The Ministry of Defence website does not store or capture personal information, but merely logs the userís IP address which is automatically recognised by the web server. Our log files do not contain any personal information or information about which other sites you have visited.
Other websites linked from this site do not necessarily follow the same policies. Further information on your rights under the Data Protection Act 1998 can be found on the Information Commissioner's website at http://www.dataprotection.gov.uk/dpr/dpdoc.nsf.
Every machine connecting to the Internet has a four-number address (e.g. 188.8.131.52) which may or may not stay constant between sessions online. Many web users connect indirectly to the Internet via an intermediary (proxy) server
Every time our web site is accessed an entry is made in the web server's log file. This tells us broadly where an access is coming from, when it was made, which file was requested and whether the request was successful or not. It usually does not allow us to identify individual users. The data is used to assess usage levels and spot technical problems (such as broken pages or web server errors).
The machine which on which the MOD website is physically located, which delivers (serves up) web pages to your computer.