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Cookie Policy

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If you have observations on the use of cookies on our website or require clarification on cookies please email us at corporate.communications@garda.ie.

Please see below our video on cookie management - this video gives an overview of cookies on our website, how we manage them and how to set your preferences. This tutorial is provided as guidance only. All information is correct at time of producing and is subject to change.

What are cookies?

When you visit any website small text files called cookies are placed on your computer or other devices by that website to ensure that the website works properly and as efficient as possible. They are used also to provide analytical information about your usage of the website.

How we use cookies?

We use a combination of temporary and permanent cookies on our website to collect standard internet log information and details of your user patterns. Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). This is so we can obtain statistics of the number of visits and the frequently visited pages. We use this information for our own analysis and not to identify you or for any other use. 

Further details on Google Analytics use of cookies can be found at:


We have grouped our cookies into the following categories:

Strictly Necessary

For a full breakdown and information on the cookies we use please see Cookie Management.

Managing or removing cookies

You can adjust/change your cookies preference any time using cookie management option on our website.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of our website. By using our website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out in our privacy statement.

Also, you can remove cookies by deleting them from your browser history (cache) when you leave the site. 

Complaint regarding the use of cookies

Should you have an observation or complaint about the use of cookies on our website or require clarification please email us at corporate.communications@garda.ie.

However, if we have been unsuccessful in resolving your complaint and you wish to make a further complaint about the use of cookies by An Garda Síochána you can write to the Data Protection Commission or our Data Protection Unit at:

Data Protection Commission,

An Garda Síochána

Data Protection Unit,

Canal House,

Station Road,


Co. Laois

R32 AP23,


+353 (0761) 104 800


Third Floor,

89-94 Capel Street,

Dublin 1,

D01 E3C6,


+353 (01) 666 9521



An Garda Síochána reserves the right to amend this cookie policy at any time. This policy was last updated 5 November 2020.