Terms of use & Privacy


The purpose of this Policy is to describe the information captured by Kerry Group when you visit this website and how we use this information to enhance the utility and performance of website for you and all visitors.

The Policy also describes how you can manage the information that we hold on you and our Information Security and Data Retention settings.

Principles of Kerry Group’s Privacy Policy

Kerry Group is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to outline how we deal with the personal data provided to us while visiting this website

By using this website you agree to the data capture described and the use of such information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with any element of the Privacy Policy set out here you should refrain from using this website.

This privacy policy explains:

  • How we use the information we collect about you.
  • How you can instruct us if you prefer to limit the use of that information.
  • Procedures that we have in place to safeguard your privacy.

Kerrymaid.co.uk website may include web pages, or links to web pages, of other Kerry Group related entities. Such web pages, as well as other websites that may be linked to this website, are not governed by this Privacy Policy. Visitors should review the applicable privacy statements on the relevant websites before disclosing any personal information.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact webmaster services using the Contact Us form.

As used in this Privacy Policy, the term “Kerry Group” refers to Kerry Group plc, a public liability company registered in Ireland under company number 111471 and having its registered office at Prince’s Street, Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland and subsidiaries of Kerry Group plc within the meaning of Section 7 of the Irish Companies Act 2014.

Information Collection

On this website we capture website visitor information in two forms:

  • Anonymised information
  • Personalised information

Anonymised Information

As with all modern websites, this website collects standard Internet log information including your IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring website addresses. To ensure that our website is well managed and to facilitate improved navigation, we or our service provider(s) may also use cookies (small text files stored in a user’s browser) or web beacons (electronic images that allow the website to count visitors who have accessed a particular page and to access certain cookies) to collect aggregate data.

Additional information on how we use cookies and other tracking technologies and how you can control these can be found in our Cookie Policy below

Personalised Information

As a visitor, you do not have to submit any personal information in order to use this website. However, you may choose to register, or create a user profile on this site, to gain access to specific content, attend a hosted event, and respond to a survey or request communications about specific areas of interest. In such cases, the information you submit may be used to manage your request; to manage our relationship with you; or to customise or improve this website.

This website collects personal information only if it is specifically and voluntarily provided by visitors. Such information may consist of, but is not limited to, your name, current job title, company address, and contact details such as email address, telephone numbers and organisation’s website address.

We do not collect sensitive information (e.g. data relating to race or ethnic origin, religious beliefs or sexual orientation) from visitors. The information that we gather is only used for the purposes of enhancing the information and services that Kerry Group provides to you.

Any new information you provide to us may be used to update existing records that we hold on you.

How we use your information

We use the information we receive from you, together with information we have obtained in the course of our relationship with you (e.g. site browsing, user account registration, online seminar attendance etc.) to provide information, goods and/or services that you request, to communicate with you, and to personalise information sent to you and for other purposes specified in this Privacy Policy. We may use your personal information for marketing purposes, or to send you promotional materials or communications regarding Kerry Group’s products or services that we believe may be of interest to you. Examples of how we may personalise information include using your information in newsletter distribution, special offer notifications or product updates that you have registered interest in.

We may use your information (and contact details) for market research and analysis in order to evaluate, assess and improve the products and services we provide, and to identify trends and popular products and services. This may include contacting you to take part in customer satisfaction and feedback surveys. We may also use the information we collect to occasionally notify you about important functionality changes to the website.

We may share your information with various companies within Kerry Group, including Kerry Group companies located outside the EU, and we hereby assure you that all Kerry Group companies comply with the same standard of data privacy protection.

Personal information may be disclosed to law enforcement, regulatory or other government agencies, or to other qualified third parties, in each case to comply with legal or regulatory obligations or requests.

We do not sell or share your personal information with third parties outside of Kerry Group.


You may at any time request that we discontinue sending you emails or other communications generated in response to your registration on this website.

Each time you receive electronic marketing information or a message, you have the option to decline to receive further marketing information from us. This is known as an ‘opt-out’.

This can be done by updating your profile settings in our website or clicking the “unsubscribe” option at the bottom of our electronic communications.

You can also opt-out of receiving marketing or business information from us by using the Contact Us form.

Information Security

Kerry Group respect your right to privacy and comply with our obligations under the relevant EU Data Protection legislation. Kerry Group complies with the principles of the EU Data Protection Directive and aims to maintain best-practice standards in our processing of all website visitor and/or sensitive personal data.

As required by the relevant legislation, Kerry Group follows strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information you have given to us. Kerry Group has in place reasonable commercial standards of technology and operational security to protect all information provided by visitors via this website from unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration or destruction.

Data Retention

Kerry Group may be obliged under the applicable law to retain certain types of data for a minimum period of time. The minimum period of time tends to be seven years, but can be longer if the statute or regulation so requires or permits.

Access to information

Visitors who choose to register with this website may access their user profile, correct and update their details, or unsubscribe at any time. Visitors who have any problem accessing their profiles, or would like to request a copy of their personal information should contact Kerry Group using the Contact Us form. We will treat requests to access information or change information in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

Further Information

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your privacy while using this website, please contact Kerry Group using the Contact Us form.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We may modify or amend this Privacy Policy from time to time at our discretion. When we make changes to this statement, we will amend the revision date at the top of this page. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to be informed about how we are protecting your information.

This Privacy Policy may be supplemented or amended from time to time by privacy statements that are specific to certain areas of this or related websites (e.g. country-specific microsite). Relevant additional details about additional policy implications will be outlined in the specific statement governing that area.

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed onto your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps examine web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site.

Cookies contain small amounts of information and are downloaded to your computer or other device by a server for this website. Your web browser then sends these cookies back to this website on each subsequent visit so that it can recognise you and remember things like your user preferences

Essentially, cookies allow websites and applications to respond to you as an individual. The website or application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie does NOT give us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Although most web browsers automatically accept cookies, you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies to your preference. However, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of our website.

We use cookies on our website and we assume you are ok with this otherwise please disable cookies in your browser or navigate away and clear cookies set by the website.

Cookies on this website are used for:

Analytical/performance purposes – this allows us to recognise and calculate the number of visitors and to see how visitors navigate around the website when they are using it. Therefore helping us improve the way our website functionality for example, by ensuring that users can find what they are looking for easily.

Functionality purposes – to help us recognise you when you return to our website. This allows us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences and settings.

Sharing purposes – this allows you to share pages with social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

Whenever you use this website, information may be collected through the use of cookies and other associated technologies. By using this website you agree to our use of cookies as described in our Cookie Policy.

If you have any questions regarding our Cookie Policy then please contact us.

More detailed information about cookies and how they work can be found at http://www.aboutcookies.org.

What cookies do we use and why?

We use cookies to enable you to optimise your use of this website and enhance particular features such as accessing secure areas that may contain content for registered users.

We use functional cookies to record information about the choices you have made and to allow us to tailor the site to our users; for example, to remember your language or region or that you have already completed a survey. This information is usually anonymised and is not used for any other purpose.

The general categories of cookies that our website uses is as follows:

Site performance cookies

This type of cookie remembers your preferences for tools found on the Kerry Group’s website, so you don’t have to re-set them each time you visit. Examples include:

  • Language settings.
  • Volume settings.
  • Video streaming speeds that are compatible with your browser.
  • Whether you see the latest or the oldest article comments first.

Anonymous analytics cookies:

Every time you visit our website, software provided by another organisation generates an ‘anonymous analytics cookie’. These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies and, if you don’t, we generate new ones. 
This allows us to track how many individual users we have, and how often they visit the site.

Unless you are signed in to the Kerry Group, we cannot use these cookies to identify individuals. We use them to gather statistics, for example, the number of visits to a page. If you are logged in, we will also know the details you gave to us for this, such as your username and email address.

Geo-targeting cookies

These cookies are used by software which tries to work out what country you are in from the information supplied by your browser when you click on a web page. This cookie is completely anonymous, and we only use it to help target our content relevant to your country or region.

Registration cookies

When you register with the Kerry Group, we generate cookies that let us know whether you are signed in or not.
Our servers use these cookies to work out which account you are signed in with, and if you are allowed access to a particular service. It also allows us to associate any comments you post with your username.
If you have not selected ‘keep me signed in’, your cookies get deleted when you either close your browser or shut down your computer. 
While you are signed into either of the sites, we combine information from your registration cookies with analytics cookies, which we could use to identify which pages you have seen on the Kerry Group.

How to control cookies?

By using this website you agree that we can place cookies on your computer or device as explained above. However, you can control and manage cookies in various ways. Please bear in mind that removing or blocking cookies can impact on your user experience and parts of this website may no longer be fully accessible or work as expected.

Browser controls

Most browsers will allow you to see what cookies you have and delete them on an individual basis or block cookies from particular or all websites. Be aware that any preference you have set will be lost if you delete all cookies, including your preference to opt-out from cookies as this itself requires an opt-out cookie to have been set.

For more information on how to modify your browser settings to block or filter cookies, see http://www.aboutcookies.org or http://www.cookiecentral.com/faq.

Managing Analytics cookies

You can opt-out of having your anonymised browsing activity within websites recorded by analytics cookies. We use the following service providers and you can learn more about their privacy policies and how to opt-out of their cookies by clicking on following links:

Google Analytics: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

Social buttons

We use social buttons to enable our users to share or bookmark web pages. These are buttons for third party social media sites and these sites may log information about your activities on the Internet including on this website.

Please review the respective terms of use and privacy policies of these sites to understand exactly how they use your information and to find out how to opt-out, or delete, such information.

External web services

We sometimes use external web services on this website to display content within the web pages of this website, for example to display images, show videos or run polls. As with the social buttons, we cannot prevent these sites, or external domains, from collecting information on your use of this embedded content.

Email Communications

We may also use tracking technologies to determine whether you have read, clicked on, or forwarded certain email communications we send to you so that we can make our communications more helpful and interesting. If you do not wish us to confirm whether you have opened, clicked on or forwarded our communications, you will need to unsubscribe, as it is not possible for us to send these emails without tracking enabled. Registered users can update their communication preferences at any time by Contact Us form, or you can “unsubscribe” following the instructions in the individual email communications you receive from us.

Warranty Disclaimer

Kerry Group neither makes nor gives any warranty of any kind with respect to any subject matter or information included in, or for the completeness or accuracy, of this website. Kerry Group is not responsible for any actions (or lack thereof) taken as a result of relying on or in any way using information contained in this website and in no event shall it be liable for any damages resulting from reliance on or use for any purpose of this information. Without limiting the above the Kerry Group shall have no responsibility for any act or omission of any other contributor. Readers should take specific advice from an appropriately qualified professional when dealing with specific situations. Nothing in this website is intended to be an offer which is capable of acceptance or an inducement of any kind.

Descriptions of, or references or access to other publications within the website do not imply endorsement of those publications.

This website could contain technical inaccuracies, and changes to the information contained herein may be made at any time without notice.