Defra website: privacy statement
If you are a user with general public and anonymous access the Defra website does not store or capture personal information, but merely logs the user's IP address that is automatically recognised by the web server. We do not collect any information about you except that required for system administration of our web server.
Cookies are pieces of data created when you visit a website, and contain a unique, anonymous number. Cookies do not contain personal information about you and cannot be used to identify an individual user. Cookies do not harm your computer. There are two types of cookies:
- A persistent cookie remains on your computer for a period of time to allow a website to recognise you when you return and present you with the appropriate customised pages
- Session-specific cookies are deleted when you shut down your browser. For example, these are often used on sites where you log in; the cookie ensures that you stay logged in throughout that visit.
We make limited use of both types of cookie. However, our website can still be used if cookies are refused by your browser.
This privacy statement only covers the Defra website at http://www defra.gov.uk. This statement does not cover sub-domains (of the form http://subdomain.defra.gov.uk or www.subdomain.defra.gov.uk) - such addresses are typically used by web-based applications which may take different approaches to registration or logging of users - nor to links within this site to other websites (see hyperlinks to third party websites).
Page last modified: 1 December 2009