Privacy Policy

This statement covers the services provided by the Number 10 website.

The Data Controller for this website is the Cabinet Office Openness Team.

The purpose of this statement is to inform users of the Number 10 website, which is managed by the Prime Minister’s Office, about what information is collected about them when they visit this site, how this information is used, if it is disclosed and the ways in which we protect users’ privacy.

Confidentiality and security

Any information you provide will be held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Your personal details will not normally be disclosed to third parties. In some circumstances however we may need to disclose your personal details to a third party so that they can provide a service you have requested, or fulfil a request for information. Any information about you that we pass to a third party will be held securely by that party, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, and used only to provide the services or information you have requested.

You have a right to access the personal information we hold about you at any time. If you wish to do this, please put your request in writing (explaining that your interest is in the Number 10 website) to the Cabinet Office Openness Team:

Openness Team
Cabinet Office
Room 4.45
Admiralty Arch
The Mall
London SW1A 2WH


Information we collect from visitors

Email comments and questions

If you send an enquiry by email it may not always be possible for the Number 10 Web Team to provide the information requested directly. In such circumstances we may pass your enquiry to another government department so that they can fulfil your information request.

Email Number 10

It is possible to email the Prime Minister’s Office using the link below. If, however, your issue is personal or you wish to be assured of a direct response to your query it may be better to write to Number 10 using the postal address. Responses to emails cannot, unfortunately, be guaranteed due to the volume received.

Email the Prime Minister’s Office


If you sign up to receive Newsletters or …from the PM we will use the information you give us to provide the service(s) you have requested. We may occasionally contact subscribers to help us evaluate and improve the service that we offer.

If you have used an online form on the Number 10 website to sign up for an email alert service, you can correct, update or remove any personally identifiable information directly, via our Internet pages.

If you sign up for a subscription email service, we will hold the information you have provided for as long as you require access to the service requested. If you inform us that you wish to cancel a subscription we will remove you from our mailing list and your details will be deleted from our records.

Site usage information


The Number 10 site uses cookies for collecting non-personal user information from the site.  The Number 10 site does not collect any information about you except that required for system administration of the website.

Cookies are pieces of data created when you visit a site, and contain a unique, anonymous number. They are stored in the cookie directory of your hard drive, and do not expire at the end of your session. Cookies do not contain any personal information about you and cannot be used to identify an individual user. If you choose not to accept the cookie, this will not affect your access to the majority of facilities available on our website.

Although your browser may be set up to allow the creation of cookies, you can specify that you be prompted before a site puts a cookie on your hard disk, so that you can decide whether to allow or disallow the cookie. Alternatively, you can set your computer not to accept any cookie.

Ned Stat, 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. Both the cookies and the embedded code provide non-personal statistical information about visits to pages on the site, the duration of individual page view, paths taken by visitors through the site, data on visitors’ screen settings and other general information. The No 10 Web Team uses this type of information, as with that obtained from any other cookies used on the site, to help it improve the service to its users.

This site also uses Google Analytics code to gather statistical information. For more information on how Google Analytics processes this information, visit

Log files

Log files allow us to record visitors’ use of the site. The Number 10 Web Team puts together log file information from all our visitors, which we use to make improvements 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 about you.

If you receive the HTML-formatted version of a newsletter, your opening of the newsletter email is notified to us and saved. Your clicks on links in the newsletter are also saved. These and the open statistics are used in aggregate form to give us an indication of the popularity of the content and to help us make decisions about future content and formatting.

Linking to another site from the Number 10 website

Our website contains links to other sites, mainly those of other government departments, but also to those of other third parties. The Prime Minister’s Office is not responsible for the privacy practices within any of these other sites. You should be aware of this when you leave the Number 10 website and we encourage you to read the privacy statements on other websites you visit.

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 that 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.

Last updated February 2010

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