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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Cookies

Cookies are small text files sent to your computer or mobile device by the websites that you visit. They help make websites work better and provide information to the owners of the site. For instance, this site uses YouTube cookies to embed videos in its pages and Google Analytics cookies to track users’ behaviour whilst on the site. By understanding how people use our site, we can improve the navigation and content to better meet people’s needs. The information collected by the Welsh Government includes IP address, pages visited, browser and operating system. The data will not be used to identify any user personally. The cookies we use on our site are:

 
Cookie Name Purpose
Language version langPrefWAG This cookie is created by the content management system and is essential for the site to display to correct language version of the site.
GoogleAnalytics __utma
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These cookies are used to find out how visitors use our site. We use the information to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, whether they have visited before and the pages they visit.
CookieControl civicAllowCookies
civicShowCookieIcon
This cookie records whether a user has accepted the use of cookies on our site.
YouTube VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
PREF
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These cookies are essential for the display of YouTube videos on our site.


Web browsers allow some control of cookies through browser settings. To find out more about cookies and how to manage them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

What information do we collect?

We monitor user activity to enhance content provided on this site. This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ('Google'). Google Analytics uses 'cookies' and JavaScript code to help analyse user activity on websites. The information generated about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored on Google servers in the United States.
 
Google will use this information to produce user activity reports for this website. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.
 
Google will not associate your IP address with any other data previously held. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. Please note that if cookies are disabled, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
 
Read Google's Privacy Policy and Google's Terms of Service for detailed information.

This site, from time to time, links to SurveyMonkey forms for data collection. This data is processed in the US and its handling satisfies the provisions of the Data Protection Act.

We collect 2 kinds of information direct from visitors to this website: feedback and email subscription details.

Feedback

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.

Registration

You do not have to register to use the Welsh Government website, but you do need to register to take part in the discussions and if you want to receive e-mail updates or use forums.

The registration information we require as mandatory for you to register is: your username (which does not need to be your real name however you should not try to impersonate), a password, and e-mail address. This information is stored securely on our database. Until such time as you choose to delete your account, your details are stored securely so that you do not need to re-register when you come back to the site.

You can change your registration preferences, e-mail address and login details through the website at any time. If you wish to amend your personal profile, please click on the 'Subscribe' link at the top of the page, log in to your account, and check/uncheck the options available. If you are no longer interested in using Welsh Government site services you can delete your account on your personal profile page.

The Data Protection Act

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.

Access to your information and contacting us

If you wish to see our records of any correspondence you have sent to us, or if you have a query or complaint about this privacy policy or about the site, you can contact the webmaster@wales.gsi.gov.uk.

Changes to this privacy policy

If this privacy policy changes in any way, we will place an updated version on this page. Regularly reviewing this page ensures you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties.

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