ABCI Cookie Policy

(Including: Irish Baptist College, Baptist Youth, Baptist Women, Baptist Missions)

Last updated: 13 November 2018

The Association of Baptist Churches in Ireland (ABCI) ("us", "we", or "our") provides a single website with the domain names / /  

Website Privacy

At ABCI we take your privacy and protection of personal data seriously and will always endevour to handle or store your personal information with great care and respect in accordance to GDPR requirments.

The only personal data we collect on our website is when you contact us or submit an online application using the online forms.

Unless indicated otherwise in this Website Privacy & Cookie Policy, the personal data you voluntarily disclose when you contact us will not be used without your consent other than to handle your request, enquiry or application, e.g., to provide you with the relevant information you asked for, and not be used for any other purpose, unless expressly permitted or required by applicable law.

Your request, enquiry or application will be handled by ABCI Staff  as necessary for handling the topics addressed in your submission.  We will never use your personal data or information for anything other than to fullfil your request or application.

You can find out more and read our full Data Protection Policy here .

By continuing on our website or by using our contact form, youaccept the above privacy policy.


ABCI Cookies Policy

Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties we may partner with may use cookies on the Service, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files (letters and numbers) that are stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies can contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They are generally widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to us about the people who use our site.

How ABCI uses cookies 

We do not actively set cookies nor store any personal information, but our site does make use of analytical and social media services which do set and use cookies to allow us to provide you with a better browsing experience, to allow us receive feedback on site usage by visitors, to allow for the sharing of pages and articles from the site and to provide maps of the churches and office.

Google Analytics  

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Further information about Google’s privacy policy may be obtained from or

Google Analytics Opt-out

You can stop the collection of data generated by the cookie about your use of this Website (including your IP address) and opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites by downloading and installing a browser-plugin which is available here:

Alternatively you can opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics if you click on the following link:


Google Maps

This Website uses Google Maps ("Google Maps"), a map service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) to display interactive maps.

To provide you with the maps requested, Google will collect your IP-address, which can be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google may further collect information about your usage of Google Maps. Please note that ABCI does not control the collection, storage and use of any such information by Google and does not have any access to the information collected. You should read Google's privacy policy carefully before you use any Google Maps features. Google's privacy policy can be found here.

When you use Google Maps on our Website you agree to be bound by Google's Terms of Use, which can be found here.

If you do not wish Google to be able to collect any information about your use of Google Maps, you may prevent the collection of such information by disabling the Google Maps service entirely. In order to do so, you need to deactivate JavaScript within your browser settings. Please note that in this case you cannot use Google Maps at all.

Google reCaptcha

We use Google ReCaptcha to secure our contact forms to ensure that the user completing the form is a real person and not a computer bot. To achieve this ReCAPTCHA MUST collect personal information from users and set a cookie on the users browser.

So, what personal information does the reCAPTCHA collect?  First, the reCAPTCHA algorithm will check to see if there’s a Google cookie placed on the computer being used.  Then, an additional reCAPTCHA-specific cookie will be added to the user’s browser, and a complete snapshot of the user’s browser window at that moment in time will be captured, pixel by pixel.  All this information is used to make a determination of a real user or computer bot.

Alternative to reCaptcha

To avoid using the reCaptcha service please contact the office directly by phone, post or with a direct email to

The information obtained via the reCAPTCHA service is used in accordance with Google's Usage Terms and Conditions:

YouTube Embedded Player

We embed videos or insert links to videos from Youtube on our website. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from or linked to Youtube, you may be presented with cookies from this service.

Further information about how your data are collected and used by YouTube and your rights in relation to this can be found in YouTube's privacy policy at

Vimeo Video Player

We embed videos or insert links to videos from Vimeo on our website(s). As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from or linked to Vimeo, you may be presented with cookies from this service.

You can find out more about Vimeo Privacy Policy at

Facebook Social Plugin

This Website uses social plugins ("plugins") by, which is operated by Facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). The plugins are marked with a Facebook logo or the addition "Facebook Social Plugin", or via a “Like” or “Share” button.

When you click on a Facebook plugin link (like or share button), your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted directly from Facebook to your browser and integrated into the website.

By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that you have called up the corresponding page of our Website. If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign your visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the "I like" button or making a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted directly from your browser to Facebook and stored there.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in the Facebook data protection information.

If you do not want Facebook to collect data about you via our Website, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our Website.

Read Facebooks full Data Privacy Policy at

Site Administrators & Essential Cookies

Essential Session Cookie variables are used to authenticate site administrators. Administrators/Editors cannot access the site management area without accepting the Session Cookies.

What are your choices regarding cookies

If you'd like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser.

Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use our site as it was intended.


If you have any queries about how we use cookies on our website please contact:

ABCI Webmaster
The Baptist Centre
028 9261 9267


Where can you find more information about cookies

You can learn more about cookies and the following third-party websites:

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