GCI Cookie Policy

Our website at gci.ie (our "site") uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. 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 the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

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.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our site e.g. to manage your requests for information submitted by our on-line forms.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users find what they are looking for easily. 

Our cookies have the following functions:

  • Session cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your web session. They are automatically deleted when the browser is closed. They usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page. They do not collect any information from your computer.
  • Persistent cookies: a persistent cookie is one stored as a file on your computer, and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie TypePurpose
sessionidUsed by the web server to track your visit between pages.
django_languageUsed by the web server once we have determined your preferred content language
csrftokenThis is set (and changed) on each page visit to secure any forms you fill out.
_gaThis is used by Google Analytics to track your visit between pages
__gadsThis cookie is used the DoubleClick for Publishers service from Google. Its purpose is to do with the showing of adverts on the site, for which the owner may earn some revenue.

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. 

If you are under the age of 18 years and don’t understand this Cookie Policy please ask a parent or guardian to explain them to you.