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Accessibility and Privacy Policies

The Royal Navy site is designed to be usable with all graphical and text-only browsers, and screenreaders. The site has been tested on multiple browsers and platforms.

The most modern browsers will give you the best viewing experience.

The standard UK Government access keys have been used, as follows:

S: Skip Navigation
1: Home Page
4: Search
5: Navy FAQs
8: Privacy Policy
9: Feedback Form
0: Access key details

Other standard keys relate to pages with no equivalent on this site.


Javascript is used only to provide added functionality to the site, and all areas of the site should be available without it.

Comments and feedback

We welcome your input on all aspects of the site. If you have any comments, feedback or complaints, please use the Comments form provided. You may not receive a personal reply but your comments will be read. Please note that this form cannot be used to contact RN ships or personnel.


Stored Data

The purpose of this statement is to explain how we use personal information that we may obtain about you when you register your details with us on this website.

Use of your Personal Information

When you register you will be asked to provide certain information such as your contact details. We will store this data and hold it on computers or otherwise. We will use this data to fulfill our agreement with you and is solely for recruitment proposes.

Disclosure of Your Information

We will not sell individual information to other organisations. We will share your information only with our authorised third party suppliers who must act at all times on our instructions as the Data Controller under the Data Protection Act 1998.


You have the right to see personal data (as defined in the Data Protection Act) that we keep about you, upon receipt of a written request and we may need to charge a small fee to recover the cost of extracting the data. If you are concerned that any of the information we hold on you is incorrect please contact us (see details below).

How can I get my name removed from the list?

If you want to be removed from our list, please send an email to with your contact details and your request.

Contact Us

If you have any comments or queries in connection with our privacy policy, please fill in this online form.


A Cookie is a small piece of information that is stored on your computer in the form of a file. You have options with regard to Cookies. By changing the settings of your browser, you may opt to accept Cookies, to be informed when a Cookie is being placed on your PC, or to reject all Cookies. Please consult the manual for your browser.

Cookies are used internally only to enable correct of data management and text-only display. They include no personal data.

The Royal Navy uses pixels, or transparent GIF files, to help manage online advertising. These GIF files are provided by our ad management partner, DoubleClick. These files enable DoubleClick to recognize a unique cookie on your Web browser, which in turn enables us to learn which advertisements bring users to our website. The cookie was placed by us, or by another advertiser who works with DoubleClick. With both cookies and Spotlight technology, the information that we collect and share is anonymous and not personally identifiable. It does not contain your name, address, telephone number, or email address. For more information about DoubleClick, including information about how to opt out of these technologies, go to Doubleclick Privacy Policy.

We also use the Sitestat 4.0 service from Nedstat on this web site to measure and analyse visitor information related to our web site. For that purpose, on the basis of your IP Address, Internet traffic data and data on your browser type and PC are collected, among other things. We will not use those data to identify you personally.

If you would like to receive more information on Nedstat, and the kind of information that Sitestat 4.0 collects and processes, we refer you to Nedstat's web site and its privacy policy on that web site (Website tracking). If you have any questions on that privacy policy or on the use of the aforesaid data by others, please use the feedback form.