This statement was updated on 25th May 2018.

Changes to the privacy and cookies policy

If this privacy and cookies policy changes in any way, we will post the new information on this page. Regularly reviewing the page ensures 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.

Data Protection Act

Under the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. You have a right to access your personal data and change any inaccuracies. We use leading technologies to safeguard our data, and strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it. We will ensure that any information we obtain and use will always be held, used and transferred in compliance with all applicable data protection rules.

The Information Commissioner’s Office provides further information on your rights under the Data Protection Act 1998.

What information do we collect?

Site usage information: IP address, page usage

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the Internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.

You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them through Internet browser cookies – what they are and how to manage them.

If you’d like to learn how to remove cookies set on your device, please visit About Cookies.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.

Our use of cookies

The Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2011 require us to make you aware of the cookies that we use on this website. These cookies are listed below. You may disable some or all of the cookies by following the instructions on this page.

Cookie Name Expiration Time Description
_ga 2 years Used to distinguish users.
_gid 24 hours Used to distinguish users.
_gat 1 minute Used to throttle request rate.

Cookies for improving services

Our website uses Google Analytics, which sets the following cookies to analyse site usage. Google Code provides more information on cookies and Google Analytics.

User Survey Cookies

During the 2 week period of our User Survey we use cookies to record if you have taken the survey or have chosen not to. The cookies used are session cookies, which expire when you close the browser or 7 days from when you first accessed the page.

How to access or amend information about you

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please contact us or write to us at the following address: Armed Forces Covenant, Ministry of Defence, Horse Guards Avenue, Whitehall, SW1A 2HB.

  • If you have a query or comment about the Armed Forces Covenant and wish to receive a response, please use the Contact Us form.
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