Privacy and Cookies Policy

Privacy Policy

We collect certain information or data about out you when you use UKGI.ORG.UK.

We collect the following:

·         questions, queries or feedback you leave, including your email address if you contact UKGI.ORG.UK;

·         your IP address, and details of which version of web browser you used; and

·         information on how you use the site, using cookies and page tagging techniques.

For more information regarding how we collect and use information and data, see our Cookies Policy (below), where you can also find information on how to disable cookies by using appropriate features of your web browser software, if available.

Where your data is stored

We store your data on secure servers in the European Economic Area (EEA). Some of our suppliers are based outside of the EEA. We have strict control over how and why your data can be accessed. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this.

Keeping your data secure

Sending information over the internet is generally not completely secure, and we cannot guarantee the security of your data while it’s in transit. We have procedures and security features in place to keep your data secure once we receive it.

Disclosing your information

We may pass on your personal information if we have a legal obligation to do so, or if we have to enforce or apply our terms and conditions and other agreements. This includes exchanging information with other government departments for legal reasons. We won’t share your information with any other organisations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes, and we don’t pass on your details to other websites.


UKGI.ORG.UK contains links to other websites.

This privacy policy only applies to UKGI.ORG.UK and does not cover other government services, transactions and third party websites that we may link to. These services have their own terms and conditions and privacy policies.

If you go to another website from this one, read the privacy policy on that website to find out what it does with your information. If you come to UKGI.ORG.UK from another website, we may receive information from the other website. We do not use this data. You should read the privacy policy of the website you came from to find out more about this.

For more details on linking, please see our terms and conditions.


Cookies Policy

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by the websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently and collect information about how you browse the site, allowing web applications to respond to you as an individual and provide information to the owners of the site. Cookies ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors and help web applications to tailor operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

The use of cookies is now standard for most websites.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for analysis purposes.

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.

You will normally see a message on the site before we store a cookie on your computer.

If you are uncomfortable with the use of cookies, you can manage and control them through your browser, including removing cookies by deleting them from your ‘browser history’ (cache) when you leave the site.

Find out more about how to manage cookies  IOC Website

Use of cookies by UKGI
  • 1 Bespoke cookie for UKGI to track the display of the cookie banner
  • 4 Google analytics cookies
  • WordPress cookies for logged in users of the WordPress admin system

The following table explains the way in which we use cookies on this website.

Cookie Name Purpose Duration
Bespoke CISCOOKIE_UKGI Used to record the cookie banner has been shown to the user
Google Analytics _ga This cookie is a first-party cookie and is typically written to the browser upon the first visit. It is used to distinguish users and count visitors by tracking if you have visited before. 2 years from set/update
Google Analytics _gid This cookie is a first-party cookie and is typically written to the browser upon the first visit. It is used to distinguish users and count visitors by tracking if you have visited before. 24 hours from set/update
Google Analytics _gat This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit. It is used to throttle requests rate (manage the rate at which page view requests are made. 10 minutes from set/update

By using this website, you agree that we can place these cookies on your computer/device for the above purposes.

How you can block or remove your cookies?

You have the ability to change the settings on your internet browser to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is set, or to not receive cookies at any time. However, this may mean that some services on our sites cannot then be provided to you.

Find out more about how to manage cookies IOC Website