Cookies on our website

The Natural Resources Wales website uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. For more details about cookies and how to manage them, see our cookie policy.

Privacy and cookies

Cookies are small text files sent to your computer or mobile device by the websites that you visit

The cookies on our website collect information such as:

  • your IP address
  • the pages you visited
  • which browser you use
  • the type of computer or mobile device you use

How Natural Resources Wales use cookies

We use cookies to:

  • measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
  • remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again

We don’t collect or store your personal information (eg your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.

You’ll normally see a message on the site before we store a cookie on your computer.

Find out more about how to manage cookies.

List of cookies on our website

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  • the pages you visit on our website and how long you spend on each page

  • how you got to the site

  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site
We don’t collect or store your personal information (eg your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.
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The Data Protection Act

Under the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We use leading technologies and encryption software to safeguard your data, and keep strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it.

We do not pass on your details to any third party or other government department.

Access to your information and contacting us

In the course of our work, we sometimes need to handle personal information so that we can provide you with the most appropriate services.

Find out how we manage your personal information and how to make a request under the Data Protection Act.

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 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.

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