Privacy Policy



Anthony Ryans, Galway is a company registered in Ireland (collectively referred to as "Anthony Ryans", “AR”, “we" or "us" in this policy).




Maintaining the security of your data is a priority at AR, and we are committed to respecting your privacy rights. We pledge to handle your data fairly and legally at all times. AR is also dedicated to being transparent about what data we collect about you and how we use it.  This policy, which applies whether you visit our store(s), use your mobile device or go on line, provides you with information about:


• How we use your data,


• What personal data we collect


• How we ensure your privacy is maintained, and


• Your legal rights relating to your personal data.








AR (and trusted partners acting on our behalf) uses your personal data:


• To provide goods and services to you,


• To make a tailored website available to you,


• To manage any registered account(s) that you hold with us,


• To verify your identity


• For crime and fraud prevention, detection and related purposes,


• With your agreement, to contact you electronically about promotional offers and products and services which we think may interest you,


• For market research purposes - to better understand your needs,


• To enable AR to manage customer service interactions with you, and


• Where we have a legal right or duty to use or disclose your information (for example in relation to an investigation by a public authority or in a legal dispute).


Promotional communications


AR uses your personal data for electronic marketing purposes (with your consent) and may send you postal mail to update you on the latest AR offers. 


AR aims to update you about products & services which are of interest and relevance to you as an individual.


You have the right to opt out of receiving promotional communications at any time, by:


1Changing marketing preferences by visiting our shop outlets and requesting Point of Sales staff assistance or via your AR account settings,


2. Making use of the simple “unsubscribe” link in emails or the “STOP” number for SMS text messages, and/or


3. Contacting AR via the contact channels set out in this Policy .


We may analyse your browsing and purchasing activity, both on-line and in store, and your responses to marketing communications. The results of this analysis, together with other demographic data, allows us to ensure that we contact you with information on products and offers that are relevant to you. To do so, we use software and other technology (automated processing).


Sharing data with third parties


In order to make certain services available to you, we may need to share your personal data with some of our service partners. These include IT, delivery and marketing service providers. AR only allows its service providers to handle your personal data when we have confirmed that they apply appropriate data protection and security controls. 


Other third parties


Aside from our service providers, AR will not disclose your personal data to any third party, except as set out below. We will never sell or rent our customer data to other organisations for marketing purposes.


We may share your data with:


• Governmental bodies, regulators, law enforcement agencies, courts/tribunals and insurers where we are required to do so:

·          To comply with our legal obligations,


·          To exercise our legal rights (for example in court cases),


·          For the prevention, detection, investigation of crime or prosecution of offenders, and


·          For the protection of our employees and customers.


International transfers


To deliver products and services to you, it is sometimes necessary for AR to share your data outside of the European Economic Area.  This will typically occur when service providers are located outside the EEA or if you are based outside the EEA. These transfers are subject to special rules under data protection laws.  If this happens, we will ensure that the transfer will be compliant with data protection law and all personal data will be secure. Our standard practice is to use ‘standard data protection clauses’ which have been approved by the European Commission for such transfers. 

How long do we keep your data?


We will not retain your data for longer than necessary for the purposes set out in this Policy. Different retention periods apply for different types of data, however the longest we will normally hold any personal data is 10 years.



AR may collect the following information about you:


• Your name, age/date of birth and gender,


• Your contact details: postal address including billing and delivery addresses, telephone numbers (including mobile numbers) and e-mail address,


• Purchases and orders made by you,


• Your on-line

Cookie Policy


 What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files automatically downloaded from to your browser when you visit certain websites. Cookies on the browser are presented to the website on each return visit as a way of ‘remembering’ your browser and device and provide you with a better website experience. Cookies can collect information about browsing and purchasing behaviour, including information about pages viewed, products purchased and your journey around a website.  Note that cookies in themselves do not identify you as the end-user, just the computer or mobile device that you are using via a randomly generated identification tag. Cookies are essential for the effective operation of the Anthony Ryans website and to help you shop with us online. They are also used to tailor the products and services offered and advertised to you, both on our websites and elsewhere.

How AR uses cookies

To make full use of, your computer, tablet or mobile phone will need to accept Cookies. AR uses Cookies to give you a better experience in the following ways:

1. Prerequisite to being able to navigate, make online purchases and carry out other on-line transactions on,

2. Essential to how AR markets to you, particularly with respect to web banner advertisements and targeted advertising campaigns, 

3. Monitor the success of marketing campaigns (advertising), how visitors use our site by tracking browsing behaviour and shopping patterns and support participating marketing partners,

4. Present personalised features and more relevant information during return website visits,

5. Meet contractual click-through settlement rules, i.e. when a product is purchased by someone who has visited the AR website from a site operated by a favoured third-party, and

6. Record search string information to make subsequent searches faster on current or future visit.

AR does not use Cookies to capture information on your name, address or other contact details.

How to manage or opt out of Cookies

If you wish to disable Cookies you need to change your website browser settings to reject Cookies.  There are different instructions to do this depending on browser vendor and software release version.  If you'd prefer to restrict, block or delete Cookies from , you can use your browser to do   gives full details of how to manage Cookies on different types of web browser. You can find more information about Cookies at: and

After disabling Cookies, the website may not operate properly. If you only disable third party Cookies, you will not be prevented from making purchases on our sites.

If you disable all Cookies, the website may not operate properly and you will be unable to complete a purchase on our shopping website.