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Privacy, Cookies and Legal Information

Privacy Statement

The CPNI website does not store or capture personal information about you, but merely logs the IP address that is automatically recognised by the web server - CPNI uses this information to analyse the usage of the website and the websites from which visitors have arrived. CPNI does this to assess which parts of the website are the most popular and identify trends in usage, helping to guide the development of new web pages.

The system will only record your email address and other information if volunteered to us by you, for example via the 'contact' page. In this case, your message will be sent via a Secure Socket Layer (SSL), a protocol used for secure communications over the Internet. Web addresses that begin with "https" indicate that an SSL connection will be used.


Cookies are harmless small files which we send to your web browser to collect information about how you use the site. 

The table below lists the cookies we use on the site.

Cookie ID Purpose Life Span


Drupal specific cookie to track presence of JS on client side.

End of session


Application specific cookie to keep track of whether a user has accepted cookie policy or not.

100 days


Application specific variable name cookie. Used by Piwik for tracking user activity on the site.

30 minutes


Application specific variable name cookie. Used by Piwik for tracking user activity on the site.

1 month


CloudFlare user tracking cookie.

2 Years


Barclays specific cookies obtained during payment via Barclays site.

End of Session


You may also receive third party cookies that come from other websites, such as YouTube. The following link will take you to YouTube cookie details.

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) allows members of the public to request access to information held by certain public authorities. CPNI is not subject to FOIA and therefore will not process FOIA requests. For further information on FOIA please refer to the website of the Information Commissioner's Office.

Limitations and Amendments

This statement only covers the CPNI website at www.cpni.gov.uk. This statement does not cover third party websites to which we may link.

Any revisions to this statement will be published on this page. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for any such changes.

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