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If you are a user with general public and anonymous access the Defra website does not store or capture personal information, but merely logs the user’s IP address that is automatically recognised by the web server.

We do not use cookies for collecting user information and we will not collect any information about you except that required for system administration of our web server.

This privacy statement only covers the Defra website at http://www and/or This statement does not cover other sub-domains (of the form or – such addresses are typically used by web-based applications which may take different approaches to registration or logging of users – nor to links within this site to other websites.

Defra may from time to time use pixels, or transparent GIF files, together with cookies, to help manage certain online advertising. In either or both cases 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.

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.

Page published: 3 October 2010