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Data Protection is important to us

Thank you for visiting our website. Lidl is not only committed to providing you with a comprehensive online service but also to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Statement explains what information we obtain and process and your options regarding the ways in which your personal data is used.

Information collected

The system saves the following access data as a file when you visit our website:

-       The website from which you access our site;

-       Your IP address;

-       The date and time of your visit;

-       Your actions on the site;

-       HTTP code;

-       Time spent on any page within the site;

-       Information on the browser and the operating system used.

Please note that IP anonymisation is activated on this website resulting in the deletion of the last characters of users’ IP addresses. This shortening of users’ IP addresses is carried out within the European Union or in a contracting member state of the Treaty of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional circumstances (i.e for the purposes of investigating an offence) may the full IP address be transferred to and anonymised in the US. 

This information is sent to Google for the purposes of re- targeted advertising.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (Google). Google analytics uses text files which are stored on your computer (“cookies”) to enable the analysis of a user’s website use. Information created and collected by cookies regarding users’ use of this website will generally be transmitted to and stored on servers including servers in the USA.

Google uses the information gathered on this website on behalf of the website’s operator to analyse users’ usage of the website, to generate reports regarding users’ website activity, to create anonymous user profiles and web statistics and to provide further services on behalf of the websites operator associated with the website and internet usage.

Google Analytics will utilise pre-existing demographical data collected by Google about repeat visitors to this site and what visitors view and do on Lidl owned web pages for targeted advertising for Lidl.

The information collected will be transferred to Facebook and Twitter. Lidl will not have any access to any of this information – it will be fully encrypted on Lidl’s end.

Google, Facebook and Twitter will reserve the rights to the data collected and Lidl will not obtain or retain any personally identifiable information. Lidl have in place adequate technical security measures, which are reviewed on a regular basis,  to ensure the security of your personal information.

Any personal or business information (eg; e-mail address) which you voluntarily provide to Lidl in the context of our online services (eg; registration for our advertising newsletter) will only be used for the purpose of which it was initially collected and will not be transferred to any third party without notifying you of this.

What are cookies and how are they used?

To make your visit on our website as comfortable and enjoyable as possible, Lidl Ireland / Northern Ireland uses cookies. Cookies are small pieces of information or text sent by a particular web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information from the browser. It enables your computer’s server to access information on our website faster and more efficiently.

The information collected concerning the user is collected to allow Lidl to provide its services, as well as for analytics, and behavioural targeting remarketing purposes.

The image below provides an overview of all cookies we use and the purpose for which we use them. Some of these cookies are strictly designed to make this website available to you and are installed directly on your PC without the need for your consent. Other cookies will only be stored once you have given your consent.

You can of course set your browser not to store any cookies and to delete all existing cookies. If you are using Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome please follow the instructions below:

Internet Explorer:

1. Click the Tools button, and then click Internet options.

2. Click the Privacy tab, and then, under Settings, move the slider to the top to block all cookies, then click OK.


1. At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Tools menu and then select Options .

2. Select the Privacy panel.

3. Set "Firefox will:" to "Use custom settings for history".

4. Uncheck mark Accept cookies from sites to disable Cookies.

5. Click OK to close the Options window.


1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.

2. Select Settings.

3. Click Show advanced settings.

4. In the "Privacy" section, click the Content settings button.

5. In the "Cookies" section, you can change to your preferred setting.

Opera 10.0

1. Click on the "Tools" menu Opera.

2. Click Preferences.

3. Change to the Advanced tab, and to the cookie section.

4. Select "Never accept cookies".

5. Ensure "Delete new cookies when exiting Opera" is not ticked.

6. Click OK.

Should you be using another internet browser, please check the instruction on your help function on how to disable and delete cookies.

Hint: Blocking cookies might prevent some pages from displaying correctly or functionality may be disabled.

Cookie Info






system cookies


session cookie of the web application firewall, used for protection against cross site request forgery

end of the browser session

system cookies


saves necessary ASP session data for the functioning and performance of the website

end of the browser session

system cookies


saves necessary Java session data for the functioning and performance of the website

end of the browser session

system cookies


checks if cookies can be saved

end of the browser session

system cookies


saves necessary CMS session data for the functioning and performance of the website

end of the browser session

web tracking


used by the web tracking service etracker to recognize returning visitors (3rd party)

28 days

web tracking


flagging of redirects by the web tracking service etracker (3rd party)

end of the browser session

web tracking


campaign matching (external or internal), saved after contact with the campaign by the web tracking service etracker (3rd party)

30-180 days

web tracking


used to distinguish visitors, saved by the web tracking service Google Analytics (3rd party)

2 years

web tracking


used to throttle request rate, saved by the web tracking service Google Analytics (3rd party)

10 minutes

web tracking


checks if cookies can be saved, saved by the web tracking service Google Analytics (3rd party)

15 minutes

web tracking


used to distinguish visitors, saved by the web tracking service Google Analytics (3rd party)

2 years

cookie banner


saved when the cookie banner has been displayed

1 month

Web remarketing


DoubleClick uses cookies to improve advertising. Some common applications are to target advertising based on what’s relevant to a user, to improve reporting on campaign performance, and to avoid showing ads the user has already seen.

2 years