From time to time, you will be asked to submit personal information about yourself (e.g. name and email address) in order to receive or use services on our website. Such services include newsletters, email updates, have your say, website feedback, send to a friend.
By entering your details in the fields requested, you enable the Cabinet Office and its service providers to provide you with the services you select. Any information you provide to the Cabinet Office will only be used by us, our agents and service providers and will not be disclosed unless we are obliged or permitted to by law to do so.
If you post or send offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content anywhere on cabinetoffice.gov.uk or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on cabinetoffice.gov.uk, we may use whatever information is available to us, about you, to stop such behaviour.
We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as
you use the service you have requested, and remove it in the event that
the purpose has been met or when you no longer wish to continue your
We welcome your feedback. If you contact us asking for information, we may need to contact other government departments to find that information. If your question is technical, we may need to pass it to our technology suppliers.
We do not pass on any of your personal information when dealing with
your enquiry, unless you have given us permission to do so. Once we have
replied to you, we keep a record of your message for audit purposes.
Some areas of this website offer email updates. To receive these
email updates, you need to register, giving: your email address; a user
name; and password. We do not share the information you provide with any
third parties and we protect it in accordance with the Data Protection
Under the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We use leading technologies and encryption software to safeguard your data, and keep strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it.
We do not pass on your details to any third party or other government department.
If you wish to see our records of any correspondence you have sent to
about the site, you can contact us by using the feedback form.
When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.
These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:
Learn how to remove cookies set on your device.
There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk:
First party cookies: these are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site.
Third party cookies: these are cookies found in
other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site,
for example Facebook or Twitter have their own cookies, which are
controlled by them.
We will endeavour to let you know before we store a cookie on your computer.
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We use a number of suppliers who may also set cookies on their
websites on its behalf. The Cabinet Office website does not control the
dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party
websites for more information about these.
However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.
If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on a cookie to open
it. You'll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your
identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you
For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.
To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information.