Cookie & Privacy Policy

Letterkenny Institute of Technology Privacy Statement

This is a statement of the practices of Letterkenny Institute of Technology (the "Institute") in connection with the capture of personal data on this website (that is all web pages within the domain http://www.lyit.ie) and the steps taken by the Institute to respect your privacy.

The Institute is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other websites that may be accessed through the LYIT website.  LYIT encourages visitors to consult the privacy statements of individual sites to satisfy yourself as to the adequacy of the practices of linked websites. 

General statement

Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) is committed to protecting your privacy in line with applicable data protection legislation, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the policies LYIT has in place under that legislation.  This Privacy Statement explains what information we obtain and process through your usage of this website and how we use this data to optimise our website content for you.

Collection and use of personal information

Any information which you provide in this way is not made available to any third parties, and is used by the Institute only in accordance with the purpose for which you provided the information and will only be retained for as long as required for the purpose.

Cookie Policy

This website uses cookies.  By using this website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to LYIT’s use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.  Cookies are files sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the web browsers.  The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.  This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers.  There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies.
Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.
You can disable any or all of the cookies we use via your web browser preferences but disabling certain cookies will prevent our sites from offering functionality you want to use.  We use cookies as follows:

Letterkenny Institute of Technology uses cookies on this website, for the following purposes:

  • To measure traffic to our website; we use Google Analytics, which uses cookies to monitor traffic to the site
  • We use cookies to manage user sessions and user accounts

The site includes functionality provided by third parties.  For example, when you visit a page with content embedded from Google, Twitter, YouTube or Facebook, these service providers may set their own cookies on your web browser.  For example, Facebook sets cookies via our website if you ‘like’ one of the posts on our site and Twitter sets cookies via our website if you “tweet” one of the posts on our site.
As these are third party providers, we do not control the use of these cookies and cannot access them.  You should check the third party websites for more information about these cookies.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics for the purposes of analysing web traffic.  The following links will give you further information on how this is done and how you can opt out of such tracking.


Social Media Sharing and Integration (3rd party)

We use Facebook and Twitter functionality within this site so that you can share items of interest, or become a fan of our Social Media Profiles.  You can find out more about Facebook’s and Twitter’s Cookie use here:

We also sometimes use video embedding, like YouTube or Vimeo to enhance your experience of content on our site.  You can find out about YouTube’s and Vimeo’s Cookie policy here: