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

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. Our site uses session cookies to enable it to function and also cookies from google analytics, as follows.

Google Tag Manager Google Analytics 2 Years

The Google Analytics cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone and helps our team to understand which sections of the website you find most interesting and useful. They can be disabled at any time by clicking into the Cookie Settings link at the end each page on the site.

Alternatively, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit or

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To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, 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 management of the study by DCEDIY and the CSO is overseen and supported by an interdepartmental governance structure. This includes an interdepartmental Steering Group with responsibility for strategic oversight and an interdepartmental Project Team with responsibility for operational oversight.