national longitudinal study of children and young people. The study is funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA), with a contribution in Phase 2 from The Atlantic Philanthropies, and is managed by the DCYA in association with the Central Statistics Office.  It is being carried out by a consortium of researchers led by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and Trinity College Dublin (TCD).