HMG processes personal data for the purposes of promoting and protecting internationally the interests of the United Kingdom and its citizens and contributing to a stronger world community. Recipients of the personal data we may hold on you may include other UK Government departments and public authorities.
You can send a message to the UK and Afghanistan using our feedback form. If you are asking for information we do not already publish on the site, we will deal with your query. In doing so we may need to contact other government departments to find answers to your questions. If your question is technical, we may need to pass it to our technology supplier. In such cases we will only pass on personal data if it is necessary to do so, and we will not keep your personal data or records of our correspondence longer than necessary.
i) Session cookies
Cookies are pieces of data created when you visit a website. The cookies our site uses are 'session cookies', which store your 'preferences' while you move around the site. You can set your computer not to accept cookies if you so wish. This will not in any way affect your ability to access the information on the site, but will prevent you logging into any of the personalised facilities and using the added functionality that the site offers.
NedStat, an independent measurement and research company gathers non-personal data regarding the visitors to our site on our behalf using cookies and code embedded in the site.
ii) Log files
Log files allow us to record visitors' use of the site. The system puts together log file information from all our visitors, which we use to make changes to the layout of the site and to the information in it, based on the way that visitors move around it.
Log files do not contain any personal information.