Cookie Policy


This Cookie Policy explains to you the use of cookies and similar tracking technologies on You can at any time change or withdraw your consent to cookies on this website by clicking on the “Manage Preferences” button on the bottom right of the screen.

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small text file stored on your computer or mobile device that contains data related to a website you visit. Cookies have varying functionality and are typically used to ensure that a website functions properly and as you might expect it to. Cookies also allow websites to ‘remember’ your browsing habits or preferences over a period.

Cookies may be set by SJOGCS as the website operator directly (“first-party cookies”) or in some cases, by another third-party service provider (“third-party cookies”). In the latter scenario, cookies are deployed for social media, advertising or analytics purposes. SJOGCS will only be able to directly recognise and read the information contained on first-party cookies.

Other Tracking Technologies

There are other technologies which we deploy which track behaviour on our website. ‘Tracker Pixels’ are a means of allowing us to check whether you have viewed our content. These “pixels” are essentially tiny, invisible images on our web pages that, once loaded, will communicate your interaction with our content. This allows SJOGCS and our partners to gauge the validity of material being presented to you.

Third Parties

We avail of third-party technologies across our site. These technologies help us to understand how you use the site and the ways in which we can improve your user experience. These technologies may track certain information such as the pages you visit across our site as well as how long your visit lasts. This allows us to continue providing engaging content.

We also use social media plugins on this site that allow you to view videos and otherwise interact with certain content. In order for these technologies to work, trusted third parties will set cookies and tracker pixels throughout our site. Once enabled, these technologies may be used to enhance your profile or to contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies. We strongly encourage our visitors to review these policies in advance of granting consent to deployment.

What Information Do We Obtain from You?

For each visitor to our site, we automatically gather certain potentially identifying information and store it. This information includes your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, your operating system, date/time stamp, processor or device serial number, unique device identifier, and clickstream data. We collect this information on an individual basis and in aggregate, or combined form.

Our Use of Cookies and Similar Tracking Technologies

We use cookies to provide you with the best user experience on our website, this includes:

  • Optimising network resource usage
  • Providing support for social media features
  • Allowing you to view embedded content
  • Analysing visitor traffic across our site
  • Providing you with more relevant advertising content
  • Remembering your cookie consent status

Categories of Tracking Technologies That We Set

We avail of both first and third-party technologies across our site. SJOGCS takes our visitors’ right to privacy seriously in keeping with our obligations. Should you consent to the deployment of any category of optional technology, we will record your consent for a period of no longer than 6 months subject to interaction; at which point these technologies will be disabled. You will then be prompted to refresh you consent.

1. Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function. They are set for security purposes and in response to actions made by you which amount to a service request. You have the option to disable these cookies via your browser settings, but should you do so, certain aspects of our site will no longer function. For more information about the specific technologies we use for this purpose, please see below.

Host Name Description Duration Type
GDPR Cookie Consent CookieLawInfoConsent


This cookie is used to store the summary of the consent given for cookie usage. 11 months HTTP Cookie
GDPR Cookie Consent cli_user_preference


The cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin and is used to store whether or not the user has consented to the use of cookies. It does not store any personal data. 12 months HTTP Cookie
GDPR Cookie Consent cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary


This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Necessary” to read if cookies can be placed. 11 months HTTP Cookie
GDPR Cookie Consent viewed_cookie_policy


The cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin and is used to store whether or not user has consented to the use of cookies. It does not store any personal data. 11 months HTTP Cookie


2. Functional Cookies

These cookies enable our website to provide additional functionality and personalisation, such as your preferred language or region that you are in. If you disable this category of cookies our site will still work, however certain features may become unavailable to you.

Host Name Description Duration Type


To provide bandwidth estimations 6 months HTTP Cookie


3. Targeting/Marketing Technologies (optional)

These cookies and other tracking technologies may be set through our site by either SJOGCS or our advertising and social media partners. Should you enable them, they will be used by SJOGCS and our partners to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. These technologies also allow you to view and interact with our social media content across the site such as viewing our YouTube videos. These technologies operate by uniquely identifying your browser and internet device such as your phone or desktop and monitor specific activity across multiple sites.

Host Name Description Duration Type
YouTube YSC


To store and track user interactions. Session HTTP Cookie

Further Information

SJOGCS only processes your personal information in accordance with this Cookie Policy and our Privacy Statement.

You can contact SJOGCS in the following ways:

By Post: DPO, Saint John of God Community Services clg, Crinken House, Crinken Lane, Shankill Co Dublin.


If you are unsatisfied or concerned regarding our processing of your personal data or how we have handled your information, you can contact the Data Protection Commissioner via their online form.

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